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Modern Armchairs

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
21st Century Modern T50 Armchair Dedar Bouclé Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern T50 Armchair White Wool Bouclé Fabric Handcrafted in Europe by Greenapple. The elegant and slim silhouette of the T50 adds a modern touch to the ret...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Niemeyer II Armchair and Stool, Fur, InsidherLand by Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Gemunde, Porto
Gold Design Award Winner for Furniture Design Category at the A’Design Award Competition 2021-2022 Both the Niemeyer II fur armchair and stool are named after the Brazilian Architec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Oak, Fur

Modern Liberty Armchair Low Back in Polished Brass and White Sheep Fur Cushions
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: The sculptural forms of the 30s inspired the Liberty Collection. The tubular and steel structures that have marked those years are combined with a new inspiration that...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Brass, Metal

21st Century Modern Twins 3-Seat Sofa Dedar Bouclé Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Twins 3-Seat Sofa Cotton-Line Bouclé Fabric Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Twins sofa and chaise longue share the same genes, but at...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

21st Century Neoclassical Genebra Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Neoclassical Genebra Armchair Dark Blue Velvet Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The Genebra armchair is designed to give your living room a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

21st Century Modern Caju Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Caju Armchair White Wool White Faux Fur Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The light colour palette combined with the soft bouclé fabri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

21st Century Modern Capelinhos Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Capelinhos Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Like a bottle of fine wine, the Capelinhos armchair is one that ages well, with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

21st Century Modern Grass Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Grass Armchair Beige Faux Fur Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The Grass armchair, shaped like a dewdrop on grass, feels like a warm ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

21st Century Modern Mel Armchair Brass Dedar Bouclé Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Mel Armchair Brass Dedar Bouclé Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Mel - honey - embodies the soothing feeling of nature's purest and s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Modern Andrea Salvetti for Dilmos Armchair Gold Aluminium Cast Indoor Outdoor
Located in Milan, IT
Golden armchair of interweaving threads obtained with the casting of aluminium and subsequently anodized in gold for Dilmos Milano. Suitable for indoor and outdoor. Signed by the des...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Bump Chair, Pure Wool Armchair, Classic Tight Fit, by Nigel Coates
Located in London, GB
Introducing the versatile and very friendly Bump chair, the perfect solution for hotels and lounges. Available in alternative approaches to upholstery - one with a classic tight fit,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Natural Fiber

21st Century Modern Caju Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Caju Armchair Blue-Green Jacquard Velvet Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Embracing the shape and form of a cashew, Caju adds warmth...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

21st Century Modern Conchula 4-Seat Sofa Bouclé Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Conchula 4-seat sofa woven cotton Bouclé fabric handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple With an eye-catching sexy and curvy silhouette, Conch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

21st Century Modern Conchula Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern conchula armchair pink cotton-wool blend bouclé fabric American oak base handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. With its eye-catching and c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

21st Century Neoclassical Tile Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Neoclassical Tile Armchair Green and Camel Leather Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Built with the best materials and skilled craftsmanship...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Beech, Wood

Bump chair - pure wool armchair, by Nigel Coates
Located in London, GB
Introducing the versatile and very friendly Bump chair, the perfect solution for hotels and lounges. Available in alternative approaches to upholstery - one with a classic tight fit,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Natural Fiber

21st Century Modern Almourol 3-Seat Sofa Leather Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Almourol 3-seat sofa light blue leather handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple A contemporary designer piece inspired by the irregular shape...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Set of 2 Club Chairs and 1 Pouf by Rolf Benz
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Lovely set of two club chairs and one pouf, manufactured by Rolf Benz Germany. This Rolf Benz set is very solid and is made with the best materials. The comfortable chairs have a...
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Early 2000s German Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bouclé

Neutral Wool Cashmere Upholstered Swivel Armchair, B&B Italia
Located in Tulsa, OK
Mini Papilio By B&B Italia Covered in a neutral wool cashmere blend with zipper detail down back, this armchair is suited to both residential and public spaces. Internal frame is ...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wool, Upholstery

De Sede DS-707 Sofa in Perla Touch Leather Upholstery by Philippe Malouin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DS-707 is the modern composition of handmade leather and contemporary design. The flowing, soft transitions combine the postmodern era of Swiss furniture design with the clear op...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

Contemporary Suede Leather Upholstered Armchair, NOS by Christophe Delcourt
Located in Warsaw, PL
Contemporary Suede leather upholstered armchair - NOS armchair from collection Particuliere. Design: Christophe Delcourt Armchair upholstered with a suede leather. This item was p...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Suede

Amazing Armchair Frame Made Solid Wood Distressed Paint Finish
Located in London, GB
About Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

Vintage American Studio Craft Oak and Walnut High Back Armchair
Located in Round Rock, TX
Offered is a well executed studio craft high back armchair made from solid oak and walnut. Constructed without hardware, using only dowel and lap joinery. A unique chair that is ...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Armchairs

Materials

Oak, Walnut

Black Leather and Chrome 'Tucroma' Armchair by Guido Faleschini for Mariani, New
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Currently, the most coveted dining chairs by interior designers are 'Tucroma' chairs by Guido Faleschini for i4 Mariani, and we have this incredible set of Tucroma armchairs in beaut...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Saturn Chair, Furry Pink Fabric by Lara Bohinc, in stock
Located in London, GB
The distinctive Saturn chair is a return to the split sphere concepts. The lower semi sphere metal constructions cradle the soft upper spheres of Bohinc’s now trademark plump and dee...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Modern Capi Armchair in Velvet Capitoné Upholstery and Solid Walnut Wood Foot
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: Capi chair’s small and peculiar shape makes it unique. The chair is very comfortable. Its tabs embrace and cuddle us, and the velvet tissue enhances the comfort of thi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Carrocel Custom Tonio Dining Chairs with Golden Accents
Located in North York, ON
Pair of Carrocel custom Tonio dining chairs with golden accents. Featuring soft indigo blue velvet with hand painted gold accents on feet. Price includes complimentary curb side deli...
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2010s Canadian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Modern Upholstery Belly Armchair in Red Velvet and Polished Brass Foot
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: Belly sofa arouses feelings of tenderness! It was inspired by the beginning of life, the pregnant belly! Therefore, safety and comfort are the central features of this...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal, Sheet Metal, Brass

Half Half Armchair with Ottoman Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Half Half armchair with ottoman designed by Thomas Dariel, Maison Dada Measures: W 83 * D 66 * H 90cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Memory foam Base and seating fully uphol...
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2010s French Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric

Modern Jaime Hayon Light Blue Dino Living Room Armchair Fabric Upholstered
Located in Barcelona, ES
A new armchair by Jaime Hayon which will convert into a classic. As comfortable as possible within certain dimensions that adapt well to the body and space it’s in, for both home and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric

Modern Velvet Dainty Armchair by Circu Magical Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Dainty is a real-life figure of elegance and beautifulness. After you see it you will never unsee this delicate and carefully handmade armchair especially drawn for the little ones. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Ciottolo 05 by Imperfettolab
Located in Geneve, CH
Ciottolo 05 by Imperfettolab 1999 Dimensions: W 106 x D 78 x H 56 cm Materials: Fiberglass Avalaible in Black, White / Gold, Chrome, Imperfetto Lab Who we are ? We are a fami...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Contemporary Office Chair by Fabio Arcaini Velvet Leather Nabuk
Located in Modugno, IT
Olivia office chair, wood padded structure with multi density foams, the seat has wooden frame with interwooden belts. It has rotating wheels. Olivia comes in velvet, fabrics, leath...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Velvet

Modern Gray Velvet Armchair Cactus Shape with Gold Swivel Base
Located in Porto, PT
Ajui Armchair II is a conceptual piece. It’s an accent chair that combines an artsy interpretation of a cactus with the comfort expected from a luxury armchair. This modern armchair ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Mariani Wing Executive Office Chair by Luca Scacchetti Italy
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Mariani Wing Executive Office chair, Collection Wing. i 4 Mariani WING Swivel high-back executive chair with 5-spoke base by Designer Luca Scacchetti. Executive armchair covered in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Gianfranco Ferré Home Kalamaja Armchair in Leather
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
Retro style and metropolitan spirit for the Kalamaja armchair. The solid structure in solid gray tinted stained beech meets the lightness of the suspended leather seat, supported by ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Beech

Jackson Black Leather Armchair by Moooi
Located in Boston, MA
Moooi Jackson chair designed by Marcel Wanders. A grand backrest of embroidered and black leather to recline on and swivel whilst sitting comfortably. Material: Steel, HR foam,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Pair of Giorgetti Italian Armchairs "Progetti", 1980s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
This armchair is in lacquered solid beech and armrests in glossy Pau Ferro, the seat and back padding is in polyurethane foam, and the upholstery is in cotton and completely removabl...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Armchairs

Materials

Cotton, Wood, Beech

Jaime Hayon Contemporary Plywood Upholstery Lounger Armchair for BD
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lounger armchair designed by Jaime Hayon. Manufactured by BD Barcelona Design. Armchair structure base in cast aluminium and painted. Seat and backrest are in plywood with exteri...
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2010s Spanish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

21st Century Modern Curved Back Lounge Armchair in Wood, Brass and Gold Finish
Located in Vila Nova Famalicão, PT
The luxurious curved "Lazy Day Armchair" is part of a seating collection in which sofas are also available for two or three seats. The curved back is manufactured in high-gloss iro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel, Brass

Archibald Genuine leather Armchair in Pelle SC 66 India Light Brown
Located in New York, NY
The Archibald by Jean-Marie Massaud is the perfect combination of substance and form, the armchairs and poufs boasting a comfortable and enveloping design ideal for meditation and re...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

21st Century Modern Twins Outdoors Sofa Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Twins Outdoors 3-seat sofa blue-green woven cotton-linen fabric handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Twins sofa and chaise longue share th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

Arm Chair Giancarlo Vegni & Gianfranco Gualtierotti for Fasem in Italy, circa 1
Located in Den Haag, NL
P40 armchair was designed by Giancarlo Vegni & Gianfranco Gualtierotti for Fasem in Italy, circa 1980. The seat and armrest are upholstered in a high quality black leather. Very stu...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Stool by Camilo Andres Rodriguez Marquez
Located in Geneve, CH
Stool by Camilo Andres Rodriguez Marquez Dimensions: D 30 x W 30 x H 40 cm Material: Wood These stools are designed with the intention that the viewer will appreciate its gent...
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2010s Colombian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Finn Juhl Pelican Chair Upholstered in Wood and Fabric
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pelican chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1940. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. Pelican chair was probably the one furthest ahead of its time. When it was presented a...
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2010s Danish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

21st Century Modern Margot Chair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Margot Chair Cotton-Linen Fabric Beech Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Margot is all about comfort, and the soft, graceful lines ad...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bouclé, Velvet

Twelve of Giorgetti Italian Armchairs "Progetti", 1980s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
This armchair is in lacquered solid beech and armrests in glossy Pau Ferro, the seat and back padding is in polyurethane foam, and the upholstery is in cotton and completely removabl...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Armchairs

Materials

Cotton, Wood, Beech

Pair of Jaime Hayon Contemporary Upholstered Wood Chair Showtime by BD Barcelona
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Design by Jaime Hayon, 2007 Manufactured by BD Barcelona. Wood back and upholstered interior seat with arms cushion. Measures: 52 x 55 x H.79 cm. Painted metallic tubular ste...
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2010s Spanish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

American Contemporary Black Leather Massage Chair
Located in New York, NY
American contemporary black leather massage recliner armchair with control panel in the padded armrest and cassette player (GET-A-WAY Model GS-01, working).   
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20th Century American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery

Fritz Hansen Wing Chair Model FH 1672
Located in Stamford, CT
Wing chair model FH 1672, produced by Fritz Hansen during the 1940s. This armchair, with voluptuous curves, newly upholstered in Boucle fabric with black buttons and rests on walnut ...
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1940s Danish Vintage Modern Armchairs

Materials

Beech

Italian Anatomical Sacco Armchair by Gatti, Paolini, Teodoro for Zanotta, 1968
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian anatomical Sacco armchair by Gatti, Paolini, Teodoro for Zanotta, 1968 Anatomical black plastic Sacco armchair, containing high resistance expanded polystyrene balls, with h...
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1960s Italian Vintage Modern Armchairs

Materials

Plastic

Log Armchair C.R.& S. Riva1920 Contemporary Natural Cedar Made in Italy Riva1920
Located in Cantù, IT
Armchair made from a single block of scented cedar. Distinguished by its squared lines and ergonomic seat.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Cedar

21st Century Modern Twins Outdoors Sofa Caraibe Velvet Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Twins Outdoors 4-Seat Sofa Caraibe Velvet Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Twins sofa and chaise longue share the same genes, but at t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bouclé, Wood

Emeco Hudson Rocking Chair with Arms in Polished Aluminum by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
The Hudson, designed for the Hudson hotel in NYC, is Emeco and Starck’s first collaboration. Starck described the chair as “washing the details from the Navy Chair”. It takes an addi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Polished Gold Bronze Bruda Armchair with Green Blue Upholstery by Elan Atelier
Located in New York, NY
Handmade using the lost wax cast method, the Bruda is a contemporary polished gold bronze armchair with marine silk (Green Blue) upholstery. COM is possible for an upcharge and r...
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2010s Unknown Modern Armchairs

Materials

Bronze

20th Century Modern Wrought Iron Sculptural Black Outdoor Armchairs, Set of 4
Located in Philadelphia, PA
20th century modern wrought iron sculptural black outdoor armchairs - set of 4. Item features (4) armchairs, stacking frames, wrought iron construction, sleek sculptural form, circa ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Caprice Swivel Armchair in Blue Velvet
Located in Porto, PT
The swivel caprice is a decor-must armchair, with sober quilting on the back for a touch of elegance. Available with or without the ring base in brass color. Available to order in a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

In Stock in Los Angeles, Black Gaia Velvet Dining Chair (5-Back)
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (1.8) In Stock in Los Angeles Gaia Velvet and Leather Upholstered Dining Armchair. The GAIA ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Velvet

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