Modern Armchairs

Modern Furniture Design

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principles 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 chair, and the Eames’s 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 designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

Molteni Gio Ponti D.151.4 Armchair
Molteni Gio Ponti D.151.4 Armchair
Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Walnut
Always passionate about nautical furnishings, Gio Ponti gained direct experience in four ocean liners and two cruise ships upgraded or built from scratch after the war, between 1949 ...
Gallotti & Radice Sophie Armchair in Fabric, Leather or Velvet with Brass Detail
Gallotti & Radice Sophie Armchair in Fabric, Le...
Gallotti & Radice, Federica Biasi
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs
Brass, Leather, Fabric, Velvet
Sophie armchair in fabric, leather or velvet with brass details designed by Federica Biasi for Gallotti & Radice. Armchair with foam polyurethane padding. Removable cover in fabr...
Nube Italia Fency Armchair in Blue Upholstery with Cushion by Marco Corti
Nube Italia Fency Armchair in Blue Upholstery w...
Marco Corti, Nube Italia
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs
Metal
Armchair and stool with internal metal frame covered by shape retaining polyurethane foam. Black oven painted or black nickel painted feet. Not removable cover. Marco Corti was bo...
Grasso Armchair by Stephen Burks

Grasso Armchair by Stephen Burks

By BD Barcelona Design
Grasso Armchair by Stephen Burks
BD Barcelona Design, Stephen Burks
2010s Spanish Modern Armchairs
Leather, Fabric, Iron
An iron tubular (25mm) structured armchair. Seat and backrest upholstered in leather and fabric. The leather upholstery oozes over the bare iron structure to contrast with the mos...
'Valsusa' Armchair in Blue Velvet and Leather by POOL
'Valsusa' Armchair in Blue Velvet and Leather b...
POOL
2010s French Modern Armchairs
Leather, Fabric, Walnut
The Valsusa project, through the ancestral tradition of upholstering, shows the link between Piedmont and France. The blue velvet armchair, chosen for its comfort, with an armrest ta...
Check Pattern Fabric Armchair with Leather Seams
Check Pattern Fabric Armchair with Leather Seams
21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Faux Leather
High end check pattern armchair with a robust fabric and worked with leather covered seams. Features a beautiful luxurious two-tone golden color and matte white painted pointing feet...
21st Century Modern Gray Leather and Woven-Back Lounge Chair with Ottoman
21st Century Modern Gray Leather and Woven-Back...
21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Modern Armchairs
Steel, Leather
Modern gray leather and woven-back lounge chair with ottoman Over wheeled back legs, circa 21st century, unmarked An interesting and high quality modern lounge chair with matchi...
Set of Three George Nelson Occasional Leather Chairs for Herman Miller
Set of Three George Nelson Occasional Leather C...
George Nelson
Mid-20th Century American Modern Chairs
A classic set of modernist design chairs. Made of walnut construction and reupholstered with slightly distressed Leather in monochromatic hues. Great to use as accents anywhere at ...
Pair of Brass & Lucite "Double Waterfall" Lounge Chairs by Charles Hollis Jones
Pair of Brass & Lucite "Double Waterfall" Loung...
Charles Hollis Jones
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs
Brass, Lucite
Pair of stunning lounge chairs in Lucite and stainless steel by famed designer, Charles Hollis Jones. The chairs are from the Double Waterfall collection manufactured in 2016. The ...
Black Wool and Antique Brass Armchair
Stephen Kenn
2010s American American Modern Armchairs
Steel, Wool
Soft black wool blend upholstery a top an antique brass frame, with black webbing and black leather supporting belts. This item is made to order in Los Angeles. Want a matching...
Moore & Giles Sand Leather and Antique Brass Ar...
Stephen Kenn
2010s American American Modern Armchairs
Steel, Leather
A new armchair and ottoman pair in our leather series, this version of the Inheritance collection armchair and ottoman has a sand-colored leather upholstery atop an antique brass fra...
Indigo Leather and Antique Brass Armchair
Stephen Kenn
2010s American American Modern Armchairs
Steel, Leather
A new chair in our leather series, this version of the Inheritance collection chair has Indigo leather upholstery atop an antique brass frame with natural cotton webbing, matching In...
Black Wool and Polished Brass Armchair
Stephen Kenn
2010s American American Modern Armchairs
Steel, Wool
A soft and luxurious version of the Inheritance Collection armchair. Soft black wool blend cushion covers, black webbing with black leather belts, on a bright polished brass plated f...
Moore & Giles Sand Leather and Antique Brass Ar...
Stephen Kenn
2010s American American Modern Armchairs
Steel, Leather
A new armchair in our leather series, this version of the inheritance collection armchair has a sand-colored leather upholstery atop an antique brass frame with Swiss Military webbin...
Mauve Nubuck Leather and Antique Nickel Armchair
Stephen Kenn
2010s American American Modern Armchairs
Steel, Leather
A new chair in our leather series, this version of the inheritance collection chair has mauve leather upholstery atop an antique nickel frame with natural cotton webbing, natural veg...
Grey Wool and Blackened Steel Armchair
Stephen Kenn
2010s American Modern Armchairs
Steel, Wool
Soft and luxurious wool upholstery from Kvadrat atop a blackened steel frame with charcoal cotton webbing, stone leather belts and blackened steel buckles This item is made to ord...
Targa Lounge by Gamfratesi & GTV
Gebruder Thonet, GamFratesi
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lounge Chairs
Beech
Wiener GTV Design's collection of upholstery suggests a new concept of comfort designed by GamFratesi, the Italian-Danish designer duo Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi. Targa is a family...
Strap Lounge Chair, Blue Powder Coated Steel, L...
David Gaynor
2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather, Wool, Upholstery
The Strap lounge chair is a refining composition in materials with three distinct tactile qualities. Powder coated frame shown in blue and available in standard RAL colors. Cot...
Rulla Leather & Brass Rocking Chair by Mario Mi...
Mario Milana
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Rocking Chairs
Brass, Leather
Mario Milana was born in Milan, Italy in 1981 and graduated with a degree in Industrial design from the Instituto Europeo del Design di Milano in 2003. In 2014 Milana founded his own...

Dalilips armchair

By Oscar Tusquets Blanca
Dalilips armchair
Oscar Tusquets Blanca, (after) Salvador Dali
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Armchairs
Plastic
Two-seat sofa made of polyethylene with rotational moulding process. Color Red.
Gardenias Armchair, Indoor
Jaime Hayon
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Armchairs
Aluminum, Leather
Structure in cast aluminium and laminates in extruded aluminium. Painted in high-gloss yellow (RAL 1005). Seat and backrest upholstered in leather. Piping in the same color as the st...
Varnished Walnut Couture Armchair
Färg & Blanche
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Armchairs
Leather, Walnut
Upholstered seat and backrest (non-removable) with wood internal structure. Backrest consists of birch or walnut plywood pieces sewn together with polyamide thread. Upholstered in BD...

Lounger Armchair

By Jaime Hayon
Lounger Armchair
Jaime Hayon
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Armchairs
Leather, Walnut
Seat and backrest in plywood with exteriors in walnut. Upholstered (non-removable) polyether sponge, in various fabrics and leathers available in BD. Structure: Swivel base in fused ...
Nube Italia Sir Armchair in Gold with Black Bac...
Carlo Colombo, Nube Italia
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs
Stainless Steel, Wood
"Multi-layered, curved, wood frame available in veneered rosewood or mat lacquered. New finishing 2010 outer covering in stainless steel. Padding in shape retaining polyurethane with...
Nube Italia Sir Armchair in Black with Wood Bac...
Carlo Colombo, Nube Italia
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Wood
Multi-layered, curved, wood frame available in veneered rosewood or mat lacquered. New finishing 2010 outer covering in stainless steel. Padding in shape retaining polyurethane with ...
Nube Italia Loom Armchair in Green Fabric with ...
Marco Corti, Nube Italia
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs
Foam, Wood
"Ashen massif wood structure. Downen cushions with shape retaining polyurethane foam support. Marco Corti was born in Milano in 1960. He Graduated at Politecnico of Milano in Arch...
Nube Italia Stream Armchair in Grey Blend Fabri...
Marco Corti, Nube Italia
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs
Wood
"Base in Asform curved, painted and finished under high heat steel. Internal frame in multi-layered, curved wood frame, covered in shape retaining polyurethane with a differentiated ...
Handmade Mexican Contemporary Conacaste Solid W...
Estrella Mora Zamorano
21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern Armchairs
Natural Fiber, Wood, Bentwood
Mexican architect Estrella Zamorano's collection "was born with the intention of returning the identity of Mexico's history to design, creating links between artisans and designers, ...
Nube Italia Stream Armchair in Cream Blend Fabr...
Marco Corti, Nube Italia
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs
Wood
"Base in Asform curved, painted and finished under high heat steel. Internal frame in multi-layered, curved wood frame, covered in shape retaining polyurethane with a differentiated ...
Nube Italia Twist Armchair in White Bamboo with...
Marco Corti, Nube Italia
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs
Bamboo, Feathers
"Armchair with natural or painted bamboo wood. Feather cushions. Removable cover. Marco Corti was born in Milano in 1960. He Graduated at Politecnico of Milano in Architecture 198...
Nube Italia Softwood Armchair in Light Brown Fa...
Marco Corti, Nube Italia
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs
Stainless Steel, Wood
"Frame in solid wood. Arms in hide. Padding in shape retaining polyurethane with a differentiated density. Cover available in leather or fabric. Marco Corti was born in Milano in ...
Nube Italia Rest Armchair in Red or Dark Brown ...
Carlo Colombo, Nube Italia
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs
Metal
"Metal base painted and finished under high heat in col. Opaque black nichel. Multi-layered curved wood frame covered in polyurethane foam with a differentiated density and shape ret...
Vintage Modern Leather and Chrome Chairs
20th Century Unknown Modern Armchairs
Unique pair of vintage leather armchairs feature sturdy decorative metal frames and make a striking addition to home or business seating arrangement. This pair of chairs offer rustic...
Pair of Director's-Style Armchairs
Vintage 1980s American Modern Armchairs
Canvas, Oak
Pair of wonderfully chic director-style armchairs, à la Armani Casa, with turned oak legs, arms, and cross bars, white canvas seats and backs that adjusts to your form, and fold for ...
Vintage Military Canvas and Antique Brass Armchair
Stephen Kenn
2010s American Modern Armchairs
Brass, Leather, Canvas
Created in 2011, this is the original version of The Inheritance collection armchair. Inspired by the inherent history seen in vintage US Army materials paired with a minimal, stripp...
Pair of Large Cube Dunbar Chairs
Dunbar Furniture
Vintage 1970s American Modern Armchairs
A pair of impressive, large-scale, cube-shaped Dunbar chairs in original leather.
Armchair in Vegetable Tanned Leather and Oiled ...
Klein Agency
2010s American Modern Sofas
Cut Steel, Leather
Bulging over its edges, this contemporary single sofa seat by Klein Agency screams comfort. Puffy cushions hug the laser cut steel frame, creating a supple cocoon, demanding you to w...
Pair of Leather Arm or Club Chairs by Roche Bobois
Roche Bobois
Late 20th Century Modern Armchairs
Leather
Pair of leather arm or club chairs by Roche Bobois in supple brown leather. Comfortable, diminutive yet masculine and adaptable. Lumbar roll. Wood slab feet. Signed.
Josef Frank Armchair No.508
Svenskt Tenn
Vintage 1930s Swedish Modern Armchairs
Beech
A No.508 spindle back armchair designed by Josef Frank in the 1930s and made by the Swedish manufacture Svenks Tenn in the 1950s. This little chair characterized by a low seat heigh...
Six Keilhauer Flit-3813 Modern Chrome Dining Of...
Keilhauer
21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Chrome
Set of six Keilhauer flit-3813 modern chrome stacking office armchairs. Sleek modern design, curved backs, floating arms and clean lines. MSRP: $585 each, circa 21st century, Canada....
Poltrona Frau Limited Edition Unicef "Archibald...
Jean-Marie Massaud
2010s Italian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Velvet, Chrome
Designed by Jean-Marie Massaud for Poltrona Frau, this specially issued high backed Archibald armchair and ottoman were a limited edition and numbered produced for UNICEF's initiativ...
Pair of Oak Armchairs Made by Hendrik Wouda, Pr...
Hendrik Wouda
Vintage 1920s Dutch Modern Armchairs
Oak
The armchairs are made in oak and re-upholstered. They where originally made in 1924. Hendrik Wouda was one of the most well known architect/Designers from The Hague School in Hollan...
Baltasar Portillo "Mechanika" Functional Art Chair
Baltasar Portillo
2010s South American Modern Armchairs
"Mechanika" functional art chair in black wrought iron by artist Baltasar Portillo, El Salvador, 2015. This particular chair is the first one of an edition of three which is conside...
"Zipolite Plant Chair" by Chris Wolston
Chris Wolston
2010s American Modern Armchairs
Terracotta
Large terracotta indoor/outdoor planter chair, handmade by New York and Medellín-based artist Chris Wolston.
Truss Armchair in Mixed-Media Ebony and Fossil ...
TRNK
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs
Leather, Fabric
The Truss armchair combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in our mixed-media offering of ebony fossi...
Baleri Italia Undersized Armchair in Brown Leat...
Maison Margiela, Baleri Italia
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs
Leather
Internal structure in plywood. Wengé wood legs. Padding made in expanded elastic polyurethane and Dacron. Cover in leather.  
Truss Armchair in Ebony Leather and Powder-Coat...
TRNK
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs
Steel, Leather
The Truss armchair combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in ebony leather, the Truss line is availa...
Truss Armchair in Midnight Leather and Powder-C...
TRNK
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs
Steel, Leather
The Truss armchair combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in Midnight Leather, the Truss line is ava...
Truss Armchair in Liquorice Leather & Powder-Co...
TRNK
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs
Steel, Leather
The Truss armchair combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in Liquorice Leather, the Truss line is av...
Truss Armchair in Mixed-Media Greige and Ash by...
TRNK
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs
Leather, Fabric
The Truss armchair combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in our mixed-media offering of Greige Ash,...

Milo Armchair

By Marie Burgos Design
Milo Armchair
Marie Burgos Design
2010s American Modern Armchairs
Fabric
The Milo armchair features twin bent wood bases and legs in luxurious lacquer and varnished finishes, while The Milo Bean has leather accent handles for easy carrying?. The colorful,...
Truss Armchair in Mixed-Media Midnight and Bayo...
TRNK
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs
Leather, Fabric
The Truss armchair combine as an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refine profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in our mixed-media offering of Midnight B...
Baleri Italia Bill Armchair in White Leather by...
Hannes Wettstein, Baleri Italia
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs
Leather
Internal structure with steel tubing. Front steel feet powder coated in semi-glossy RAL 7021. Rear is supported by castors. Filler in flexible polyurethane, cold-processed without CF...
Panis Armchair in Red Fabric by Emanuel Gargano...
Amura, Emanuel Gargano & Anton Cristell
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs
Fabric
The Panis collection takes its inspiration from the iconic image of a large loaf of bread, a veritable local cult, becomes thus the inspiration for a line of upholstery with generous...
Panis Lounge in Yellow Melange Leather by Emanu...
Amura, Emanuel Gargano & Anton Cristell
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs
Leather
The Panis Collection takes its inspiration from the iconic image of a large loaf of bread, a veritable local cult, becomes thus the inspiration for a line of upholstery with generous...
Noa Armchair in Cuoio and Velvet by Amura Lab
Amura
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs
Velvet
Noa armchair in blue velvet and brown leather.  
Buttercup Armchair in Blue by Luca Scacchetti
Amura
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs
More disclosed than Blossom, Buttercup stretches out the sinuous profile of its arms a little further, while still remaining equally jolting with the back of the frame. It's a more m...
Amura 'Lira' Armchair with Wooden Frame
Amura
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs
Fabric, Oak
Lira This armchair, or rather a tub chair, is elemental and timeless, with arms and backrest unified by a common height. It finds its characterization in the connection between th...
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