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Industrial Chairs

INDUSTRIAL STYLE

Industrial floor lamps, bar stools, desks and other industrial-style furnishings have experienced a resurgence in popularity with the rise of interest in minimalist design.

It's a look that celebrates the past even as it suggests vigor, productivity and brawn. The newly chic industrial style of decor repurposes the simple, sturdy furniture of an earlier world of commerce — brushed-metal storage cabinets and display shelves, task lamps and pendant lights with enameled shades, work tables with worn wooden tops and cast-iron bases — and couples them with aesthetic touches emblematic of energy and optimism, from bright upholstery fabrics to flowers.

The rise in prominence of the industrial style has come hand-in-hand with the residential repurposing of former manufacturing and warehouse districts throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In many loft apartments created in shuttered factories, the architectural envelope has been left intact.

Industrial-style interiors feature elements like raw brick walls, exposed steel beams and oak floors whose history is written in every pit and gouge. Iron and glass transom windows give definition and interest to small kitchen areas anchored by kitchen islands made of marble, steel and brass, while taxidermy or vintage neon signs serve as wall art in living rooms dotted with leather club chairs. Patina is the keynote to a decor in sync with such surroundings. 

On 1stDibs you will find industrial furniture designs that wear their age beautifully — and were built to last.

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Style: Industrial
Early 20th Century Industrial Double Foldable Library Seat, Cast Iron, Bentwood
Located in Wrocław, Poland
This double foldable seat from the early 20th century features wooden elements made of bent plywood, likely hardwood such as birch. The wooden elements have been cleaned and refinish...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Chairs

Materials

Iron

Set of Four Industrial Stools by Cosco
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage industrial metal set of four stools by Cosco, these seats would make a great addition to any home. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ).
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20th Century Industrial Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Aluminum and Maple Chairs by Shaw Walker
Located in Dorchester, MA
This classic industrial side chair and accompanying armchair were produced by Shaw Walker in the late 1940s. Both feature curved brushed aluminum frames with slat backrests and front...
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1940s American Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Jean Prouvé Standard Chair
Located in Dronten, NL
The classic standard chair was originally designed by Jean Prouvé in 1934. This beautiful example is made in walnut with a black enameled steel frame. Marked with label. Jean Prouvé...
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1930s French Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Steel

Industrial Folding Kids Chair, 1930s
Located in Rīga, LV
Wabi Sabi metal folding chair with red-painted metal frame and green-painted wooden details. Beautiful patina. Additional information: Place of origin...
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20th Century Dutch Industrial Chairs

Materials

Metal

Jean Prouvé Standard Chair Limited RAW Steel and Natural Oak by Vitra
Located in Dronten, NL
The classic standard chair was originally designed by Jean Prouvé in 1934. This is the desirable Vitra limited RAW edition, in natural oak with a clear lacquered steel (metal brut) f...
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1930s French Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of Six Brushed Aluminum #111 "Navy" Chairs by Emeco with Cushion
Located in San Diego, CA
Set of six brushed aluminum #111 "Navy" chairs by Emeco, circa 1990s. the set is very sturdy and functional and in very good vintage condition. The chairs come with black Naugahyde ...
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Late 20th Century American Industrial Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

19th century American decorative cast iron dentist chair
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century American decorative cast iron dentist chair, circa 1890. Here we present a rare American cast iron dentist chair circa 1890. We have had this restored at great expense...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Industrial Chairs

Materials

Iron

1940s US Army American Seating Company Wooden Folding Chair
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
circa 1940. We offer this beautiful folding chair made by American Seating Company, Grand Rapids Michigan. Fantastic utilitarian chair that cleverly fold down so you can store them ...
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1940s American Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Four Metal Factory Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Great set of four industrial style metal chairs. On the smaller side. The seat backs are not exactly identical. Could be used for indoor or outdoor seating. (Please confirm item lo...
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Mid-20th Century Industrial Chairs

Materials

Metal

Kartell Chair Model 4875 by Carlo Bartoli - Glossy White - Italy, 1970s
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Model 4875 chair is the first chair in the world made of injection – molded polypropylene. Carlo Bartoli designed it in 1970, Kartell started production in 1974 and the chair was a h...
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Set of Four Chairs by Steelcase
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A minimal design made up of a chrome frame and brown vinyl seats allows these vintage chairs by Steelcase to be versatile in a range of settings. M...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Ynske Kooistra Chair For Marko Holland Netherlands From The 60s
By Ynske Kooistra, Marko
Located in Bunnik, NL
Chairs designed by Ynske Kooistra for Marko Holland for Dutch schools in the 1960s. Those chairs have very stable structure and elements that are resistant to destruction. The arrang...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chairs

Materials

Steel

Studio Made Handcrafted Solid WALNUT + Cast Iron Tractor Seat STOOL / CHAIR
Located in Weehawken, NJ
Exquisite custom handcrafted Tractor Seat Stool, signed. Handcrafted from solid walnut and a cast iron tractor seat. This one of a kind chair is superbly crafted and the tractor seat...
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1970s Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Iron

Kartell 4870 Anna Castelli Award-Winning Stackable Chairs, 1980s
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Beautiful award-winning stackable chairs model 4870 designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell in 1986. This beautiful model was recognized with the 'Compasso D'Oro' 1987 award...
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1980s Italian Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Set of six Italian Vintage Metal Chairs
Located in Encinitas, CA
These set of six chairs have been imported directly from Parma, the center of Italy, and have been crafted in the classic Industrial style, circa 1930. Probably originally from a sc...
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Early 20th Century Italian Industrial Chairs

Materials

Metal

Height adjustable Industrial Working Sewing Chairs from Singer, England 1940
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A pair of rare and well preserved Singer sewing machine work chairs, England circa 1940. Cast iron leg, sprung and height adjustable backrests, height adjustable seats, all feet marked with Singer. Adustable Height from 75,5 cm to 87 cm, seat height from 43 - 55 cm. Singer The Corporation is an American...
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1940s English Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Iron

Blue Industrial Iron Chairs, Set of 2, 1950s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
- Vintage Industrial iron chair - Made in former Czechoslovakia during the 1950s - The weight of the chair is 4 kg.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chairs

Materials

Iron

Chippensteeel 1.0 Chair by Zieta Prozessdesign, Stainless Steel Inox Version
Located in Paris, IDF
Chippensteeel 1.0 chair by Zieta, stainless steel (inox) Limited Edition (50 pcs.) Measures: 78 x 41 x 60 cm. “Chippensteeel 1.0” stainless steel version is a chair designed by Zie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Industrial Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vintage 3-Seat Cinema Bench from Thonet, 1950s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This three-seat cinema bench was produced by Thonet in former Czechoslovakia during the 1930s-1950s. The chairs are stable and can be placed anywhere. It is completely made of wood (...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chairs

Materials

Wood, Bentwood, Plywood

Vintage Workshop Chair, 1960s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
Vintage industrial chair made in former Czechoslovakia during the 1960s. The construction is made of chrome plated iron and the seat and backrest are made of plywood. The weight of the chair is 5...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Iron

Rare Piet Hein Eek "Champagne Chairs"
Located in Dronten, NL
Rare chairs specially made by Piet Hein Eek in a very small quantity for a champagne bar in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The original fabric is still in w...
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1990s Dutch Industrial Chairs

Materials

Steel

DV Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by a myriad of indulgent nights, this chair is meant to share the feeling and effect of “double vision,” the phenomenon of perceiving two images, usually overlapping, as one...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Industrial Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Nickel

1940s Aircraft Airplane Seat Aluminum and Leather Genuine Aviation Chair
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1940s Industrial Aviation Aircraft Genuine Seat Vintage Aviator Aluminum & Leather Airplane Chair Unmarked. Unpolished. 32.25 tall x 17.25 w x 22.5 d Seat 16.75 h Wear consistent wit...
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1940s American Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Cinema Chair from Thonet, 1950s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This folding cinema chair was produced by Thonet in former Czechoslovakia during the 1930s-1950s. The chair is stable and can be placed anywhere. It is completely made of wood (partl...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chairs

Materials

Wood, Bentwood, Plywood

Easy Rider Mobile Desk Chair by Danny Venlet for Bulo
By Bulo
Located in Chino Hills, CA
For Sale: Danny Venlet's "Easy Rider" Chair for Bulo – A Revolutionary Mobile Desk Experience the epitome of modern design and comfort with this contemporary "Easy Rider" chair by t...
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Early 2000s Belgian Industrial Chairs

Materials

Steel

Vintage Two-Seat Cinema Bench from Thonet, 1950s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This two-seat cinema bench was produced by Thonet in former Czechoslovakia during the 1930s-1950s. The chairs are stable and can be placed anywhere. It is completely made of wood (pa...
Category

Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chairs

Materials

Wood, Bentwood, Plywood

Vintage Barber Chair, Animal Shaped, Seal, 1940s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Great vintage barber chair , animal shaped , 1940s. This old figural barber chair for children is made in the shape of a seal. The fiberglass s...
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Mid-20th Century European Industrial Chairs

Materials

Iron

Vintage 4-Seat Cinema Bench from Thonet , 1950s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This four-seat cinema bench was produced by Thonet in former Czechoslovakia during the 1930s-1950s. The chairs are stable and can be placed anywhere. It is completely made of wood (p...
Category

Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Chairs

Materials

Wood, Bentwood, Plywood

Set Of 2 Pagwood Eromes Chairs
Located in Bunnik, NL
Vintage chairs from the 60's. Pagholz (pagwood) it's the combination of wood and resin made with the extreme pressure power. The result is the material of beauty of wood, in this cas...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Chairs

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Railway Wagon Seats, Set Of 4 - 2 Solo And 2 Double seats
Located in Lučenec, SK
A set of train wagon seats taken from an old, decomissioned train. The seats are padded with faux leather. There are 2 solo seats and 2 double seats in the ...
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1930s Czech Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Tin

C1513 chair, blue by Daniel Schmidt
By DANIEL SCHMIDT
Located in København K, 84
Chair by the German designer Daniel Schmidt. Available in Steel, Stainless Steel and Powder Coated Steel.
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2010s German Industrial Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

"Soft & Clean" one-of-a-kind chair by Arnaud Eubelen
Located in København K, 84
"Soft & Clean" chair by Arnaud Eubelen. A of a kind functional artwork made from steel, PVS soft sheet, and rubber.
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2010s Belgian Industrial Chairs

Materials

Steel

Vintage Industrial Age High Back Swivel Medical Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Industrial age high back swivel medical chair Stainless Steel Construction Adjustable Seat Height: 20" +/- to 32" +/- "this is sure to be a point of discussion in any ...
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1970s American Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Tolix Steel Chairs French c1950s Original Paint '1500' Available Both New Used
Located in Chicago, IL
Authentic set of (6) tolix steel stacking chairs circa 1950s made by hand in Europe, some with the Tolix sticker still on the back. The original paint is heavily distressed and does ...
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1950s French Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of ‘as-new’ Emeco 111 Navy Chairs
Located in Kennett Square, PA
Pair of gray Emeco Navy 111 chairs. Excellent condition, very light if any use. Measures: 15.5” W x 19.5” D x 34” H - seat height 18”.
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2010s American Industrial Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Rustic Industrial Stackable School Side Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, rustic, stackable, school side chairs that fit a multitude of uses feature brown and gray painted, tubular metal frames with bent plywood seats and backs, all with their ...
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Late 20th Century American Industrial Chairs

Materials

Metal

Industrial Steel Swivel Chair, 1950s
Located in Żory, PL
This industrial steel chair was made in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s/1960s. The chair is swivel and has an adjustable seat height (43-60cm). Pre...
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Mid-20th Century Industrial Chairs

Materials

Steel

Steel in Rotation Chair by Zieta, Polished Stainless Steel
Located in Paris, IDF
Steel In Rotation Chair by Zieta, stainless steel (inox) Measures: 80 x 45 x 60 cm. SIR NO. 3 CHAIR is a conceptual dialogue between design and art. Like many of Oskar Zieta’s ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Industrial Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Steel in Rotation Chair by Zieta, White Matt, Carbon Steel
Located in Paris, IDF
Steel In Rotation Chair by Zieta, carbon steel White Matt Measures: 80 x 45 x 60 cm. SIR NO. 3 CHAIR is a conceptual dialogue between design and art. Like many of Oskar Zieta’...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Industrial Chairs

Materials

Steel

Steel in Rotation Chair by Zieta, Graphite Grey, Carbon Steel
Located in Paris, IDF
Steel In Rotation Chair by Zieta, carbon steel Graphite Grey Measures: 80 x 45 x 60 cm. SIR NO. 3 CHAIR is a conceptual dialogue between design and art. Like many of Oskar Zie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Industrial Chairs

Materials

Steel

Willy Guhl Loop Chair Set of Six '6' Plus Table
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Set of six (6) Original Willy Guhl loop chairs with side table sold as a period-original set. The Loop Chair was created by the Swiss designer Willy...
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1950s Swiss Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Concrete

Industrial Chairs, 1940s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Industrial chairs featuring a striking combination of red wooden seat and back, exuding a bold and vibrant aesthetic. The sturdy galvanised steel legs provide robust support, ensurin...
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Mid-20th Century European Industrial Chairs

Materials

Metal

Genuine Brand New Tolix Stacking Steel Stools '19' Available Dining
Located in Chicago, IL
The Tolix steel stacking stools and steel stacking chairs were originally designed by Xavier Pauchard, better known as Mr. X. In the early 1900’s Xavier perfected a way of protecting sheet metal from rusting and by 1927 had set up a factory selling steel products. The now famous Tolix steel stacking stools and steel stacking chairs were not designed until the 30’s. 1956 was the year that Xavier finally perfected the fully stackable Tolix steel chairs, followed by the Tolix stacking steel stools. They had the ability to be able to stack (12) or more steel chairs and stools safely and that made the Tolix stacking stools and chairs an instant success. We stock the steel Tolix stacking stools (and chairs) in a myriad of colors and in (3) different heights, kitchen island and counter, dining tables and bars. All of the Tolix steel stacking stools and chairs have been stored in a warehouse, or used as showroom samples for many years. Virtually all will have some cosmetic flaws and are priced accordingly. Currently, we have over (1500) pieces of Tolix in stock, both vintage and showroom samples. This particular set of (4) turquoise stools...
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2010s French Industrial Chairs

Materials

Steel

Handcrafted Chair Unique Prototype Mounted on Cylinder Solid Wood 1980s Unique
Located in Ternay, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
French chair from the 80s made by unidentified craftsmen. This unique model (prototype) was designed with a structure entirely in solid wood and a system of jack that allows to adapt...
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1980s French Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Metal

Antique American Industrial Gray Metal Drafting Stool Artist Work Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique American Industrial Gray Metal Drafting Stool Artist Work Chair. Item features adjustable height, black painted metal round seat, metal fr...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Chairs

Materials

Metal

Matching Pair of Mid Century Industrial Modern Steel & Bent Wood Side Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A funky matching pair of industrial side chairs circa 1950's. These feature painted steel frames with bent plywood seats. Overall good condition having some light scuffs. Nice warm v...
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1950s American Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Steel

MLX Series, Steel Chair 'SMLX' by Lucas Muñoz Muñoz
Located in Madrid, ES
The 'SMLX' (Silla Metalux) is part of the MXL Series. Lucas Muñoz Muñoz and his team have developed one of the first pieces to be included on the M-15 Proj...
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2010s Spanish Industrial Chairs

Materials

Steel

Unique Industrial Brass and Walnut Lounge Chair w/ Gray Tweed Upholstery, USA
Located in Deland, FL
This extraordinary lounge chair is unlike any we've ever seen and is as comfortable as it is unique. Built of solid walnut with solid brass couplings this armchair is truly one of a ...
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1970s Unknown Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Brass

20th Century, Chaise Beinaise, French Industrial Workshop Chair by Henri Lieber
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A light-brown, vintage French industrial iron workshop chair with metal framing and a wooden seat made of hand carved plywood, the seat height is adjustable. Designed by Henri Lieber...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Chairs

Materials

Metal, Iron

Navy Chair by Emeco
Located in Meulebeke, BE
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous production ever since. This is a recent production in a very good condition.
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1940s North American Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Dutch Industrial Design Prouve Style School Chairs S21 Compas Galvanitas
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Nice batch of original S21 stackable and switchable school chairs made by Galvanitas from the 60s - 70s in the style of the designs of Friso Kramer, Wim Rietveld and Jean Prouvé. Wha...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of 5 Artisanal Bar Stool w. Backrest Black Leather & Black Rubber Metal
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
The “Repose” contemporary barstool belongs to a collection that revisit the director chair collection, serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such a...
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2010s Spanish Industrial Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of 5 Mid Century Italian Industrial Desing Metal and Red Chairs
Located in Madrid, ES
Set of five chairs of Italian industrial design from the 1960s, chromed metal frame and upholstered in red faux leather.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Industrial Chairs

Materials

Metal

Rare 1950 Industrial Factory Swivel Stool by Evertaut Musician Guitarist Stool
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
A rare and highly unusual splayed factory stool from the 1950s, by Evertaut. Likely made as a special factory piece or exhibition piece. In excellent original condition, with lovely...
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Mid-20th Century British Industrial Chairs

Materials

Steel

Gunmetal Iron Plank Seat Bar Stool
Located in Westwood, NJ
A Byron finish bar stool, the shaped plank seat with bold brass bolts, on a gunmetal iron base. Dimensions: 18" W x 14.25" D x 31" H
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Industrial Chairs

Materials

Metal

Arrben Italy Vintage Folding Chair Cane 1 / 16
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This Italian folding chair was manufactured by Arrben in Italy. The seat is made of cane.The frame in black laquered beechwood. The Folding frame is steel and chrome. The chair and t...
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1980s Italian Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Pair of Warren McArthur Pull-Up Chairs, 1930's
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Warren McArthur pull-up chairs, 1930's Aluminum tubular frame with back-slats. Manufactured in Rome, New York Decal underside. We reupholstered with new Iron Cloth, a polye...
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1930s American Vintage Industrial Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Industrial chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Industrial chairs for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage chairs created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating, building and garden elements, decorative objects and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, wood and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Industrial chairs made in a specific country, there are Europe, North America, and United States pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original chairs, popular names associated with this style include Zieta, Thonet, Alexander Diaz Andersson, and Galvanitas. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for chairs differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $78 and tops out at $48,500 while the average work can sell for $1,450.

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