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Modern Chairs

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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
Afternoon Chair by Lara Bohinc Cream Boucle Fabric, in stock
Located in London, GB
Afternoon Chair has the majesty of a throne, with the huge circular backrest that reaches out and upwards, its legs curve to join the seat at angles. The chair is completely upholste...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Seidecimi Aureo Contemporary Minimalist Gold Armchair Made in Italy by Lapiegawd
Located in Verona, IT
A single stretch of wire that becomes a continuous element without end and without beginning, formed by the wire that describes the shape without stopping, reworking the concept of i...
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2010s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Sun Bubble Hanging Swing Chair Modern Steel In / Outdoor Pink, 21st Century
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
The bubble hanging swing chairs’ round shape creates a cozy feel. The is available in modern patterns that are striking in its visual appeal. The chair has been designed to be ve...
Category

2010s Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Strelitzia Modern Solid Brass Upholstered Luxury Dining Chair by Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
The Strelitzia bespoke, dining chair is designed by Egg Designs and manufactured in South Africa. This luxury dining chair has a backrest of solid sand cast brass, the method of ...
Category

2010s South African Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass, Metal

21st Century Modern Anjos Chair with Armrests Leather Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Solid Beech Anjos Chair with Armrests Light Brown Leather handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Inspired by the Anjos waterfall on Madeir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech, Oak, Leather, Wood

Mattiwatta Modern Solid Brass Upholstered Luxury Lounge Chair by Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
The Mattiwatta bespoke, lounge chair is designed by Egg Designs and manufactured in South Africa. This luxury lounge chair has a frame of solid sand cast brass, the method of san...
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2010s South African Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Bradshaw Leather and Stamped Brass Occasional Contemporary Chair
Located in Westport, CT
Extraordinary leather and etched brass occasional or lounge chair. Handcrafted in Europe. COM available.  
Category

2010s Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

21st Century Modern Laurence Chair Dedar Bouclé Handcrafted Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Beige Cotton-Linen Blend Bouclé Fabric Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence was designed to meet t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Velvet, Wood

21st Century Modern Timeless Chair Dedar Bouclé Handcrafted Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Silhueta Chair with Armrests Beige Cotton-Linen Blend Bouclé Fabric Faux Fur Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. This armchair was crea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Velvet, Wood

Molletta Bench Baldessari&Baldessari Contemporary Natural Cedar Riva1920
Located in Cantù, IT
Bench made of solid scented cedar worked from single blocks. It features a sculptured design that experiments with the Classic Pop Art off-scale approach.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Cedar

21st Century Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Velvet Handcrafted Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Pink Velvet Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence was designed to meet the artistic need to reinven...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Velvet, Wood

Set of 3 Contemporary Counter Height Stools
Located in New York, NY
Standard measurements L510 x D480 x H820 x SH640 mm L20" x D18.9" x H32.2" x SH25.2" Materials Fabric structure: brick velvet; treatment: cigarette Legs: dark fumed wood; Footrest: ...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

21st Century Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Nubuck Leather by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Sand Nubuck Leather Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence was designed to meet the artistic need to...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Velvet, Wood

Saturn Pouffe Large, Bronze Oxidised Steel, Ivory Boucle by Lara Bohinc in stock
Located in London, GB
The equally singular Saturn pouffe utilises the same gathered bilboquet seat construction, to create a more simplified but still incredibly distinctive form. The sumptuously undulati...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Brass

Reeves Swivel Bar Stool W/ Ash legs stained Walnut, Leather & Brass Finish.
Located in Westport, CT
Swivel bar stool with Ash legs stained Walnut #2 and satin brass finish accents. Seat and back shown upholstered in green leather. Available in bar and counter height. Wood, stain an...
Category

2010s Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Modern Bar Chair Gropius CS2 in Wool Fabric with Wooden Legs by Noom
Located in Paris, FR
New Noom furniture collection is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus School in Germany. Ideas of functionalism and conciseness, the combination of Craft...
Category

2010s Ukrainian Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wool

Modern Chair Gropius CS1 in Dedar Karakorum Boucle Fabric by Noom
Located in Paris, FR
Noom furniture collection is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus School in Germany. Ideas of functionalism and conciseness, the combination of craft and...
Category

2010s Ukrainian Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wool, Bouclé

Solid Wood Arms Chair with Wooden Slats, for the Outside, Outdoor Resistant
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
*Premium Solid woods available : Teak, Feijo and Jequitiba. Been Solid woods, a natural material the veins vary from object to object. Shild Stain  This stain option fells lik...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Textile, Wood, Hardwood

21st Century Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Nubuck Leather by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Greyish-Green Nubuck Leather Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence was designed to meet the artisti...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Leather, Wood

Studio Stirling Twin Deal Outdoor Green, Free Shipping
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Our outdoor sling hanging chair is crafted with Spradling Silvertex material – a highly sustainable environmentally-friendly vegan material. The Slings can be ordered as a Single bu...
Category

2010s South African Modern Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Paula Dining Chair
Located in Westport, CT
Dining chair with upholstered seat, back and legs. Shown in grey and blue velvet fabric. Brass sabots, polished or brushed. Can be customized to your specifications or COM.
Category

2010s Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

21st Century Capi Dining Chair in Bluish Velvet Upholstery and Walnut Wood
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Modern Solid Wood Lounge Chairs by Pierre Sarkis
Located in Guatemala City, Central America
Modern Solid Wood lounge chairs by Pierre Sarkis from Valentina Collection. Inspired in the Origami Folds theory, finding in basic geometry meaning of life, truth and beauty. Unique ...
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2010s Guatemalan Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Mahogany

Recalled Brass Blue Velvet Chair
By LAGU
Located in İSTANBUL, TR
The recalled blue chair brings out your resonance for antiquity with its fine workmanship and aesthetic form combined with practical comfort. Measures: Length: 17.7'' / Depth: 20....
Category

2010s Turkish Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Modern Gold and Black Viking Dining Chair in Brass and Natural Fur Cushion
Located in Oporto, PT
Inspiration: The Viking chair was inspired by the Viking era. This piece recreates rustic shapes and textures that bring us back to a remarkable period of the medieval history. The...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass, Metal

21st Century Modern Laurence Bar Stool with Armrests Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Laurence Bar Stool with Armrests Turquoise Fabric and Stainless Steel Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence was designed to meet...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass, Stainless Steel

Capotavola chair C-143 by Dale Italia
Located in Cadeglioppi de Oppeano, VR
A refined piece made in fine solid walnut crafted by expert hands in Italy, a stunning example of the subtle elegance of Italian design. The seat comes with top quality leather avail...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Faux Leather, Walnut

Cordiale Chair C-644 by Dale Italia
Located in Cadeglioppi de Oppeano, VR
An elegant padded chair in solid wood of premium canaletto walnut. Hand Made in Italy, it can be customized in materials, finishes and dimensions. Starting with the seat padding, ava...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Marble Dorik Chroma Stool by Oeuffice
Located in Geneve, CH
Marble Dorik Chroma stool by Oeuffice Edition: 12 + 2AP 2014 Dimensions: 30 x 30 x 42 cm Materials: Cipollino Apuano marble, Porfido Red marble, Luzerna stone in aged yellow K...
Category

2010s English Modern Chairs

Materials

Marble

Walnut Side Chairs for Natalia
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
This Suelo modern side chair is beautifully constructed from solid wood in Ohio, USA. The lounge chair's silhouette is simple, modern, and sleek with comfortable back and seat cushio...
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

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 ...
Category

1970s American Vintage Modern Chairs

Materials

Oak, Walnut

Dark Grey Brutus Lounge Chair by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Dark Grey Brutus Lounge Chair by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L91 / W61 /H61 CM Seat height: 38 CM / Seat depth: 48 CM Backrest he...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Chairs

Materials

Concrete

Minimalist Modern Chair in Ash Wood Fabric Upholstery
Located in Lisbon, PT
The conceptural idea around the cast chair was to come up with a simple chair that could fit any nice table, desk and place. And so it was. The cast chair is a sturdy piece whose ...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Beech

Oak and Brass Counter Stool by Lassen
Located in Geneve, CH
Oak and Brass Counter Stool by Lassen Dimensions: H 69 x W 36 x L 55.5 cm Materials: Oak, Brass In 1942 Mogens Lassen designed the Stool ML42 as a piece for a furniture exhibition h...
Category

2010s Danish Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Jade Stool by Draga & Aurel
Located in Geneve, CH
Jade stool by Draga & Aurel Dimensions: W 40, D 40, H 46, top Ø 40 cm Materials: Resin and bronze Formed from a combination of reflective resin and solid brass, the Jade coffee ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Bronze

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of 2 Wink Chairs by Masquespacio
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 Wink Chairs by Masquespacio Dimensions: H 83 x W 42 cm Materials: Robust curved iron tubebathed in 24 Carats gold Structure: 20 mm robust curved iron tubebathed in 24...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

21st Century Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Velvet Handcrafted Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century Contemporary Modern Laurence chair with armrests orange Brulee velvet handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence was designed to meet the artistic need t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bouclé, Velvet, Wood

Set of 2 Kartell Lizz Matt Orange Chair by Piero Lissoni
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A light, essential and rigorous chair. Its square line is designed by Piero Lissoni, with a wide seat and a wide, low backrest. Created for use around tables, it was born in a range ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Wooden Decorative Dining Chair, Straw Caned Seat with Seat Pillow, Made in Italy
Located in Barlassina, IT
Decorative dining chair. This chair was designed by Belloni in 1990 and included in its "Cocto" contemporary collection. It is still in production and it is appreciated for its light...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Mario Botta Latonda Chair, Alias, Italy, c1986
Located in London, GB
Predominantly an accomplished architect, Botta designed a range of furniture for the company Alias during the 1980s. His designs tend to include a strong sense of geometry, often bei...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal, Sheet Metal

Six Mid-Century Modern Cherry Empire Style Chairs by Kindel
Located in Toledo, OH
Six Mid-Century Modern cherry dining chairs by Kindel., Grand Rapids MI. Upholstered seats have been recovered. Very nice condition. Dimensions: 22" depth x 19" W x 33" H, seat heigh...
Category

20th Century North American Modern Chairs

Materials

Cherry

Olive Cielo Lounge Low Chair by Sebastian Herkner
Located in Geneve, CH
Olive Cielo lounge low chair by Sebastian Herkner Materials: Galvanized and powder-coated tubular steel. PVC strings are made from recycled plastic. Technique: Made from recycled p...
Category

2010s German Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Studio Stirling Twin Deal Outdoor "Sandy" Sling, Free Shipping
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Our outdoor sling hanging chair is crafted with spradling silvertex material – a highly sustainable environmentally-friendly vegan material. The Slings can be ordered as a Single bu...
Category

2010s South African Modern Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Minimalist Modern Lounge Chair in Black Leather and Brushed Stainless Steel
Located in Lisbon, PT
Embracing the purpose to take a break, LISBOA chair invites you to just sit and relax. Combining many observations from different cultures of how people use chairs and which role the...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Orange Mint Caribe Lounge Chair by Sebastian Herkner
Located in Geneve, CH
Orange Mint caribe lounge chair by Sebastian Herkner Materials: Galvanized and powder-coated tubular steel. PVC strings are made from recycled plastic. Technique: Made from recycle...
Category

2010s German Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Minimalist Modern Lounge Chair in Natural Leather and Polished Stainless Steel
Located in Lisbon, PT
Embracing the purpose to take a break, LISBOA chair invites you to just sit and relax. Combining many observations from different cultures of how people use chairs and which role the...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Minimalist Modern Chair in Natural Solid Wood Upholstered Textile Seating
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Textile, Upholstery, Hardwood

Moooi Zio Dining Chair in Abbracci, Black Upholstery with Oak Natural Oil Frame
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dining at home acquires a whole new meaning with the classic elegance and contemporary comfort of the Zio dining chair by Marcel Wanders. Sitting in its solid, sculptured wooden stru...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Contemporary Clay Dining Chair by Maarten Baas
Located in Warsaw, PL
These vibrant chairs are from Maarten Baas’s iconic ‘Clay’ collection launched in 2006. The idiosyncratic childishness of this collection is created through Baas’s individual hand mo...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

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...
Category

2010s Colombian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Montis Set of Four Blue Velvet Back Me Up Side Chairs
Located in New York, NY
The back me up chair supports you in your day-to-day life. The chair's organic back gives you a warm welcome and gently springs along with your every movement. The high-quality foam ...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Jeeves Bar Chair by Collector
Located in Geneve, CH
Jeeves bar chair by Collector Materials: Antracite Metal lacquerd frame structure. Linea 646 Leather covering. Dimensions: W 45 x D 52 x H 112 cm The Jeeves series features so...
Category

2010s Portuguese Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Etro Home Interiors Frida Chair in Fabric
By Etro
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
The rich Deosai cashmere of the seat, enhanced by the burgundy velvet piping that also features the back, meets the suggestions of the Asian nature, evoked by the bronzed finish legs...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Late 19th Century Pair of Circular Throne Chairs by Carlo Bugatti, Vellum,Walnut
Located in Shrewsbury, GB
Many of Carlo Bugatti's superior pieces were commissioned by a number of the Royal Houses of Europe, many of the Great Estates of America and some of the most successful families fro...
Category

Late 19th Century Italian Antique Modern Chairs

Materials

Pewter, Copper

Etro Home Interiors Fes Chair in Fabric
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
In this original chair, Etro Home Interiors' soul manifests itself in an erudite, ironic and surprising way, interpreting the brand sophistication and spirit of innovation with a pla...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Sitar Chair with Pouf in Matt Black Frame with Grey and Black Seat by Enzo Berti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A light armchair that brings to mind the softness of a feather, a caress, a moment of harmony in ash wood and woven nautical cords. The name has Persian origins: “seh-tar” literally ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

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