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Post-Modern Club Chairs

POSTMODERN STYLE

Strictly speaking, postmodern design was a short-lived movement that manifested itself chiefly in Italy and the United States in the early 1980s. The characteristics of postmodern furniture and other postmodern objects included hot-colored, loud-patterned, usually plastic surfaces; strange proportions and weird angles; and a vague-at-best relationship between form and function.

Critics derided postmodern design as a grandstanding bid for attention and nothing of consequence. The fact that, decades later, postmodern design still has the power to provoke thoughts (along with other reactions) proves they were not entirely correct.

Postmodernism began as an architectural critique. Starting in the 1960s, a small cadre of mainly American architects began to argue that modernism, once high-minded and even noble in its goals, had become stale, stagnant and blandly corporate. In the next decade in Milan, a cohort of designers led by Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini brought the discussion to bear on design.

Sottsass and Michele de Lucchi, in 1980, gathered a core group of young designers, which would come to include Michael Graves, Marco Zanini, Shiro Kuramata and Matteo Thun, into a design collective they called Memphis. The Memphis Group saw design as a means of communication and they wanted it to shout. That it did: the first Memphis collection appeared in 1981 and broke all the modernist taboos, embracing irony, kitsch, wild ornamentation and bad taste.

Memphis works remain icons of postmodernism: the Sottsass Casablanca bookcase, with its leopard-print plastic veneer; de Lucchi’s First chair, which has been described as having the look of an electronics component; Martine Bedin’s Super lamp: a pull-toy puppy on a power cord leash. After the initial Memphis show caused an uproar, postmodern design quickly took off in America. The architect Robert Venturi had already begun a series of plywood chairs for Knoll Inc. with beefy, exaggerated silhouettes of traditional styles such as Queen Anne and Chippendale. In 1982, the new firm Swid Powell enlisted a group of top American architects, including Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Stanley Tigerman and Venturi to create postmodern tableware in silver, ceramic and glass.

On 1stDibs, the collection of postmodern furniture includes seating, decorative objects, lighting fixtures and more.

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Style: Post-Modern
Pair Post-Modern & Vintage Sculptural Lounge Chairs, Style of Jordan Mozer
Located in Philadelphia, PA
These super stylish Post-Modern lounge or club chairs are in the Style of Jordan Mozer. Like all Mozer custom design pieces, every aspect of these chair is designed with a curve or c...
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1990s American Post-Modern Club Chairs

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Aluminum

Lammi Bar Stool, Black by Made by Choice
Located in Geneve, CH
Lammi bar stool, 66 cm, black by Made By Choice with Saku Sysiö Dimensions: 47 x 38 x 66 cm Materials: Oak Standard finishes: natural wood / painted black Also available: Lammi...
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2010s Finnish Post-Modern Club Chairs

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Oak

Kaski Lounge, Narrow by Made By Choice
Located in Geneve, CH
Kaski lounge, narrow by Made By Choice with Joanna Laajisto Dimensions: 77 x 63 x 76 cm Materials: Birch plywood Standard Finishes: Natural wood / Painted black Also available:...
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2010s Finnish Post-Modern Club Chairs

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Birch, Plywood

Cassina 'Viola d'amore' Armchairs by Piero Martini
Located in Antwerp, BE
Postmodern luxury lounge chairs by Piero Martini for Cassina, 1970s. The camel leather and wooden details are in exceptionally well preserved condition. Down filled cushions make...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Down

Blue Velvet And Wooden Feet Design Armchair
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Comfy and elegant armchair dressed in trendy dark blue velvet and walnut legs
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20th Century French Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Modern Industrial Red Leather Metal 'H' Chair
Located in Treadwell, NY
Collection II: H Chair Constructed from bold steel plates, this limited edition chair provides a striking silhouette on a solid foundation. A single brass bar serves as both accen...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Club Chairs

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Brass, Steel

Pair of Pink Bouclé Post-Modern Swivel Club Chairs by Directional, 1980s, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gorgeous and very unique pair of swiveling club chairs have been newly reupholstered in a soft and nubby pink bouclé fabric, both chairs signed with Directional labels and produ...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

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Bouclé, Wood

‘Tale of Frac’ Hand-carved Contemporary Armchair, touche—touche, France, 2020
Located in Antwerp, BE
'Tale of Frac' armchair is a contemporary functional art object created by artistic duo touche—touche. touche—touche are interested in tactile exploration, creating illusions by man...
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2010s French Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Foam

Halikko Launge, Black by Made By Choice
Located in Geneve, CH
Halikko launge, black by Made By Choice Dimensions: 66 x 64 x 69 cm Materials: Solid oak Standard finishes: Natural wood / painted black. Also available: Upholstery in fabric ...
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2010s Finnish Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Oak

Post-Modern Swivel Club Chair by Gina Berschneider, circa 1980s, Signed
By Gina Berschneider
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This attractive club / lounge chair by Gina Berschneider with 1980s Post Modern fabric would be perfect for any room attempting to replicate the 'Golden Girls' style. A mesmerizing f...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

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Fabric

Four Postmodern Camel Color Leather & Walnut Plywood Revolving Stools, Italy
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in Italy, 1970s. These stools feature a walnut plywood frame, brass details and a camel color leather upholstery. They are vintage, therefore they might show slight traces of...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Brass

Westside Armchairs by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll, 1983 Post Modern Original
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare pair of vintage 'Westside' armchairs by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll, 1983 in great condition Iconic west side designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1983. Stylish and very comfortable ov...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Steel

Post Modern Style Lilac Velvet Beirut Accent Chair Handmade and Customizable
Located in Madrid, ES
Featuring a visually impactful silhouette, Beirut sofa is a modern icon. It blurs the line between modern art and functional decor. Thrillingly unique.
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2010s European Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Pair of 3 Colored Athens Stools by Afroditi Krassa
Located in Geneve, CH
3 colored athens stool by Afroditi Krassa Dimensions: W 52, D 55, H 101, Seat 80 Materials: Iron structure and seat particles board Foam CMHR (high resilience and flame retardant)...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Iron

Pair of Soft Leather Swivel Club Chairs by J Robert Scott, 1980s, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This pair of 'Barkley' swivel club chairs by J. Robert Scott features incredibly soft leather. However the leather has some moderate blemishes included staining on one side and a sma...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Postmodern Blue Upholstered Barrel Chairs, a Pair
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Fantastic set of two blue mid century barrel chairs. Each feature a vibrant blue velvet fabric with a tufted back rest and all around the outside of the chairs.
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1990s American Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Camaleonda Pair of lounge chair by Mario Bellini
Located in Antwerp, BE
Postmodern easy chairs by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia Newly upholstered in blue cotton velvet. We have an expert in house upholstery service. We can accommodate your every need. R...
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1970s European Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina 'Soriana' Pair of Lounge Chairs, 1970's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Scarpa; Afra and Tobia Scarpa; Cassina; Italy; 1970's; Hollywood Regency; Minimalist; Italian Design; Afra and Tobia Scarpa, reupholstered cognac aniline leather, Cassina, Italy,...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Postmodern Armchairs by Franz Wittman
By Franz Wittman
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Pair of Postmodern bergères by Franz Wittman, Austrian, circa 1975 upholstered with velvet-textured Missoni fabric, with brown leather legs and armrests.
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1970s Austrian Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather, Chenille

1980s Arconas for Ligne Roset White Leather Oversized Lounge Chair
By Ligne Roset, Arconas
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Large Post Modern lounge chair newly reupholstered in supple white leather. Original "Arconas" decking fabric. Molded plastic base with Arconas logo. Original fabric tag stating "Man...
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1980s Canadian Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Plastic

Korium KM 3/1 Chair by Tito Agnoli for Matteo Grassi, 80s Italy
Located in Amstenrade, NL
Korium KM 3/1 armchair by Tito Agnoli for Matteo Grassi, 80s Italy. Black saddle leather frame and thick black leather cushions. Rare chair of the Korium series. High comfort chair a...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Red Original Lounge Chair Vicario Designed by Vico Magistretti Made by Artemide
Located in London, GB
One original armchair/ lounge chairs named "Vicario" in a deep red plastic by renowned Italian Designer Vico Magistretti from 1969. Manufactured by Artemide. Stamped to base with mak...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Joe Colombo Tube Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original first-issue Tube lounge chair, designed by Joe Colombo for Flexform. A highly collectible example of Italian postmodern design by the visionary designer. First issued in 196...
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20th Century Italian Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

PVC

Shiro Kuramata Steel chair, 1986
Located in Brussels, BE
Epoxy coated nickel-plated steel "How High the Moon" Armchair by Shiro Kuramata, Japan / Germany (Vitra), 1986-1987. Kuramata was mainly known for his use of industrial materials suc...
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Late 20th Century Japanese Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Steel

Soriana Lounge Chair by Afra and Tobia Scarpa
Located in Antwerp, BE
Afra and Tobia Scarpa, reupholstered cognac aniline leather, Cassina, Italy, 1970s The Soriana collection was meant to express beauty and comfort by using a whole bundle of fabric...
Category

Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Belgian Design, Dark Brown 'Pasha' Lounge Chairs by Durlet, 1970's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Belgian furniture design; 1970's, Lounge chairs; Ottoman; Leather; Luxury Heinz Waldmann & Anita Schmidt for Durlet in 1970, dark chocolate brown leather, two lounge chairs, and ...
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Late 20th Century Belgian Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Post-Modern Suede Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Renown Designer Robert Tiffany
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This one of a kind lounge chair upholstered in it's original red, white, and blue suede is an original design by the design duo of Barbara and Robert Tiffany. Created in 2002, this p...
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Late 20th Century North American Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Suede

Giorgio Saporiti Post Modern Jada Slipper Chairs in Espresso Bouclé & Velvet
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Pair of Italian Espresso Macchiato Bouclé and velvet Post Modern Jada slipper chairs by Giorgio Saporiti. Italian chairs you'd find in a sexy upscale Roman flat and enjoy with a capp...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Charles Pfister for Knoll Club Chair in Cognac Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Charles Pfister for Knoll International, lounge chair, leather, United States, 1970s This lounge chair is designed as part of a lounge collection in 1971 bij Charles Pfister. Exe...
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1970s American Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Vladimir Kagan Corkscrew Swivel Chairs for Directional in Bouclé, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Newly reupholstered in a soft and nubby light beige bouclé, these 'Corkscrew' swivel chairs, also often referred to as 'Nautilus', by Vladimir Kagan for Directional, circa 1980s / 90...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Wood, Bouclé

Pair of Adrian Pearsall for Comfort Designs Post Modern Club Chairs, C. 1980s
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Sexy Post Modern pair of Adrian Pearsall club chairs by Comfort Designs newly professionally reupholstered in super soft and luxurious Latte bouclé fabric. Every facet of these Adria...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Upholstery

Bernhardt Connor Lounge Chair Chrome Frame Zebra Print Cowhide Upholstery
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A stunning Bernhardt Connor lounge or club chair with a chromed steel frame, in the original zebra-print cowhide upholstery. Extremely well-made. Surprisingly very comfortable. A Ber...
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Early 2000s American Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Leather Armchair by Ugo La Pietra, 1985
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare leather armchair from the Flessuosa series by Ugo La Pietra for Busnelli, Italy, 1985. Comfortable smooth leather seater with a blueish grey leather inset from one of the former...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Set of 2 Blackened Log Stools, S & L by Masaya
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 Log Stools, S & L by Masaya Dimensions: W22 x D27 x H44 cm (S), W38 x D34 x H33.5 (L)cm Materials: Brass Also Available: Different colors (Gold, Polished Brass. Black, ...
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2010s Thai Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Six Modular Octagonal Chairs in Grey Fabric Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of six side chairs, fabric, wood, Europe, 1980s Incredible side chairs in unusual shape. Their octagonal shape contributes to the strikingly rare appearance. The backrest follow...
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1980s European Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Post Modern Swivel Club Chairs
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of 1980's Post Modern swivel club chairs. Wear consistent with age and use, some light stains to fabric. Could use a recover. Overall Measurements: Total height 32" tall x 33" ...
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1980s Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pr Scarpa Design B & B Italia Coronado Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Ultra chic pair of Coronado lounge chairs designed by Tobia Scarpa for B&B Italia, imported buy Arelier International circa 1960/1970's. The chairs show cosmetic wear to the dark bro...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Michael Graves Postmodern Club or Lounge Chairs by David Edward Company 17 Avail
Located in Topeka, KS
We are offering here a large number of Michael Graves designed postmodern club chairs or lounge chairs produced by David Edward Company. We have priced these chairs individually, but...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Maple

Post-Modern Channel Tufted Lounge Chairs in the style of Vladimir Kagan, 1980s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful pair of Post-Modern channel tufted lounge chairs are in the style of Vladimir Kagan, and is often attributed as one of his designs. Featuring three legs, one rear ...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Gerard Van Den Berg "Butterfly" Red Lounge Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lovely Gerard Van Den Berg red leather "Butterfly" lounge chair with black mesh sub support and black enameled metal frame. In original condition with visible patina and wear consist...
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1980s Dutch Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Metal

Jonathan de Pas, Donato d'Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi Piumino Pair of Lounge Chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Jonathan de Pas, Donato d'Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi Piumino pair of lounge chairs for Dall'Oca. Quilted vinyl over foam, lacquered beech Fabric manufacturer's label to seam of each e...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather

Pair of Post Modern Club Chairs
Located in Redding, CT
Pair of post modern club chairs. 1980-90's oversized style with bold fabric. Deep and so comfortable. In good condition. Doesn't need a reupholstery.
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1980s Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

3 Colored Athens Stool by Afroditi Krassa
Located in Geneve, CH
3 colored athens stool by Afroditi Krassa Dimensions: W52, D55, H101, Seat 80 Materials: Iron structure and seat particles board Foam CMHR (high resilience and flame retardant) fo...
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2010s Spanish Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Iron

Oromo Occasional Chair by Urban Native
Located in Geneve, CH
Oromo occasional chair by Urban Native Dimensions: W54 x L57 x H76 cm Material: Rolled powder-coated steel frame with the upholstered base drum. Polypropylene cord. The Urbanati...
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2010s South African Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Steel, Other

Modern Grey and Chrome Lounge Chair by George Kasparian
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Postmodern grey and chrome "KBB-38-SS" lounge chair designed by George Kasparian for the Meek-Miller Group. The chair features grey coverings with a chromed steel base, circa 1981. ...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Pleated Bronze Chair
By Isabelle de Borchgrave
Located in Ixelles, BRU
Each chair is hand polished under the supervision of the artist at her studio in Brussels, Belgium. Each chair is hand signed, numbered and dated by the artist on the back. Imperf...
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2010s Belgian Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Bronze

Pop-Art "Hand-Shaped" Swivel Lounge Chair, 1980's
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage swivel lounge chair re-upholstered in red velvet.
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1980s Dutch Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Velvet

Log Stool, S by Masaya
Located in Geneve, CH
Log stool, S by Masaya Dimensions: W 22 x D 27 x H 44 cm Materials: Brass Also available: Different colors (gold, polished brass. black, painted brass) and materials ( wood, mar...
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2010s Thai Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Brass

Michael Graves Pair of Postmodern Lounge Chairs in Silk and Bird's-Eye Maple
Located in Toronto, Ontario
An amazing pair of Postmodern lounge chairs by iconic designer Michael Graves, circa 1980 These chairs were created with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. A rare ...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Silk, Birdseye Maple, Ebony

Adam Tihany i4 Mariani "Marnie" Leather Club Chair for Pace Collection, 1980s
Located in Miami, FL
Postmodern saddle brown leather with black leather trim club chair designed by Adam Tihany and manufactured by i4 Mariani for Pace Collection, Italy 1980s.
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Postmodern pair of Blue, Red and Yellow Chairs
Located in Antwerp, BE
Memphis era pair of chairs, Italy, 1980s Playful design of squares, circles and triangles in a very elegant way materials used are formica, triplex, leather, perspex and aluminiu...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Rare Pair of Post-Modern Ebonized Oak and Leather Club Chairs by Brian Kane
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare pair of post-modern ebonized oak and leather club chairs by Brian Kane. Solid polished ebonized oak frames fitted with thick suppler leather cushions. Ultra-comfortable a...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Oak

Pair of Martin Linder for Design America Post-Modern Black Leather Club Chairs
Located in Hudson, NY
Gorgeous pair of sculptural post modern style chairs designed by Martin Linder for Design America / Spinneybeck leather. Stunning shape like a sculpture while being an extremely comf...
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20th Century Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Set of 2 Only Ray Wilkes Chiclet Style Leather Club Chairs
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Set of 6 RAY WILKES CHICLET Style Leather Club Chairs Approximate Measurements in Inches 34.5" hig...
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1970s Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

1970s Belgian Lounge Chair with Ottoman 'Pasha' by Durlet
Located in Antwerp, BE
Heinz Waldmann & Anita Schmidt lounge chair and ottoman for Durlet in 1970, dark chocolate brown leather, Durlet is a luxury leather furniture brand from Belgium, very much like ...
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Late 20th Century Belgian Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

'Pasha' Lounge Chairs by Durlet in Dark Chocolate Leather
Located in Antwerp, BE
Heinz Waldmann & Anita Schmidt lounge chair for Durlet in 1970, dark chocolate brown leather, Durlet is a luxury leather furniture brand from Belgium, very much like De Sede in S...
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Late 20th Century Belgian Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Massimo Iosa Ghini Otello Leather Armchair for Memphis Srl
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A seriously-intense looking leather armchair by famed MEMPHIS "Bolidist" Architect/Designer Massimo Iosa Ghini (Bologna, Italia). Highly regarded as the principal designer of all FER...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Aura Club Chair by Paolo Piva for Wittmann
Located in Vienna, AT
Aura club chair by Paolo Piva for Wittmann.
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1980s Austrian Vintage Post-Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

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