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Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Natural Walnut Linear Bench by Stamford Modern
Located in Stamford, CT
Draw clean lines with contemporary furniture inspired by the Mid-Century Modern Legend, Edward Wormley (1907-1995), a leading American designer. Echoing the brass bar below, this m...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Brass

Sculptural form brass day bed by Osvaldo Borsani, Arredamento Borsani,circa 1958
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Beautiful and important sculpturakl form brass single bed or day bed circa 1958-1963 by Osvaldo Borsani for 'Arredamento Borsani', Varedo , Italy. The small series of Borsani b...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Brass

Kurt Østervig Model 311 Daybed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kurt Østervig re-issue Model 311 oak daybed designed in the 1950s. A sleek wooden frame with a thin tufted black leather upholstered cushion. In good original condition with minimal ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Leather

Linear Daybed by Stamford Modern
Located in Stamford, CT
Draw clean lines with contemporary furniture inspired by the Mid-Century Modern Legend, Edward Wormley (1907-1995), a leading American designer. Echoing the brass bar below, this wo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Brass

Giovanni Offredi White Leather Onda Wave Chaise Lounge for Saporiti
Located in Miami, FL
Single perforated white leather Onda wave chaise lounge by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti Italia. Maintains original label. Leather has been professionally cleaned, whitened and c...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Steel

Marcel Breuer, Daybed, Steel, Fabric, Hungary, c. 1940
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A steel and fabric daybed, by Marcel Breuer, Hungary, c. 1940. Provenance Gift of Miani Johnson to the Brooklyn Museum honoring the friendship between Marcel Breuer and Marian an...
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1940s Hungarian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Steel

Vintage Fiberglass Black Leather Daybed
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Daybed produced in the 1960s in Germany. Upholstered in black leather with heavy latex foam Features a structure in fiberglass and beech.
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Leather, Fiberglass, Beech

Daybed in Ashwood by Holma, 1960s, Swiss
Located in Brussels, BE
Daybed in ashwood by Holma, 1960s, Swiss.
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1950s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Wood

Daybed by Ammannati & Vitelli for Rossi di Albizzate, Italy, 1956
Located in Milan, IT
Daybed by Ammannati & Vitelli for Rossi di Albizzate, Italy, 1956.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Metal, Nickel

Midcentury Sofa/Chaise in Suede Leather and Tiger Fabric
Located in Stamford, CT
A beautiful midcentury sofa/chaise in suede and tiger fabric. Measures: Seat height 18.5".
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Fabric

Daybed by Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, 1957-58
Located in Antwerp, BE
Pierre Jeanneret; daybed; resting bed; Diwan; Teak; Upholstery; Chandigarh; India; Le Corbusier; 1950s; 1957; 1958; Mid-Century Modern; Resting bed, known as "diwan" or "daybed",...
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1950s Indian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Guillerme et Chambron Daybed with Sidetable in Oak and Green Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron for Votre Maison, daybed, oak and fabric, France, 1960s. Sturdy daybed by Guillerme and Chambron executed in solid oak with the typical characteristic decora...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Oak, Fabric

Dick Cordemeijer Cleopatra Daybed Linen Auping the Netherlands 1954
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Beautiful and iconic Cleopatra daybed designed by Dick Cordemeijer for Auping, The Netherlands 1954. The frame is made of black coated metal and the ends are in solid teak wood. The ...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Metal

Daybed with Iron Legs, Plywood Structure and Velvet Covers by Rima
By RIMA
Located in Madrid, ES
Daybed produced by Rima, Italy, circa 1950s. Supports are made of lacquered iron rods, curved plywood structure, brass details. Recently reupholstered with off-white velvet fabric.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Iron

Pair of Original Charles Zublena Polyester Patio or Pool Side Lounge Chairs, '60
Located in Voorburg, NL
Stunning pair of original French, 1960s Polyester Patio or pool side chaise lounge chairs in white, designed by Charles Zublena. Directly from the first owner and in original conditi...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Polyester

Edward Wormley Elegant Sofa Day Bed with Walnut Legs, 1953
Located in New York, NY
Elegant sofa daybed model no. 5334 with separated back and arm with walnut legs designed by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, American, 1953.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Walnut

Mel Bogart Iron Daybed Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ultra modern California design great for a studio, office, work space et cetra restored a few years ago iron base, lacquered wood with upholstery original sisal spring net pulls ou...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Wood

Teak Daybed Featuring Brook Perdigon Textiles in Tropics
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Teak daybed c. 1960s, Denmark. This design features an oiled teak frame with open side and back "windows". This design allows the upholstery to shine. The cushion and three bolsters ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Linen, Teak

Day Bed In The Manner of Ico Parisi, Italy 1950s
Located in New York, NY
A unique day bed in the manner of Ico Parisi. Wood has been restored but the fabric is original.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Wood

Vintage De Sede Ds-85 Daybed Sofa, 1970s
Located in amstelveen, NL
Beautiful vintage leather De Sede DS-85 versatile daybed sofa in a dark brown color with patina. Can be used as a daybed or opens up into a larger double bed. This unique vintage De ...
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Leather

Vintage De Sede DS80 Patchwork Daybed, 1970s
Located in amstelveen, NL
De Sede DS80 cognac leather patchwork daybed, Switzerland, 1970. Originally upholstered in beautiful and soft aniline leather. The patchwork design of the daybed results in a slightl...
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

José Zanine Caldas, Chaise Longue, Marine Plywood, Rope, Fabric, Brazil, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A chaise longue designed by José Zanine Caldas for Mòveis Artísticos Z, Brazil, in 1949. It features marina plywood, cord, and fabric. Present example was exhibited in Galería Mi...
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1940s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Leather, Imbuia

Best Mid-Century Daybed, That Converts to a 2 Person Bed
Located in Munich, DE
premium version of this amazing design. we had a few over the years, but this is the first on with all metal parts in chrome. fabric and foam new! Bed size 150 cm x 203 cm ( 59 in...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Metal

Milo Baughman Style Satellite Lounge in Napa Valley Sheepskins & Ivory Shearling
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Let most famous Mid Century Modern Designer Milo Baughman take you up in space in his big 1960s Satellite Chair covered in new luxuriously soft Napa Valley Sheepskins and Ivory Shear...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Sheepskin

American Daybed by Jules Heumann in White Bouclè and Steel
Located in Milano, IT
A sleek and extremely comfortable design, this chaise or daybed by Jules Heumann for Metropolitan has a long, low body padded with box tufting and a slightly raised end supported by ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Steel

Constanze Daybed by Johannes Spalt/Professional Reupholstered
Located in Munich, DE
Rare daybed by Johannes Spalt and made by Wittmann. Foam, belts and fabric professional redone.
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1960s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Mid-Century Style Daybed Upholstered in Cream Linen with Brass Toe-Kick
Located in Compton, CA
Relax in style and unparalleled comfort in our new daybed. The luxurious tufting and laid back Silhouette is begging for a day in, lounging with a book or a cocktail. Dimensions:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Ondaflex, 2 Bamboo Beds with Their Metal Base, Italy circa 1960
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
2 bamboo beds with their metal base, Italy circa 1960; all in very good condition Dim metal base :188x88 cm.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Metal

Bench Cansado Bed 13 Slats by Charlotte Perriand
Located in lyon, FR
Bench Cansado bed 13 slats by Charlotte Perriand. Year 1954. In mahogany wood. Steph Simon edition. Very good condition. Mattress and bolster in grey fabric. They are not origi...
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1950s Mauritanian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Metal

Minimalist Midcentury Modern Metal Bench Upholstered in Textile
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
A minimalist organic look, perfect in the entryway or as a perch at the end of the bed in the master suite. It's metal legs strike an openwork silhouette for a modern look with a das...
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Metal

Large Tufted Ottoman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oversized black vinyl ottoman with sturdy metal frame. Attractive tufted upholstery with all buttons in tact. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Guy Rogers Gambit Sofa Bed Vintage, 1960's
Located in London, GB
A stylish and very rare vintage ‘Gambit’ sofa bed by Guy Rogers. This was made in England during the 1960’s. The frame is solid wood, which has gorgeous grain patterns and a beaut...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Wood

Pair of Chairs and matching Ottoman, Iconic Duchesse Brisee
Located in Ballard, CA
A pair of Cove chairs separated by an ottoman forms a “duchesse brisee”. Custom sizes and finishes available.  
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Ebony

Modernist Button Tufted Daybed Attributed to Adrian Pearsall
Located in Buffalo, NY
modernist button tufted daybed attributed to Adrian Pearsall, nice quality, retains original mustard color vinyl fabric in fine useable condition but would be amazing reupholstered, ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Naugahyde, Walnut

Theo Ruth Daybed for Artifort, The Netherlands 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
This eye-catching daybed was designed by Theo Ruth in 1947 and manufactured in a limited series. The keywords around this model are quality, comfort and understated elegance. The ...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Wool, Alpaca, Wood

Mid-Century Black Leather Sofa or Daybed by Johannes Spalt for Wittmann Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
This Austrian Mid-Century Modern vintage sofa or daybed model Constanze with metal Base and renewed black Leather Upholstery was designed by Johannes Spalt 1961 for Wittmann, Etsdorf...
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1960s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid Century Folding Sofabed, 1960´S, Czechoslovakia
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Mid century sofa bed,made in the former Czechoslovakia in the 1960´s. The sofa has a beechwood structure, it´s in very good condition, shows slight signs of age and using. Lenght:...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Fabric, Wood, Beech

Mid-Century Modern Rattan Daybed, White Fabric, Italy 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Rattan daybed, White Fabric, Italy 1960s.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Fabric, Rattan

Rush and Walnut Daybed by Smilow Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Rush and walnut daybed by Smilow Furniture. New production of a vintage design from the 1960s.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Leather, Rush, Walnut

Mid Century Teak Daybed, 1960s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice teak daybed, fabricated in The Netherlands in the 60's. It has 4 folding feet, see the last pictures. The mattress is renewed with new foam and it has just been uphols...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Bouclé, Teak

Minimalist Mid-Century Modern Style Solid Wood Bench Upholstered in Textile
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
This contemporary bench is crafted on a solid wood frame with a triangular base and two outstanding legs. Upholstered in a unique pattern, this piece offers a blend of mid-century an...
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Metal

Pierre Jeanneret PJ-L-09-A Cane Daybed / Authentic Mid-Century Modern
Located in Zürich, CH
This daybed usable also as coffee table is an iconic design piece. It is raw in its simplicity it shows a slightly patinated material. It's shape is beautifully fragile and has a won...
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1960s Indian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Cane, Teak

Mid-Century Sofa Bed with Storage
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-century teak daybed and matching headboard with storage cabinets and shelves. The headboard is detached, bed can easily be pushed in as a sofa or pulled out for more space as a b...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Teak

Dick Cordemeijer Cleopatra daybed wool Auping The Netherlands 1954
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Beautiful and iconic Cleopatra daybed designed by Dick Cordemeijer for Auping, The Netherlands 1954. The frame is made of black coated metal and the ends are in solid teak wood. The ...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Metal

Oak Mid-Century Danish Day Bed by Henning Kjaernulf
Located in London, GB
A light oak framed day bed or single bed. By Henning Kjaernulf. Denmark, c1960s. Sold as is, and priced accordingly, simply needs mattress or upholstered cushion to taste...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Oak

Pierre Chapo L03A Single Bed with Drawers
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pierre Chapo, single bed model L03, solid elm, France, 1965 Excellent designed single bed with the characteristic wood connections of Pierre Chapo. The L03 is a (day)bed whose min...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Elm

André Simard Sofa Daybed Airborne, 1955
Located in Grenoble, FR
André Simard convertible sofa daybed in wool Kvadrat fabric and articulated metal structure. 1950s edition for the Airborne brand. Refurbished. Ash toe cap Perfect condition.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Iron

Daybed in Pine in the Style of Charlotte Perriand, circa 1960
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Bench / daybed in pine in the style of Charlotte Perriand, circa 1960.
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Pine

"Diesis" Leather Daybed by Antonio Citterio& Paolo Nava for B&B Italia, 1980's
Located in The Hague, NL
Daybed created in 1980 by Antonio Citterio Paolo Neva for B&B ITALIA manufacture. Black leather resting on brushed steel frame. The leather patina is in a good condition without cr...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Steel

Tito Agnoli Daybed with Three drawers for Mobilia, Italy, 1960s
Located in Milan, IT
Rare Tito Agnoli daybed with three drawers and Burnished brass handles for Mobilia, Italy, 1960s Intertwined wood back.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Brass

1960s Italian Steel and Tufted Velvet Blue Re-Upholstered Sofa or Daybed
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful 1960s Italian metal steel sofa or daybed produced by Busnelli, an iconic design company located in the hearth of the Northern Italian furniture district. This piece, both i...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Steel

Adrian Pearsall Wave Chaise in Zebra Print Cowhide Upholstery
Located in Saint Louis, MO
One look and you'll be hooked on this drop dead gorgeous Mid-Century Modern wave chaise by none other than famed designer Adrian Pearsall freshly reupholstered in rich zebra stamped ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Cowhide, Upholstery, Walnut

Walnut Linear Bench by Stamford Modern
Located in Stamford, CT
Draw clean lines with contemporary furniture inspired by the Mid-Century Modern Legend, Edward Wormley (1907-1995), a leading American designer. Echoing the brass bar below, this mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Brass

Norwegian 2-Seater Oak Sofa by Ilmar Relling & Haldor Vik
Located in VENLO, LI
Vintage Norwegian oak seating two-seater sofa/daybed, model “Svanette” designed by Ilmar Relling & Haldor Vik for Ekornes Svane. This model stylish two-seater can easily be transform...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Mario Bellini Le Mura Daybed in Original Mohair Velvet, Italy, 1972
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Rare ‘Le Mura’ daybed by Mario Bellini for Cassina – Italy, 1972. The daybed still has the original Mohair velvet fabric. Designer: Mario Bellini Manufacturer: Cassina Country:...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Mohair, Velvet

Dinghy Modern Luxury Sofa Chenille Upholstery Dark Chocolate Frame Finish
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Gold and deep brown (almost chocolate) two tone three-seat luxury sofa by Donghia. Very comfortable sofa with good back support and extremely steady solid body beveled design frame.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Upholstery, Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern Italian Pair of Bamboo and Wicker Sofa Beds, 1960s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian pair of bamboo and wicker sofa beds or single beds. The beds need a mattress of cm. 85 x 190 (Standard Italian single bed size).   
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Bamboo, Rattan

Osvaldo Borsani Adjustable ‘L77’ Daybed for Tecno, Italy, 1950s
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Osvaldo Borsani adjustable 'L77' daybed for Tecno, Italy 1956s. Outstanding design and technique which makes it possible to adjust in multiple positions. Both seat / back and legs ca...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Metal

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