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Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Bauhaus Style
Bauhaus Style

The Bauhaus was a progressive German art and design school founded by the architect Walter Gropius that operated from 1919 to 1933. The name Bauhaus is derived from the German verb bauen, “to build.” Under the school’s innovative curriculum, students were taught the fine arts, such as painting and sculpture, as well as practical skills like carpentry and metalworking. Authentic furniture of the Bauhaus — sofas, dining chairs, tables and more — and the school’s followers married industrial and natural materials in simple, geometric forms. The goal of the institution was to erase the distinction between art and craft while embracing the use of new technologies and materials.

The school moved from Weimar in 1925 to the city of Dessau, where it enjoyed its heyday under Gropius, then Hannes Meyer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The period from 1932 to 1933, when it operated in Berlin under Mies, was its final chapter. Despite its brief existence, the Bauhaus has had an enduring influence on art and design, and is regarded by many as the 20th century’s chief crucible of modernism.

The faculty roster at the Bauhaus reads like a who’s who of modernist creative genius — it included such artists as Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and László Moholy-Nagy along with architects and designers like Mies and Marcel Breuer, who became known for his muscular brutalist-style concrete buildings in the postwar years. Breuer’s inspiration for his legendary Wassily chair, part of the collection designed to furnish the Dessau school, was the bike he rode around campus.

Bauhaus design style reflects the tenets by which these creators worked: simplicity, clarity and function. They disdained superfluous ornament in favor of precise construction. Seating pieces were made with tubular metal or molded plywood frames, and upholstered with leather or cane. Above all, designs in the Bauhaus style offer aesthetic flexibility. They can be the elements of a wholly spare, minimalist space, the quiet foundation of an environment in which color and pattern come from one’s own collection of art and artifacts.

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Style: Bauhaus
Vintage Chrome and Leather Dining Chairs Set of 4, 1980s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Beautiful bauhaus style chrome and black sling leather armchairs. Timeless designed chromed frames, with sling leather seats and backrests and leather armrests. 1980s - Italy ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Vintage Postmodern Dining Chairs, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Italian metal postmodern or Bauhaus inspired design dining chairs with white lacquered metal tubular frames and beech wood and rattan seats. Unknown designer. Striking design. ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Bauhaus Style Set of 4 Spoleto Chairs by Ufficio Tecnico for Knoll International
Located in Doornspijk, NL
Ufficio Tecnico, Knoll’s own team of engineers and designers, created this cantilevered tubular metal chair in 1971 and called it the Spoleto. The Bauhaus inspired chairs are uph...
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Late 20th Century Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Mies Van Der Rohe Mr10 Cantilever Chairs in Black Leather for Knoll
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic set of MR 10 (256CS) Cantilever dining chairs designed by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll. Chrome plated steel tubular frames with black coloured seats and backrest in saddle leat...
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1920s German Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Casbah Chair in Black Iron - Leather Mexican Contemporary Design Nomade Atelier
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
The casbah chair by Nomade Atelier, inspired by Lazlo Moholy-Nagy´s photograms, is all about linear balance, gravity and angular movement. Another version of this chair is in complex...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Bauhaus Style Set of 8 Spoleto Chairs by Ufficio Tecnico for Knoll International
Located in Buffalo, NY
Ufficio Tecnico, Knoll’s own team of engineers and designers, created this cantilevered tubular metal chair in 1971 and called it the Spoleto. The Bauhaus inspired chairs are upho...
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1980s Italian Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Vintage Italy Cognac Vegetal Leather Dining Chairs Armchairs Cantilever Set of 4
Located in Munich, Bavaria
These Cantilever vintage chairs are Italian classics. In the manner of Marcel Breuer this chairs are strongly inspired by the Bauhaus Movement. The thick saddle vegetal tanned leat...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Matteo Grassi Cantilever MG Skin Coloured Leather Chair by Centro Studi
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Vintage Cantilever chair by Centro Studi for Matteo Grassi Modell MG. This Cantilever chair is an Italian classic. In the manner of Marcel Breuer this chairs are strongly inspired ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Vintage Italy Light Grey Leather Dining Chairs Armchairs Cantilever Set of 4
Located in Munich, Bavaria
These Cantilever vintage chairs are Italian classics. In the manner of Marcel Breuer this chairs are strongly inspired by the Bauhaus Movement. It is the thick smooth saddle anilin...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome, Steel

Italian Versitaile Set of Black Beechwood Cesca Brass Chairs, 2020
Located in Madrid, ES
A unique and versatile set of black Cesca chairs. The design was created by Marcel Breuer (1902 - 1981). The chairs are made of chrome-plated tubular steel structure with wicker an...
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2010s Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Fasem Vintage Italy brown Leather Dining Chairs Armchairs Cantilever Set of 2
Located in Munich, Bavaria
These Cantilever vintage chairs are Italian classics and produced by Fasem. In the manner of Marcel Breuer this chairs are strongly inspired by the Bauhaus Movement. It can be used...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Pr. Unusual Cesca Dining Arm Chairs Designed by Breuer Made in Italy, Ca. 1970's
Located in New York, NY
Unique leather strapped version of the iconic Cesca chair, designed by Marcel Breuer. These chairs were made in Italy, circa 1970's. Both are structurally sound and sturdy, both show...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

PH Chair, chrome, leather extreme walnut
Located in Copenhagen, DK
In creating the PH Chair, Poul Henningsen sought to reinvent a number of classic furniture designs that had traditionally been constructed of wood, such as the frequently encountered...
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2010s Danish Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Black Stained Pit Cane Wicker Chair, 1970s
Located in AMSTERDAM, NL
The uniquely shaped chrome-plated tubular frame reveals an exiting tension between divers geometrical shapes: strickt 90 degree tubes as frond legs and armrest and circle curved bend...
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1970s Austrian Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Original Gavina "Cesca" Chairs by M. Breuer, 1970
Located in Sacile, PN
Cesca chairs and designed by Marcel Breuer for Gavina dated circa 1970 (the project was created in 1928). All seats and backrests with new "Vienna" strow. All with Gavina label, a...
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1970s Italian Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Tubular Chrome Bauhaus Blue Seating Set, 2 Armchairs and 4 Chairs, 1940s
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Czech Bauhaus seating set. Made of walnut. Completely restored, new upholstery included. Period: 1940-1949 Amchair dimensions: Height 74 cm (29.13 in) Width 59 cm (23.23 in...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Set of Eight Chrome Brno Chairs by Mies Van Der Rohe for Thonet
Located in Buffalo, NY
Set of eight chrome Brno chairs by Mies Van Der Rohe for Thonet, classic Bauhaus design, nice original condition, hand delivery avail to New York City or anywhere en route from Buffa...
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1990s American Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

PH Chair, chrome, hallingdal black 190
Located in Copenhagen, DK
In creating the PH Chair, Poul Henningsen sought to reinvent a number of classic furniture designs that had traditionally been constructed of wood, such as the frequently encountered...
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2010s Danish Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Kafka Dining Chair, Design by Toad Gallery London
Located in London, GB
England, circa 2019 A sleek contemporary dining chair with a striking graphic silhouette. Kafka has curves, contours and a timeless complimentary form. Made in England, hand joine...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Set 8 Mies van der Rohe Knoll Brno Flat Bar 255 Cantilever Dining Chairs White
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
Celebrated for its lean profile and clean lines, the Brno chair was designed by Mies van der Rohe in the 1930s, and is an icon of 20th-century design. This is a rare opportunity to a...
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Early 2000s American Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Set of 5 Tubular Dining Chairs attrb. Djo Bourgeois, France, c.1930
Located in Surbiton, GB
A set of early Modernist dining chairs attributed to Georges ‘Djo’ Bourgeois. During his relatively brief life and career, Georges ‘Djo’ Bourgeois regularly exhibited at Paris’ Salo...
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1930s French Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

PH Chair, Chrome, Leather Extreme Black
Located in Copenhagen, DK
In creating the PH chair, Poul Henningsen sought to reinvent a number of classic furniture designs that had traditionally been constructed of wood, such as the frequently encountered...
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2010s Danish Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Brno Flat-Bar Chairs in Velvet, Obsidian Gloss by Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
The definition of minimalism in a singular design, achieved by the great Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929; the Brno Flat-Bar chair is just that. We have edited these contemporary ite...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Classic Midcentury Brno Chairs by Mies van der Rohe for Gordon International
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic set of 4 midcentury Brno chairs by Mies van der Rohe for Gordon International, beautiful polished chrome tubular steel, retain original orange wool fabric, minor blemishes an...
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1970s American Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Robert Mallet Stevens 222 Chairs Set of 4
Located in San Diego, CA
Robert Mallet-Stevens dining chairs model 222, France, design 1928, later production. Set of 4 stackable chairs in great vintage condition. Chairs designed by the one of the masters ...
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1920s French Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Vintage Italy Cognac Vegetal Leather Dining Chairs Armchairs Cantilever Set of 6
Located in Munich, Bavaria
These Cantilever vintage chairs are Italian classics. In the manner of Marcel Breuer this chairs are strongly inspired by the Bauhaus Movement. It is the thick saddle vegetal tanne...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Thonet S 33 Vintage Black Saddle Leather Chair Mart Stam Cantilever, 1969
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Thonet Mart Stam S33 chair in made by Thonet. The Classic Bauhaus chair. Frame chrome-plated tubular steel, Leather black Beautiful Vintage Condition. The saddle leather has some pat...
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Mid-20th Century European Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome, Steel

CASBAH Chair, Functionalist Inspired Brass, Vachetta Tubular by Nomade Atelier
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
the Casbah chair, Inspired by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's photograms, is all linear balance, gravity and angular movement. A complex tubular brass structure frames a natural vachetta leathe...
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2010s Mexican Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Vint Bauhaus Oak Bentwood Josef Hoffman Prague 811 Armchair by Thonet 28 Avail
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful vintage Bauhaus oak bentwood Josef Hoffman Prague 811 armchairs by Thonet. We have 28and we are selling them separately. One chair has a different fabric on the seat back. ...
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20th Century American Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Faux Leather, Bentwood

Arrben Italy Vintage Folding Chair Cane 1 / 20
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 an...
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1980s Italian Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Brno Flat-Bar Chairs Velvet, Obsidian Gloss by Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll, 6
Located in Wilton, CT
The definition of minimalism in a singular design, achieved by the great Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929; the Brno flat-bar chair is just that. We have edited these contemporary ite...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

MR10 Dining Chairs by Mies van der Rohe
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage set of 4 MR10 dining chairs by Mies van der Rohe. Chrome cantilevered frames with black leather sling upholstery. Original leather shows a desirable level of patina and have ...
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1970s Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Brno Flat-Bar Chairs in Velvet, Brushed Brass by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
The definition of minimalism in a singular design, achieved by the great Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929; the Brno flat-bar chair is just that. We have edited these contemporary ite...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Brass, Steel

Vintage Chrome and Leather Dining Chairs Set of 4, 1980s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Beautiful bauhaus style chrome and black sling leather armchairs. Timeless designed chromed frames, with sling leather seats and backrests and leather armrests. 1980s - Italy ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Casbah Chair Contemporary Functionalist Tubular design in Brass and Leather
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
The Casbah chair, inspired by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's photograms, is all linear balance, gravity and angular movement. The complex tubular brass structure of this chair frames a natural...
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2010s Mexican Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Metal, Brass

Bauhaus Armchairs, Cane and Bentwood Chairs After Thonet
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
3 Chairs after Thonet /J Hoffman Style , from the years between 1950-1965.   They are in very very good condition, they are hardly used, almost like new. They are in very good c...
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Mid-20th Century European Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Bentwood

Original Gavina Set of Four "Cesca" Chairs by M. Breuer, 1965
Located in Sacile, PN
Four Cesca chairs designed by Marcel Breuer for Gavina dated circa 1965 (the project was created in 1928). This first serie is hand sewn straw thread for thread One with new se...
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1960s Italian Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Brno Flat-Bar Chairs in Velvet, Obsidian Gloss by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
The definition of minimalism in a singular design, achieved by the great Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929; the Brno Flat-Bar chair is just that. We have edited these contemporary ite...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Vintage Leather Cantilever Chairs, Centro Studi for Matteo Grassi, 1980s Italy
Located in Zagreb, HR
One of two signed Matteo Grassi full leather Bauhaus style cantilever chairs. In excellent vintage condition with smaller and expected signs of age, as can be seen from the photos. ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

PH Chair, Chrome, Leather Natural Un-Dyed
Located in Copenhagen, DK
In creating the PH chair, Poul Henningsen sought to reinvent a number of Classic furniture designs that had traditionally been constructed of wood, such as the frequently encountered...
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2010s Danish Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Italy Cognac Vegetal Leather Dining Chair Armchair Cantilever
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This Cantilever vintage chair are an Italian classic. In the manner of Marcel Breuer this chairs are strongly inspired by the Bauhaus Movement. It is the thick saddle vegetal tanne...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Eight Tubular Steel Cantilever Chairs by Marcel Breuer Manufactured by Thonet
Located in Berlin, DE
Group of eight cantilever chairs model B 32 / S32 with base made of chrome-plated tubular steel, seat and back in black painted beech wood frames and cane. A Bauhaus classic, designe...
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1950s German Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

CASBAH Chair Iron Fabric, Leather Mexican Contemporary Design by Nomade Atelier
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
the Casbah chair by Nomade Atelier, inspired by Lazlo Moholy-Nagy´s photograms, is all about linear balance, gravity and angular movement. Another version of this complex tubular all...
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2010s Mexican Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

PH Chair, chrome, leather extreme indianred
Located in Copenhagen, DK
In creating the PH Chair, Poul Henningsen sought to reinvent a number of classic furniture designs that had traditionally been constructed of wood, such as the frequently encountered...
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2010s Danish Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Thonet Chrome and Pink Vinyl Dining Chairs by Anton Lorenz - Set of 4
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A set of 4 armchairs designed by Anton Lorenz and produced by Thonet. Tubular steal frames with pink vinyl seats and back rests. Retains original manufacturer tags.
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Late 20th Century Unknown Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Vintage Robert Mallet Stevens 222 Dining Chair
Located in Saint Paul, MN
Bauhaus minimalism meets playful midcentury modern. RMS 222 chair upholstered in Alexander Girard's Split Checker fabric. Note: Not all chairs are labeled.
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Mid-20th Century European Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Red Leather Bauhaus Design Dining Chairs, 1980
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Vintage cantilever dining chairs or armchairs in the style of the designs by Mart Stam in from 1930s. They have red leather backrests and seats attached to a patinated bras frame....
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1980s Italian Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Brass

Vintage MR10 Rattan Side Chairs by Stendig
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage MR10 side chairs in rattan designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Stendig. These Bauhaus icons have been professionally recaned and refinished. 18" seat height. Signed with...
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1960s Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Set of 4 Cantilevered Cognac Leather and Chrome Armchairs After Mart Stam
Located in London, GB
A set of four Italian leather and chrome cantilevered armchairs in the style of Mart Stam or Marcel Breuer. Designed with the load bearing cantilevered steel chromed frame that with ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Leather Tubular Bauhaus B5 Chair Designed by Marcel Breuer
Located in Surbiton, GB
A late 20th Century production of Marcel Breuer's B5 chair, originally designed by the Bauhaus icon in the 1920's. The manufacturer of these chairs is unknown. Stamped made in Italy.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Very rare Thonet B 946 chairs by Josef Frank
Located in PRAHA 5, CZ
Extremely rare set of chairs designed by Josef Frank. This type of chairs was used by Adolf Loos for the kitchen of famous Villa Müller in Prague. Solid beech wood stained to imitate...
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1930s Austrian Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

Brno Tubular Chairs in Navy Velvet Polished Brass by Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
The definition of minimalism in a singular design, achieved by the great Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929; the Brno Flat-Bar Chair is just that. We have edited these contemporary ite...
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1960s American Vintage Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Brass, Steel

Vintage Italy Cognac Vegetal Leather Dining Chairs Armchairs Cantilever Set of 6
Located in Munich, Bavaria
These Cantilever vintage chairs are Italian classics. In the manner of Marcel Breuer this chairs are strongly inspired by the Bauhaus Movement. It is the thick saddle vegetal tanne...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Brno Flat-Bar Chairs in Velvet, Lunar Gloss by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll, 10
Located in Wilton, CT
The definition of minimalism in a singular design, achieved by the great Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929; the Brno flat-bar chair is just that. We have edited these contemporary ite...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Thonet S 33 Vintage Cognac Vegetal Leather Chairs Mart Stam Cantilever Set of 4
Located in Munich, Bavaria
These Cantilever vintage chairs are Bauhaus classics and were designed 1926 by Mart Stam and produced by Thonet with the Model name S33. It is a thick saddle vegetal tanned leather ...
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Mid-20th Century European Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Dining Chair in Solid Walnut with Leather and Fabric Upholstered Seat
Located in Ballard, CA
The solid walnut classic French dining and desk chair is handcrafted with traditional joinery. The upholstery features a combination of leather and fabric and is an homage to 1940s F...
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2010s American Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Walnut

Vintage Cane Cantilever Dining Chairs in the manner of Marcel Breuer Set of 4
Located in Munich, Bavaria
These Cantilever vintage chairs are made in Italy from the 70ties In the manner of Marcel Breuer the chairs are strongly inspired by the Bauhaus Movement and also from Finland Desig...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Beech, Birch

Classic set 6 Brno Chairs ,, Black Leather & Chrome,,MADE BY kNOLL sTUDIO'S
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic set of 6 Brno Chairs made by Knoll Studios,, Wonderfull Black leather and polished Chrome..Extremely comfortable,,, Retain original Knoll labels as well as impressed marke t...
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2010s American Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Knoll dining room chairs for sale on 1stDibs

Knoll dining room chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Knoll dining room chairs, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 4 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Knoll's original dining room chairs were created in the mid-century modern style in the United States during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider dining room chairs by and . Knoll dining room chairs can vary in price depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,199 and tops out at $22,000, while pieces like these can sell for $6,820 on average.

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