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Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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
Afra & Tobia Scarpa "Soriana" Two-Seat Sofa for Cassina, 1969, Italy
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
An Afra & Tobia Scarpa "Soriana" two-seater sofa manufactured by Cassina in Italy and designed in 1969. A unique design that after 50 years is hugely in-demand by interior designers...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Steel

Midcentury Modern Four-Seat Sofa, Living Roomset, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Midcentury modern Minimalist of design, the lounge sofa has a spare geometric profile that reflects the objective perfectionism and rational design.The sofa rest on stainless steel f...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Stainless Steel

Mid Century Lounge Chairs in Grey/Black Sheepskin Shearling Sweden, 1940s
Located in Langserud, SE
Pair of Swedish modern lounge chairs, with the typical curvy look of its time. These ones are fully restored and reupholstered with black/grey sheepskin - Shearling. Beautiful to l...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Sheepskin, Birch

Pair of Two Seat Mohair 'California' Sofas, Jacques Charpentier, Paris, 1970
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Superb and exclusive pair of two seat Mohair Velvet 'CALIFORNIA' sofas freshly reupholstered with Italian luxury Mohair Velvet fabric from Dedar Milano with inset stainless steel bas...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Stainless Steel

Set Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful Minimalism designed set of lounge arm-chairs, 1960s featured in leather and stainless steel. The seats including backrest and armrest has been reupholstered with beautiful ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Stainless Steel

Børge Mogensen Model 211 Oak Sled Sofa in Oak, 1956, Fredericia, Denmark
Located in London Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire
A Børge Mogensen three-seater sofa in oak and teak, designed in 1956, model number 211 for Fredericia Stolefabrik. Pieces in oak and teak with exposed webbing are rare and early prod...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Oak, Fabric, Teak

First Edition P32 Lounge Set by Borsani, Early Triangulated Form Wire Base, 1956
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Stunning, rare early first edition 1956 "32" series lounge set by Italian designer Osvaldo Borsani for 'Tecno', Italy. This set comprises a pair of first edition 'P32' lounge and the...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Metal, Brass

Knoll Sofa by Charles Pfister 1971 Original Sabrina Leather, #2 '2 Available'
Located in Brenham, TX
Charles Pfister designed his beautifully proportioned sofa and lounge collection in 1971. The timeless appeal and superb craftsmanship reflect his interest in "useful, sculptural, wo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Leather

Pair of Scandinavian Armchairs Sven Ellekaer for Komfort Danish Teak
Located in Lyon, FR
Nice pair of Scandinavian armchairs from the 70's by the Danish designer Sven Ellekaer for the publishing house Komfort. Very nice vintage condition of the solid teak structures with...
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1970s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Wool, Teak

Rare Poetic Oswald Haerdtl Sofa Suite, Austria, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare Poetic Oswald Haerdtl Sofa Suite, Austria, 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Fabric

Italian Midcentury Vintage Nappa Leather Sofa by Ferruccio Brunati, 1970s
Located in Morazzone, Varese
Handsome Italian vintage 3 seater Nappa leather sofa, incredibly comfortable and stylish! Made in Italy in the 1970s by Brunati. Nappa leather is made from full-grain, un-split an...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Leather, Feathers

Living Room Set for Kids
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sweet rattan chairs and matching table form the 1950s.  
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Rattan

Vittorio Introini 'Proposals' P60 Pair of Lounge Chair with Ottoman, Saporiti
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vittorio Introini; Proposals; P60; Lounge chair; Ottoman; armchair; Footstool; Saporiti; 1969; Italy; Italian design; Living room set; A pair of lounge chairs and one ottoman des...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Leather

Italian Mid-Century Modern Strips Sofa and Armchair Cini Boeri for Arflex, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern strips sofa and armchair by Cini Boeri for Arflex, 1970s Strips model two-seater sofa and armchair, with fully removable checkered cover, with black hinge...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Fabric

Stunning Curved Sculptural Lounge Chairs Floating Dutch Design
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
Sculptural set of lounge chairs all handmade with the use of the highest quality materials, like solid American nutwood and Kvadrat upholstery. Beautiful organic shapes with floating...
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2010s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Nutwood

Vittorio Dassi Set Eight Chairs from Late 60's
Located in bari, IT
Set of eight Vittorio Dassi chairs, 1960s production.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Faux Leather, Walnut

Massimo and Lella Vignelli "Saratoga" Living Room Set Poltronova, 1960s
Located in Padova, IT
Exceptional Saratoga set designed by Massimo and Lella Vignella, produced by Poltronova, Italy 1960s. A beautiful living room set composed of two sofas (three-seater/two-seater) and...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Leather, Wood

Pair of 1950s Purple Color Italian Curved Back Armchairs by Federico Munari
Located in London, GB
A pair of outstanding 1950s armchairs Italian design by Federico Munari. Curved back, wooden structure tapered conic legs re-upholstered in fine mauve color velvet fabric. This Icon...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Fabric, Hardwood

60's Continental Steel and Wicker Sofa & Armchair
Located in London, GB
A Continental living room set consisting of a large, 1960s sofa and matching armchair. Each with a steel lattice work frame, wrapped in black painted wicker, with wide arms and later...
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1960s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Wire

Suite of 5 Art Deco Chairs from the 30's Style Jean Michel Frank
Located in Lyon, FR
Set of five chairs from the 50s and 60s in the style of Jean Michel Frank. The structure of the chairs is made of solid wood with ceramics in relief. Seat in Skaï, nice vintage condi...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Oak

Pair of Armchairs Style of Grete Jalk Danish Scandinavian Teak Design 60's
Located in Lyon, FR
Pair of Danish armchairs from the 60's typical of the Scandinavian design of the time. Solid teak structure, seats refurbished in black wool from Bisson Bruneel. Excellent vintage co...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Wool, Teak

1960s Jacob Kielland-Brandt Dining Room Chairs for I. Christiansen, Set of 4
Located in Soesterberg, UT
1960s Jacob Kielland-Brandt dining room chairs for I. Christiansen set of 4 Designer: Jacob Kielland-Brandt Manufacturer: I. Christiansen Period: 1960's Origin: Denmark ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Fir

Mid-Century Modern Set of Marco Comolli Sofa and Lounge Chair Model 'CP1', Italy
Located in Brussels , BE
Mid-Century Modern set of Marco Comolli sofa and lounge chair model 'CP1' - Italy 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Set, Sweden, 1960-1969
Located in New York, NY
Suitable for a cocktail or entertainment area, this solid mahogany set has been fully refinished and reupholstered in deep blue mohair.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Mahogany

Beautiful and Playful Sofa Set by Unknown Designer or Manufacturer, Germany 1970
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Beautiful and playful sofa set by unknown designer or manufacturer, Germany 1970. This very nice set exists of five seating modules and one coffee table. They are made of molded foam...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Metal, Chrome

Very Rare Set of Two Lounge Chairs and Stool by Gio Ponti
Located in Munich, DE
Foam and wonderful fabric in good condition. Very rare low back version. Made by Cassina.
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1950s Norwegian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Italien Wooden Rattan Set of 2 Sofas and Chair, Italy 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern Italien Wooden Rattan Set of 2 Sofas and Chair, Italy 1970s. This lovely Italian set of 2 two-seat sofas, 1 chair and 1 coffee table in birch and rattan - also kn...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Rattan, Birch, Upholstery

Afra & Tobia Scarpa “Soriana” Living Room Set for Cassina, Bouclé Wool, 1969
Located in Lonigo, IT
Afra & Tobia Scarpa “Soriana” living room set for Cassina, three-seater sofa and two lounge chairs, bouclé wool and chromed steel, Italy, 1969, set of three. Although technically d...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Chrome

Scandinavian Modern Living Room Set With Sofa and Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning Mid-Century Modern living room set includes matching vintage lounge chairs and a three-seat sofa. High quality danish modern construction is showcased in the unique dov...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Fabric, Rosewood, Upholstery

Set of Three-Seat Sofa and Arm Chair in Gold Colored Wool
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Very unusual, beautifully curved and very stylish set of a 3-seat sofa and an arm lounge chair. Upholstered in a wonderful golden yellow upholstery with a very subtle herringbone pat...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Aluminum

Square Sofa and Armchairs Set by Marco Zanuso for Arflex, Italy, 70's
Located in Padova, IT
3 seater sofa and 2 armchairs with foam padding and velvet upholstery. Armchairs dimensions: 72,5 H - 83,5 L - 86 W - seat 44 Marco Zanuso (Milan, May 14, 1916 - July 11, 2001)...
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1690s Italian Antique Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Metal

Set of Italian Midcentury Rattan Bowl Chairs with Side Table and Magazine Rack
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of Italian midcentury Rattan bowl chairs with side table and magazine rack Beautiful set of Italian mid-century rattan furniture consisting of two bowl chairs, a side table and ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Metal

1970s Living Room Set in Cognac Leather
Located in Praha, CZ
- Dimensions of the two-seat sofa: H: 70 cm (40 cm) W: 170 cm D: 80 cm - Dimensions of the armchair: H: 90 cm (40 cm) W: 100 cm D: 80 cm - Good original condition with insignific...
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1970s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Leather

Reupholstered Dining Chairs by Antonin Suman, 1960s, Set of 4
Located in Żory, PL
A set of four chairs, designed in the 1960s by Antonin Suman. The chairs are made of beech wood, the backrests are bent plywood with walnut veneer. The chairs have been restored, ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Fabric, Wood, Walnut

Pair of Italian Vintage Walnut Wood and Boucle Armchairs
Located in Milano, IT
This pair of vintage armchairs are made in the ‘60s. They are of walnut wood and made by fine Italian manufacturers. The elegant chairs have been reupholstered in white boucle. The p...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Bouclé, Walnut

Monumental Modernist or Contemporary 5-Piece Sectional, by Dellarobbia
By Della Robbia
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modernist contemporary 5-piece sectional, by DELLAROBBIA, stunning!, Italian Design, complete with custom Dellarobbia leather amoeba inset pillows (labeled) and custom wrapped suede ...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Leather, Suede, Fabric, Glass

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 Living Room Sets

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Ebony

Pair Vintage Afra & Tobia Scarpa Leather "Coronado" Lounge Chairs & Footstool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A plush pair of vintage "Coronado" lounge chairs with footstool in lovely original top-grain light brown leather designed by Afra & Tobia Scarpa for B&B Italia. Gorgeous Italian leat...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Steel

Ligne Roset by Michel Ducaroy Togo Payne Grey Leather Modular Sofa Set of 5
Located in Malibu, US
In 1973 the designer Michel Ducaroy conceived his most famous and iconic creation: the legendary Togo sofa A curved design for a quality use Beyond its singular aesthetics, it is for...
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1990s French Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Leather

Cassina 'Soriana' four Seater Sofa by Afra and Tobia Scarpa in Bouclé, 1970's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Cassina; Scarpa Mid Century modern; Italy; 1970's; Boucle wool; Manufactured by Cassina in the 1970s, the Soriana collection was meant to express beauty and comfort by using a wh...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Chrome

Pair of Italian Rattan, Wicker and Iron Armchairs, 1950s
Located in Rome, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian rattan, wicker and black iron chairs. The frame is made of black lacquered steel, this has been repainted with new matte black enamel. These lounge chai...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Iron

Italian Blue Vinyl Sofa by Alessandro Becchi for Giovannetti Collezioni
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Stunning iconic Blue sofa by Alessandro becchi for Giovannetti collezioni.  
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Plastic

Sapporo Walnut Sofa and Arm Chair by Mobil Girgi
Located in Dronten, NL
A walnut sofa and armchair by Sapporo for Mobil Girgi, made in the 1970's, Italy. Beautifully designed with angled front legs which extend to the sides and back, the back support i...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Cotton, Walnut

French Club Chair in Ralph Lauren Zebra Print, Mid Century, 1950's
Located in Munich, DE
Have you ever seen a club chair like this? This original 1950`s Moustache French Club Chair have been traditionally restored from frame to stuffed cushions and then given a Ralph Lau...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Fabric, Wood

Mid Century Cocktail Chair Set, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Striking mid century cocktail chair set with rare 2 seater bench. Beautiful mid century design with red skai (leatherette) upholstery 1960s - Poland Good original condition,...
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1960s Polish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Faux Leather, Wood

Bench Seette Seat by Thonet, Attributed to Josef Frank, Wood, 1940
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
A freestanding 3-seat manufactured by Thonet, Austria, in late 1930s or early 1940s. The design is attributed to Josef Frank. This comfortable and handmade seette is made of warm ton...
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1940s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Fabric, Wood

Modular Large Sofa with 13 Armchairs B&B Italy Mario Bellini Amanta Multicolor
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Modular large sofa with 13 armchairs B&B, Italy, Mario Bellini multicolor, resin shell and multicolored fabric, are then used as such for wear tracks like some scratches and fabrics ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Velvet, Resin

20th Century Light-Brown Italian Polished Walnut Living Room Set by Paolo Buffa
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A light-brown, vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian living room set, composed with one two seater sofa, two lounge chairs and one ottoman, footrest made of hand carved polished Walnut,...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Fabric, Upholstery, Walnut

Lounge Set by Andre Cordemeyer for Gispen, 1432 '2x' and 1715, 1961
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
Very timeless and quite rare Mad Men like lounge set designed by Andre Cordemeyer in 1961 for Gispen. This industrial lounge set contains two armchairs (model 1531 and 1532) and a mo...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Chrome

Luigi Tiengo Attributed Sofa and Chair
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Minimalist Mid-Century Modern sofa and chair set freshly upholstered in Maharam fabric.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Upholstery, Wood

Two-Seat Maralunga Leather Sofa by Vico Magistretti for Cassina
Located in Voorburg, NL
A wonderful Maralunga sofa by Vico Magistretti for Cassina. This beauty was designed in 1973 and quickly became a design Classic. Its clever design incorporates manipulatable back cu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Leather

Mid Century Matching Tan Vinyl Sofa + 2 Swivel Egg Chairs, 1970s
Located in Ely, GB
Wonderfully Retro sofa set, Consisting of a 2-seater sofa and 2 matching swivel egg chairs on chrome legs. The set is made from a light tan vinyl material and in good vintage con...
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1970s British Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Faux Leather

1960, Set of Two Vintage Armchairs with Black Iron Legs and Brass Feet
Located in Milan, IT
Set of two vintage sixties armchairs, Italian manufacture. The armchairs have a black iron legs and brass feet with an ocher fabric upholstery. The upholstery of the armchairs is ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Iron

Mustard Aniline Leather Togo Set, 3-Seat & 1-Seat, 1970s, Reupholstered
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Created by Michel Ducaroy in 1973 for Ligne Roset, the Togo is one of the most versatile icons of Mid-Century Modern design. Extremely lightweight, it is designed to be shifted aroun...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Foam, Leather

Mid-Century Modern Italian Coronado Armchairs by Tobia Scarpa for B&B Italia
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian pair of flamingo pink velvet "Coronado" armchairs by Tobia Scarpa for B&B. The armchairs can become a living room set together with their Coronado sofa as...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Velvet, Wood

Radice & Minotti Mid-Century Modern Italian Velvet Armchair, 1950s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Radice & Minotti armchair, completely refitted and restored In the new Italian velvet upholstery, with solid legs in hand-worked brass. The "Conchiglia" armchair by Radice & Minotti ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Brass

1970, Set of Two Vintage Armachiars, Upholstered in Fur
Located in Milan, IT
Pair of vintage armchairs from the 1970s, Italian manufacture. The armchairs have an iron paw with seat and back upholstered in Mongolian goat fur.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Iron

Black Semi-Aniline Leather Togo Set, Armchair & Ottoman, 1970s, Reupholstered
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Created by Michel Ducaroy in 1973 for Ligne Roset, the Togo is one of the most versatile icons of Mid-Century Modern design. Extremely lightweight, it is designed to be shifted aroun...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Living Room Sets

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Leather, Foam

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