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Space Age Living Room Sets

SPACE AGE STYLE

Vintage Space Age furniture captured post–World War II optimism with swooping shapes, bowed lines and experimentation with new materials including plastic and fiberglass.

From the launch of the Sputnik 1 satellite in 1957 to the landing of Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon in 1969, the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States propelled advancements in technology that transformed culture. Space Age design encompassed fashion, architecture, cars, furniture and objects for the home, bringing wonder and hope for the future into everyday life.

Coinciding with Pop art, Space Age style featured bold colors and forms. Eero Aarnio’s Ball chair, which debuted in 1966, used molded fiberglass for a capsule-like space while Verner Panton’s 1959 Panton chair was a single piece of molded plastic for a gravity-defying S shape. Red versions of Olivier Mourgue’s 1964 Djinn chair were futuristic enough to appear on the space station in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Today, Joe Colombo is revered as a master of modern Italian design thanks to the provocative modular furniture pieces he created, such as the Tube chair and the Elda armchair, both of which embody the future-forward spirit of the Space Age.

The Space Age spirit extended to home building too. The futuristic Case Study Houses, which were designed by the likes of Pierre Koenig, Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Neutra and Whitney R. Smith, are considered a high point of modernism and the Southern California lifestyle.

Sometimes the nods to space exploration were more literal, like moon and star motifs or the 1965 Eclisse lamp by Vico Magistretti that saw the mid-century Italian designer integrating a movable inner shade to “eclipse” the light source. Alongside the pioneering moon missions, JVC manufactured the Videosphere portable television reminiscent of the Apollo 11 space helmets.

Although the style faded in the 1970s — with the 1975 joining of the Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts signaling a new era of cooperation and the global oil crisis impacting the availability of plastics — the era’s innovations influenced designers into the 21st century such as Zaha Hadid and Djivan Schapira.

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Style: Space Age
Mustard Klaus Uredat Corbi Trio sofa for COR, 1969
Located in London, GB
Designed in 1969 but unveiled at the 1972 Cologne international furniture fair in Germany, Klaus Uredat’s sofa design involves elements that can be rearranged in a wide variety of po...
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1960s German Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Velvet, Foam

Stringa Sofa Set by Gae Aulenti for Poltronova
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
"Stringa" sofa designed by Gae Aulenti for Poltranova in 1962. A tubular chrome frame holds leather seats on top of felt upholstered cushions. The leather cushions are attached with ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Chrome

1971 Verner Panton "PANTONOVA" Sofa by X Design Denmark circa 1977 James Bond
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Large 10-piece Pantonova modular sofa by Verner Panton, design 1971 Featured in James Bond "The spy who loved me" in 1977 Year: 1971 Serial production model The wire furni...
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1970s Danish Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Steel

Paul Boulva Mid Century Modern Three-Piece Suite Lounge Chairs with a Table
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Rare and fabulous three-piece set which consists of two chairs with a low table. Fabric is a blue-green tweed with a black Naugahyde vinyl around the base of the chairs and the top o...
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1970s Danish Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Fabric

Archizoom Associati Safari Seating Pod '1967-2022' for Poltronova Srl
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Safari Imperial sofa, design by Archizoom Associati The famed, ultimate Pop Art sectional pod sofa!! In all the 20th C design history books!! The Safari sofa is a multiple sea...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Upholstery, Faux Fur, Fiberglass

'Pool' Modular Sofa, by Colani , Price Includes Reupholstery & choice of color
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Extremely rare and huge modular 'Pool' sofa by recently deceased German Space Age design pioneer Luigi Colani (1928-2019). I have been collecting elements of Colani's rare modular...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Fiberglass, Foam, Rubber, Wool, Canvas

Space Age Red Vintage Lounge Chairs Saturn Pink Sofa Table Yrjö Kukkapuro, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
Space Age red vintage pair of lounge chairs named Saturn, which were designed by Yjrö Kukkapuro Finland 1960s with a round red pink sofa table also designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro, 1960s....
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1960s Finnish Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Aluminum

Space Age Vintage Modular Sofa Le Bambole Purple Lavender Mario Bellini 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
Space Age vintage authentic modular sofa Le Bambole by Mario Bellini in purple and lavender striped colors from textile fabric 1970s, Italy. A great design icon modular sofa elements...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Textile, Upholstery

1970s Piumotto Sofa Set by Arrigo Arrigoni for Busnelli
Located in Izegem, VWV
These very soft sofa's in a velvet like upholstery were designed by Italian architect Arrigo Arrigoni for Gruppo Industriale Busnelli S.P.A. The 3-seater sofa is 210 cm wide and t...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Living Room Sets

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Foam, Velvet, Plastic

Set of 7 Camaleonda Sittings Designed by Mario Bellini for C&B Italia, 1970
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Set of modular armchairs and poufs in brown corduroy, mod. Camaleonda designed by Mario Bellini for C&B Italia in 1970. The set consists of 7 elements: - 4 armchairs ( cm 71H x 6...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Metal

Armchairs and sofa Karate by Michel Cadestin for Airborne 1970s
Located in PARIS, FR
The «Karate» model was designed by Michel Cadestin for the French publishing house Airbone in the 1970s. This designer will be recognized for his avant-garde creations with notably t...
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1970s French Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Fiberglass, Velvet

Gastone Rinaldi Dining Chairs, Set of Six, RIMA I970s
Located in Ceglie Messapica, IT
Space age chromed dining chairs, set of six, Gastone Rinaldi for RIMA, I970s Set of six Italian mid century steel dining chairs designed by Gastone Rinaldi for Rima, 1970s The chai...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Living Room Sets

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Chrome

Adriano Piazzesi Black leather Sofa and Armchairs Set
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
This sofa and armchairs set is a Space Age design furniture realized by the Italian designer, painter and sculptor Adriano Piazzesi in the 1970s. Including a three-seat sofa and tw...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Aluminum

Ultra Rare Michel Ducaroy Platform Sofas in Cognac Leather, 1970s
Located in Echt, NL
Set of ultra rare Michel Ducaroy platform sofas in very good condition. Manufactured in France in the 1970s The sofas consist of a low platform made of black laminated wood and a ...
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20th Century French Space Age Living Room Sets

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Stainless Steel

Italian Space Age White Plastic Round Chairs, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian space age white plastic round chairs, 1970s. Set of 6 chairs with round seat, entirely in white plastic. The round seat joins the backrest, which is composed of a curved and ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Plastic

Dining Room Set, Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti, Italy 1970s
Located in Ceglie Messapica, IT
Vintage dining set. Space age style, Italy 1970s. A rare Saporiti dining set, designed by Giovanni Offredi designer. The set is composed by 4 dining chairs and one round table. The ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Fabric, Maple

Italian space age white abs and mustard yellow fabric pair of armchairs, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian space age white curved abs and mustard yellow fabric pair of armchairs, 1970s Pair of space age armchairs with curved abs shell and padded seat composed of two cushions, with...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

Materials

Fabric, Plastic

Set of 8 Camaleonda Sittings Designed by Mario Bellini for C&B Italia, 1970
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Set of modular armchairs and poufs in brown corduroy, mod. Camaleonda designed by Mario Bellini for C&B Italia in 1970. The set consists of 8 elements: - 5 armchairs ( cm 71H x 6...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Metal

Set of Two Bossa Lounge Chairs Designed by Bonetto and Stoppino New Upholstery
Located in Haderslev, DK
Rare set of easy chairs by Rodolfo Bonetto and Giotto Stoppino for Industria Talisio Arredamenti, Italy 1970. Very comfortable easy or lounge chairs with brand new upholstery. We...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

Materials

Fabric, Fiberglass

Arflex 'Solar' Lounge Set in Fiberglass by Carlo Bartali
Located in Antwerp, BE
Carlo Bartali, model 'Solar', Arflex, Italy, 1965, set of four armchairs with table Fiberglass and polyester resin with lacquer finish These elegant lounge chairs by Carlo Bartol...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Polyester, Fiberglass

Space Age Egg Chair Seating Group Senftenberger by Peter Ghyczy for Reuter
Located in Saarbrücken, SL
Rare space senftenberger age egg chairs by Peter Ghyczy. The best condition i have ever seen. Only a few slight signs of use. Made in Germany - 1968 by Peter Ghyczy for Reuter ...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Lacquer

Italian Modern Cognac Leather and Sand Colored Fabric Pair of Armchairs, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern cognac leather and sand colored fabric pair of armchairs, 1970s Pair of padded armchairs, removable and covered in brown leather on the seat and in sand-colored fabri...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Leather, Fabric

Italian modern leather and fabric lounge with armchairs and coffee table, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern cognac leather and sand colored fabric lounge with armchairs and coffee table, 1970s Pair of padded armchairs, removable and covered in brown leather on the seat and i...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Leather, Fabric

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Panton Pantonova Sofa and Table Set for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, circa 1971
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By Honoré Paris, Raphael Raffel
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Mario Bellini Three Seater Camaleonda Sofa B&B Italia, Italy, C1970
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Located in London, GB
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Paolo Piva, Three-Seater DS-4251/53 Sofa, De Sede, Switzerland, 1989
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Located in London, GB
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Carlo Bartoli Set of Two Down Sofas Giuseppe Rossi di Albizzate, Italy 1972
By Carlo Bartoli
Located in London, GB
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Ennio Chiggio Chaise Sofa in Mohair for Nikol International, Italy, 1970s
By Ennio Chiggio
Located in London, GB
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Gerard Le Fe Fibreglass Chair for Prisunic Editions, France, circa 1970
By Prisunic
Located in London, GB
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Pierre Paulin Armchair for Artifort, Netherlands 1970s
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Located in London, GB
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Roqueta & Jové Zeleste lamps for Snark Editions, 1975
Located in London, GB
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Fiberglass Living Room Set by William Andrus for Steelcase, 1970s, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Amazing Space Age 'Pool' Modular Sofa, Luigi Colani for Rosenthal Germany, 1970
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
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Set of Four 70s Original Spaghetti Chairs by Giandomenico Belotti Fly Line Italy
Located in München, DE
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Chromcraft Smoke Lucite Dining Set: Six Swiveling Tulip Chairs and Oval Table
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Located in Vienna, AT
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Located in Haderslev, DK
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Located in Lonigo, IT
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Afra & Tobia Scarpa Pair of “Soriana” Sofas for Cassina, 1969
Located in Lonigo, IT
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Afra & Tobia Scarpa Pair of “Soriana” Sofas for Cassina, 1969
Located in Lonigo, IT
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Located in Lonigo, IT
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