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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.

Find a collection of vintage Space Age seating, tables, lighting and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Space Age
Gianfranco Frattini Alpaca Sesann Lounge Chair for Cassina, 1972, Set of 2
Located in Vicenza, IT
The Sesann lounge chair was designed by Gianfranco Frattini in 1970 and produced by the Italian manufacturer Cassina. This set is composed of two lounge chairs upholstered in tobacco and chocolate brown alpaca velvet. Sesann is characterized by an organic and informal shape and is defined by the tubular metal detail that wraps around the soft, upholstered seat. In the 1970s, the Cassina catalogue...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Chrome

Marsala Sofa Lounge Set with Ottoman by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset, 1970's
Located in Zandhoven, BE
MARSALA SOFA LOUNGE + 2 LOUNGE CHAIR WITH OTTOMAN BY MICHEL DUCAROY FOR LIGNE ROSET, 1970'S Marsala lounge chair with ottoman Designed by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset France 1...
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1970s French Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Altuglas, Plexiglass, Leather

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

Customizable Space Age Living Room Set Atlantis in Boucle, 1970's
Located in Wroclaw, PL
Customizable Space Age Living Room Set Atlantis in Boucle 1970's, Czechoslovakia. You can choose fabric color. Order execution time up to 4 weeks to shipping. Dimensions: sofa: W 210...
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Mid-20th Century Space Age Living Room Sets

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Fabric, Polystyrene

Sesann yellow bouclé sofa by Gianfranco Frattini for Cassina 1970s, set of 2
Located in Stavenisse, NL
Cassina presented the Sesann system by Gianfranco Frattini in 1970. The project included an armchair, a two-seater, a three-seater sofa, and a coffee table. Its standout feature is a...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Metal

Set table et chaises Scimitar Boris Tabacoff pour Mobilier Modular Modern 1970
Located in AIX-LES-BAINS, FR
Cet ensemble table et chaises de Boris Tabacoff fait partie des mythes du mobilier Space Age . La base de la table semi circulaire est en chrome massif, le plateau est en marbre vein...
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1970s European Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Marble, Chrome

Gianfranco Frattini Black Leather Sesann Living Room Set for Cassina, 1972
Located in Vicenza, IT
Sesann dining room set, designed by Gianfranco Frattini in 1970 and produced by the Italian manufacturer Cassina. It is composed of a two-seater sofa and two armchairs. It features...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Chrome

'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 'pool' sofa from all over Europe during the past 15 years and these are the very last of the remaining pieces from my personal collection. The listed price includes reupholstery in a choice of colors and also includes a matching 'Pool' sofa drinks table...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Wool, Canvas, Fiberglass, Foam, Rubber

Afra and Tobia Scarpa Brown Velvet Soriana Living Room Set for Cassina, 1969
Located in Vicenza, IT
Soriana living room set, designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa, and produced by the Italian manufacturer Cassina in 1969. The set is composed of a three-seater sofa, a lounge chair and a...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Chrome

Gianfranco Frattini Khaki Brown Velvet Sesann Armchair for Cassina, 1972
Located in Vicenza, IT
Sesann armchair, designed by Gianfranco Frattini in 1970 and produced by the Italian manufacturer Cassina. It features khaki brown velvet upholstery and a chrome tubular cage as stru...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Chrome

Modular Sofa by Peter Ghyczy for Herman Miller, Germany, 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Peter Ghyczy's exceptional 2-seater sofa from the 1970s is an incredibly rare and truly unique piece. Also referred to as the "Fehlbaum sofa". Finding this particular sofa is a rar...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Bouclé, Cotton, Fiberglass

Original set of three yellow seats and coffee table by Wolfgang Feierbach 1974.
By Wolfgang Feierbach
Located in Haderslev, DK
Introducing the exceptional Wolfgang Feierbach FG2008 set, featuring three yellow seats and a coffee table in their original brown corduroy fabric. As you may already know, the FG200...
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1970s German Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Fabric, Plastic, Fiberglass

Afra & Tobia Scarpa Cognac Leather Soriana Chaise Lounge for Cassina, Set of 2
Located in Vicenza, IT
Afra & Tobia Scarpa “Soriana” chaise longue, leather and metal, Italy, 1969. The Soriana lounge chair is low and soft and invites the sitter to sink in. Its peculiar feature is the ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Chrome

Afra and Tobia Scarpa Brown Bonanza Lounge Chair for C&B Italia, 1970, Set of 3
Located in Vicenza, IT
Set composed of three Bonanza lounge chairs, designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa and produced by the Italian manufacturer C&B Italia (now B&B Italia...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Plastic, Leather, Foam

Gianfranco Frattini Brown Alpaca Velvet Sesann Living Room Set for Cassina, 1972
Located in Vicenza, IT
Sesann dining room set, designed by Gianfranco Frattini in 1970 and produced by the Italian manufacturer Cassina. It is composed of a three-seater sofa and three armchairs. It ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Chrome

Chromed Dining Chairs, Gastone Rinaldi for RIMA, Set of Four, Italy I970s
Located in Ceglie Messapica, IT
Set of four Space Age chrome dining chairs, Gastone Rinaldi for RIMA, Italy, 1970s Set of four mid-century steel dining chairs designed by Gastone Rinaldi for RIMA, 1970s. The chairs...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Steel

Gianfranco Frattini Beige Wool Bouclé Sesann Two-Seater Sofa for Cassina, 1972
Located in Vicenza, IT
Sesann two-seater sofa, designed by Gianfranco Frattini in 1970 and produced by the Italian manufacturer Cassina. It features wool bouclé upholstery and a chrome tubular cage as s...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Chrome

Afra and Tobia Scarpa Brown Leather Two-Seater Soriana Sofa for Cassina, 1969
Located in Vicenza, IT
Soriana two-seater sofa, designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa, and produced by the Italian manufacturer Cassina in 1969. It features its original brown leather upholstery. Winner of t...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Chrome

Italian Mid-Century Natural Leather Space Age Armchairs, 1970s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
A stunning pair of armchairs made in Italy in the 1970s. The seat is very comfortable and supportive. The pads are still original and in very good condition. Original natural leather...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Metal

Djinn Set by Olivier Morgue for Airborne Kvadrat Fabrics
Located in Saarbrücken, SL
Set of 2 armchairs one chaise lounge and one ottomane. Complete new high quality wool kvadrat upholstery. known from the movie space odysee 2001 from 1969. Design by Olivier Morgue...
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1970s French Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Fabric, Mohair

Italian Mid-Century Space Age Living Room Set in Natural Leather, 1970
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Splendid living room set composed of the three-seater sofa and a pair of armchairs made in Italy in the 70s. The seats are very comfortable and supportive. The pads are still origina...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Metal

Italian Midcentury Three-Seater Natural Leather Space Age Sofa, 1970s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Splendid three-seater sofa made in Italy in the 70s. The seat is very comfortable and supportive. The pads are still original and in very good condition. Original natural leather uph...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Metal

1960s Burke Maurice Design Years for Arkana British Prod Chairs, Set of 4
Located in Biella, IT
Burke Maurice design years '60 for Arkana British prod. set of four chairs tulip good vintage condition for the entire set and no every cushions for all material is metal, a...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Plastic, Acrylic

Archizoom Safari Seating Pod 'Historic' '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 Safar...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Upholstery, Faux Fur, Fiberglass

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 Le Bambole by Mario Bellini designed 1972 for B & B Italia consists of two ( 2 ) corner elements and one ( 1 ) seater. Two modular elements show labels, all elements show underneath original jute fabric stamped with company´s name. Beautiful original striped textile fabric in purple and lavender colors. These modular sofa elements gives a lot of options for installing a space and could perfectly create a thrilling contrast with contemporary environments. The condition is fair, it shows signs of age and use like stains, abrasions, fading, damages at the fabric and worn corners. Perfect for design connoisseurs, who love and appreciate preloved authentic design icons. Images are part of the description approx. measures: 2 corner elements: width 90 cm, depth 87 cm, height 71 cm, seat height 44 cm 1 one seater: width 79 cm, depth 87 cm, height 71 cm, seat height 44 cm Mario Bellini ( 1935 ) Italian architect and designer Mario Bellini designed many important furniture designs throughout its organic and complex shapes as Le Bambole Sofa, Amante or CAB Chair. This sofa design Le Bambole features cuddly and organic spirit and helps B & B Italia to earn many awards. Also the provocative advertising campaign with the female model Donna Jordan...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Textile, Upholstery

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

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 71 H x ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Metal

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 backr...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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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 65...
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1970s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Metal

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, Rubber

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 el...
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1960s Italian Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Polyester, Fiberglass

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 desi...
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1960s Finnish Vintage Space Age Living Room Sets

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Aluminum

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

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Fabric, Fiberglass

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

Space Age living room sets for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Space Age living room sets for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Late 20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage living room sets created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with plastic, fabric and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Space Age living room sets made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and Germany pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original living room sets, popular names associated with this style include Cassina, Gianfranco Frattini, Afra & Tobia Scarpa, and Mario Bellini. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for living room sets differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $2,225 and tops out at $60,000 while the average work can sell for $13,315.

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