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Modern Lounge Chairs

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
Pair of Italian Modern Black Velvet Accent Chairs
Located in North York, ON
This pair of Italian modern black velvet accent chairs is the perfect addition to any home. With their rounded curved backs and seats, these chairs have a modern styling that will br...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Title Lounge Chair
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
The "Xitle" lounge chair is part of ADN Studio´s Volcan Collection. This collection seeks to go back to basics. It is a subtle and refined interpretation of the archytypical Modern f...
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2010s Mexican Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Outdoor Hanging Basket Chair
Located in New York, NY
Access an entirely new dimension of relaxation with this free-swinging hanging chair. You can either suspend it from its matching stand, or fix it to your wall or ceiling. The open w...
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2010s Asian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Rope

De Sede DS-265 Coco with Sheepskin 'Nomade'
Located in Tilburg, NL
De Sede DS-265 Coco with Sheepskin 'Nomade'. New, current production. Price mentioned is for a chair with the outer shell in high quality 'Select' leather + cushion in sheepskin 'No...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Sheepskin

Salvador Dali Contemporary Portlligat Wood Sculpture Sunbed
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Design by Salvador Dalí­, 1903 manufactured by BD Barcelona Solid Iroko wooden structure with polyamide wheels. Optional upholstered cushion with water repellent foam and material ...
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2010s Spanish Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

CraftAssociates Lounge Chair, Vancouver Modern Lounge Chair, White and Walnut
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
CraftAssociates Lounge Chair, Vancouver Modern Lounge Chair, White and Walnut This Vancouver Modern Lounge Chair for Craft Associates® Furniture are expertly crafted and upholstered...
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2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Modernist Angular Chrome Lounge Chair & Ottoman in Aubergine Wool, USA 1970's
Located in New York, NY
Covered in Loro Piana wool. Ottoman measures 30" x 34".
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1970s American Vintage Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Building Blocks, New Modern Side Chair with Bouclé and Walnut Back
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Building blocks side lounge chair: An illusion that plays with positive and negative shapes through its design, the white version is made from leather and a metal base. Building ...
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2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Stainless Steel

Outdoor Woven Rope Armchair in Solid Teak
Located in New York, NY
Structure: Teak wood – Aluminum: Antioxy, heavy load, anti-scratch easy clean. Weaving: Round 4mm. High Tenacity, Low shrinkage filament yarn made of 100% polyester, easy clean. Fi...
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2010s Asian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Outdoor Lounge Chair in Open Wicker Weave
Located in New York, NY
This chair is modern weaving personified. The combined use of two different colors and the open weave technique creates the unique design of this collection. Thanks to its round desi...
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2010s Asian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Outdoor Lounge Chair with Open Back Design in Natural Teak
Located in New York, NY
Structure: teak wood offered in various stains. Metal: heavy load, anti-scratch easy clean. Weaving: flat 4mm. high tenacity, low shrinkage filament yarn made of 100% polyester, ea...
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2010s Asian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Rattan, Rope, Teak

Outdoor Lounge Chair in Water Based Teak, 'Set of 2'
Located in New York, NY
The Material: Our products use taut, clean, and highly tenacious rope made of 100% polyester. What makes this material special is because the characteristic of polyester that is extr...
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2010s Asian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Teak, Rope, Rattan

Pair of Outdoor Lounge Chairs in Handwoven Rope & Solid Teak
Located in New York, NY
The Material: Our products use taut, clean, and highly tenacious rope made of 100% polyester. What makes this material special is because the characteristic of polyester that is extr...
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2010s Asian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Rope, Teak

Outdoor Armchair With Ottoman In Solid Teak
Located in New York, NY
Frame : Teak Wood Weaving : Round 11 mm & 5 mm Rope HIGH TENACITY Low shrinkage filament yarn made of 100% polyester, raw color, Easy Clean Cushions: High quality quick dry foam. ...
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2010s Asian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Fabric, Rope, Teak

Outdoor Woven Rope Armchair in Solid Natural Teak 'Set of 2'
Located in New York, NY
Structure: Teak wood – Aluminum: Antioxy, heavy load, anti-scratch easy clean. Weaving: Flat 4mm. High Tenacity, Low shrinkage filament yarn made of 100% polyester, easy clean. Fix...
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2010s Asian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Rope, Teak

Outdoor Platform Single Sofa In Dark Brown Teak
Located in New York, NY
Structure: Teak wood – Aluminum: Antioxy, heavy load, anti-scratch easy clean. Weaving: Flat 4mm. High Tenacity, Low shrinkage filament yarn made of 100% polyester, easy clean. Fix...
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2010s Asian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Teak, Fabric, Synthetic, Rattan, Rope

Contemporary Swivel Armchair Featuring Square Arms & Open Back
Located in New York, NY
With a contemporary design of straight lines, this armchair gives status and personality to the space. The matte wood detail on the sides provides a touch of design and elegance to t...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

French Provincial Style Rattan Armchair with Custom Finishes
Located in New York, NY
Luxury comfort with luxury design: the Victoria. Piece of our Origins Collection, this chaise longue summerizes the desire to give identity to a space. High-quality handmade work to propose a piece that gives shape to your personal moments. Dimensions: W 31.5" x D 72.8" x H 35.8" x Seat H 17.7" x Arm H 22.4" Avaiable in many models because of our custom options: differents fabrics, leathers, wood color. We also adapt the size of the pice to your spatial needs. New classics...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Jute, Wood, Trimming, Rattan

360° Rotating Oversized Armchair In Custom Velvet Colors
Located in New York, NY
This oversized swivel chair easily blends into most mid-century modern or traditional-style home decors, with its timeless silhouette will add a contemporary touch to the space. The ...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Swivel Armchair W Ottoman in Leather & Rose Gold Base
Located in New York, NY
Swivel lounge chair with a curved body shape. The metallic base can swivel 360 degrees. Shown here in Leather and Columbia Tofee Fabric. Stainless steel base in polished Copper. ...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Contemporary Armchair Offered in Figured Oak & Cream Velvet
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern style armchair upholstered in cream velvet combined with a structure in figured oak with extremely elegant polished brass legs. Materials: Upholstery : Cream Ve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Armchair Offered In Light Grey Velvet.
Located in New York, NY
MATERIALS Upholstery: Light grey velvet Velvet is water repellent and stain resistant. Legs: American Walnut with rich grain and is finished in a high-gloss lacquer. Details: Polishe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Hand Built Armchair in Painted Metal Frame and Brass Detailing
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary sled base armchair shown in black iron frame with brushed brass details and white bouclé fabric. Multiple layers of foam with various densities provide high level of com...
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2010s European Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal, Brass

Niemeyer Armchair, Bouclé and Brass, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Maia, Porto
Golden Winner at the Muse Design Awards Competition 2022 The Niemeyer armchair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture wa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Ralph Lauren Writer's Aged Brown Leather Armchair and Footstool Ottoman
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original Ralph Lauren Writers armchair and matching ottoman RRP £15,745 in aged brown vintage leat...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Original Sculpture/ Seat Designed by Gaetano Pesce, B&B Italia
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Seat UP7 designed by Gaetano Pesce. Italy, B&B Italia, 2000 series. Large sculpture/ seat made of cold-shaped polyurethane foam painted black. Produced as part of the UP series, P...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Polystyrene

Vintage Swaim Modern Brown Leather Armless Oak Slipper Lounge Club Reading Chair
Located in Dayton, OH
A beautiful armless slipper chair by Swaim Upholstery. Originally made for Marc-Miachaels Interior Design. Features brown leather upholstery and an oak frame. The chair is supported ...
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Late 20th Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

P60 Lounge Chair by Vittorio Introini for Saporiti, Italy, 1980s
Located in Greding, DE
P60 lounge chair with beige cover. The armchair was first designed by Vittorio Introini for Saporiti in the 1960s. The cover is in good condition.
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Madda Chair by Michael Felix
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A contemporary interpretation of the classic club chair, the Madda's plump, high-set arms will envelop you in a cocooning embrace. A metal base — available in brass, bronze, blackene...
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2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Wrought Iron

Contemporary Velvet Armchair Offered With Nails On The Curve & Back
By Munna Design Studio
Located in New York, NY
This armchair is the epitome of serenity inducing design. With an embracing silhouette and luxurious deep seat, its sensuous curves and comfortable back perfectly adapt to the body. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Ripped Wood Lounge Chair by Willem Van Hooff
Located in Geneve, CH
Ripped Wood Lounge Chair by Willem Van Hooff Handmade Dimensions: W 50 to 56 x H 70 to 80 cm Materials: Wood Willem van Hooff is a designer based in Eindhoven. He is a driven build...
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2010s Dutch Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

Kalos Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia
Located in Chicago, IL
Step into the realm of comfort and sophistication with the Kalos lounge chair and ottoman, designed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia / Maxalto in 1997. This chair and ottoman set, ...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Linen, Upholstery, Fabric, Oak

Overman Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair
Located in New York, NY
Overman Mid-Century Modern swivel lounge chair with abstract circle upholstery. Dimensions: 29 inches high, 33 inches wide, and 29 inches deep. Seat height: 16 inches.
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20th Century American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Modern LC3 Black leather chrome frame lounge chairs by Le Corbusier
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
A pair of pre owned modern lounge or club chairs by Le Corbusier. Wide Model LC3 in soft black Leather. Triple chrome plated steel frames. Show little to no signs of use. Made in ita...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Minimalist Modern Lounge Chair in Natural Leather and Polished Stainless Steel
Located in Lisbon, PT
Embracing the purpose to take a break, LISBOA chair invites you to just sit and relax. Combining many observations from different cultures of how people use chairs...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Modern Drama Swivel Pouf Chair in White Boucle
Located in Chicago, IL
Swivel pouf upholstered in white Italian merino wool/poly blend performance boucle. COM upholstery option available as well.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Nautilus Swivel Lounge Chairs and Ottoman in Ivory Bouclé
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Amongst the most popular Vladimir Kagan designs, these Nautilus swivel lounge chairs are sculptural, comfortable and fun, and were recently professionally reupholstered in cozy Ivory Boucle. Corkscrew shape with sloped back and scrolled arm. The Nautilus chairs swivel making them a good choice for open floor plans - you may align your sight with any person or object in the room simply with a gentle swivel. Matching contoured Ottoman is on casters and seamlessly rolls into place like a puzzle piece inviting you to relax and put your feet up with a good book or a glass of your favorite vino. Fabric is highly durable; it's texture provides for ventilation to keep warm in winter and cool in summer. Want to see more beautiful things? Scroll down below and click "View All From Seller" or favorite our shop to get your 1stDibs on our new inventory. Nautilus Swivel Chairs: 36” W x 33” D x 29” H (Seat Height 17”) Ottoman: 33” W x 21” D x 17” H Photographed along with and also currently available in our shop: Post Modern Karl Springer Style ottoman...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé

Rare lounge chair, Artelano and Samuel Coriat, France, Circa 1986
Located in PARIS, FR
Rare lounge chair in black leather and black lacquered metal, with tilt adjustment system using a locking screw. This lounge chair designed by Samuel Coriat began in 1986 and benefit...
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Late 20th Century French Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Tan Sling Hanging Swing Chair Genuine Ochre Leather 21st Century Modern
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
Stripped away from all excess, this hanging chair has a circular frame with the sheets of soft leather hanging loose within it, to create a sleek, sexy, and oh so comfortable experie...
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2010s South African Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Italian Designer, Lounge Chairs, Wood, Fabric, Italy, 1940s
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of dark-stained wood and beige bouclé fabric lounge chairs designed and produced in Italy, 1940s. Seat height: 15.5”
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1940s Italian Vintage Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Modern LC3 Black leather chrome frame lounge chair by Le Corbusier
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
A Single pre owned modern lounge or club chair by Le Corbusier. Wide Model LC3 in soft black Leather. Triple chrome plated steel frames. Show little to no signs of use. Made in italy...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Lawrence Peabody Wing Chair for Craft Associates
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Lawrence Peabody Manufacturer: Craft Associates Furniture Period/Model: Mid-Century Modern Specs: Walnut, velvet This Lawrence Peabody wing chair for Craft Associates...
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2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Iconic Eero Aarnio Silver Bubble Chair
Located in New York, NY
The bubble chair was designed by Eero Aarnio in 1968. According to Eero’s notes, the bubble hangs from the ceiling because ‘there is no nice way to make a...
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2010s Finnish Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Iconic Eero Aarnio Yellow Pastil Chair
Located in New York, NY
Eero Aarnio made the first prototype of the Pastil chair out of polystyrene, which helped him to verify the measurements, ergonomics and rocking ability. ...
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2010s Finnish Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fiberglass

Greg Lynn “Ravioli” Chair by Vitra
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
“Ravioli” chair by renowned architect Greg Lynn. Circa 2005. Known as the pioneer of digital architecture. Manufactured by Vitra, Switzerland. Two tone Pomodoro dark red. Fiberglass ...
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Early 2000s Swiss Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Textile, Fiberglass

Suelo Modern Side Chair
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
This Suelo modern side chair is beautifully constructed from solid wood in Ohio, USA. The lounge chair's silhouette is simple, modern, and slee...
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2010s North American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Pair of Asko 'Classio' Leather Chairs, Model 8283
By Asko
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning pair of 'Classio, model 8283' chrome and black leather chairs by Asko, Finland, designed in 1982, cubic design similar to Le Corbusier's LC2 lounge chairs, marked.
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1980s Finnish Vintage Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Modern Oak and Leather Lounge Chair
Located in North York, ON
Introducing the perfect addition to any modern living space - the Modern Oak and Leather lounge chair. This luxurious chair boasts a beautiful textured oak frame that adds a touch of...
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2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Oak

Customizable e15 That Lounge Chair by Stefan Diez
Located in New York, NY
The lounge chair That is part of the distinct This That Other seating series. Named after the famous card trick, Stefan Diez uses the same plywood material as for the iconic Houdini ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

Karl Springer Pair of Sumptuous Leather Swivel Chairs 1980s
Located in New York, NY
Pair of beautifully crafted swivel chairs with channeled solid mahogany bases by Karl Springer, American late-1980s. These chairs were recently reupholstered in taupe lambskin. They...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Lambskin, Mahogany

Muller Van Severen, Outdoor Lounge Chair Model "Wire S #5", Belgium, 2017
Located in Barcelona, ES
Muller Van Severen Outdoor lounge chair model “Wire S #5” Manufactured by Muller Van Severen Produced for Side Gallery Powder coated stainless steel in deep red Measurements...
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2010s Belgian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Muller Van Severen, Outdoor Lounge Chair Model "Wire S #1", Belgium, 2017
Located in Barcelona, ES
Muller Van Severen Outdoor lounge chair model “Wire S #1” Manufactured by Muller Van Severen Produced for Side Gallery Stainless steel Measurements 139 cm x 60 cm x 37 H cm...
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2010s Belgian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Vladimir Kagan Lounge Chair and Matching Ottoman Labeled
Located in New York, NY
Vladimir Kagan lounge chair and matching ottoman. The set has it's original brown fabric, a pedestal chrome base with Kagan label.
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1980s Vintage Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Disney Quest Aluminum Armillary Chairs by Jordan Mozer Set of 5
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Created for Chicago and Orlando's Disney Quest in 1995, the "Armillry Chair" is a stunning contribution to the world of the design. Crafted from the genius of Jordan Mozer, this solid aluminum chair looks like it jumped off the screen from a Ridley Scott film. Rarely do we see such a thoughtful blend of modern design and sinister sci-fi inspiration. The anthropomorphic...
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1990s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Jaime Hayon Contemporary Plywood Upholstery Lounger Armchair for BD
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Lounger armchair designed by Jaime Hayon. Manufactured by BD Barcelona Design. Armchair structure base in cast aluminium and painted. Seat and backrest are in plywood with exteriors...
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2010s Spanish Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Gaby Fois Dorell Voyager Lounge Chair and Footstool
Located in Dronten, NL
Exceptional and rare Voyager lounge chair with footstool designed by artist Gaby Fois Dorell for Saporiti, Italy. Gaby Fois Dorell is a French-American artist and designer known for...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pair of Faux Bamboo Chinese Chippendale Lounge Chairs Martha Stewart Bernhardt
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Martha Stewart for Bernhardt faux bamboo Chinese Chippendale lounge chairs, wood frames with fabric cushions. Fabric has some spots, we recommend recovering the cushions. We ...
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Early 2000s American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Togo fireside in original yellow fabric by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset
Located in Buggenhout, Oost-Vlaanderen
Stunning TOGO single seater in its original yellow fabric with a nice great patina. From its first owner (2013). Designed by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset France. The TOGO sofa, de...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Modern lounge chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Modern lounge chairs for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage lounge chairs created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating, building and garden elements, decorative objects and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with fabric, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Modern lounge chairs made in a specific country, there are Europe, Italy, and North America pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original lounge chairs, popular names associated with this style include Royal Stranger, George Yabu & Glenn Pushelberg, De Sede, and Artefatto Design Studio. 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 lounge chairs differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $192 and tops out at $146,216 while the average work can sell for $4,504.

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