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Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

POSTMODERN STYLE

Strictly speaking, postmodern design was a short-lived movement that manifested itself chiefly in Italy and the United States in the early 1980s. The characteristics of postmodern furniture and other postmodern objects included hot-colored, loud-patterned, usually plastic surfaces; strange proportions and weird angles; and a vague-at-best relationship between form and function.

Critics derided postmodern design as a grandstanding bid for attention and nothing of consequence. The fact that, decades later, postmodern design still has the power to provoke thoughts (along with other reactions) proves they were not entirely correct.

Postmodernism began as an architectural critique. Starting in the 1960s, a small cadre of mainly American architects began to argue that modernism, once high-minded and even noble in its goals, had become stale, stagnant and blandly corporate. In the next decade in Milan, a cohort of designers led by Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini brought the discussion to bear on design.

Sottsass and Michele de Lucchi, in 1980, gathered a core group of young designers, which would come to include Michael Graves, Marco Zanini, Shiro Kuramata and Matteo Thun, into a design collective they called Memphis. The Memphis Group saw design as a means of communication and they wanted it to shout. That it did: the first Memphis collection appeared in 1981 and broke all the modernist taboos, embracing irony, kitsch, wild ornamentation and bad taste.

Memphis works remain icons of postmodernism: the Sottsass Casablanca bookcase, with its leopard-print plastic veneer; de Lucchi’s First chair, which has been described as having the look of an electronics component; Martine Bedin’s Super lamp: a pull-toy puppy on a power cord leash. After the initial Memphis show caused an uproar, postmodern design quickly took off in America. The architect Robert Venturi had already begun a series of plywood chairs for Knoll Inc. with beefy, exaggerated silhouettes of traditional styles such as Queen Anne and Chippendale. In 1982, the new firm Swid Powell enlisted a group of top American architects, including Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Stanley Tigerman and Venturi to create postmodern tableware in silver, ceramic and glass.

On 1stDibs, the collection of postmodern furniture includes seating, decorative objects, lighting fixtures and more.

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Style: Post-Modern
Mario Bellini Olive Green Camaleonda, 100% Mohair Reupholstery, B&B Italia, 1970
Located in Antwerp, BE
Camaleonda, Mario Bellini, vintage; modular camaleonda, newly reupholstered in 100% Mohair; Olive Green; Postmodern; Lounge chair; Sofa; Seating element; Italian design classics; ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mohair

Vladimir Kagan Wingback Swivel Chair and Ottoman
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Iconic Vladimir Kagan for Directional wingback tilt and swivel lounge chair with matching ottoman. Both the chair and ottoman are newly reupholstered in gray bouclé fabric. The chair...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé

Camaleonda Three-Seater in Boucle Wool with 2 Armrests by Mario Bellini, 1970's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Camaleonda, Mario Bellini, vintage; modular camaleonda, newly reupholstered in bouclé wool; white; Postmodern; Lounge chair; Sofa; Seating element; Italian design classics; Postm...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Foam

Egge Lounge Chair by Atra Design
By ATRA
Located in Geneve, CH
Egge lounge chair by Atra Design Dimensions: D 83.9 x W 105.6 x H 62.9 cm Materials: boulé fabric, brass Atra Design We are Atra, a furniture brand produced by Atra form a mexi...
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2010s Mexican Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Disney Quest Aluminum Armillary Chair by Jordan Mozer
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 soli...
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1990s American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Camaleonda Lounge Chair in Boucle Wool by Mario Bellini, Sectional Sofa, 1970's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Camaleonda, Mario Bellini, vintage; modular camaleonda, newly reupholstered in bouclé wool; white; Postmodern; Lounge chair; Sofa; Seating element; Italian design classics; Postm...
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Late 20th Century European Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Foam

Set of 4 Sheepskin WNG Chairs by Mazo Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 4 sheepskin WNG chairs by Mazo Design Dimensions: W 60 x D 50 x H 76 cm Materials: oak, sheepskin. Also available: DAW/Royal, KVADRAT/Hallingdal & Fiord, BUTE/Storr, KVADR...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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Other

Camaleonda Lounge Chair in Boucle Wool with Armrest by Mario Bellini, 1970's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Camaleonda, Mario Bellini, vintage; modular camaleonda, newly reupholstered in bouclé wool; white; Postmodern; Lounge chair; Sofa; Seating element; Italian design classics; Postm...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Foam

Chrome Frame Lounge Chair After Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Chic and stylish club, lounge chair having bright chrome D shaped continuous arm, leg elements, and upholstered seats and back rests. The chair is in very fine, original, clean and r...
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Mid-20th Century American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Black Ala Lounge Chair by Atra Design
By ATRA
Located in Geneve, CH
Black Ala lounge chair by Atra Design Dimensions: D 50 x W 46.9 x H 76.9 cm Materials: leather pads, mahogany Available in mahogany or teak. Available in other color. Atra Desi...
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2010s Mexican Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Halikko Launge, Black by Made By Choice
Located in Geneve, CH
Halikko launge, black by Made By Choice Dimensions: 66 x 64 x 69 cm Materials: Solid oak Standard finishes: Natural wood / painted black. Also available: Upholstery in fabric ...
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2010s Finnish Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

Westside Armchairs by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll, 1983 Post Modern Original
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare pair of vintage 'Westside' armchairs by Ettore Sottsass for Knoll, 1983 in great condition Iconic west side designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1983. Stylish and very comfortable ov...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

80s Jens Juul Eilersen ‘Control’ Daybed for Eilersen A/S
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
Control is the ultimate reclining chair and offers several different positions whether you are sitting or lying down. Control is made up of four independent sections, which give the ...
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1980s Danish Vintage Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

21st Century by Bartoli Design Lounge Chair Ergonomic Artisan Indoor-Outdoor
Located in Lecce, IT
Indoor-outdoor lounge chair, frame in round steel tube, seat and backrest in contoured round steel rod.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Lovely Pair of Post-Modern Sculptural Patinated Swivel Chairs
Located in Hudson, NY
Absolutely stunning pair of postmodern swivel chair. Great comfortable height with a smooth 360 degree swivel. Upholstery has a really great looking patina and foam is good so the ch...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Set Of 2 Sahara Sheepskin TMBO Lounge Chairs by Mazo Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Set Of 2 Sahara Sheepskin TMBO lounge chairs by Mazo Design Dimensions: W 90 x D 68.5 x H 87 cm Materials: Oak, Sheepskin. Also Available: ROMO/Linara, DAW/Royal, KVADRAT/Remix, KVAD...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Other

Giorgio Saporiti Flower Lounge Chair for Il Loft, Italy 1990's
By Il Loft, Giorgio Saporiti
Located in Belmont, MA
Post-Modern Flower Chair in primary color scheme, designed by Giorgio Saporiti. Made by Il Loft of Italy, circa 1990. Each Saporiti Flower chair is completely unique. The chair's org...
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Red Rose Lounge Chair by Masanori Umeda for Edra
Located in San Francisco, CA
A three-legged velvet upholstery red rose lounge chair on solid aluminum legs by Masanori Umeda for Edra. Italy, 1990s.
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1990s Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Custom Angular Post-Modern Pink Shearling & Bleached Oak Lounge Chairs
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of custom Angular Post-Modern Shearling & bleached white oak lounge chairs. Shearling style fabric is from Kravet. Hand Made in Houston Texas.   
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21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak, Fabric

Vladimir Kagan Post Modern Ivory Bouclé Swivel Chairs & Ottoman for Directional
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Post Modern Pair of Vladimir Kagan tilt and swivel chairs with en suite Ottoman for Directional newly reupholstered in soft luxurious Ivory White Bouclé. These are large statement pi...
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1980s American Vintage Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Bouclé

Saturno Pouf by Stefania Loschi
Located in Geneve, CH
Saturno Pouf by Stefania Loschi Dimensions: D x W x H cm Materials: Also available: customizable sofa cover upon request. SATURNO is an indoor and outdoor lounge sitting solut...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Other

Pair of Post-War Turquoise Leather Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Post-War (modern) oak slipper form Armchairs with turquoise leather upholstered seat and back
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20th Century American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak, Leather

Set of 3 Run Throught Me Seating by the Async
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 3 run throught me seating by The Async Dimensions: Longue chair :D 114 x W 65 x W 140 cm. Ottoman: D78 x W33 x H55 cm. Stool: D47 x W30 x H58 cm. Materials: stainless st...
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2010s American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Set of 2 Just Rose, Kolho Original Lounge Chairs, MDJ Kuu by Made By Choice
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2, Just Rose, Kolho Original Lounge Chair, MDJ KUU by Made By Choice with Matthew Day Jackson Kolho Collection Dimensions: 70 x 60 x 70 cm Materials: Plywood Also Availa...
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2010s Finnish Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Birch, Plywood

Set of 4 Sahara Sheepskin TMBO Lounge Chairs by Mazo Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Set Of 4 Sahara Sheepskin TMBO Lounge Chairs by Mazo Design Dimensions: W 90 x D 68.5 x H 87 cm Materials: Oak, Sheepskin. Also Available: ROMO/Linara, DAW/Royal, KVADRAT/Remix, K...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Other

Christensen & Larsen Pair of Eccentric Lounge Chairs in Lacquered Wood
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Christensen & Larsen, lounge chairs, lacquered wood, fabric, Denmark, 1970s. Stunning pair of Postmodern lounge chairs manufactured by the Danish company Christensen & Larsen. The...
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1970s Danish Vintage Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Set of 2, Kaski Lounge, Narrow by Made By Choice
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2, Kaski Lounge, Narrow by Made By Choice Dimensions: 77 x 63 x 76 cm Materials: Birch Plywood Standard Finishes: Natural Wood / Painted Black Also Available: Kaski Loun...
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2010s Finnish Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Birch, Plywood

Teal Post Modern Marshmallow Microfiber Round Lounge Chairs
Located in West Hartford, CT
Rare pair of Post Modern round lounge chairs that match and have zippers at back. Great scale and better lines. Exceptional comfort. Fabric feels like suede leather by we believe it ...
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1980s Vintage Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Textile, Willow, Harewood

Soriana Lounge Chair & Ottoman in Bouclé by Afra & Tobia Scarpa, 1960's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Afra & Tobia Scarpa, Cassina, reupholstered in ivory bouclé wool, Post-modern lounge chair with ottoman manufactured by Cassina in the 1970s. Reupholstered in ivory bouclé wool,...
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1960s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

G. de Pas & D. D’Urbino & P. Lomazzi 'Joe' Glove Chair in Cognac Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gionathan de Pas & Donato D'Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi for Poltronova, glove chair, cognac leather, 1970s, Italy. This extraordinary chair is named the 'Joe Seat' and was dedicated ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Set Of 2 DEDAR/Linear TMBO Lounge Chairs by Mazo Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Set Of 2 DEDAR/Linear TMBO Lounge Chairs by Mazo Design Dimensions: W 90 x D 68.5 x H 87 cm Materials: Oak, Textile Also Available: ROMO/Linara, DAW/Royal, KVADRAT/Remix, KVADRAT...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Other

Red Heart Cone Chair by Verner Panton for Vitra
Located in San Francisco, CA
An iconic red heart cone chair by Vernor Panton. Designed in 1958, this chair was produced by Vitra in 2000. The fabric is in original condition with some signs of use. One chair...
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Early 2000s European Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Sheepskin ARCH Lounge Chair by Mazo Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Sheepskin ARCH lounge chair by Mazo Design Dimensions: W 69 x D 79 x H 76 cm Materials: Oak, Sheepskin. With the new ARCH collection, mazo forges new paths with their forward-lo...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Other

Pair of Two Lounge Chairs by Ezio Longhi 1950s, New Upholstery
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of two lounge chairs with a new upholstery. The structure is original from 1950s. Pure and organic general line. Ezio Longhi (born in 1928) was an Italian designer from the 1...
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1950s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Vintage Beech Dining Chairs by Stefan Billík for Tatra nabytok, 1980´s
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This set of four modern lounge chairs/armchairs was made in the 1980s in the former Czechoslovakia. It was designed by the Slovak architect Stefan Billik for Tatra nabytok Pravenec. ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech

Pair of "Rover" Chairs by Ron Arad, UK, 1980's
Located in New York, NY
A vintage pair of the iconic ''Rover" chairs that launched Ron Arad's career and his edition company, One-Off LTD. Arad, then a design student, set to show that you could make a goo...
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Late 20th Century British Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Cut Steel

Postmodern Tan Leather Lounge Chair
Located in Chicago, IL
Postmodern tan leather lounge chair. Original condition.
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1970s American Vintage Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Preview Post Modern Swivel Lounge Chairs in Super Soft Ivory White Bouclé C.1990
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Launch in first class comfort with this spaceship like pair of 1990s ivory white bouclé Post Modern swivel chairs by Preview. Gorgeous sculptural silhouette. Uber luxurious modern lo...
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1990s American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Upholstery

Margot Lounge Chair by Atra Design
By ATRA
Located in Geneve, CH
Margot lounge chair by Atra Design. Dimensions: D 60 x W 94 x H 82 cm. Materials: fabric, aged brass. Atra Design We are Atra, a furniture brand produced by Atra form a mexico ...
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2010s Mexican Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Ron Arad Bad Tempered Chair #29/1000 for Vitra, 2002, Carbon Fiber, Signed
Located in Kansas City, MO
Ron Arad "Bad Tempered" chair, by Vitra, number 29 of an edition of 1000, die-cut sheets of carbon and Kevlar laminates, fastened by bolts with wing nuts, metal tag to back: "Ron Ara...
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Early 2000s German Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dedar/Artemidor Arch Lounge Chair by Mazo Design
Located in Geneve, CH
DEDAR/Artemidor ARCH lounge chair by Mazo Design Dimensions: W 69 x D 79 x H 76 cm Materials: Oak, Sheepskin With the new ARCH collection, mazo forges new paths with their forwa...
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2010s Danish Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Other

Black Kolho Natural Lounge Chair by Made by Choice
Located in Geneve, CH
Black Kolho Natural lounge chair by Made By Choice with Matthew Day Jackson Kolho Collection Dimensions: 70 x 60 x 70 cm Materials: Plywood Also Available: Natural Oak, "Kol...
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2010s Finnish Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Birch, Plywood

Scarpa Soriana Lounge Chair in Bouclé Wool Mid Century, Post-Modern, 1969
Located in Antwerp, BE
Scarpa; Soriana; Cassina; Italian design; Hollywood regency; Post-modern; 1970's Afra and Tobia Scarpa Soriana lounge chair reupholstered in bouclé wool, Cassina, the 1970s. The S...
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1960s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Belgian Design, Dark Brown 'Pasha' Lounge Chairs by Durlet, 1970's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Belgian furniture design; 1970's, Lounge chairs; Ottoman; Leather; Luxury Heinz Waldmann & Anita Schmidt for Durlet in 1970, dark chocolate brown leather, two lounge chairs, and ...
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Late 20th Century Belgian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

90s Fauteuil and Ottoman for Hartika
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
Hartika is a high class outdoor furniture specialist. This Hartika chair can be used inside aswell outdoors. Beautifull chrome design frame with black papercord seat and backrest. Ve...
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Late 20th Century Polish Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Postmodern Lounge Chair, Memphis Design, 1980s
Located in Zagreb, HR
Memphis style lounge chair from the 1980s. Label: Thalia & Co. The chair features a tubular metal frame, padded seat, and backrest upholstered in green and pale yellow fabric ...
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1980s European Vintage Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Vintage Roche Bobois Lounge Chair & Ottoman in Blue Wool & Chrome, 1990s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A commodious and attractive lounge chair and ottoman by Roche Bobois in blue wool and chrome legs. Very comfortable and supportive set with unique modern cast and polished chrome leg...
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1990s French Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

OBJ-02 Lounge Chair by Manu Bano
Located in Geneve, CH
OBJ-02 lounge chair by Manu Bano. Dimensions: 100 L X 60 W X 60 H cm. Material: Brass. Manu Bano is co-founder of the design studio Ewe and Associate of the renowned furniture, inte...
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2010s Mexican Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Renato Toso & Roberto Pamio for Stilwood Lounge Chair Model 'Linda' in Ash
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Renato Toso & Roberto Pamio for Stilwood, ´Linda´ lounge chair, laminated ash, Italy, 1970s Lounge chair model ´Linda´ in laminated ash designed by the Italian designers Renato To...
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1970s Vintage Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Ash, Plywood

Bordon chair by Another Human, Blue Velvet Contemporary Lounge Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
With Bordon, an oversized chair upholstered in a vibrant blue velvet, another human explores fantastical shapes reminiscent of Matisse while creating a dreamlike creature, complete w...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Post-Modern,Cassina 'Soriana' Cognac Leather Sofa by Afra and Tobia Scarpa, 1970
Located in Antwerp, BE
Soriana, Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina, Italian design classics, Italy, 1970's Manufactured by Cassina in the 1970s, the Soriana collection was meant to express beauty and co...
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Vladimir Kagan Juno Wingback Recliner Chairs in Soft Ivory White Bouclé
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Stately Post Modern Pair of Vladimir Kagan Wingback reclining chairs made by American Leather professionally reupholstered in super soft Ivory White bouclé. New cushioning and lots o...
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1990s American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Upholstery

Luciano Frigerio Set of Two Rancero Armchairs in Wood and Leather, 1970
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Set of two Rancero armchairs in beechwood structure, upholstered in leather. Designed and produced by Luciano Frigerio, circa 1970.
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1970s Italian Vintage Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech, Leather

Charles Blue Armchair by Royal Stranger
Located in Geneve, CH
Charles blue armchair by Royal Stranger Dimensions: D 88 x W 84 x H 78 cm Materials: Upholstery, Prussiana lacquered with glossy finish. Weight: 62.5 kg Finish options: Uphols...
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2010s Portuguese Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

Ron Arad English Postmodern 'One off' Rocking Chair
Located in New York, NY
English Modern "One Off" chromed tubular steel rocking chair designed by Ron Arad, circa 1981, one of approximately 70 produced. The seat and back with plastic-coated springs, the fr...
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1980s English Vintage Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Ward Bennett for Brickel Black Ash Scissor Lounge Chair, Red Wool Bouclé, 1984
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ward Bennett for Brickel Assoc. black Ash Scissor Lounge Chair, Red Wool Bouclé, 1984, New York. Black lacquered ash, red wool upholstery, metal tags to each. Ward Bennett’s story ...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Ash

Afra and Tobia Scarpa for Cassina 'Soriana' Pair of Lounge Chairs, 1970's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Scarpa; Afra and Tobia Scarpa; Cassina; Italy; 1970's; Hollywood Regency; Minimalist; Italian Design; Afra and Tobia Scarpa, reupholstered cognac aniline leather, Cassina, Italy,...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Steel Italian Memphis Architectural Chairs Attributed to Mario Botta
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of steel Italian Memphis architectural chairs attributed to Mario Botta. Extreme design with special attention to detail and craftsmanship. Leather seats and Backs. No labels on...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

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