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Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

INDUSTRIAL STYLE

Industrial floor lamps, bar stools, desks and other industrial-style furnishings have experienced a resurgence in popularity with the rise of interest in minimalist design.

It's a look that celebrates the past even as it suggests vigor, productivity and brawn. The newly chic industrial style of decor repurposes the simple, sturdy furniture of an earlier world of commerce — brushed-metal storage cabinets and display shelves, task lamps and pendant lights with enameled shades, work tables with worn wooden tops and cast-iron bases — and couples them with aesthetic touches emblematic of energy and optimism, from bright upholstery fabrics to flowers.

The rise in prominence of the industrial style has come hand-in-hand with the residential repurposing of former manufacturing and warehouse districts throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In many loft apartments created in shuttered factories, the architectural envelope has been left intact.

Industrial-style interiors feature elements like raw brick walls, exposed steel beams and oak floors whose history is written in every pit and gouge. Iron and glass transom windows give definition and interest to small kitchen areas anchored by kitchen islands made of marble, steel and brass, while taxidermy or vintage neon signs serve as wall art in living rooms dotted with leather club chairs. Patina is the keynote to a decor in sync with such surroundings. 

On 1stDibs you will find industrial furniture designs that wear their age beautifully — and were built to last.

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Style: Industrial
Original Antique English Vintage Singer Desk Swivel Chair
Located in Stockbridge, GB
Antique Singer Swivel Desk Chair – D A classic factory workers stool designed and manufactured by Singer. During the mid-nineteenth century, the Singer Company became world-famous w...
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Mid-20th Century British Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Art Deco Industrial Swivel Tilt Armless Desk Chair by Harter Corporation 1930/40
Located in New York, NY
Classic Industrial Tanker style swivel desk chair by the Harter Corporation, circa 1930 - 1940. The chair features a stylish propellor style base w...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Vintage Sikes Wooden Swivel Office Chair
Located in Munster, IN
Industrial beauty at its most ingenious - this vintage Sikes swivel office chair is a treasure. Carefully sculpted hardwood and chunky metalworks combine to create an enduring and su...
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Mid-20th Century Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Executive Model DoMore Swivel Desk Office Chair Model 616 c 1950/1960's
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional Industrial, Mid Century swivel office, desk chair by The DoMore Chair Company. The chair features a chrome base on wheel castor feet, thick tweed and vinyl seat, vinyl,...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Industrial Rolling Desk Chair By Toledo Metal Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, rolling, swivel desk chair by the Toledo Metal Furniture Co. features a signature Toledo star, brushed steel base with bent birch ply seat and back. The height is adjusta...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mid Century Industrial Chrome & Black Vinyl Wood Arms Dining Office Chairs Set 4
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful mid-century Industrial set of 4 dining or office chairs comprised of chrome frames, black vinyl seats and backs, and wood arms by Superior Chaircraft. Beautiful condition, ...
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Late 20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Five Jury, Bank of England Style Office, Desk or Dining Chairs
By B.L. Marble Chair Co., Gunlocke
Located in New York, NY
Nice set of five oak office, or desk chairs, constricted of solid oak, all are in structurally sound, sturdy, and ready to use condition. This lot consists of four side chairs, and one arm chair, executed in the manner of Gunlocke, or The Marble Chair Co...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Oak

Office Chair By Charles And Ray Eames For Herman Miller - Fiberglass - Ca 1960
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Office chair by American designers Charles and Ray Eames produced by Herman Miller in the 1960s. Charles and Ray Eames are among the most emblematic designers in history, normally cr...
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1960s American Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Original Antique French Vintage Bienaise Draughtsman Swivel Chair
Located in Stockbridge, GB
Original French Bienaise Chair Model 204 – D An original Bienaise Industrial Chair. A classic 1940’s French Industrial Design Produced by the Nelson Brothers – Model No. 204.This ch...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Original Antique French Vintage Bienaise Draughtsman Swivel Chair
Located in Stockbridge, GB
Original French Bienaise Chair Model 204 – E An original Bienaise Industrial Chair. A classic 1940’s French Industrial Design Produced by the Nelson Brothers – Model No. 204.This ch...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Artist Industrial Style Vintage Desk Chair with Rustic Character
Located in Yonkers, NY
An Industrial style vintage artist desk chair with rustic character. Meet the epitome of rugged functionality: this Industrial-style vintage artist...
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Mid-20th Century Indonesian Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Wood

Height adjustable T60 workshop chair by Oldeberg & Olsen for Knoll, Inc., 1947
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Stockholm-based steel entrepreneurs and wholesalers Anders Olson and John Odelberg founded a company in the 1940s to manufacture these office chairs. Knoll, Inc. in the USA took over...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Flat Steel Industrial Task Chair by Remington Rand..original , pure unmolested
Located in Buffalo, NY
Flat Steel Industrial Task Chair by Remington Rand..original , pure unmolested... Amazing original condition,,Adjustable height..Extremely comfortable..
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1830s American Antique Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Steel

Figura Chairs by Mario Bellini for Vitra
Located in Chicago, IL
Premium leather construction with swivel base. Height adjustable and pairs perfectly with a desk or conference seating. Price is for the set. Contact us if you'd like to purchase a ...
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1990s German Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Classic Antique Industrial Tilt Swivel Desk / Task Chair, Curtiss-Wright Corp
By Sikes Chair Company, Curtiss Aircraft
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Antique American Industrial Tilt Swivel desk / task chair. attributed to the Sikes Chair Company, Salvaged from CURTISS-WRIGHT CORP. Airplane Division. retains original Curti...
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1930s American Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

Pair of Vintage Laboratory Chairs, German, Beech, Adjustable, Bar Stool, Kitchen
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a pair of vintage professional laboratory chairs. A German, beech and chromed alloy adjustable seat, dating to the late 20th century, circa 1990. High quality, professiona...
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Late 20th Century German Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Odelberg Olsen Work Chair
Located in New York, NY
Work chair of molded birch plywood and painted steel by the Swedish metalworking firm of Odelberg Olsen, produced circa 1948, for distribution by Knoll in the U.S. market. The chair, which references Prouve, is shown in the 1948 Knoll catalog...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Rare Antique Adjustable Swivel Oak Desk Chair with Floating Back Rest c.1926
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT A rare antique solid Oak desk chair with curved legs, cast iron mechanism, original label and new brass replica casters. The floati...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Brass, Iron

Mid Century Industrial Swivel Chair, Czechoslovakia 1960´S
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Mid century industrial swivel lounge chair, can be used also as piano stool. Can be positioned up and down. An interesting example of Czechoslovak mid century furniture...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Wood, Bentwood, Plywood

Siemens Vintage Industrial German Office, Dental, Medical Stool Peach Leather
Located in Miami, FL
Early Industrial Bauhaus Style West German Office, Dental, or Medical Stool from Siemens This office or medical stool was manufactured by Siemens in West-Germany in the late 1960s. ...
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1960s German Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Folding Maui Blue and Red Iron Outdoor Director's Chair, American 1930's
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Original American 1930's Movie Director's Armchair. This sturdy and solid iron armchair was originally white painted. It has recently been powder-coated in fresh Maui blue that has ...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

Sculptural Tripod Desk Chair 1930s
Located in Tilburg, NL
Sculptural Tripod Desk Chair 1930s. Great industrial desk chair with a very distinct sculptural tripod base. It is kind of unusual to find a very modest...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Vintage Industrial Swivel Work Desk Chair by Kovona, 1950´s
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This Industrial mid century working desk chair was made by Kovona company in the 1950´s. Fully functional, adjustable, Swivelling. Made of plastic and iron. In good Vintage con...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

1970s Office Chair in Leather, Germany
Located in Praha, CZ
- Newly upholstered in lether - good working condition - height of seat from 45 - 55 cm
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1970s German Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Industrial Style Leather Desk Chair
Located in Westwood, NJ
An industrial-style leather desk chair with a 5 ball caster swivel base. This chair is upholstered in our Havana brown leather and has a channel-tufted back detail with open-style me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Streamline / Industrial Desk Chair by General Fireproofing Co.
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A streamline / industrial rolling, swiveling and adjustable desk chair with wonderful backrest design that also tilts for comfort. Cast aluminum star base and frame makes this chair light but very strong and long lasting upholstered in contract fabric manufactured by the General Fireproofing...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Mid Century Supply International Industrial Rolling Swivel Shop Office Drafting
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid century Industrial office, shop or drafting chair. Made of steel featuring black leather upholstery and rolling swivel feet.   
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Mid-20th Century Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Industrial Adjustable Chair Z 306, Czechoslovakia, 1960s
Located in Praha, CZ
Working or office chair made in 1960s Adjustable seat height and backrest angle. Very good original condition, plastic with some scratches. Measure: Seat height: 41cm-56cm.
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1960s Czech Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Steel, Stainless Steel

Industrial Machine-Age Adjustable Shop or Office Stool Unusually Comfortable
Located in Chicago, IL
Unusually comfortable, height adjustable Industrial Machine-Age stool that is both fully functional and in an unrestored condition. Great natural patina and...
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Early 1900s American Antique Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

The Taylor Chair Co. Industrial Rolling Swivel Deskchair with Tilt Back, 1940s
Located in Germantown, MD
Very unique Industrial desk chair by the famous Taylor Chair Co. Of Ohio. Circa 1940s. Great quality faux leather seat and back was very well mai...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Late 19th Century Antique Wood Leather Swivel Desk Chair
Located in Pasadena, TX
Late 19th century antique wood leather swivel desk chair Wood and leather Measures: 23? W x 22? D x 33? H Swivel mechanism SH 18.5.
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1950s Unknown Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

4 Office Chairs, French, XXth
Located in Nice, FR
A series of 4 office chairs in light wood, aluminum legs. They are in good condition. They have a pivoting and rising system. The lower seat is 22 cm....
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1980s French Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Ebonized Bank of England Armchairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic, maple and oak, bank of England, courthouse, armchairs by Gunlocke, Sikes and Library Bureau Makers in an ebonized finish. The chairs differ ev...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Maple, Oak

20th Century, Chaise Beinaise, French Industrial Workshop Chair by Henri Lieber
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A light-brown, vintage French industrial iron workshop chair with metal framing and a wooden seat made of hand carved plywood, the seat height is adjustable. Designed by Henri Lieber...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Iron

Design Stool Adjustable in Height Italian Production of the 40s
Located in bari, IT
Italian Industrial archeology technical stool from the 1940s. The stool can be adjusted in height by +/- 5 cm in reference to the standard hei...
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1940s Italian Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Vintage Knoll Style Industrial Chair in Black and Ivory Tweed, c. 1970's
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mid-Century Modern chair with minimalist industrial design. Fine example of utilitarian furniture, great as an office chair or as an easy chair. Satin black enameled metal frame is c...
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1970s American Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

1935, W.H. Gispen by Gispen Culemborg, Office Chair 356, Spear Bakelite Armrests
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
This chair is part of the private collection of Casey Godrie and is situated in his private house. Ask him for competitive shipping quotes. His incredible Dune Villa, Amsterdam Beac...
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1930s Dutch Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

20th Century French Industrial Metal Chair - Vintage Work Chair by Henri Lieber
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage French Industrial workshop chair made of metal, the seat height is adjustable. Designed by Henri Lieber, produced by Flambo, in goo...
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Early 20th Century French Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

20th Century Chaise d’Atelier Nicolle, Workshop Chair by Paul-Henry Nicolle
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage French Industrial workshop chair made of brushed, waxed metal, the seat height is adjustable. Designed by Paul-Henry Nicolle and produced by NICO...
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Mid-20th Century French Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

1935, W.H. Gispen by Gispen Culemborg, Office Chair 356, Spear Bakelite Armrests
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
This chair is part of the private collection of Casey Godrie and is situated in his private house. Ask him for competitive shipping quotes. His incredible Dune Villa, Amsterdam Beac...
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1930s Dutch Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Antique Industrial Aluminum Rolling Desk Chair by General Fireproofing Co.
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique industrial aluminum rolling desk chair by General Fireproofing co. Amazing patina, surface and finish, curved aluminum slat back for optimum ...
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1940s American Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

20th Century Industrial Desk Chair from Gebroeders De Wit, Toon de Wit, 1960s
Located in Bunnik, NL
Gebroeders De Wit Schiedam industrial desk chair 3314. 1950s-1960s, the Netherlands. Chrome tube desk chair, Bakelite armrests and original, cream-bla...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Industrial Steel Burroughs Adjustable Posture Office Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, brushed heavy gauge steel, adjustable posture office chair or stool designed by Ernest Bacz and manufactured by the Burroughs Adding Machine...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Industrial Stackable Office Chair by Krijn Hamelink for CAR Katwijk, 1960s
By Krijn Hamelink, CAR Katwijk
Located in Schagen, NL
This Industrial Congress chair was designed by Krijn Hamelink for CAR Katwijk during the 1960s. The chair features metal legs and plywood base, upholstered in black fabric. The fabri...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Early 1920s Shaw Walker Industrial All Aluminium Task Chairs
Located in Buffalo, NY
Early 1920s Shaw Walker Industrial painted aluminium task chairs, extremely comfortable, tilt, swivel, 360 degree, fully adjustable height, amazing cast aluminum machine age castors ...
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1920s American Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Industrial Leather Swivel Desk Chair by Fritz Cross
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early 20th century, rolling, swivel, desk chair by Fritz Cross features a painted steel frame in it's original patina contrasted by a newly upholstered sea...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Shaw Walker Aluminum and Maple Side Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic, Shaw Walker side chairs feature brushed aluminum frames with maple seats and slat back rests. We have five chairs with maple front legs and one chair with all aluminum legs....
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

1932, W.H. Gispen for Gispen Culemborg, Holland, Original Pre War Typing Chair
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
This item is part of the private collection of Casey Godrie and is situated in his private house. Ask him for competitive shipping quotes. His incredible Dune Villa, Amsterdam Beach...
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1930s Dutch Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

1930, W.H. Gispen, Original Very Early 204 Chair with Horse Hair Filling
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
This item is part of the private collection of Casey Godrie and is situated in his private house. Ask him for competitive shipping quotes. His incredible Dune Villa, Amsterdam Beach...
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1930s Dutch Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

1932, W.H. Gispen for Gispen Culemborg, Holland, Original Pre War Typing Chairs
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
This item is part of the private collection of Casey Godrie and is situated in his private house. Ask him for competitive shipping quotes. His incredible Dune Villa, Amsterdam Beach...
Category

1930s Dutch Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

1932, W.H. Gispen for Gispen Culemborg, Holland, Original Pre War Typing Chair
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
This item is part of the private collection of Casey Godrie and is situated in his private house. Ask him for competitive shipping quotes. His incredible Dune Villa, Amsterdam Beach...
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1930s Dutch Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Warren McArthur Aircraft Seat Grumman Albatross, circa 1947
Located in Camden, ME
Warren McArthur (Model 364) rare and unusual revolving navigator's seat designed in 1947 for the Grumman Aircraft Co.'s XJR2F known as the Albatross. This would make an interesting...
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1940s American Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

1960s, Fana Metaal Schiedam, Adjustable Swivel Office Chair
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
This item is part of the private collection of Casey Godrie and is situated in his private house. Ask him for competitive shipping quotes. His incredible Dune Villa, Amsterdam Beach,...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

1932, W.H. Gispen for Gispen Culemborg, Holland, Original Pre War Typing Chair
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
This item is part of the private collection of Casey Godrie and is situated in his private house. Ask him for competitive shipping quotes. His incredible Dune Villa, Amsterdam Beach...
Category

1930s Dutch Vintage Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Antique Adjustable Swivel Oak Desk Chair, circa 1930-1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
About An original solid Oak desk chair with curved legs, cast iron mechanism and brass casters. This chair swivels, tilts back and the height is adjustable. This chair has retained ...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Brass, Iron

Antique Adjustable Height Wooden Desk Chair w Casters
Located in New York, NY
The antique adjustable height wooden desk chair with casters combines vintage style with practicality, offering mobility and comfort for produc...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Wood

Vintage Office Swivel Desk Chair by Kovona, 1970s
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This vintage desk chair was made by Kovona company in the 1970s. Fully functional, adjustable, rotatable. It's made of iron and leatherette. In good vintage condition. The height of the chair is adjustable from 83 cm to 96 cm, seat height from 47 to 60 cm. Measures: Height: 83 cm width: 40 cm...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron, Metal

Industrial office chairs and desk chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Industrial office chairs and desk 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 office chairs and desk chairs created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating, building and garden elements, tables and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, wood and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Industrial office chairs and desk chairs made in a specific country, there are Europe, North America, and United States pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original office chairs and desk chairs, popular names associated with this style include Gispen Culemborg, Willem H. Gispen, Flambo, and General Fireproofing Company. 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 office chairs and desk chairs differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $150 and tops out at $6,600 while the average work can sell for $975.

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