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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principles 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 chair, and the Eames’s 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 designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Space Oddity Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Space oddity designed by Thomas Dariel Armchair: L100 x D91 x H90 cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Memory foam Base and seating fully upholstered in fabric Recommended ...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric

Emeco Heritage Rocking Chair in Polished Aluminum by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Heritage is a stacking chair designed by Philippe Starck, inspired by the original 1006 Navy.The rocking version was designed for the world famous Bon restaurant in Paris. Intended a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Rocking Chairs

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Aluminum

Emeco Heritage Rocking Chair in Brushed Aluminium by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Heritage is a stacking chair designed by Philippe Starck, inspired by the original 1006 Navy.The rocking version was designed for the world famous Bon restaurant in Paris. Intended a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Rocking Chairs

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Aluminum

Emeco Hudson Rocking Chair in Polished Aluminum by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
The Hudson, designed for the Hudson hotel in NYC, is Emeco and Starck’s first collaboration. Starck described the chair as “washing the details from the Navy Chair”. It takes an addi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Rocking Chairs

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Aluminum

Emeco Hudson Rocking Chair in Brushed Aluminum by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
The Hudson, designed for the Hudson hotel in NYC, is Emeco and Starck’s first collaboration. Starck described the chair as “washing the details from the Navy Chair”. It takes an addi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Rocking Chairs

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Aluminum

De Sede Customizable Leather Rocking Chair
Located in New York, NY
DS-900/01 customizable rocking chair by De Sede. Technical details: Standard configuration: lastic runners / Piping tone on tone. For further versions, please inquire. If not spe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Rocking Chairs

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Leather

Umber Rocker Modern Low Rocking Chair in Walnut with Crafted Arm Detail
Located in Christchurch, NZ
The Umber Rocker is the Rocking chair version of our iconic Umber Chair. The Umber Rocker is a comfortable modern walnut rocking armchair with a crafted arm detail. Designed to sit c...
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21st Century and Contemporary New Zealand Modern Rocking Chairs

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Walnut, Walnut

Tête-à-Tête Rocker, Designed by Laurie Beckerman in 2007
Located in New York, NY
The original tête-à-tête seat was created during the pre-Victorian era for intimate conversation. This modern rocking version, made of Dupont Corian, a seamless and sensual materi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Rocking Chairs

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Steel

Rocking Chair in Laser-Cut Burnish Brass Plated Steel and Oak Slats
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Iced tea in hand, Sam Cooke on the HiFi, the rocker tall is deeply rooted in Southern American porch culture. While its heritage might be southern, this contemporary Rocker by Klein ...
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2010s American Modern Rocking Chairs

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Cut Steel

Rocking Chair in Laser-Cut Blackened Steel and Oiled Oak Slats
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Iced tea in hand, Sam Cooke on the hifi, the rocker tall is deeply rooted in Southern American porch culture. While its heritage might be southern, this contemporary Rocker by Klein ...
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2010s American Modern Rocking Chairs

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Cut Steel

Rocking Chair in Laser-Cut Blackened Steel and Black Oak Slats
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Iced tea in hand, Sam Cooke on the hifi, the rocker tall is deeply rooted in Southern American porch culture. While its heritage might be southern, this contemporary Rocker by Klein ...
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2010s American Modern Rocking Chairs

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Cut Steel

Rocking Chair in Galvanized Laser-Cut Steel Frame and Veg Tan Leather Sling
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Low in its stance, wide in its grip, Klein Agency's contemporary low Rocker creates the perfect, soft shell for release and rest of your body. Laser cut precision is utilized to crea...
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2010s American Modern Rocking Chairs

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Cut Steel

Ayi Armchair Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Ayi armchair designed by Thomas Dariel Measures: Armchair • W 76.9 x D 79.6 x H 10, SH 45 cm Ottoman (optional) • W 53 x D 48 x H 45 cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Mem...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric

Gandia Blasco Textile Rocking Chair in Steel by Ana Llobet
Located in New York, NY
“Textile is a collection of outdoor furniture inspired by the concepts and techniques used with textiles. A braided rope system knotted to polyethylene boards mimics garment seams to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Rocking Chairs

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Steel

Rocking Chair, Euvira, by Jader Almeida, 2013, Classic Contemporary Design
Located in Paris, FR
Classic Contemporary Design . ClassiCon The Euvira rocking chair by Jader Almeida is a masterful blend of yesterday and today, lightness and solidity. With its precisely orchestrated...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Rocking Chairs

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Wood, Cord

Stainless Steel Rocking Chair with Upholstery Customization
Located in Wilton, CT
Stainless steel rocking chair with upholstery customization Shown in stainless steel and with exotic wood arm rests Can be custom upholstered with your material selection - COL or CO...
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2010s American Modern Rocking Chairs

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Cut Steel, Stainless Steel

Ligne Roset Canary Yellow Neo-Fireside Rocker and Cushion
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ligne Roset canary yellow neo-fireside rocker and cushion.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Rocking Chairs

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Leather

Half Half Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Half Half designed by Thomas Dariel Measures: W 83 x D 66 x H 90cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Memory foam Base and seating fully upholstered in fabric Feet in plated...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric

Ayi Armchair Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Ayi Armchair Designed by Thomas Dariel Armchair • W 76.9 x D 79.6 x H 105 / SH45 cm Ottoman (optionnal) • W 53 x D 48 x H 45 cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Memory foam...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric

Amura 'Coccolo' Armchair in White by Maurizio Marconato & Terry Zappa
Located in GRUMO APPULA (BA), IT
How do you renew the tradition of the rocking chair with a contemporary approach? The Coccolo armchair does this by playing with chromatic juxtaposition and the desire to enhance the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Rocking Chairs

Amura 'Coccolo' Armchair in Concrete by Maurizio Marconato & Terry Zappa
Located in GRUMO APPULA (BA), IT
How do you renew the tradition of the rocking chair with a contemporary approach? The Coccolo armchair does this by playing with chromatic juxtaposition and the desire to enhance the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Rocking Chairs

Amura 'Hermione' Chair in Mauve by Emanuel Gargano
Located in GRUMO APPULA (BA), IT
As a precious seashell, Hermione cracks open to unveil its simple perfection. Essential in its softness, the armchair designed by Emanuel Gargano is not constrained by armrests and r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Rocking Chairs

Designer Studio Crafted Rocking Chair Rocker Rosewood
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Studio crafted rocking chair rocker. Great design and craftsmanship.
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1980s Mexican Vintage Modern Rocking Chairs

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Wood

RB Rocking Chair, Modern Woodsport Rocker Handcrafted in Walnut
Located in St. Paul, MN
Woodsport RB rocking chair. Named after the running bond pattern in which bricks are laid. Individual pieces are laced together with high grade polyester rope, creating a soft surfac...
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2010s American Modern Rocking Chairs

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Wood

ClassiCon Euvira Rocking Chair in Brown with Black Cord by Jader Almeida
Located in New York, NY
The Euvira rocking chair by Jader Almeida is a masterful blend of yesterday and today, lightness and solidity. With its precisely orchestrated flowing lines, thickening and tapering ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Rocking Chairs

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Oak

Solid Beech Chair Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Solid beech chair designed by Thomas Dariel Chairs can be with or without armrests. Measures: W 59 x D 56 x H 90 cm Structure in solid beech with matte paint finish Seating uph...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Beech

RED DOT WINNER Monâne Rocking Stool in Walnut by Dietiker, in Stock
Located in Encino, CA
This swiss rocking stool is an icon and an architectural timepiece. RED DOT DESIGN WINNER Monâne is a timeless icon of simplicity and design. Monâne the rocking stool is a playful ...
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Early 2000s Hungarian Modern Rocking Chairs

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Walnut

Nanook of the North Rocking Seat in Blue by Matteo Cibic
Located in Kolkata, IN
Nanook of the North Rocking Seat in Blue by Matteo Cibic is an exquisite rocking seat with metal legs in gold. It is available in either black and white, or midnight blue and black. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Rocking Chairs

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Resin

Nanook of the North Rocking Seat by Matteo Cibic
Located in Kolkata, IN
Nanook of the North is an exquisite rocking seat with metal legs in gold. It is available in either black and white, or midnight blue and black. India's handicrafts are as multifa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Rocking Chairs

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Resin

Outdoor Roda Laze Rocking Armchair by Gordon Guillaumier
Located in Boston, MA
LAZE outdoor lounge chairs are designed as "leisure chairs", even more in the rocking version. LAZE is the invitation to rest, the tranquility of reading a book in a garden lounge un...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Rocking Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Amura 'Hermione' Chair in Mauve by Emanuel Gargano
Located in GRUMO APPULA (BA), IT
As a precious seashell, Hermione cracks open to unveil its simple perfection. Essential in its softness, the armchair designed by Emanuel Gargano is not constrained by armrests and r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Rocking Chairs

Umber Rocker Modern Low Rocking Chair in Walnut with Shearling Sheepskin Throw
Located in Christchurch, NZ
The Umber Rocker is the Rocking chair version of our iconic umber chair. The Umber Rocker is a comfortable Modern walnut rocking armchair with a crafted arm detail. Designed to sit c...
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2010s New Zealand Modern Rocking Chairs

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Wood, Walnut, Sheepskin

Mira Nakashima Figured Rocker Chair circa 2009 Signed and Dated
Located in Stamford, CT
Mira Nakashima figured rocker chair circa 2009 signed and dated. The underside signed Mira Nakashima and with the original owner's name. Provenance: Ordered directly from George...
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Early 2000s Modern Rocking Chairs

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Wood

Space Oddity Armchair and Ottoman Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Space oddity armchair and ottoman designed by Thomas Dariel Measures: Armchair L 100 x D 91 x H 90 cm Ottoman W 80 x D 80 x H 45 cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Memory ...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric

Half Half Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Half Half designed by Thomas Dariel Measures: W 83 x D 66 x H 90cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Memory foam Base and seating fully upholstered in fabric Feet in plated...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric

Jerry Koza Designed 3 in 1 Somersault Chair, Made in Prague, 1999
Located in Haderslev, DK
Fiberglass constructed 3 in 1 chair. Green lacquer on the inside and polished white outer surface. Rocking chair, lounge chair and barstool. Has been awarded top 100 Czech design ...
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1990s Czech Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fiberglass

Rulla Rocking Chair, Iron Frame and Mixed Leather Upholstery by Mario Milana
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The arches of the Rulla rocking chair's frame create a spring on which the cushy circular backrest is mounted. On top of it the two rolls function as a headrest that gently cradles a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Rocking Chairs

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Iron

Contemporary Rocking Chair Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Contemporary rocking chair designed by Thomas Dariel Measures: W 76 x D 95 x H 97 cm Structure in solid beech with matte painted finish Upholstery in leather Available in 2 color...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Beech

Powder Coated Wire Mesh Outdoor Rocking Chair by Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
This contemporary powder coated steel wire rocking chair is a specialty chair by Egg Designs. The steel wire mesh fabrication creates an almost translucent effect. The steel can be p...
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2010s South African Modern Rocking Chairs

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Steel

Ayi Armchair and Ottoman Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Ayi armchair and ottoman designed by Thomas Dariel Armchair • W76.9 x D79.6 x H105 / SH45 cm Ottoman • W53 x D48 x H45 cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Memory foam Base...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric

ClassiCon Euvira Rocking Chair in Black with Black Cord by Jader Almeida
Located in New York, NY
The Euvira rocking chair by Jader Almeida is a masterful blend of yesterday and today, lightness and solidity. With its precisely orchestrated flowing lines, thickening and tapering ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Rocking Chairs

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Oak

ClassiCon Euvira Rocking Chair in Stained Oak and Black Leather by Jader Almeida
Located in New York, NY
The Euvira rocking chair by Jader Almeida is a masterful blend of yesterday and today, lightness and solidity. With its precisely orchestrated flowing lines, thickening and tapering ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Rocking Chairs

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Oak

ClassiCon Euvira Rocking Chair in Oak with Hemp-Colored Cord by Jader Almeida
Located in New York, NY
The Euvira rocking chair by Jader Almeida is a masterful blend of yesterday and today, lightness and solidity. With its precisely orchestrated flowing lines, thickening and tapering ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Rocking Chairs

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Oak

Beige Sofa Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Beige sofa designed by Thomas Dariel L 113 x D 80 x H 80cm Structure in solid timber and plywood Memory foam Legs and seating fully upholstered in fabric Recommended fabric • Fe...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric

Beautiful Designer Craftsman Rocking Chair, White Oak, Fabric
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Beautiful piece of furniture and very comfortable. White oak rocking chair with fabric seat.
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1990s American Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Half Half Armchair with Ottoman Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Half half armchair with ottoman designed by Thomas Dariel W83 * D66 * H90cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Memory foam Base and seating fully upholstered in fabric Feet ...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric

J. Rusten Studio-Crafted Sculptural Modern Rocking Chair in Maple and Cherry
Located in Stockton, CA
When we set out to design the modern rocking chair we followed a series of directives: it must be extremely comfortable with no upholstery. It must have a high enough back to allow a...
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2010s American Modern Rocking Chairs

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Hardwood, Cherry, Maple

J. Rusten Studio-crafted Sculptural Modern Rocking Chair in Maple and Walnut
Located in Stockton, CA
When we set out to design the modern rocking chair we followed a series of directives: it must be extremely comfortable with no upholstery. It must have a high enough back to allow a...
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2010s American Modern Rocking Chairs

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Maple, Walnut, Hardwood

Half Half Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Half half designed by Thomas Dariel Measures: W 83 x D 66 x H 90cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Memory foam Base and seating fully upholstered in fabric Feet in plated...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric

Ayi Armchair Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Ayi armchair designed by Thomas Dariel Armchair • W76.9 x D79.6 x H105 / SH45 cm Ottoman (optionnal) • W53 x D48 x H45 cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Memory foam Base...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric

Pair of Half Half Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Pair of Half Half Designed by Thomas Dariel Measures: W 83, D 66, H 90cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Memory foam Base and seating fully upholstered in fabric Feet in ...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric

"MT3" Sculptural Monobloc Rocking Chair Designed by Ron Arad for Driade
Located in New York, NY
"MT3" is an iconic sculptural polyethylene monobloc rocking chair, designed by Ron Arad and manufactured by Driade, sand white colored outside and red, lilac, black or violet colored...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Rocking Chairs

Space Oddity Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Space Oddity Designed by Thomas Dariel Armchair: L 100 * D 91 * H 90 cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Memory foam Base and seating fully upholstered in fabric Recommend...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric

Space Oddity Armchair and Ottoman Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Space Oddity armchair and ottoman designed by Thomas Dariel Armchair: L100 * D91 * H90 cm Ottoman: W80 * D80 * H45 cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Memory foam Base and...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric

Half Half Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Half half designed by Thomas Dariel Measures: W83 x D66 x H90cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Memory foam Base and seating fully upholstered in fabric Feet in plated me...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric

Kids Contemporary Rocking Chair Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Kids contemporary rocking chair designed by Thomas Dariel Measures: W45.5 x D55 x H56 cm Structure in solid beech with matte painted finish Upholstery in leather Available in 2 c...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Beech

Red Sofa Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Red sofa designed by Thomas Dariel L 113 x D 80 x H 80cm Structure in solid timber and plywood Memory Foam Legs and seating fully upholstered in fabric Recommended fabric • Febr...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric

Half Half Armchair with Ottoman Designed by Thomas Dariel
Located in Geneve, CH
Half Half armchair with ottoman designed by Thomas Dariel Measures: W 83 * D 66 * H 90cm Structure in solid timber and plywood • Memory foam Base and seating fully upholstered in ...
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2010s French Modern Rocking Chairs

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Fabric

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