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Modern Furniture Design
Modern Furniture Design

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Set of 8 Modern Grey Dining Chairs
Located in North York, ON
Upholstered in soft grey chenille and hounds-tooth patterned fabric on the outside back, trimmed in aged nickel head to head nails. Each frame is hand crafted solid wood and custom f...
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2010s Canadian Modern Side Chairs

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Wood, Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Dining Chairs Set of 8
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern curved back dining chairs upholstered in black faux leather. Crafted of solid heavy full grain hardwood with walnut finish. Perfect for either casual or formal di...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Side Chairs

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Walnut, Faux Leather, Ash

White Oak, Minimalist Dining Chair by Coolican & Company
Located in Mississauga, Ontario
The Edwin chair is a Minimalist take on the Classic Windsor chair, making it a versatile seating option for any space. Made of select white oak with a hand rubbed black or white (no ...
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2010s Canadian Modern Side Chairs

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Oak

Contemporary Constructor Armchair in Tan Saddle Leather and Solid Walnut
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
A carefully designed, ergonomically thoughtful and supremely comfortable ‘thinking chair’, the Constructor is striking from any angle. Construction: Solid walnut or oak frame featur...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Contemporary Florence Easy Chair in Walnut and Leather
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Created with the ultimate lounging comfort in mind and featuring a subtly detailed oiled walnut frame, the Florence is pure statement. It works well upholstered in fabric but our rec...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Contemporary Florence Obsidian Chair in British Black Leather and Natural Wax
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Created with the ultimate lounging comfort in mind and featuring a subtly detailed oak or walnut frame and 100% British leather, the Florence Obsidian is pure statement. It features ...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Side Chairs

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Oak, Walnut, Leather

Contemporary Saddle Up Armchair in Tan Saddle Leather and Natural Walnut
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
The handsome Saddle Up showcases the skill of our master saddler, with the stitching and solid brass buckles echoing the detail of riding gear. Shown here in natural oiled walnut wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Throne in African Walnut by Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Throne in African walnut by Arno Declercq Dimensions: W 70 x L 50 x H 55 cm Materials: Made entirely out of solid African walnut Hand turned, sanded and finished with varnish ...
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2010s Belgian Modern Side Chairs

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Wood

Celeste Chair in White Fabric and Metal, by Lara Bohinc, in Stock
Located in London, GB
Celeste chair plays with contrasting shapes, materials and textures. The circles and squares join to make a chair that has both substance and lightness. The seat is dramatically tran...
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2010s British Modern Side Chairs

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Metal

Wooster Stool, in Walnut and Gold Leaf, by Dean and Dahl
Located in Putnam Valley, NY
This delightful little stool was designed to defy gravity. It seems to be extremely delicately balanced when in reality it is extremely sturdy. It is the perfect piece if you need an...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Gold Leaf

Wooster Stool in Rosewood and Silver Leaf by Dean and Dahl
Located in Putnam Valley, NY
This delightful little stool was designed to defy gravity. It is delicately balanced while being extremely sturdy. It is the perfect piece if you need an eye-catching stool that does...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Silver Leaf

Isu Metal Side Chair by Soraya Osorio
Located in Clinton Corners, NY
The light weight metal Isu side chair comes in a Grazed Satin aluminum with a black hair on hide seat cushion. Perfect seating for the living room or a dining room. The Isu chair is...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Metal, Aluminum

Californian Modern Dining Chairs in White Boucle Upholstery
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Streamlined Californian Mid-Century Modern side chairs with white bouclé terry upholstery and sleek pale yellow metal frame. Very comfortable and functional design.
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20th Century American Modern Side Chairs

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Steel

Bluff Side Chair from Souda, Customizable, Oak, Left, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This listing includes 1 bluff side chair in oak designed by Luft Tanaka for Souda. The 'Left' version has an arm-rest for your left arm. These chairs are made within 200 miles of ...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Hardwood, Maple, Oak, Walnut

Arched Mono Side or Accent Chair in Lacquered Maple by Objects & Ideas
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by the patterns drawn by aircraft at summer air displays, and conceived primarily as a functional art piece, one single flowing line twists and turns to form the fluid outli...
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2010s Canadian Modern Side Chairs

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Maple

Hand-Turned Maple Tusk Dining or Side Chair by Jackrabbit Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Tusk dining chair is part of the "Funky Bunch" series of two leg dining chairs. Featuring a semi-round, flat back and two distinct "tusks" connecting the back to the seat, the Tu...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Maple

Chubby Lounge Chair in Hand-Turned Poplar and Vegetable Tanned Leather
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Chubby chair is a low lounge chair that creates a warm and comforting vibe in any room it inhabits. Made from hand carved and turned Tulip poplar wood with an upholstered vegetab...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Tulipwood

Primary Colored Chubby Chair in Hand-Turned Poplar Wood with Bouclé Upholstery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Primary Chubby chair is a variation of the original Chubby chair, combining the architectural elements of hand carved arches and turned columnar legs with the bold colors that co...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Bouclé, Tulipwood

Arched Mono Side or Accent Chair in Black Solid Ash by Objects & Ideas
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by the patterns drawn by aircraft at summer air displays, and conceived primarily as a functional art piece, one single flowing line twists and turns to form the fluid outli...
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2010s Canadian Modern Side Chairs

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Ash

Hand-Turned Maple Stack Dining or Side Chair by Jackrabbit Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The stack dining chair is part of the "Funky Bunch" series of two leg dining chairs. Featuring four hand-turned, stacked maple cylinders, this piece is a nod to the designer's upbrin...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Maple

Curved Back Hand-Turned Maple Bend Dining or Side Chair by Jackrabbit Studio
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Bend dining chair is part of the "Funky Bunch" series of two leg dining chairs. Featuring a bent laminate back with hand turned and shaped maple legs and seat, this playful dinin...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Maple

Contemporary American School House Chair, Walnut, Powder Coated, Available Now
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This found vintage school house chair has been customized into a contemporary side chair. The frame was stripped and subsequently powder coated red as a nod to the one room "red scho...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Metal, Enamel, Chrome

Lincoln Lounge Chair in Blackened Oiled Steel and Full Grain Leather
Located in Vancouver, BC
A single grain leather hide, tensioned with cord lacing underneath the seat, makes up the expanse of this richly textured chair. The blackened frame is patinated and lacquered by han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Side Chairs

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Metal, Bronze, Bronze, Bronze

SQ Lounge Chair in maple, upholstery in felt, bouclé or COM, Handmade in USA
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Shown in maple with Divina MD wool felt by Kvadrat. Available with: Wood in ash, cherry, maple, walnut, or white oak Upholstery in felt, bouclé, or customer’s own material or leat...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Wool, Maple, Upholstery

DGD Dining Chairs 'Set of 2', Powder Coated Steel, White Oak, Made in USA
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DGD dining chair finds formality and comfort in the industrial and organic. Seat frame shown in white oak and available ash, maple, or walnut. Powder coated steel frame sho...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Steel

DGD Dining Chair, White Oak with upholstery in Felt, Bouclé or COM, Made in USA
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The DGD dining chair finds formality and comfort in the industrial and organic. Powder coated steel frame shown in black and available in any standard RAL colors. Shown in white o...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Steel

SQ Dining Chair, Maple, Hardwood, Side Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The SQ dining chair believes abstraction becomes principle when adhering to straight lines and rectangular forms. Shown in maple and white oak. Also available in ash, cherry, or wa...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Hardwood, Maple

SQ Lounge Chair in maple, upholstery in felt, bouclé, or COM, handmade in USA
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Shown in maple with Divina MD wool felt by Kvadrat. Available with: Wood in ash, cherry, maple, walnut, or white oak Upholstery in felt, bouclé, or customer’s own material or leat...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Wool, Maple, Ash, Cherry, Oak, Walnut

SQ Dining Chair, White Oak Hardwood Side Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The SQ Dining Chair believes abstraction becomes principle when adhering to straight lines and rectangular forms. Shown in white oak and also available in ash, maple, or walnut.  
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Hardwood, Oak

SQ Lounge Chair, White Oak, Hardwood Frame, Blue Wool Upholstery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Shown in white oak, maple and walnut. Also available in ash or cherry. Upholstery shown in Maharam Divina MD by Kvadrat. Also available in COM and COL.
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Steel

SQ Lounge Chair in Walnut, Upholstery in Wool, Bouclé or COM, Handmade in USA
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The SQ lounge chair believes that upholding abstraction becomes principle when adhering to straight lines and rectangular forms. Shown in walnut and Divina MD wool felt by Kvadrat...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Wool, Maple, Upholstery, Ash, Cherry, Oak, Walnut

HOLLY HUNT Hampton Dining Side Chair Walnut Black Magic and Leather Upholstery
Located in Chicago, IL
HOLLY HUNT Hampton dining side chair in walnut black magic with leather upholstery. More than just your classic dining chair, the Hampton dining arm and side chairs are crafted with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Walnut, Leather

HOLLY HUNT Adriatic Dining Side Chair in Leather Ice Grey Finish
Located in Chicago, IL
HOLLY HUNT Adriatic dining side chair in leather ice grey finish. This simple and elegant dining chair is covered in Italian saddle Leather. From the slightly curved back and slender...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Leather

Vladimir Kagan Fettucini Single Back Chair in Black Leather with Metal Base
Located in Clifton, NJ
The kinetic lines of the Fettucini Chair fold together and gracefully join along the legs, drawing the eye across each contour.The floating backrest flows into twisting curves of the...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Leather

Vladimir Kagan Fire Side Chair with Swivel Base in Antique Brass
Located in Clifton, NJ
With its low seat and voluptuous upholstery, the Fire Side chair imbues the warm, intimate feeling of evenings spent near the hearth. An occasional chair that can fit any environment...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Brass

Vladimir Kagan Fettucini Single Back Chair in Black Leather with Metal Base
Located in Clifton, NJ
The kinetic lines of the Fettucini Chair fold together and gracefully join along the legs, drawing the eye across each contour.The floating backrest flows into twisting curves of the...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Fabric

Metro Grey Armchair, by Niels Bendtsen from Bensen
Located in Vancouver, BC
Metro is a framed occasional chair that has a light look and feel. The tubular frame supports the cold-foam injected seat and the contrast in materials creates a visually interesting...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Fabric

Emeco Kong Barstool w/ Arms in Polished Aluminum by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Starck first designed the Kong barstool for the Chinese restaurant Kong in Paris. The one armed stool was intended to make it easy and graceful for the super model clientele to slith...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Emeco Broom Counter Stool in Yellow by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Philippe Starck and Emeco came together to create a new chair that is reclaimed, repurposed, recyclable – and designed to last. The chair is made from 75% waste polypropylene and 15%...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Emeco Broom Counter Stool in Green by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Philippe Starck and Emeco came together to create a new chair that is reclaimed, repurposed, recyclable – and designed to last. The chair is made from 75% waste polypropylene and 15%...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Giac Side Chair Art Deco Inspired Low-Arm Seat with Upholstered Cast Metal Frame
By DLV
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Art Deco style Giac side chair upholstered with cast metal frame. After many years the Giac collection, inspired by the work of Alberto & Diego Giacometti, has a new family member. I...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

e15 This Side Chair by Stefan Diez
Located in New York, NY
The deceptively simple side chair this illustrates e15's key philosophy in exposing and featuring elements essential to the construction of a product. Named after the famous card tri...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Side Chairs

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Oak

Emeco Kong Counter Stool with Arms in Polished Aluminum by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Starck first designed the Kong barstool for the Chinese restaurant Kong in Paris. The one armed stool was intended to make it easy and graceful for the super model clientele to slith...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Emeco Broom Counter Stool in Dark Gray by Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
Philippe Starck and Emeco came together to create a new chair that is reclaimed, repurposed, recyclable – and designed to last. The chair is made from 75% waste polypropylene and 15%...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Emeco Kong Counter Stool in Polished Aluminum by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Starck first designed the Kong barstool for the Chinese restaurant Kong in Paris. The one armed stool was intended to make it easy and graceful for the super model clientele to slith...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

e15 Houdini Side Chair by Stefan Diez
Located in New York, NY
E15 celebrates ten years of chair Houdini by Stefan Diez with a curated palette of anniversary colors. In his search for an ergonomic, organic seating shell without involving expensi...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Side Chairs

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Wood

Emeco Kong Barstool with Arms in Brushed Aluminum by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Starck first designed the Kong barstool for the Chinese restaurant Kong in Paris. The one armed stool was intended to make it easy and graceful for the super model clientele to slith...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Kong Barstool in Brushed Aluminum by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Starck first designed the Kong barstool for the Chinese restaurant Kong in Paris. The one armed stool was intended to make it easy and graceful for the super model clientele to slith...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

"Gimme Shelter" Upholstered Armchair & Steel Frame & Base by Moroso for Diesel
Located in New York, NY
"Gimme Shelter" is an armchair, designed by Diesel Creative Team and manufactured by Moroso, featuring injected flame-retardant foam over internal steel frame and base in varnished s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Steel

Emeco Icon Counter Stool in Brushed Aluminum by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Icon is a stacking chair cousin to the famous Starck designed Hudson chair. It has been used in hotels, bars and restaurants worldwide, as well as training centers, meeting areas and...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Emeco Broom Counter Stool in Tan by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Philippe Starck and Emeco came together to create a new chair that is reclaimed, repurposed, recyclable – and designed to last. The chair is made from 75% waste polypropylene and 15%...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Kong Counter Stool with Arms in Brushed Aluminum by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Starck first designed the Kong barstool for the Chinese restaurant Kong in Paris. The one armed stool was intended to make it easy and graceful for the super model clientele to slith...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Broom Counter Stool in White by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Philippe Starck and Emeco came together to create a new chair that is reclaimed, repurposed, recyclable – and designed to last. The chair is made from 75% waste polypropylene and 15%...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Kong Counter Stool in Brushed Aluminum by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Starck first designed the Kong barstool for the Chinese restaurant Kong in Paris. The one armed stool was intended to make it easy and graceful for the super model clientele to slith...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Broom Counter Stool in Orange by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Philippe Starck and Emeco came together to create a new chair that is reclaimed, repurposed, recyclable – and designed to last. The chair is made from 75% waste polypropylene and 15%...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Emeco Kong Barstool in Polished Aluminum by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Starck first designed the Kong barstool for the Chinese restaurant Kong in Paris. The one armed stool was intended to make it easy and graceful for the super model clientele to slith...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

"Assembly" Upholstered Armchair with Steel Frame and Bolts by Moroso for Diesel
Located in New York, NY
"Assembly" is a small armchair, designed by Diesel Creative Team and manufactured by Moroso, featuring injected flame-retardant foam and polyester fiber over internal steel frame wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Steel

Marc Newson Wooden Armchair in Beech Heartwood for Cappellini
Located in New York, NY
Successful proof of great experimentation and daring, the wooden chair by Marc Newson was born of the desire to push the manipulation of wood to its limits. Wooden chair is a modern,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Beech