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Modern Side Chairs

MODERN STYLE

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

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

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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

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

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Style: Modern
Chair Armchair Mirror Metal Steel Blue Leather Upholster Curvy Shaped Design
Located in Ancona, Marche
The chair Berserker is made of mirror polished stainless steel with upholstering in genuine aquamarine leather. Tipping over the chair it turns into a side-table which also contains ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Contemporary Chair for Ursula in Stucco Jesemonite
Located in London, GB
In April 2020 the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, met the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoga...
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2010s Dutch Modern Side Chairs

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Stucco

Mies van der Rohe MR Cantilever Chairs, 2
Located in New York, NY
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (German, 1886-1969) 'MR' modern cantilever chairs, the curved frames with upholstered back and seat, after the 'MR' model by. Measures: 33.75” H x 20” W x 26...
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19th Century Antique Modern Side Chairs

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Metal

Hayche Dune Chair, Black Powder Coated Steel Frame, UK, In Stock
Located in Liverpool, GB
The design of the Dune chair is based on the repeated shape of the arch, architectural and mathematical. This chair has an elegant and light aesthetic and is suitable for indoor and ...
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2010s British Modern Side Chairs

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Metal

Sheepskin Big Foot Stool by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Sheepskin Big Foot stool by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L38 / W38 /H43 CM Materials: Sheepskin A quirky and contemporary additi...
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2010s Danish Modern Side Chairs

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Sheepskin

WW Chair CS6, Stained Oak & Metal Rods
Located in Liverpool, GB
Based on a modern Windsor design, the WW Chair, where the first 'W' stands for Windsor and the second for Wire is an iconic piece of furniture. Produced from solid oak with the uniqu...
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2010s British Modern Side Chairs

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Metal

Pink Stretch Stool
Located in Providence, RI
Carnevale Studio's most popular collection, “Stretch”. Through experiments with a number of different materials I chose latex, bungee and rope for their bright colors and wondrous ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Side Chairs

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Metal

Light Pink Queen Heart Stool by Royal Stranger
Located in Geneve, CH
Queen heart side table by Royal Stranger Dimensions: 46 x 49 x 43 cm Different upholstery colors and finishes are available. Brass, copper or stainless steel in polished or brushed...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Side Chairs

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Gold Leaf

Side/Dining Chair Modern/Contemporary Hand Made in Blackened Steel & Leather
Located in Bronx, NY
CHAIR NO. 1 J.M. Szymanski d. 2018 Inspired by a Spanish toreador, this sleek combination of blackened steel and thick bull leather. Can be modified to any seat height. Custom si...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Hayche Dune Chair, Green Powder Coated Steel Frame, UK, Made to Order
Located in Liverpool, GB
The design of the Dune chair is based on the repeated shape of the arch, architectural and mathematical. This chair has an elegant and light aesthetic and is suitable for indoor and ...
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2010s British Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Emeco Alfi Counter Stool in Green & Ash w/ Low Back by Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
Emeco and Morrison together, designed and engineered The Alfi Collection with the conviction that what you don't see is as important as what you do see. Alfi reflects Emeco and Morri...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Modern Style Low Slung Leather Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Modern pair of leather lounge chairs with cantilever style stainless steel base. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.  
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Leather

Emeco 111 Navy Chair in Grass by Coca-Cola
Located in Hanover, PA
Coca-Cola and Emeco collaborated to solve an environmental problem: Up-cycling consumer waste into a sustainable, timeless, Classic chair. Made of 111 recycled PET bottles, the 111 N...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Plastic

Vintage French School Chairs, Set of Four
Located in High Point, NC
A set of four vintage school chairs with high armrests manufactured in France circa 1950. These authentic metal chairs feature low backrests and slightly angular legs reminiscent of ...
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1950s French Vintage Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Unique Nami Chair by Hatsu
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique nami chair by Hatsu Dimensions: D 50 x W 57 x H 65 cm Materials: Uphostered seating on powdercoated steel frame Hatsu is a design studio based in Mumbai that creates modern ...
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2010s Indian Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Concrete Bench Pool by Helder Barbosa
Located in Geneve, CH
Concrete bench pool by Helder Barbosa Materials: Concrete Dimensions: 100 x 40 x 45 cm Trained as a craftsman (école Boulle, 2014), Helder Barbosa is a designer who lives and wo...
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2010s French Modern Side Chairs

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Concrete

White Oak, Contemporary Windsor 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

Materials

Oak

21st Century Harlem Chair in Leather by Gianfranco Ferré Home
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
A slender and light structure, with tapered legs and a dynamically shaped backrest for the Harlem chair. In the name, there is a reference to the famous district of New York, renowne...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Foam, Wood

Remix Vol 6 Table and Buc by Las Ánimas
Located in Geneve, CH
Remix Vol 6 table and Buc by Las Ánimas Unique pieces Dimensions: D180 x xW80 x H74 cm // D43 x W60 x H54 cm. Materials: Ash Wood Also available in different finishes. Taking...
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2010s Spanish Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Ash

Customizable Handmade Organic Side Chair in Steel and Parma Velvet by Tawla
Located in MONTROZIER, FR
Marie Antoinette Matrice side chair is a side chair designed around the imprint. The imprint created by the interaction between two materials, a ductile and a soft one. Inspiration f...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Side Chairs

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Metal, Steel

Forest Velvet Minimalist Bench
Located in Geneve, CH
Forest velvet Minimalist bench Dimensions: L 110 x W 39 x H 68 CM Materials: Cotton velvet, steel The collection includes benches, chairs, shelves and mirrors in a wide variety...
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2010s Danish Modern Side Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Chic 'Méandre' Side Chairs by Design Frères
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of chic undulating 'Méandre' side chairs by Design Frères. Gorgeous hand applied gilt bronze patina over steel frames. Natural linen upholstered cushions. Inspired by the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Side Chairs

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Steel

Emeco Alfi Counter Stool in Sand & Dark Ash w/ High Back by Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
Emeco and Morrison together, designed and engineered The Alfi Collection with the conviction that what you don't see is as important as what you do see. Alfi reflects Emeco and Morri...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Eight Mid-Century Modern Piero Fornasetti Style Dining / Side Chairs, Italy
Located in Stamford, CT
Eight Mid-Century Modern Piero Fornasetti Style dining / side chairs, Italy Set of 8 finely detailed, hand painted, mid-century dining or side chairs. Each chair depicts a differ...
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Late 20th Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Rare Aluminium Corner Chair
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
A very detailed made aluminium corner chair. The construction of this chair show a lot of the technical skill the builder must have. There is almost no seam to find on the metal. Rar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Set of Six Black Leather Willy Rizzo Dining Chairs by Cidue Italy 1970s, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A stylish set of six (6) cantilevered black leather on black frames dining chairs by Cidue, Italy, circa 1970s, signed with manufacturer's foil labels on the undersides of seats, des...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Side Chairs

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Metal

Customizable Powder-Coated Steel Sculptural Triangle Chair by Nazara Lazaro
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Triangle chair is part of the Steel Collection, a series inspired by Joan Miró’s paintings and Picasso’s harlequins with a monochromatic nod to the Memphis movement of the 80s. I...
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2010s German Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Minimalist Black Dining Chair in Solid Ash 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

Materials

Oak

Anthracite Velvet Minimalist Bar Chair 92.5
Located in Geneve, CH
Anthracite velvet Minimalist bar chair 92.5 Dimensions: L 37 x W 39 x H 92.5 CM Materials: Velvet, steel The collection includes benches, chairs, shelves and mirrors in a wide v...
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2010s Danish Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Kartell Eur Stool in Gray by Fabio Novembre
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The EUR stool by Fabio Novembre is a cube printed with shapes and geometries inspired, to scale, by Italian rationalist architecture of the 1930s and 1940s. The stool can be multi-pu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Plastic

'Charming' Aluminum and Leather Dining Chairs by Fasem Italy, New
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This stylish chair by Italian maker Fasem International is named 'Charming' and is crafted in light weight die-cast aluminum with tufted leather seats. This set of four was completed...
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2010s Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Hayche Dune Chair, Red Powder Coated Steel Frame, UK, Made to Order
Located in Liverpool, GB
The design of the Dune chair is based on the repeated shape of the arch, architectural and mathematical. This chair has an elegant and light aesthetic and is suitable for indoor and ...
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2010s British Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

Emeco Alfi Low Back Chair with Black Powder-Coated Aluminum Frame by Jasper
Located in Hanover, PA
Emeco and Jasper Morrison together, designed and engineered the Alfi collection with the conviction that what you don't see is as important as what you do see. Made of reclaimed mate...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

"Frevo" Chair by Ronald Sasson, Brazilian Contemporary Design
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Created by the artist and designer Ronals Sasson in 2021, the Frevo chair is a reflection of the unique vision and sharp eyes of its creator. With simple and sculptural lines, the pi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Side Chairs

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Fiberglass, Wood

Willy Rizzo for Cidue Dining Chairs in Brass and Cognac Leather, c 1970, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful set of eight (8) dining chairs by Willy Rizzo for Cidue, Italy circa 1970, featuring gorgeous cubist brass frames and cognac colored leather. Signed with Cidue labels rea...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Brass

Modern Dining Chair in Argentine Exotic Wood and Leather from Costantini, Bruno
Located in New York, NY
A signature chair by Costantini, our Bruno chair features a low-profile, ergonomically-designed back. Available as shown in Argentine rosewood and leather or in custom materials, fin...
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2010s Argentine Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

Samurai Sword Chair by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
Samurai sword chair by Karstudio Dimensions: W 44 x D 51.5 x H 110 cm Materials: MDF Frame, Fabric Kar, is the root of Sanskrit Karma, meaning karmic repetition. We seek the cau...
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2010s Chinese Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Kartell Lou Lou Children's Ghost Chair in Crystal Heart by Philippe Starck
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The miniature version of one of the most famous design chairs joins the Kartell Kids line in several new versions. Philippe Starck's Lou Lou Ghost gets new and customisable graphics ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Emeco Counter Stool in Polished Aluminum by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
The Museum of Modern Art asked Philippe Starck and Emeco to make a simple stool for the “Mies Van der Rohe in Berlin” retrospective. The result is one of our best selling stools, a c...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Sika Design Sofie Woven Rattan Bistro Side Chair in Navy with White Dots
Located in Shakopee, MN
Affäire is designed for the upper end cafés, brasseries and restaurants in historical European cities and capitals all-over the world. An elegant choice for Rivieras and sidewalk caf...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Modern Side Chairs

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Plastic, Rattan

21st Century Frida Chair with Arms in Fabric by Etro Home Interiors
By Etro
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
The rich Deosai cashmere of the seat, enhanced by the burgundy velvet piping that also features the back, meets the suggestions of the Asian nature, evoked by the bronzed finish legs...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal

21st Century Hamar Chair in Velvet and Vienna Straw by Etro Home Interiors
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
The ethnic element of the matte Cherry Red lacquered cane meets the African inspiration of the structure in matte dark wengè dyed wood and of the rings in polished brass, reminding t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Bow Bench by 101 Copenhagen
Located in Geneve, CH
Bow bench by 101 Copenhagen Designed by Kristian Sofus Hansen & Tommy Hyldahl Dimensions: L70 / W30 /H42 CM Materials: Fiber Concrete The Bow console is inspired by the archite...
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2010s Danish Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Concrete

Equilibria Chair by Imperfettolab
Located in Geneve, CH
Equilibria chair by Imperfettolab Dimensions: 45 x 53 x H 76 cm Materials: Fibreglass Imperfetto Lab Who we are ? We are a family. Verter Turroni, Emanuela Ravelli and our chi...
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2010s Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Fiberglass

Lacquered Pine Wood and Cané Curvy Armchair with Upholstery
Located in Cairo, EG
Lacquered Pine Wood and Cané Curvy Armchair with Upholstery. Our Cané Is Back armchair will take you back to classics but with a modern flare. It will add elegance and originality to...
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2010s Egyptian Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Cane, Pine

Celeste Chair in White Wool Italian 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

Materials

Metal

Roberto Barbieri Set of 6 White Dinning Chairs "Lia" for Zanotta, Italy
Located in The Hague, NL
These contemporary 'Lia' white leather side chairs by Roberto Barbieri were presented by Zanotta in 1999. The chair proved to be innovative due to the increasingly advanced use of ...
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1990s Italian Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Minimalist Stacking Wire Chair, Modern Side Chair by Bend Goods in Peachy Pink
Located in Ontario, CA
Bend Goods Wire Furniture Stackable wire chair that's perfect for any occasion. The Betty side chair plays up a soft yet strong aesthetic with a gently curved shape and a contempora...
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2010s Unknown Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Metal, Iron

Contemporary Dining Chair Upholstered in Brick Velvet
Located in New York, NY
Timeless design in combination with handmade couture techniques. The dining chair features curved wooden upholstered back for greater comfort. Offered in fumed Oak frame and brick ve...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Teak Wood Framed Chair with Woven Synthetic Rattan Seat, Dark Wood Finish
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
A hand-crafted teak framed & woven synthetic rattan chair. These chairs are crafted by local artisans using a wood joinery technique without the use of nails. They feature a subtle w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Modern Side Chairs

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Teak

Emeco Hudson 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 Side Chairs

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Aluminum

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

Materials

Steel

Escales I Armchair by French Design Studio Monogram
Located in Bordeaux, FR
In elementary and elegant curved forms, the creamy-white body along with the bronze ovaloid legs presents a striking, yet captivating formal dichotomy: the lustrous shine of the bron...
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2010s Moroccan Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Bronze

21st Century Picabia Chair in Fabric by Etro Home Interiors
Located in Cantù, Lombardia
Perfect expression of the “new tradition” concept, which unites a classical heart with a creative and experimental skin, the Picabia chair features a special upholstery in two differ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Sika Design Sofie Rattan Outdoor Bistro Side Chair in White with Cappuccino Dots
Located in Shakopee, MN
The ALU Affäire collection are designs from our Affäire collection, where the natural rattan frame has been changed to an aluminum frame. The aluminum frame is hand bent using simila...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Modern Side Chairs

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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...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Emeco Broom Barstool in Dark Gray 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

Set of 6 Couture Dining Chairs, Grey Beige Oak/Plated Gold
Located in New York, NY
Artist handmade dining chairs in solid oak lacquered in grey beige. The chair is offered grey beige premium velvet to match the finish of the frame. Detailing painted in polished gol...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

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