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Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Pair of Swiveling "Nautilus" Chairs by Vladimir Kagan in Smoked Platinum
Located in New York, NY
This pair of Nautilus chairs exemplify the stunning organic Futurist forms and clean lines for which Vladimir Kagan one of the most esteemed furniture designers of the 20th century i...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Hardwood, Velvet

Pair of Swivel Lounge Chairs in Black Leather and Metal
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of lounge chairs, leather, metal, Europe, 1970s Cubic, low lounge chair on a swivel base. This patinated lounge chairs features a comfortable seating shell upholstered in black...
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Rare Wave-Pattern Upholstery, Swivel Lounge Chair, Manner of Milo Baughman
Located in Clermont, FL
Wave-pattern upholstery highlights a curvaceous & sculptural form. Wood pedestal base, with a 360 degree swivel mechanism. Chair maintains it's good structure. Extremely comfortable!
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Midcentury Leather and Chrome Swivel Chair
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Gardner Leaver for Steelcase Easy chair in saddle brown leather. Chrome is in good shape with no rust. Has just the right angle to be used as an office chair, reading chair or even l...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Vintage Upholstered Swivel Office Chair
Located in Matosinhos, 13
A robust vintage swivel office chair, found by Ding Dong and re-upholstered in Le Manach fabric. The House of Le Manach is the very quintessence...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery

Original Dark Gray Leather Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
This authentic Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Height dark gray leather office chair from the Aluminum Group Collection was manuf...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

Roche Bobois Nuage Fauteiul
By Roche Bobois, Maurizio Manzoni
Located in Ranst, BE
Nuage fauteuil designed by Roberto Tapinassi & Maurizio Manzoni. Upholstered in a pink fabric with a turning chrome base. This fauteuil is in very good condition.Very good condition ...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

1970s Milo Baughman Jack Larsen Velvet Cut Mustard Gold Swivel Chairs, Set of 2
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
On offer on this occasion is one of the most stunning and rare Baughman/Larsen velvet swivel chairs set you could hope to find. Outstanding design is exhibited throughout. The beauti...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Textile, Velvet, Wood

De Sede "DS-35" Executive Office Desk Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Executive desk chair by De Sede c.1970s. This Swiss made chair features the original black leather upholstery with a beautiful hand stitched detailing along the edge. The chair is ou...
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1970s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Danish High Back Swivel Lounge Chair with Ottoman in Cognac Leather, 1970's
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Fabulous modern and luxurious swivel chair in supple cognac colored leather on a chrome-plated aluminium swivel base with faux rosewood accents. Beautiful example of Danish modern at...
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1970s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Boucle Upholstered Swivel Chairs.
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern swivel chairs that have been Newly Reupholstered In soft Ivory Knoll Boucle fabric. The bases of the chairs are also reupholstered in the same fabric.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Bouclé, Upholstery

Classic Eames for Herman Miller Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Rosewood and Leather
Located in New York, NY
Arguably the most iconic Midcentury design ever produced, the Eames 670 /671 chaired ottoman remain as important and relevant today as when it was first introduced. This example feat...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Rosewood, Leather

Curved Back Swivel Chair by Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The curved back swivel chair is a tuxedo style lounge chair with curved corners and a metal base. The chair features down-wrapped, removable seat and back cushions. The Lawson-Fenni...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Brass

20th Century Vintage Blue Mini Swivel Armchair, 1960s
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Swivel armchair from the 1960s, produced in the Silesian furniture factory in Swiebodzin, totally original and unique armchair. The armchair has undergone a thorough renovation: ...
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20th Century Polish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Set of Four "Waterfall" Barstools by Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of four "Waterfall" barstools in acrylic with leather upholstery. Designed by Charles Hollis Jones and originally made for the Pip's club in Los Angeles, owned by Playboy Magazin...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Leather, Lucite

Swivel French bar stools in bohemian style with bamboo frame
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Swivel French bar stools in bohemian style with bamboo frame Discover the charm of the 60s with our swiveling French bar stools, a perfect blend of bohemian flair and timeless eleg...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Bamboo

Aluminum Group Desk Chairs by Charles Eames for Herman Miller, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This classic and stylish 'Aluminum Group' executive desk chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. Signed underneath seat with Herman Miller labels and production date September 2000. This beautiful office chair features black channel stitched seats and integrated seat backs with aluminum five star bases on casters with tilt adjust and height adjust mechanisms, and is height adjustable. Similar to the Soft Pad collection, also by Eames, which was based on the design of the Aluminum Group chairs with the addition of padded cushions. This iconic 'Aluminum Group' chair by Charles Eames for Herman Miller with its graceful silhouette and clean lines make it appropriate for a number of locations, from Classic and contemporary homes to elegant executive offices, home office or hip startups. Consider using in a Mid-Century Modern or Postmodern home...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Vladimir Kagan for Directional High-Back Swivel Lounge Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vladimir Kagan for Directional High-Back Swivel Lounge Chair in a Charcoal Dark Blue Mohair. One of Kagan's Signature Designs, known as the 100A Series. Kagan reinvented the design...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Mohair, Upholstery

Pair Of Vintage Swivel Tub Chairs, Italian, Leather, Lounge Seat, Circa 1970
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a pair of vintage swivel tub chairs. An Italian, leather lounge seat with upholstered cushion, dating to the late 20th century, circa 1970. Two inviting tub chairs, set to e...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Leather, Upholstery

Midcentury Chromed and Brass Johansson Design Stools
Located in Rome, IT
Borge Johansson Scandinavian Midcentury Modern Black Silk and Brass Stools, 1960 This fine Scandinavian modern chromed swivel stools designed by Borge Johansson are provenience from...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Eames for Herman Miller Dark Gray Leather Office Chair Aluminum Group Soft Pad
Located in Detroit, MI
This authentic Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Height gray leather office chair from the Aluminum Group Collection was manufactur...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

Swivel Lounge Chair Mid Century Modern Model 62 by G Plan
Located in London, GB
Once described as 'the worlds most comfortable chair' this reupholstered piece in Italian velvet will surely bring out your inner Bond Villain. Appearing in original black the model ...
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1960s English Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet

A Pair of Cobalt Blue Swiveling Tub Chairs designed by William Haines
Located in Palm Desert, CA
Offered here a pair of swiveling tub chairs, sitting on a stylized Chinoiserie base. The bases are painted black. The chairs have been newly upholstered in Romo/Zinc Ocelot - Midni...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Set of Swivel Lounge Chairs in Olive Green Silk, C. 1950s
Located in Westport, CT
A timeless duo of vintage swivel chairs inspired by the iconic style of Edward Wormley for Dunbar. These chairs, meticulously restored to their original glory, exude mid-century eleg...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Silk, Walnut

Pierre Paulin for Artifort Mid Century Big Globe Chair
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Big Globe Lounge Chair F422 designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort in 1959. Original fabric. Labeled.
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1980s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Fabric

Pierre Paulin for Artifort Mid Century Big Globe Chair
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Big Globe Lounge Chair F422 designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort. Designed in 1959. Newer upholstery
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1980s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Fabric

Pair of Lounge Chairs in Ratan Seat with Swivel Base, USA Late 20th Century
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Late 20th Century Rattan chairs. These chairs are crafted in a curved bamboo frame in a gloss finish with a rattan seat and back. The base houses a swivel function. Great ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Bamboo, Rattan

Vintage Mid Century Modern Blue Upholstered Chrome Swivel Base Club Arm Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid Century Modern Blue Upholstered Chrome Swivel Base Club Arm Chair. Item features blue knubby wool upholstery, chrome swivel base, clean Modernist lines, very nice vintage...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Vintage Mid Century Modern Blue Upholstered Chrome Swivel Base Club Chair - Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid Century Modern Blue Upholstered Chrome Swivel Base Club Chairs - a Pair. Item features blue knubby wool upholstery, chrome swivel base, clean Modernist lines, very nice v...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Organic Modern Designed Swivel Lounge Chairs In White With Cast Aluminum Base
Located in Monrovia, CA
Organic Modern Designed Swivel Lounge Chairs In White With Cast Aluminum Base. Beautiful White Leather Like Upholstered Swivel Chairs With Cast Aluminum Bases Are Very Comfortable An...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Set of ¨Two Leather Cassina Swivel Arm Chairs LC7 by Le Corbusier
Located in Praha, CZ
- There are stains on the skin and they cannot be cleaned LC7 chair designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1927. Relaunched in 1978. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Designed by Charl...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

The Large And Rare Artifort Version Oyster Chair By Pierre Paulin, 1960s
Located in Schagen, NL
Unusual Version of the Oyster chair by Pierre Paulin for Artifort. The chairs features a large comfortable seating with the original Mint/ Aqua colored Fabric and a Metal star or Swi...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Roxy Tilt and Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in Roanoke, VA
Experience unparalleled style and comfort with this extraordinary pair of swivel and tilt club chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Recently upholstered in a soft and ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Bouclé, Walnut

Vintage Swivel Tub Chair, Italian Leather Lounge Seat, Late 20th Century, C.1970
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage swivel tub chair. An Italian, leather lounge seat with upholstered cushion, dating to the late 20th century, circa 1970. Grace your lounge or reading nook with thi...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Leather

Mid-Century Swivel Tub Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century modern club chair on swivel base. Wild accenting pattern fabric. Please confirm location NY or NJ
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Fabric

Mid Century Original Georg Eknes Hans Brattrud Scandia Rosewood Swivel Chair MCM
Located in Cambridge, GB
New Stock ✅ An original low back rosewood "Scandia" lounge chair by Georg Eknes for Hans Brattrud Designed by Hans Brattrud and made by Georg Eknes. An original 1960's Scandia swiv...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Roxy Tilt and Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in Roanoke, VA
Experience unparalleled style and comfort with this extraordinary pair of swivel and tilt club chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Recently upholstered in an interest...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Textile, Walnut

Italian Swivel Desk Chair in Metal and Camel Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Swivel desk chair, metal, plastic, leather, Italy, 1960s Italian swivel desk chair in the manner of Ico Parisi's desk chair for MIM. Seating...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Roxy Tilt and Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in Roanoke, VA
Experience unparalleled style and comfort with this extraordinary pair of swivel and tilt club chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Recently upholstered in a striking ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Textile, Walnut

Swivel Chair in Wood and Metal, Germany
Located in Berlin, DE
Swivel Chair in Wood with 4-legged base, Germany.
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eero Saarinen Knoll Studio Set of Four (4) Mid Century Classic Tulip Armchairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A superb set of four (4) swivel armchairs of recent vintage, made by KnollStudio. Tagged under seat cushion. Metal labels underneath base. Dimensions: H 32" x W 26" x D 24" x SH 19" ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Leather 'Joe' Chair Designed by De Pas, D'Urbino, Lomazzi for Poltronova, Italy
Located in London, GB
This super sized, super cool, leather 'Joe' chair has now become a design classic. Designed by Jonathan De Pas, Donato D'Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi in 1970, this contemporary re-editio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Space Age Style Swivel Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of wild shaped throne chairs on swivel metal bases. These Star Trek style chairs are fun and funky for your home or office. Please confirm location NY or NJ
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Leather Cassina Swivel Arm Chair LC7 by Le Corbusier, Perriand & Jeanneret
Located in Praha, CZ
LC7 chair designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1927. Relaunched in 1978. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Designed by Charlotte Perriand and part of the LC collection by Le Corbusier...
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

2 MCM Polished Aluminum Barrel Swivel Lounge Chairs Chrome Tulip Base by Woodard
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome vintage MCM (Mid-Century Modern) polished aluminum and chrome tulip base barrel swivel lounge chairs by Russell Woodard, a pair. This piece has been attributed based upon archived research including online sources, vintage documentation and catalogs, designer literature, and other materials however, it is not signed or marked in any way. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear even if it has been refinished or restored. Specifically, there is some water spotting throughout the aluminum. Please see photos, zoom in for details, and see long description as they are part of the condition report. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, 1960’s. Get ready for a little SIZZLE in your SWIVEL with these incredible vintage swivel lounge chairs by Russell Woodard!!! This pair of beauties are comprised of sculptured polished aluminum frames and handsome chrome pedestal bases. Their curved backs sweep down and around to form the arms in a rather curvaceous bucket shape. The bucket seat is perched atop a fabulous chrome swivel base. Yes… we know… most of these Woodard aluminum tulip-shaped chairs have the same aluminum base patterned as the bucket seat and can be used outside; however, this set has the original pedestal chromed base that would not be suitable for the out of doors. They will, however, be very suitable and look wonderful in your sunroom, living room, family room, entryway, bedroom, or any room you choose! Plus… we do have one back cushion to use as a pattern for the back cushion which we will provide upon purchase. These fabulous barrel swivel chairs are the epitome of mid-century modern magnificence and are sure to make a fashionable statement in your home!!! For over 150 years, Woodard has been one of the industry leaders in classic outdoor patio furniture design, manufacturing, and distribution. They are committed to building modern outdoor to timeless classic outdoor and patio furniture. Lyman E Woodard purchased a lumber mill in Owosso, Michigan in 1866 and he and his three brothers founded Woodard Brothers which was a company that manufactured wood furniture, window blinds, door and window sashes, and caskets. In 1882 they created a second company called The Owosso Casket Company and in 1890 Lyman bought his brothers out of that company. Between 1890 and 1900 Lyman’s three sons and his son-in-law joins the business and in 1902 Woodard Brothers opened a planning mill and two more factories in order to make shipping more convenient. Lyman Woodard passed away in 1904 and his three sons and his son-in-law take over. In 1934 due to the Great Depression there was a depletion of hardwood and pine, so the company switched from caskets to making metal outdoor furniture...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum, Chrome

Mid Century Modern Eames Swivel Chairs - Pair
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid Century Modern Eames for Herman Miller Aluminum Group Swivel Chairs in a Textured Ostrich Leather - Pair A timeless design Classic and Co...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Mesa Swivel Chair by Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mesa swivel chair by Lawson-Fenning in white Alpaca bouclé. The Mesa swivel chair is a fully upholstered club chair that features a walnut or oak inset base. The Lawson-Fenning Coll...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Oak

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Swivel Chair, C. 1950s
Located in Westport, CT
A swivel lounge chair designed by the iconic Edward Wormely for Dunbar Furniture, circa 1950-1959. Completely restored, fitted with new high-grade hand cut foam with all insides full...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Mahogany

Knoll Richard Schultz Mid-century Fiberglass Swivel Chair
Located in Miami, FL
Knoll Richard Schultz Mid-century Fiberglass Swivel Chair Offered for sale is a Knoll Associates fiberglass swivel chair with upholstered seat...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Swivel Barrel Chair by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin
Located in Chicago, IL
c. 1970s. Designed by Milo Baughman. Reupholstered in a nubby citrine Bernhardt fabric. Chrome swivel base.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Fabric

Pkw-2 Pivoting K-Wire Wood Base Side Chair, Eames Herman Miller, Bikini, Seng
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
eames‘ chairs are so common and widespread today that you’ve actually seen them far too often. but there are some versions that are a bit more special – making them collector’s items. for example, these ray & charles eames side chairs ‚pkw-2‘, meaning a pivoting, k-wire chair on a wooden base. version 1 would be a fully covered seat, version 2 is the cut-out „bikini“ cover, where you can see the wire mesh construction. this is also known as a ‚bikini swivel wire chair‘. here we have a black and a white one. we understood they were imported from the united states as a pair to Europe – but then sold on to different customers. years ago we bought the white one as the first piece in our eames-1st-generations-collection. by chance or serendipity, we were now able to find and buy the black one also and thus reunite the pair. together they make impressive and scarce art objects to grace any collection of early midcentury design. interestingly the dowel-leg-version was discontinued after 1954: the open ball-bearing connection and the elegant thin wooden legs weren’t very practical. weight and power, when swivelling, sometimes resulted in cracks or breakage. (that’s why we wouldn’t recommend them to use as a kitchen chair, maybe.) they are functional, showing a wonderful patina and are great pieces to admire and to understand the thinking behind the design. set of 2 side chair, model pkw-2, swivel dowel-base 1 white powder coated wire-shell, cognac-coloured leather bikini...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Vintage Eames Soft Pad Leather Desk Chair by ICF
Located in London, GB
A stylish and iconic design, this is a vintage Eames soft pad leather desk chair by ICF. It was made in Italy by ICF who were one of the only compaines granted licence to manufacture...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Ivory Bouclé Post Modern Swivel Chairs & Ottoman Attributed to Adrian Pearsall
Located in Saint Louis, MO
A high sculptural look that's modern with curvy plush all over cushioning is what you'll get with this ménage à trois set of swivel chairs attributed to Adrian Pearsall paired along with a sexy modern custom mushroom shaped ottoman. It all swivels - chairs and ottoman. Reminiscent of Vladimir Kagan and his crescent chair...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Bouclé, Upholstery

Mid Century Danish Cognac Brown Leather Swivel Reclining Chair on Chrome Base
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
A stylish mid century brown leather Swivel chair on heavy chrome base. A large chair with good proportion, egg shaped in design with sweeping curved arms, attractive design from the ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Vladimir Kagan Bilboa Sofa in Silk and Leather
Located in Dallas, TX
A Post Modern Vladimir Kagan Bilbao sofa upholstered in silk and leather circa 1990s. Enamored with Bilbao, Spain, the Bilbao chair is a manifestation of Vladimir Kagan's impression...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery

Original Mid Century Black Leather Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
This authentic Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Height black leather office chair from the Aluminum Group Collection was manufactured in the 2000s. This classic mid century modern office chair was first introduced in 1969 by Charles and Ray Eames as the luxury model of the 1958 Aluminum Group line. This management height chair features black leather upholstery, polished aluminum five-star swivel base, armrests and rolling casters. The comfortable, contoured ergonomic design features thick, plush cushions and a 360 degree smooth swivel seat with manual lift adjustable height and backrest tilt. An iconic and collectible desk chair perfect for home or office. Eames fabric...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

Mid-Century Arthur Stutchbury Office Chair
Located in LYON, FR
Lean back into a life of diplomatic trade agreements with this Arthur Stutchbury office chair. Blackbean frame with vinyl cushions freshly restored. Swivels, reclines and rolls. Adj...
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1970s Australian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Hardwood

Vladimir Kagan Swivel Bilboa Chairs in Silk and Leather
Located in Dallas, TX
A Post Modern pair of Vladimir Kagan Bilbao swivel chairs upholstered in silk and leather circa 1990s. Enamored with Bilbao, Spain, the Bilbao chair is a manifestation of Vladimir Ka...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery

Mid-century Modern swivel chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Mid-Century Modern swivel 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 swivel chairs created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating, building and garden elements, decorative objects and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with fabric, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Mid-Century Modern swivel chairs made in a specific country, there are North America, United States, and Europe pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original swivel chairs, popular names associated with this style include Charles and Ray Eames, Milo Baughman, Herman Miller, and Lawson-Fenning. 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 swivel chairs differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $245 and tops out at $78,600 while the average work can sell for $3,403.

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