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Iconic Signed Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller Compact Sofa
Located in West Hartford, CT
The signed, iconic, clean-lined sofa design by Charles and Ray Eames upholstered in a wonderful whimsical fabric. This piece comes from the Avon Corporation headquarters in Rye, NY.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Vintage Floating Chrome Sofa Attributed to Milo Baughman
Located in Burbank, CA
A stunning vintage floating chrome sofa attributed to Milo Baughman in United States circa 1970s. This sofa has been professionally reupholstered in a burnt orange tweed fabric, it s...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Sculptura Patio Loveseat Sofa by Russell Woodard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, outdoor, patio, powder-coated, steel mesh and wrought iron loveseat sofa by Russell Woodard, Sculptura with original cushions.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Steel, Wrought Iron

Sculptura Patio Loveseat Sofa by Russell Woodard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, outdoor, patio, powder-coated, steel mesh and wrought iron loveseat sofa by Russell Woodard, Sculptura.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Steel, Wrought Iron

Classic Modernist Two-Seat Sling Sofa by Hannah Morrison for Knoll
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic MODERNIST Two-seat sling sofa by Bruce Hannah and Andrew Morrison for Knoll in vibrant 1970s electric blue knoll wool fabric and powder-coated steel.minor staining,(see photo...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Double-Seat Sofa in Milled Black Leather and Oiled Laser-Cut Steel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The sofa double is guilty as charged. Doubling the fun of Klein Agency's sofa Single, this contemporary piece is utilizing the same bulging pillow forms. The double allows ample room...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Cut Steel

Pair of Harvey Probber "Cubo" Leather Sofas
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of two-seat sofas designed by Harvey Probber for his "Cubo" series, (circa 1972, USA). Spacious seats are connected by brackets under the seat and supported by elegant, thin, cy...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

  • Pair of Harvey Probber "Cubo" Leather Sofas
  • Pair of Harvey Probber "Cubo" Leather Sofas
  • Pair of Harvey Probber "Cubo" Leather Sofas
  • Pair of Harvey Probber "Cubo" Leather Sofas
H 24.5 in. W 64 in. D 31.75 in.
Outdoor Leaf & Charcoal Sectional
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Inspired by weekend visits to the stark desert landscapes found a few hours east of Los Angeles, this collection is composed of steel frames that have been zinc primed and powder coa...
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2010s American Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

  • Outdoor Leaf & Charcoal Sectional
  • Outdoor Leaf & Charcoal Sectional
  • Outdoor Leaf & Charcoal Sectional
  • Outdoor Leaf & Charcoal Sectional
H 25 in. W 108 in. D 108 in.
Hand-Dyed Indigo Canvas and Antique Copper Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Inheritance loveseat is great as a standalone piece, or as part of a modular sectional with other Inheritance designs. Inspired by a worn-in pair of jeans and created alongsid...
Category

2010s American Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Mixed-Media Upholstered Wood and Metal Bench
Located in Wilton, CT
The Emily bench, mixed-media upholstered wood and metal This bench in mixed-media was named after the designer's daughter. Shown in walnut, blackened steel and silver metallic and...
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2010s American Art Nouveau Benches

Materials

Steel

'Suspension' Seat in the Style of Pierre Chareau
Located in Glendale, CA
'Suspension' seat in the style of Pierre Chareau. Handcrafted in Los Angeles in the workshop of noted French designer and antiques dealer Denis de le Mesiere, who pays homage to the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Two-Seat Sling Sofa by Hannah Morrison for Knoll
Located in Denver, CO
Two-seat sling sofa by Bruce Hannah and Andrew Morrison for Knoll in vibrant 1970s orange faux leather and powder-coated steel.   
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Outdoor Cream and Charcoal Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Inspired by weekend visits to the stark desert landscapes found a few hours east of Los Angeles, this collection is composed of steel frames that have been zinc primed and powder coa...
Category

2010s American Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

  • Outdoor Cream and Charcoal Loveseat
  • Outdoor Cream and Charcoal Loveseat
  • Outdoor Cream and Charcoal Loveseat
  • Outdoor Cream and Charcoal Loveseat
H 25 in. W 72 in. D 36 in.
Potomac Tan Leather and Antique Brass Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Inheritance Loveseat is great as a standalone piece, or as part of a modular sectional with other Inheritance designs. This variation is upholstered in warm Potomac Tan leathe...
Category

2010s American Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Outdoor Leaf and Charcoal Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Inspired by weekend visits to the stark desert landscapes found a few hours east of Los Angeles, this collection is composed of steel frames that have been zinc primed and powder coa...
Category

2010s American Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

  • Outdoor Leaf and Charcoal Loveseat
  • Outdoor Leaf and Charcoal Loveseat
  • Outdoor Leaf and Charcoal Loveseat
  • Outdoor Leaf and Charcoal Loveseat
H 25 in. W 72 in. D 36 in.
Hand-Dyed Indigo Canvas and Antique Brass Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Inheritance Loveseat is great as a standalone piece, or as part of a modular sectional with other Inheritance designs. Inspired by a worn-in pair of jeans and created alongside ...
Category

2010s American Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Vintage Military Canvas and Marbled Rust Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Created in 2011, this is the original version of The Inheritance Collection Loveseat. Inspired by the inherent history seen in vintage US Army materials paired with a minimal, stripp...
Category

2010s American Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Smoke Leather and Blackened Steel Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Inheritance Loveseat is great as a standalone piece, or as part of a modular sectional with other Inheritance designs. This variation is upholstered in a soft smoke leather. The...
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2010s American Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Floating Chrome and Steel Curved Sofa New Upholstery
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning mid century modern sofa features a curved floating chrome and steel frame. Newly reupholstered in a luxurious cream fabric.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Black Leather & Blackened Steel Extra-Long Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The loveseat from Stephen Kenn's Inheritance Collection is great as a standalone piece, or as part of a modular sectional paired with other Inheritance designs. This variation is up...
Category

2010s American Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Pair of Midcentury Loveseats by Robert Haussmann
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Great pair of Mid-Century Modern loveseats designed by Robert Haussmann. Quality construction with a sturdy polished steel frame spanning the sides and back of the pieces. Upholstere...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

George Nelson Steel Frame Sofa - Loveseat by Herman Miller ( 1 )
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A Nelson designed steel framed love seat - sofa lounge unit with white metal frame , Rubber and metal foot pads and two turquoise Naugahyde seats . A classic design that is still fre...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

“I-Beam Couch” Steel, Oxidized Maple and Lacquered Aluminum I-Beam Modern Couch
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The "I-beam Couch", has got some big personality. Perfectly emphasized by the custom lacquered aluminum I - beam penetrating a hand turned oxidized maple foot, this piece is complete...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Black Wool and Antique Brass Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Soft black wool blend upholstery atop an antique brass frame with black webbing and black leather supporting belts. This item is made to order in Los Angeles. Want antique copp...
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2010s American Loveseats

Materials

Steel

  • Black Wool and Antique Brass Loveseat
  • Black Wool and Antique Brass Loveseat
  • Black Wool and Antique Brass Loveseat
  • Black Wool and Antique Brass Loveseat
H 30 in. W 64 in. D 36 in.
Tan Wool and Antique Nickel Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Inheritance Loveseat is great as a standalone piece, or as part of a modular sectional with other Inheritance designs. This variation is upholstered in a soft tan wool. The foam...
Category

2010s American Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

  • Tan Wool and Antique Nickel Loveseat
  • Tan Wool and Antique Nickel Loveseat
  • Tan Wool and Antique Nickel Loveseat
  • Tan Wool and Antique Nickel Loveseat
H 30 in. W 64 in. D 36 in.
Vintage Modern Sofa or Loveseat
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique love seat constructed from 2" diameter tubular chrome adds vintage modern style to home or business seating area. Comfortable modern design with Platner style design. Please ...
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Vintage 1970s American Loveseats

Materials

Steel

  • Vintage Modern Sofa or Loveseat
  • Vintage Modern Sofa or Loveseat
  • Vintage Modern Sofa or Loveseat
  • Vintage Modern Sofa or Loveseat
H 31 in. W 52 in. D 33 in.
Tufted Upholstery Chrome Base Settee Loveseat Sofa Couch Lounge Chair Set
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-century modern chrome metal bent Z-base tufted upholstery living room set. The lounge chair width is 25".
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Wire Mesh Loveseat Settee Outdoor Bench
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern all wire mesh outdoor loveseat sofa park bench chair.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

  • Wire Mesh Loveseat Settee Outdoor Bench
  • Wire Mesh Loveseat Settee Outdoor Bench
  • Wire Mesh Loveseat Settee Outdoor Bench
  • Wire Mesh Loveseat Settee Outdoor Bench
H 36 in. W 38 in. D 26 in.
Hugh Newell Jacobsen Custom Made Love Seats, Original Green Enameled Steel
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Hugh Newell Jacobsen custom made love seats with original green enameled steel frames, cushions could use a cleaning or new upholstery. These were a custom order in 1987 and there’s ...
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Vintage 1980s American Industrial Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Marshmallow Sofa / Loveseat in Red leather by George Nelson for Herman Miller.
Located in Kansas City, MO
Early reissue of the iconic marshmallow sofa. Original red leather in very good to excellent condition. Designed by Irving Harper for the Nelson office,
Category

Vintage 1950s American Sofas

Materials

Steel

Milo Baughman Style Cantilevered Chrome Settee
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This floating settee features a curved, chrome-plated steel frame. The wool upholstery is original to the piece dated 1974 and is in good, vintage condition. There is no pitting or r...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Wrought Iron Curved Bench New Upholstery
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern wrought iron curved bench with new upholstery and solid brass fenials. Steel mesh back. Outdoor optional.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches

Materials

Brass, Steel

Pair of 70's Tuxedo Style Loveseats with Chrome Plinth Bases
Located in San Leandro, CA
Beautiful and high end pair of 70's Chrome based loveseats.
Category

Vintage 1970s American Loveseats

Materials

Steel, Chrome

A Pair of Knoll Parallel Bar Settees
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of Knoll Parallel Bar settees in original fabric.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Settees

Materials

Steel

  • A Pair of Knoll Parallel Bar Settees
  • A Pair of Knoll Parallel Bar Settees
  • A Pair of Knoll Parallel Bar Settees
  • A Pair of Knoll Parallel Bar Settees
H 29 in. W 56 in. D 30 in.
Milo Baughman Slatted Chrome Bench Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
This iconic slatted Milo Baughman 7 bar vintage bench is a Classic. It is chrome-plated steel and has great lines to it. It is from the 1970s. This is so versatile and can go anywhe...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Benches

Materials

Cut Steel, Chrome

Modern Jack Lenor Larsen Greek Key Velvet Custom Sofa, YEAR-END CLEARANCE
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Custom sofa from the 1960s, with label. Truly sensational textile attributed to Jack Lenor Larsen. substantial, well-made piece. On casters. Low profile. Exposed wood trim details to...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Excellent Milo Baughman Floating Chrome Settee Loveseat Mid-century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous Milo Baughman chrome flatbar floating settee loveseat. This wonderful piece has rather new grey velvet and new foam. Perfect size for a loft or city apartment. I do have...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Vintage Greek Key Velvet Custom Sofa, Black, Gold, Green Modern Seating 1960s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Custom sofa from the 1960s, with label. Truly sensational textile and substantial, well-made piece. On casters. low profile. Exposed wood trim details to front. Dimensions: H 26.5 in...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

George Nelson for Herman Miller Marshmallow Sofa in Yellow Vinyl
Located in Kansas City, MO
Designed by Irving Harper for the Nelson office, this is a recent production George Nelson Marshmallow settee/loveseat/sofa.
Category

Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa
Located in Chicago, IL
One of the most iconic designs of the Mid-Century Modern movement. Irving Harper leads the team of Nelson design associates with this playful and innovated sofa. Original Girard re...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel, Steel

  • George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa
  • George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa
  • George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa
  • George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa
H 31 in. W 51.50 in. D 31 in.
Rare and early "Womb" settee by Eero Saarinen
Located in New York, NY
Early Knoll manufactured settee version of the "womb" design by Saarinen. Amazingly comfortable, a great addition to any modern furnished home.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Settees

Materials

Steel

Knoll Charles Pfister Tuxedo style Settee or Loveseat in a soft Grey Upholstery
Located in Hudson, NY
Charles Pfister for Knoll settee or loveseat in stunning grey velour/ chenille type fabric. Sturdy steel feet.
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Barcelona style Love Seat
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe style Black Naughahyde very comfortable, tufted, polished Steel Sofa with classic wishbone base
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

  • Barcelona style Love Seat
  • Barcelona style Love Seat
  • Barcelona style Love Seat
  • Barcelona style Love Seat
H 32 in. W 48 in. D 28.5 in.
Stunning Pop Art Postmodern Yellow Sofa Settee or Loveseat by Steelcase
Located in Hudson, NY
Yellow Steelcase Postmodern style sofa. This listing is for the yellow sofa in the photos. This piece is incredible comfortable and heavy in weight. Perfect for residential or commer...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Post-Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Iconic Signed Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller Compact Sofa
Located in West Hartford, CT
The signed, iconic, clean-lined sofa design by Charles and Ray Eames upholstered in a wonderful whimsical fabric. This piece comes from the Avon Corporation headquarters in Rye, NY.
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

1950s Florence Knoll 'Parallel Bar' Settee
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Settee designed in 1954 by Florence Knoll composed of a matte chrome-plated steel and enameled steel frame. Foam and upholstery were updated in roughly the 1980s. Light plum upholste...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Chrome, Steel

  • 1950s Florence Knoll 'Parallel Bar' Settee
  • 1950s Florence Knoll 'Parallel Bar' Settee
  • 1950s Florence Knoll 'Parallel Bar' Settee
  • 1950s Florence Knoll 'Parallel Bar' Settee
H 29 in. W 61.75 in. D 32 in.
Mid-Century Modern Original Florence Knoll Loveseat 2-Seat Black Vinyl Sofa
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern original early 1960s #67 Florence Knoll loveseat 2 seat black vinyl faux leather sofa. Great vintage condition. Low profile original design and upholstery. Great l...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Directional Furniture Arthur Umanoff Midcentury Chrome Loveseat Settee Sofa
Located in West Hartford, CT
Designed by Arthur Umanoff for Directional Furniture in 1971, this loveseat features tubular chrome steel for its frame with the floating, armless design that has become ultra covete...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Metal, Steel

Settees in the manner of Milo Baughman
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Rare pair of steel and leather armless / slipper sofa loveseats in the International style, possibly Danish. From the College of Santa Fe New Mexico. This vintage set has wide steel...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Loveseats

Materials

Steel

  • Settees in the manner of Milo Baughman
  • Settees in the manner of Milo Baughman
  • Settees in the manner of Milo Baughman
  • Settees in the manner of Milo Baughman
H 28 in. W 52.5 in. D 30 in.
Mid-Century Modern Steelcase Loveseat Sofa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, loveseat sofa with steel frame by Steelcase is newly upholstered in a crisp striped linen blend.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

A Rare 1970s Sofa by Steve Leonard for Brayton International
Located in West Hollywood, CA
A Rare Sofa by Steve Leonard for Brayton International USA,1974. A Rare and beautiful sofa in cream chenillen from the "Ribbon Collection". This early design has a clean modern desig...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Eames Compact Sofa
Located in Dallas, TX
Charles and Ray Eames designed compact sofa with original Alexander Girard upholstery.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel, Chrome

  • Eames Compact Sofa
  • Eames Compact Sofa
  • Eames Compact Sofa
  • Eames Compact Sofa
H 34.5 in. W 71.5 in. D 30.5 in.
Iconic Signed Charles and Ray Eames Compact Sofa by Herman Miller Midcentury
Located in West Hartford, CT
The signed, iconic, clean-lined sofa design by Charles and Ray Eames upholstered in a wonderful whimsical fabric. This piece comes from the Avon Corporation headquarters in Rye, NY.
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

George Nelson Steel Frame Sofa for Herman Miller
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A three seat cushion Nelson steel frame sofa with satin white frame, adjustable metal and rubber foot pads manufactured by the Herman Miller furniture Company. A design from the 1950...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Midcentury George Nelson for Herman Miller Steel Frame Loveseat with Table
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant and iconic midcentury signed living room loveseat designed by George Nelson for Herman Miller. It features original banana yellow vinyl upholstery which is ultra rare and cov...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Milo Baughman Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Milo Baughman loveseat. Framed with polished steel and newly reupholstered (Scotch Guard protected).
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

  • Milo Baughman Loveseat
  • Milo Baughman Loveseat
  • Milo Baughman Loveseat
  • Milo Baughman Loveseat
H 26.75 in. W 72 in. D 36 in.
Outdoor Settee Sofa by Mario Papperzini for John Salterini. Expertly Restored.
Located in Kansas City, MO
Patio love seat / loveseat designed by Mario Papperzini for the John Salterini Company, 1950s. We have the companion coffee table and chair with ottoman in our other listings. All ha...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Steel, Wrought Iron

Diminutive Loveseat Settee Sofa by Woodard
Located in New York, NY
Nice patio, garden outdoor sofa, settee, loveseat by Woodard. This example has a metal mesh seat with basket weave backrest and floral, foliate decorated cabriole legs, it is in very...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture

Materials

Steel

  • Diminutive Loveseat Settee Sofa by Woodard
  • Diminutive Loveseat Settee Sofa by Woodard
  • Diminutive Loveseat Settee Sofa by Woodard
  • Diminutive Loveseat Settee Sofa by Woodard
H 53 in. W 57 in. D 19.5 in.
Florence Knoll Parallel Bar System Settee
Located in Garnerville, NY
Freshly upholstered in a light gray Knoll fabric. Stylish and beautiful. Designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll. Original Knoll Associates Inc., Park Avenue label, circa 1970. Steel br...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Florence Knoll for Knoll International Parallel Bar Settee
Located in San Francisco, CA
A 1950s Parallel Bar settee or loveseat by Florence Knoll for Knoll International Designed in 1954, this minimalist mid-century modern Parallel Bar settee boasts arms, which is a si...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Settees

Materials

Steel, Enamel, Chrome

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American Steel Loveseats For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of american steel loveseats for sale on 1stDibs. There are 46 antique and vintage american steel loveseats for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 15 modern editions to choose from as well. American steel loveseats have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. American steel loveseats made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Some american steel loveseats are too large for some spaces — a variety of smaller american steel loveseats, measuring 7 inches across, are available at 1stDibs. American steel loveseats have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Stephen Kenn, Herman Miller and George Nelson are consistently popular.

How Much are American Steel Loveseats?

American steel loveseats can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $4,817, while the lowest priced sells for $795 and the highest can go for as much as $23,000.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.