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Footstool, Silver Steel and Vegetable Navy Leather, Modern Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
HUG footstool old silver steel and vegetable tanned navy saddle leather The HUG footstool is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the slight oscillation of the steel rod...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Footstool Aged Brass Steel & Black Leather, Modern Style, Wanderlust
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool aged brass steel and black leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned metal nuts...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Footstool, Black Steel and Vegetable Tobacco Leather, Modern Style, Hug
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Hug footstool black smoke steel and vegetable tanned natural tobacco leather The Hug footstool is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the slight oscillation of the stee...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Footstool Brass Steel and Tobacco Leather, Modern Style, Hug Collection
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Hug footstool aged brass steel and vegetable tanned natural tobacco leather The Hug footstool is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the slight oscillation of the steel...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Footstool Black Steel and Navy Saddle Leather, Modern Style, HUG
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
HUG footstool black smoke steel and vegetable tanned Navy saddle leather The HUG footstool is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the slight oscillation of the steel ro...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Footstool, Silver Steel and Dark Brown Saddle Leather, Modern Style, Hug
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Hug footstool old silver steel and vegetable tanned dark brown saddle leather The Hug footstool is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the slight oscillation of the ste...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Footstool Silver Steel and Black Saddle Leather, Modern Style, Hug Collection
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Hug footstool old silver steel and vegetable tanned black saddle leather. The Hug footstool is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the slight oscillation of the steel r...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Steel, Brass, Steel

Footstool, Brass Steel and Black Saddle Leather, Modern Style, Hug Collection
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Hug footstool aged brass steel and vegetable tanned black saddle leather. The Hug footstool is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the slight oscillation of the steel r...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Set of 2 Footstool Black Smoke Steel & Natural Tobacco Leather, Modern Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool black smoke steel and natural tobacco leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Set of 2 Footstool Black Smoke Steel & Navy Blue Leather, Modern Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool black smoke steel and navy blue leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned metal ...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Footstool Black Steel and Dark Brown Saddle Leather, Modern Style, HUG
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool Black Smoke Steel and Vegetable Tanned Dark Brown Saddle Leather The Hug footstool is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the slight oscillation of the steel ...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Set of 2 Footstool Black Smoke Steel & Black Leather, Modern Style, Wanderlust
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool black smoke steel and black leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned metal nuts...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Set of 2 Footstool Black Smoke Steel &Dark Brown Leather Modern Style Wanderlust
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool black smoke steel and black leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned metal nuts...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Footstool Silver Steel and Natural Tobacco Leather, Hug Collection
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Hug footstool old silver steel and vegetable tanned natural tobacco leather The Hug footstool is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the slight oscillation of the steel...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Footstool, Brass Steel and Blue Saddle Leather, Hug Collection
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
The HUG footstool is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the slight oscillation of the steel rod of 14 mm is complemented by the flexibility of the 3.5 mm thick leather. ...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Footstool Black Smoke Steel & Dark Brown Leather, Contemporary Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool black smoke steel and black leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned metal nut...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Footstool Aged Brass Steel & Navy Blue Leather, Contemporary Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool aged brass steel and navy blue leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned metal ...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Footstool Old Silver Steel & Black Saddle Leather, Contemporary Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool old silver steel & black saddle leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned metal...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Footstool Black Smoke Steel & Natural Tobacco Leather, Contemporary Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool black smoke steel and natural tobacco leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Footstool Old Silver Steel & Natural Tobacco Leather, Contemporary Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool old silver steel & natural tobacco leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned me...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Footstool Aged Brass Steel and Brown Leather, Contemporary Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool aged brass steel and dark brown leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned metal...
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2010s Modern Footstools

Materials

Steel

Footstool Aged Brass Steel and Natural Leather, Contemporary Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool aged brass steel and dark natural color leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turn...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Steel

Footstool Brass Steel and Dark Brown Saddle Leather, Hug Collection
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
HUG Footstool Aged Brass Steel and Vegetable Tanned Dark Brown Saddle Leather The HUG footstool is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the slight oscillation of the ste...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Footstool, Black Smoke Steel and Black Saddle Leather, HUG COLLECTION.
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
HUG Footstool Black Smoke Steel and Vegetable Tanned Black Saddle Leather The HUG footstool is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the slight oscillation of the steel rod...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Footstool Old Silver Steel & Navy Blue Saddle Leather, Contemporary Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool old silver steel & natural tobacco leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned me...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Steel, Brass, Steel

Set of 2 Footstool Aged Brass Steel & Black Leather, Contemporary Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool aged brass steel and black leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned metal nuts...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Footstool Old Silver Steel & Dark Brown Saddle Leather, Contemporary Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool old silver steel & black saddle leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned metal ...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Set of 2 Footstool Old Silver Steel & Black Leather, Contemporary Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool old silver steel & black saddle leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned metal ...
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2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Set of 2 Footstool Aged Brass Steel & Natural Leather, Contemporary Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool aged brass steel and dark natural color leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turn...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Steel

Set of 2 Footstool Old Silver Steel & Natural Tobacco Leather Contemporary Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool old silver steel & natural tobacco leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned me...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Set of 2 Footstool Old Silver Steel & Navy Blue Leather Contemporary Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool old silver steel & natural tobacco leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned me...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Set of 2 Footstool Old Silver Steel & Dark Brown Leather Contemporary Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool old silver steel & black saddle leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned metal...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Set of 2 Footstool Aged Brass Steel & Navy Blue Leather Contemporary Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool aged brass steel and navy blue leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned metal ...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Set of 2 Footstool Aged Brass Steel and Brown Leather, Contemporary Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Footstool aged brass steel and dark brown leather, modern style, wanderlust Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned metal...
Category

2010s Modern Footstools

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern X-Shaped Bench
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The 1960s Mid-Century Modern style bench features a chrome base and upholstered seat. The chrome base is X-shaped and very sturdy. The seat has been professionally re-upholstered in ...
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Footstools

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Steel, Chrome

  • Mid-Century Modern X-Shaped Bench
  • Mid-Century Modern X-Shaped Bench
  • Mid-Century Modern X-Shaped Bench
  • Mid-Century Modern X-Shaped Bench
H 18 in. W 19 in. D 19 in.
Set of Four Steel Swivel Bar Stools with Arms, Spain, 1970s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Set of four chromed steel swivel bar stools with arms, Spain, 1970s. These bar stools with arms are very comfortable with their soft seats, backs, arms and circular footrests. They ...
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20th Century Spanish Post-Modern Footstools

Materials

Steel

H30 Indoor Perforated Steel Stool in Pop Colors by Tolix
By Tolix
Located in Autun, FR
The H30 perforated stool is ideal for children and adults. Ideal as a seat or footstool for children, its resistance makes it possible to be used for the same functions by the older ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Footstools

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Splayed Leg Bench
By Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice mid-century modern splayed legs bench in style of M. Baughman.
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Vintage 1950s American Footstools

Materials

Steel

  • Mid-Century Modern Splayed Leg Bench
  • Mid-Century Modern Splayed Leg Bench
  • Mid-Century Modern Splayed Leg Bench
  • Mid-Century Modern Splayed Leg Bench
H 20 in. W 24 in. D 16 in.
Austrian Midcentury Black Steel and Wicker Side Table or Stool by Carl Auböck
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A charming small square sized table or stool designed and made by Carl Auböck II, Vienna, Austria, circa 1950 in beautiful original condition. It´s frame is made from slender steel ...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Steel

Austrian Midcentury Black Steel and Wicker Side Table or Stool by Carl Auböck
By Carl Auböck, Werkstätte Carl Auböck
Located in Vienna, AT
A charming small square sized table or stool designed and made by Carl Auböck II, Vienna, Austria, circa 1950 in beautiful original condition. It´s frame is made from slender steel ...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Steel

CH446 Footrest in Stainless Steel with Fabric Seat by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in New York, NY
The CH446 footstool was originally designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1958 for the CH401 chair. It has a light appearance, inspite of its solid-wood interior frame, with tubular stainless...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Footstools

Materials

Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Style Chrome and Tufted Vinyl Foot Stool
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a cute and rather rare Milo Baughman style foot stool. The stool is in good condition and has a tufted black vinyl cushion. The stool is in good condition. Dates to the 1970s...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Steel

CH446 Footrest in Stainless Steel with Leather Seat by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in New York, NY
The CH446 footstool was originally designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1958 for the CH401 chair. It has a light appearance, inspite of its solid-wood interior frame, with tubular stainless...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Footstools

Materials

Stainless Steel

H30 Indoor Perforated Steel Stool in Essential Colors by Tolix
By Tolix
Located in Autun, FR
The H30 perforated stool is ideal for children and adults. Ideal as a seat or footstool for children, its resistance makes it possible to be used for the same functions by the older ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Footstools

Materials

Steel

CH446 Footrest in Stainless Steel with Foam Seat by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in New York, NY
The CH446 footstool was originally designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1958 for the CH401 chair. It has a light appearance, inspite of its solid-wood interior frame, with tubular stainless...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Footstools

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pair of Italian Stools in Cognac Suede Leather And Black Steel Conical Legs
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of stools ,cognac suede leather , conical black still legs , Italy, 1950s Completely restored: New genuine suede leather and paddings, new black enamel on the compass steel leg...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Iron

Vintage Upholstered Iron Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage bent iron footstools with brass details. Upholstered in grey micro suede. Sold individually.
Category

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Steel, Iron

  • Vintage Upholstered Iron Stools
  • Vintage Upholstered Iron Stools
  • Vintage Upholstered Iron Stools
  • Vintage Upholstered Iron Stools
H 18.5 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
Warren Platner for Knoll Wire Ottoman
By Warren Platner, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Oversized steel wire ottoman in bouclé, designed by Warren Platner for his namesake Platner collection for Knoll. Now a Classic modern form that is at once Industrial and organic. Up...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Steel

  • Warren Platner for Knoll Wire Ottoman
  • Warren Platner for Knoll Wire Ottoman
  • Warren Platner for Knoll Wire Ottoman
  • Warren Platner for Knoll Wire Ottoman
H 16 in. W 30 in. D 30 in.
Original Pair of stools at cost price
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Pair of steel and patinated brass footstools, one cushion, fabric from Dedar Company.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Brass, Steel

  • Original Pair of stools at cost price
  • Original Pair of stools at cost price
  • Original Pair of stools at cost price
  • Original Pair of stools at cost price
H 20.87 in. W 29.53 in. D 34.26 in.
CH446 Footrest with Fabric Upholstery by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn
Located in New York, NY
The CH446 footstool was originally designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1958 for the CH401 chair. It has a light appearance, inspite of its solid-wood interior frame, with tubular stainless...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Footstools

Materials

Stainless Steel

Set Contemporary Chaise Longue & Footstool Black Steel & Tobaco Leather, Modern
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Chaise longue and footstool black smoke steel and natural tobacco leather, Modern style, Wanderlust collection. Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small de...
Category

2010s Spanish Minimalist Chaise Longues

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Set Chaise Lounge & Footstool Aged Brass Steel & Natural Tobacco Leather, Modern
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Chaise lounge and footstool, aged brass steel and natural tobacco leather The hug contemporary chaise lounge is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the slight oscillati...
Category

2010s Spanish Organic Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Set Chaise Longue & Footstool, Silver Steel & Navy Saddle Leather, Modern Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Hug chaise lounge old silver steel and vegetable tanned navy saddle leather The Hug contemporary chaise lounge is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the slight oscilla...
Category

2010s Spanish Organic Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Set Chaise Lounge & Footstool Old Silver Steel & Natural Tobacco Leather, Modern
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Chaise lounge and footstool, old silver steel and natural tobacco leather The hug contemporary chaise lounge is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the slight oscillati...
Category

2010s Spanish Organic Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Set Chaise Longue, Footstool Old Silver Steel and Black Leather Modern Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Hug chaise lounge and footstool old silver steel and vegetable tanned black saddle leather The Hug contemporary chaise lounge is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the...
Category

2010s Spanish Organic Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Steel, Steel, Brass

Set Chaise Lounge & Footstool Old Silver Steel & Dark Brown Leather Modern Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
HUG chaise lounge and footstool old silver steel and vegetable tanned dark brown leather The Hug contemporary chaise lounge is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the s...
Category

2010s Spanish Organic Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Set Chaise Longue & Footstool Black Smoke Steel & Dark Brown Leather Modern Styl
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
HUG chaise longue black smoke steel and vegetable tanned dark brown leather The HUG contemporary chaise lounge is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, the slight oscilla...
Category

2010s Spanish Organic Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Set Chaise Lounge & Footstool, Brass Steel and Dark Brown Leather, Modern Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Hug chaise lounge an d footstool in aged brass steel and vegetable tanned dark brown leather The Hug contemporary chaise lounge is designed and conceived with a light aesthetic, t...
Category

2010s Spanish Organic Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

Arena Steel With Rope Weave Footstool
By Cotidiano
Located in Mexico City, MX
The Arena Footstool appears as a creative challenge of turning an elemental object into a design piece. Composed of a steel structure in electrostatic black paint and handcrafted wov...
Category

2010s Mexican Modern Luggage Racks

Materials

Steel

  • Arena Steel With Rope Weave Footstool
  • Arena Steel With Rope Weave Footstool
  • Arena Steel With Rope Weave Footstool
  • Arena Steel With Rope Weave Footstool
H 13.78 in. W 25.6 in. D 17.72 in.
Set Chaise Longue and Footstool, Brass Steel and Black Leather, Modern Style
By Jover + Valls
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Wanderlust chaise lounge and footstool aged brass steel and black vegetable leather Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turne...
Category

2010s Spanish Minimalist Chaise Longues

Materials

Brass, Steel, Steel

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Modern Steel Footstools For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of modern steel footstools for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique modern steel footstools was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, steel and animal skin. There are 33 antique and vintage modern steel footstools for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 49 modern editions to choose from as well. Modern steel footstools have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of modern steel footstools to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian Modern modern steel footstools are of considerable interest. Many modern steel footstools are appealing in their simplicity, but Jover + Valls, Hans J. Wegner and Carl Hansen & Søn produced popular modern steel footstools that are worth a look.

How Much are Modern Steel Footstools?

Prices for modern steel footstools start at $161 and top out at $24,719 with the average selling for $4,065.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — 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 furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official 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.