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Modern Industry Minimalist Dining Chair in Walnut
By Modern Industry
Located in Downers Grove, IL
The all-wood version of our Massenet dining chair features a simple form that belies it’s complex joinery. Beveled and contoured seat is finger-jointed to the back seat post using pr...
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2010s American Minimalist Chairs

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Wood, Wood, Hardwood, Hardwood, Maple, Oak, Walnut, Walnut, Walnut

Italian Modern Wood Chair by Stendig
By Stendig Co., Davis Allen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This very modern design chair was made by Standig in Italy, 1980s. It is strikingly modern in its simplistic sculptural shape and design. We have kept the original upholstery but wer...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Wood

  • Italian Modern Wood Chair by Stendig
  • Italian Modern Wood Chair by Stendig
  • Italian Modern Wood Chair by Stendig
  • Italian Modern Wood Chair by Stendig
H 36 in. W 21.50 in. D 19 in.
Pair of Vintage Modern Club Chairs by Hickory Chair
By Hickory Chair Furniture Company
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of American baker style side chairs make a comfortable and stylish addition to any home or office seating area. Club seats boast shapely wooden frames with carved details as wel...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Chair with Exquisite Joinery in Walnut by Birnam Wood Studio
By Birnam Wood Studio
Located in Ridgewood, NY
Birnam wood studio's "Cello Chair Two" features inlaid contrasting woods and exquisite joinery. Built to the highest level of craftsmanship and entirely by hand in our studio.
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2010s North American Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Maple, Walnut

Midcentury Danish Modern Swivel Recline Office Armchair
By Taylor Chair co.
Located in Wilmington, DE
What a find. Offered is a vintage Mid-Century Modern office chair. This chair swivels, reclines, and is extremely comfortable. Has vinyl upholstery and a wooden base. It's in decent ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Archetype Chair, Side Chair, Contemporary Modern, Steel and Wood
By Studio Cidra
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A chair distilled, the Archetype chair embodies the fundamental characteristics of a chair by boiling it down to its skeletal base. The use of steel gives an airy yet structured feel...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Wood Vintage Chair, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair made by unknown designer. Manufactured in Spain, circa 1950. Wood. In original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wood

  • Mid-Century Modern Wood Vintage Chair, circa 1950
  • Mid-Century Modern Wood Vintage Chair, circa 1950
  • Mid-Century Modern Wood Vintage Chair, circa 1950
  • Mid-Century Modern Wood Vintage Chair, circa 1950
H 36.23 in. W 15.75 in. D 16.54 in.
Minimalist Modern Chair in Natural Solid Wood
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo Chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

  • Minimalist Modern Chair in Natural Solid Wood
  • Minimalist Modern Chair in Natural Solid Wood
  • Minimalist Modern Chair in Natural Solid Wood
  • Minimalist Modern Chair in Natural Solid Wood
H 32.29 in. W 19.1 in. D 21.26 in.
Minimalist Modern Chair in Natural Solid Wood
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo Chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

  • Minimalist Modern Chair in Natural Solid Wood
  • Minimalist Modern Chair in Natural Solid Wood
  • Minimalist Modern Chair in Natural Solid Wood
  • Minimalist Modern Chair in Natural Solid Wood
H 32.29 in. W 19.1 in. D 21.26 in.
CHANNEL CHAIR - Modern Leather Chair on a Wood Plinth Base
By Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Channel Chair inspired by vintage car interiors features channeled waterfall leather on a wood swivel plinth base. Fully custom and made to order in California (Swivel option a...
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2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Chair after Charlotte Perriand, Wood Rattan, Mid-Century Modern
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed in the style of Charlotte Perriand, made by unknown manufacturer. Wood and rattan. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, prese...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Wood

Set of Five Mid-Century Modern Wood Folding Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful set of five vintage modern folding chairs feature a stylish "X" shape base. Sleek and sturdy design with slatted seating and backrest adding to the allure. V...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wood

Archetype Chair, Counter Height, Contemporary Modern, Steel and Wood
By Studio Cidra
Located in Philadelphia, PA
We took our Archetype chair, brought it up to counter height and added a footrest for comfort. Our Archetype chair embodies the fundamental characteristics of a chair by boiling it d...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Gerrit Rietveld Mid-Century Modern Wood Crate Chair, circa 1950
By Gerrit Rietveld (designer)
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Crate chair designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, executed circa 1950 by Metz and Co in Holland. In good original condition, preserving a beautiful patina. Materials Wood Dim...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wood

Stunning Pair of Wide Lounge Chairs in Cream Linen Upholstery
By Cain Modern
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful pair of oversized lounge chairs designed and manufactured by Cain Modern. The chairs are very well made and executed, the chairs are made at our factory in Southern Califo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Linen, Wood

Montgomery Solid Wood, and Woven Leather Modern Dining Chair
By Crump and Kwash
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Montgomery dinning chair by Crump and Kwash Hand shaped solid wood frame / hand rubbed oil finish / handwoven vegetable tanned leather seat and back Dimensions - 20 W x 21 D x...
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2010s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Maple, Oak, Walnut

Minimalist Modern Chair in Natural Solid Wood with Arms
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Neto Modern Chair from Costantini in Wood Frame and Argentine Leather
By Costantini
Located in New York, NY
Costantini prides itself in using the hardest and most beautiful hardwoods in the construction of its line of seating. The Neto chair has a gently curved back leg, with sleek, straig...
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2010s Argentine Modern Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Hawthorne Chair, Contemporary Modern, Wood and Leather
By Studio Cidra
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The Hawthorne chair features hand-sewn leather over a sculpted wooden frame. Finished in our Philadelphia studio by a select team of craftspeople. Their skill and careful attention t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Wood

HERVE CHAIR - Minimal Modern Chair with a Wood Frame and Metal Ferrules.
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Herve Chair is a minimal modern side or dining chair featuring a wood frame and metal ferrules. Fully custom and made to order in California. As shown in Snake Vinyl $4,080.00....
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2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Minimalist Modern Chair in Natural Solid Wood with Arms
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Modern Organic Chair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Flexible Seating
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Hardwood, Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass

Modern Organic Chair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Flexible Seating
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Modern Organic Chair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Flexible Seating
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Oscar Tusquets Mid-Century Modern Leather Wood Gaulino Chair
By BD Barcelona Design, Oscar Tusquets Blanca
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Gaulino chair designed by Oscar tusquets manufactured by BD Barcelona. Solid natural varnished ash with seat in natural hide.
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Ash

Mid-Century Modern Folding Carry Set of 4 Slatted Wood Chairs, Romania
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration: Set of 4 transportable folding wood chairs, a vintage modern stylish classic. Mid-Century Modern collapsible chairs with slatted seats and angled legs. Id...
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Vintage 1970s Romanian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wood

Clever Folding Chair Woven Rope Cord Solid Wood 1960s Danish Modern
Located in National City, CA
Mid-Century Modern clever classic Danish modern folding chair constructed in solid wood with woven rope cord. Chair has been restored and is in very good vintage preowned condition!...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Rope, Wood

B.B.P.R. Studio Style 12 Chairs Mid-Century Modern Curved Wood Steel
By Studio BBPR
Located in Tuscany, IT
12 chairs BBPR Studio Style Mid-Century Modern attributed to B.B.P.R. Studio. This studio was an architectural partnership founded in Milano, Italy in 1932s by Gian Luigi Banfi, Lodo...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Phloem Studio Jess Side Chair, Modern White Oak Solid Wood Dining Chair
By Phloem Studio
Located in Stevenson, WA
Phloem Studio Jess side chair is a modern contemporary solid wood dining chair in white oak with tapered hardwood legs and a solid wood laminated curved back. The seat has a carved r...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Hardwood, Hardwood

Phloem Studio Jess Side Chair, Modern Ebonized Oak Solid Wood Dining Chair
By Phloem Studio
Located in Stevenson, WA
Phloem Studio Jess side chair is a modern contemporary solid wood dining chair in ebonized (black) oak with tapered hardwood legs and a solid wood laminated curved back. The seat has...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Hardwood, Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern Style Solid Minimal Wood Chair Upholstered in Textile
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in Atizapan, MX
Timeless design and minimalism, soft colors and effortless lines. The Zort dining chair will always be there to hold your back with soft cushioning. Upholstery available in various c...
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

ANDRE CHAIR - Modern Dining Chair with Wood Frame and Brass Pole Detail
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
The Andre Chair is a modern side or dining chair featuring a wood frame with a fractured brass pole detail. Fully custom and made to order in California. As shown in Snake Vinyl $4...
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2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Phloem Studio Harbor Chair, Handmade Modern Side Chair with Wood and Upholstery
By Phloem Studio
Located in Stevenson, WA
Phloem Studio Harbor chair is a modern contemporary solid wood side chair handmade custom to order with turned tapered and shaped legs and tube back shaped from hardwood by hand and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

Materials

Rope, Hardwood, Hardwood

Minimalist Modern Chair in Black Imbuia Solid Wood Limited Edition
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo Chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Minimalist Modern Chair in Solid Wood Black Finish with Arms
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes.  All elements that compose ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Minimalist Modern Chair in Solid Wood Black Finish with Arms
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo Chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Minimalist Modern Chair in Black Imbuia Solid Wood Limited Edition
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo Chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Minimalist modern Chair in natural solid wood upholstered textile seating
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo Chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood, Textile

Modern Black Chair by Dario Cipelletti for NOBE Pendolo Pantelleria Steel Wood
By Dario Cipelletti
Located in piacenza, IT
The elegant and exclusive Pendolo chairs combine elementary but at the same time audacious geometries giving life to a singular sits with five legs. The wood material is revisited th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of 4 Wood Chairs
Located in Brussels, BE
Set of 4 wood chairs.
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Set of 4 Wood Chairs
  • Set of 4 Wood Chairs
  • Set of 4 Wood Chairs
  • Set of 4 Wood Chairs
H 29.93 in. W 17.72 in. D 25.2 in.
Mid-Century Modern Style Solid Minimal Wood Chair Upholstered in Textile
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in Atizapan, MX
Bringing classic style and a minimalist design to your home. Naya dining chair pair well with almost any setting. These lightweight chair is constructed of solid wood, feature a high...
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Paint

Minimalist Modern Chair in Natural Solid Wood Upholstered Textile Seating
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Textile, Upholstery, Hardwood

Lucite Back Zebra Wood Dining Chairs, Vintage Modern with New Black Vinyl
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Every aspect of this set of chairs is exquisite. The chairs are unmarked and the unique construction hints that these may be a limited edition or one-off custom creation. This set co...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Acrylic, Lucite, Zebra Wood

Set of Six Mid-Century Modern Wood and Rush Chairs, France, 1950s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in La Teste De Buch, FR
Set of 6 french Mid-Century Modern dining chairs. Solid wood and rush seat. Made in France in the 1950s.  
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Modern Leather Office Chair
Located in New York, NY
Modern, burgundy leather office chair. The chair has a wooden base with casters, brass studded trim and the chair also swivels.
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Early 2000s Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather, Wood

  • Modern Leather Office Chair
  • Modern Leather Office Chair
  • Modern Leather Office Chair
  • Modern Leather Office Chair
H 45.5 in. W 30.5 in. D 34 in.
Set of 4 Charlotte Perriand Mid-Century Modern Wood Rattan Meribel French Chairs
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair model meribel, designed by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1950, manufactured in France. Wood and rattan. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, p...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Wood

Stylized Lacquered Wood Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Stylized lacquered wood chairs with ovoid backs and seats by Stella Durera.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

  • Stylized Lacquered Wood Chairs
  • Stylized Lacquered Wood Chairs
  • Stylized Lacquered Wood Chairs
  • Stylized Lacquered Wood Chairs
H 32 in. W 17 in. D 21 in.
Attributed to B.B.P.R. Studio Style 12 Chairs Mid-Century Modern Wood Steel
By Studio BBPR
Located in Tuscany, IT
12 chairs Mid-Century Modern attributed to B.B.P.R. Studio. This studio was an architectural partnership founded in Milano, Italy in 1932s by Gian Luigi Banfi, Lodovico Barbiano di B...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Modern Wood Trim Lounge Chair, 1969, USA
Located in Miami, FL
Gorgeous Mid Century Modern wood leg and arm lounge chair. (Matching Sofa available).
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Set of 4 California Modern Primitive Studio Craft Wood Chairs
By Chuck Burdick
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Rare, one of a kind set of handcrafted, midcentury studio craft chairs signed, Chuck Burdick. Constructed of solid wood and joined with dowels. Seamless construction, with beautif...
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20th Century Minimalist Chairs

Materials

Cherry

Mid-Century Modern Ebonized Wood and Chrome DCM Eames Chair
By Charles Eames
Located in Toledo, OH
Mid-Century Modern ebonized wood and chrome chair by DCM Eames.
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Mid-20th Century North American Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Shaker Modern Chair by Ambrozia, Solid Wood, Black Steel, Espresso Vinyl
By AMBROZIA
Located in Drummondville, Quebec
The Shaker modern dining chair is handmade to order from our unique Ambrozia black textured steel tubing frame. Available in a large varieties of Premium Vinyls or Genuine Leather in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs, Gio Ponti atributed, Pink Maple Wood
By Gio Ponti
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Italian Mid-Century Modern side chairs, Gio Ponti atributed, pink maple wood, lacquered, restored, polished with oil and new upholstered with Wharol Haring fabric. Excellent conditi...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Modern Desk Chair in Leather by Jean Gillon
By Edward Wormley, Jean Gillon, Arne Jacobsen, Italma Wood Art
Located in Framingham, MA
Hard to find Brazilian modern leather task chair by Jean Gillon for Italma Wood Art. Swivels. Early label. Leather has cracking on the seat and one area of separation in a crease. S...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Modern Steel Chair by Dario Cipelletti for NOBE Italia Pendolo Steel Wood Gold
By Dario Cipelletti
Located in piacenza, IT
The elegant and exclusive Pendolo chairs combine elementary but at the same time audacious geometries giving life to a singular sits with five legs. The wood material is revisited th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of Four Charlotte Perriand Mid-Century Modern Wood Rattan FrenchNº 19 Chairs
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of four dining chairs, model Meribel, designed by Charlotte Perriand, circa 1950. Solid wood base and legs, and rush seat. In good original condition, with minor wear consi...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Style Solid Minimal Wood Chair with Woven Cane Backboard
By Jorge Elizondo
Located in Atizapan, MX
Take a seat in our Dumick chair. A large round back with woven cane will let your back rest. Long legs and a comfortable seat will give you comfort while enjoying a pleasant conversa...
Category

2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Textile, Cane, Wood

Set of Four Mid-Century Modern Racionalist Wood Chairs from France, circa 1960
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of four Mid-Century Modern Racionalist wood chairs from France, circa 1960 By Unknown Designer and Manufacturer. In good original condition with minor wear consistent of age ...
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Minimalist Modern Chair in Solid Wood Solid Black Finish, Leather Seating
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo Chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern Italian Set of 4 Leather and Wood Chairs by Tapiovaara, 1950s
By La Permanente Mobili Cantù, Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian set of 4 leather and dark wood dining chairs by Ilmari Tapiovaara for La Permanente Mobili Cantù. The chairs are in really good vintage conditions.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

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Modern Wood Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of modern wood chairs is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique modern wood chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and animal skin. Find 3290 antique and vintage modern wood chairs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 1059 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Modern wood chairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of modern wood chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern modern wood chairs are of considerable interest. Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Søn and Adolini+Simonini each produced beautiful modern wood chairs that are worth considering.

How Much are Modern Wood Chairs?

Modern wood chairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,016, while the lowest priced sells for $105 and the highest can go for as much as $118,379.

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.