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Pair of Eames for Herman Miller Swivel Armchairs Original Purple Fabric
By Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Mid-Century Modern soft pad management lounge chairs from the Aluminium Group Collection designed by Charles &Ray Eames and made by Herman Miller. Dark purple fabric with al...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern swivel lounge chairs style of Milo Baughman.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Fabric

Pair of Mid-Century Style Swivel Denim Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This comfortably upholstered pair of chairs features denim covering, comfortable overstuffed cushioning, and swivel bases. Unique and comfortable pair of chairs suitable for any mode...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Fabric

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Swivel Lounge Nautilus Chairs by Vladimir Kagan
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A stunning matching pair of Nautilus chairs designed by Vladimir Kagan and produced by Directional. These feature their original upholstery and swiveling flat black lacquered bases. ...
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Vintage 1980s North American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Swivel Lounge Chairs Attributed to Adrian Pearsall
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Mid-Century Modern swivel lounge chairs, attributed to Adrian Pearsall, unsigned, American, circa 1960s. These pieces are currently being reupholstered, and can be reupholste...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Contemporary Modern Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Mitchell Gold
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning pair of contemporary modern lounge chairs feature a barrel backrest and a pedestal style swivel base. The unique design offers comfort and sturdiness without sacrificin...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Style Swivel Lounge Chairs by Selig
By Selig
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This comfortable pair of swivel style lounge chairs by Selig make a stylish addition to any setting. Rounded back seats with sturdy metal bases, this unique matching pair is perfect ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Contemporary Modern Scalloped Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of unique modern lounge chairs make an elegant addition to any living room or office setting. Swivel bases and scalloped rounded seat backs add to the charm of this plush m...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery

Pair of Vintage Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of unsigned vintage swivel lounge chairs, upholstered in the original blue wool. Wider shape than your typical barrel chair from this period. Veneer on base will be redone.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Wool

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H 26.5 in. W 33.5 in. D 28 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Milo Baughman Swivel Lounge Chairs by Thayer Coggin
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful pair of vintage swivel club chairs feature the stylish Mid-Century design of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Unique floral pattern, heavy chrome X bases and comfortab...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Swivel Bamboo Lounge Chairs
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in New York, NY
Pair of unusual bamboo swivel chairs. Original darkened finish, original upholstery, shows light wear, normal and consistent with age.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery, Bamboo

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H 33.5 in. W 31 in. D 31 in.
Pair of Milo Baughman Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Milo Baughman lounge chairs which rotate 360 degrees. Barrel shaped frames are re- upholstered in Musa grey seal velvet by Black Edition on swivel chrome bases.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern swivel lounge chairs. Has a walnut round base and the original upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in Wayne, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

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H 30.88 in. W 24.13 in. D 23 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern swivel lounge chairs. The chairs are upholstered in velvet with a round wood base.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Pair of Swivel Lounge Chairs in White Bouclé
Located in San Leandro, CA
Swivel egg chair in the French midcentury style. This sophisticated chair is upholstered in a luxurious heavy-weight Bouclé. This super stylish and versatile example is as comfortabl...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery, Hardwood, Maple

Pair of Midcentury Milo Baughman Clam Shell Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern pair of lounge chairs float on top of a circular chrome trim swivel base. The shell backrest and removable seat cushions boast the perfect contours ensur...
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Milo Baughman Swivel Lounge Chairs in Black and White
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
From a gorgeous 1960 home, original upholstery. The chairs are very lightly used. Black and white floral with a chrome base.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Saucer Form Swivel Lounge Bamboo Rattan Chairs, circa 1970s
By Calif-Asia
Located in Southampton, NJ
Pair of unique Mid-Century Modern bamboo rattan swivel lounge chairs with new custom cushions upholstered in new vintage stock Brunschwig & Fils cotton linen. We love the cradling ro...
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Antique 1670s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Cotton, Linen, Bamboo, Rattan

Pair of Mid Century Fiberglass Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Matching pair of vintage fiberglass shell lounge chairs on swivel bases. Reminiscent of the classic Eames lounge, these stylish chairs are very comfortable and will compliment any ho...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Fiberglass

Fabulous Pair of Kroehler, 1950s Swivel Lounge Chairs Mid-Century Modern
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous pair of Kroehler, 1950s swivel chairs. These chairs have recently been re-upholstered with a modern pattered fabric and look great. I personally love the color they are but ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Green Velvet Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Miami, FL
A fabulous pair of Mid-Century Modern barrel back swiveling and rocking club chairs, designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, dating from the 1980s. Reupholstered in a luxurious ...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet

Pair of Adrian Pearsall Mom & Pop Swivel Lounge Chairs in Ivory Bouclé
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Sculptural Mom & Pop swivel chairs by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates circa 1970 freshly and professionally reupholstered in luxurious Ivory Bouclé. Furniture that's art. Arms g...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Bouclé, Upholstery

Gorgeous Pair of Green Milo Baughman Tilt and Swivel Lounge Brass Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin
Located in Dallas, TX
This pair of modern chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin from the 1980s. These chairs are reminiscent of open scallop shells, the seats are deep and comfortable. Chairs...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Vladimir Kagan for Directional Swivel Lounge Chairs in Faux Persian Lamb
By Directional, Vladimir Kagan
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Stylish, sculptural and incredibly comfortable pair of tilt and swivel Vladimir Kagan lounge chairs for Directional. Our shop has carried several Vladimir Kagan lounge chairs in our ...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Faux Fur

Pair of Milo Baughman Tilt/Swivel Lounge Chairs in Blue with White Lacquer
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful pair of Milo Baughman tilt/swivel lounge chairs in blue upholstery with a white lacquer back and base.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Lacquer

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Tilt & Swivel Lounge Chairs Manner of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Wayne, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern tilt & swivel lounge chairs manner of Milo Baughman.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Vintage Jens Risom Walnut Swivel Lounge Armchairs
By Jens Risom
Located in Pasadena, TX
A pair of walnut swivel lounge chairs in original purple composite upholstery with walnut bases and detachable suede cushions designed by Jens Risom.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Suede, Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Adrian Pearsall Swivel Lounge Chairs in Ivory Bouclé with Walnut Bases
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Saint Louis, MO
So sculptural so fresh, this pair of 1970s modern Adrian Pearsall throne swivel chairs were professionally reupholstered in soft ivory bouclé and swivel atop walnut bases professiona...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Walnut, Bouclé

Pair of Swivel Lounge Chairs in the Original Blue Velvet, Adrian Pearsall Signed
By Adrian Pearsall, Craft Associates
Located in Kansas City, MO
Pair of high back swivel lounge chairs designed by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. These are in the original custom ordered blue crushed velvet. This was not a stock upholstery...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Homecrest Riviera Siesta Swivel Rocker Lounge Chairs
By Homecrest
Located in Wilmington, DE
What a find. Offered is a pair of vintage Mid-Century Modern high-back Riviera Siesta swivel/rocker patio lounge chairs (model 36) made by Homecrest, circa 1965. These chairs swivel ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Adrian Pearsall Tall Back Swivel Lounge Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fantastic pair of Adrian Pearsall tall back swivel lounge chairs. The upholstery is original and is dated but is still usable as is-reupholstery is recommended to look their best.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Matching Pair of Mid Century Post Modern Swivel Lounge Chairs or Club Chairs
By Weiman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A contemporary pair of swivel chairs produced by Weiman in the 1990's. These feature two-tone upholstery and a flat black swivel base. Ready to use without any issues.
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1990s American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Striking Pair of Selig Wide Barrel Back Swivel Lounge Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Selig
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Striking pair of Selig wide barrel back swivel lounge chairs. We love the low slung arms with the wide deep seat-very comfortable. Upholstered in their original blue velvet-reupholst...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Handsome Pair of John Stuart Swivel Barrel Back Lounge Chairs Mid-Century Modern
By John Stuart Inc.
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome pair of labeled John Stuart swivel barrel back lounge chairs. These chair provide exceptional comfort along with smart vintage style. We love the rollers on the bottom enabl...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Lovely Pair of High Back Swivel Lounge Chairs Adrian Pearsall Mid-Century Modern
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Lovely pair of Adrian Pearsall high back swivel lounge chairs. Yes, this pair will need new upholstery but that's what you designers want to do anyway, right? Tall sculptural swivel ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

Pair of Restored Chrome-Base Swivel Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Selig
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous pair of totally restored chrome base swivel chairs. A sumptuous shade of high end woven turquoise fabric has been chosen for the upscale re-upholstery. Chrome bases have bee...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs by Weiman
By Weiman
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pair of two-tone upholstered swivel lounge chairs by Weiman. In very good vintage condition.
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Vintage 1970s Lounge Chairs

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Ultrasuede

Pair of PACE Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Pace Manufacturing, Pace Collection
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of PACE swivel lounge chairs, reupholstered in classic boucle, bases wrapped in leather.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Bouclé

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H 28.75 in. W 35 in. D 34 in.
Pair of Vintage Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish pair of Danish modern chairs feature walnut swivel frames, barrel back seats, and tapered legs with brass sabots. Unique mid-century style makes these vintage lounge cha...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

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H 27 in. W 33 in. D 32 in.
Pair of Midcentury Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stylish pair of vintage modern barrel back chairs with a tufted backrest and a thick padded seat. A brass swivel base offers convenience without sacrificing style. This pair of lou...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

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H 25 in. W 27.75 in. D 33 in.
Stunning Pair of Signed Milo Baughman Swivel Rocker Lounge Chairs, Mid-Century
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning pair of signed Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin swivel rocker chairs. If you have ever sat in one of these rocking swivel chairs by Milo Baughman you would know what an experienc...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Heywood Wakefield Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Hingham, MA
Stylish pair of swiveling lounge chairs by Heywood Wakefield of Gardener, Massachusetts. Price is for the pair.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Pair of Pierre Paulin Style Tufted Swivel Pod Chairs Mid-Century Modern
By Pierre Paulin
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fantastic pair of Pierre Paulin style tufted swivel pod chairs. This pair retains their original orange crushed velvet which is still presentable. We actually love the original fabri...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Mid-Century Swivel Leather Chairs with Ottomans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This pair of 1990s Mid-Century Modern style lounge chairs and ottomans are completely upholstered in its original leather that has been newly dyed a dark brown color, have comfortabl...
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Vintage 1980s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Foam, Wood, Lacquer

Fantastic Pair of Adrian Pearsall Tall Back Swivel King Chair Mid-Century Modern
By Adrian Pearsall
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fantastic pair of Adrian Pearsall tall back swivel king chairs. This pair retains their original black fuzzy fabric in ok condition-re-upholstery is recommended. This is one of our f...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Sculptural Swivel Lounge Chairs by Directional
By Directional
Located in New York, NY
Pair of sculptural swivel lounge chairs by Directional. Retains the Directional made in the USA label underneath.
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Milo Baughman Style Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Milo Baughman style swivel lounge chairs. Newly upholstered.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Swivel Lounge Chairs Style of Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Pair of swivel lounge chairs style of Milo Baughman. Original upholstery.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Vintage Barrel Back Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Thayer Coggin
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern barrel back swivel chairs in the style of Thayer Coggin. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.   
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Swivel Lounge Chairs on Walnut Base
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Pair of button backed lounge chairs shown in Saroma Plains chenille fabric (bluebell) on walnut swivel base. Available as shown (in stock) or available COM. Each chair requires 6 yar...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Pair of Vladimir Kagan Swivel Lounge Chairs for Preview
By Vladimir Kagan, Preview
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Vladimir Kagan swivel lounge chairs for preview, reupholstered with Italian Boucle. Chairs tilt, and swivel. [Directional label on underside].
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé, Upholstery

Pair of 1960's Swivel Lounge Chairs by John Stuart
By John Stuart Inc.
Located in Hudson, NY
A very nice pair of vintage 1960s swivel tub shaped lounge chairs by John Stuart. Nice scale and proportion, mounted on swivel bases with casters, in their original champagne color s...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Vladimir Kagan for Directional Swivel Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Vladimir Kagan for Directional swivel lounge chairs. The chairs are upholstered in an off-white bouclé fabric with black wooden swivel bases.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Rocking Swivel Lounge Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Pair of rocking swivel lounge chairs by Milo Baughman.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Pair of Rocking Swivel Lounge Chairs by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Pair of rocking swivel lounge chairs by Milo Baughman.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Pair of 1970s Milo Baughman Style Velvet Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Las Vegas, NV
A pair of petite swivel lounge chairs designed in the style of Milo Baughman. We just had them professionally reupholstered in a canary yellow velvet. Like new condition ready to be ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Stunning Pair of Directional Crescent Tufted Swivel Lounge Chair Midcentury
By Directional
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning pair of Directional crescent roll tufted swivel lounge chairs. These wonderful chairs are oversized and very comfortable. The original fabric is not bad and could be cleaned...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Leon Rosen Pace High Base Swivel Lounge Chairs
By Leon Rosen
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Pair of Leon Rosen pace high base swivel lounge chairs.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

Pair of Saucer Form Swivel Lounge Rattan Chairs, circa 1960s
By Sun Tropic
Located in Peabody, MA
A pair of saucer-form swivel lounges in rattan, circa 1960s attributed to Sun Tropic Products of Vernon, California. These vintage chairs have always resided safely indoors. They’re ...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Rattan, Cane

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Pair Of Midcentury Modern Swivel Lounge Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of pair of midcentury modern swivel lounge chairs for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct pair of midcentury modern swivel lounge chairs — often made from fabric, upholstery and wood — can elevate any home. Pair of midcentury modern swivel lounge chairs have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Mid-Century Modern pair of midcentury modern swivel lounge chairs are consistently popular styles. Pair of midcentury modern swivel lounge chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Milo Baughman, Directional and John Stuart Inc. are consistently popular.

How Much are Pair Of Midcentury Modern Swivel Lounge Chairs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $4,800, while they’re typically $1,900 on the low end and $8,500 highest priced.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically-shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American 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.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s 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, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century 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, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right Lounge Chairs for You

While this specific seating is known to all for its comfort and familiar form, the history of how your favorite antique, new or vintage lounge chair came to be is slightly more ambiguous.

Although there are rare armchairs dating back as far as the 17th century, some believe that origins of the first official “lounge chair” are tied to Hungarian modernist designer-architect Marcel Breuer. Sure, Breuer wasn’t exactly reinventing the wheel when he introduced the Wassily lounge chair in 1925, but his recliner was indeed revolutionary for its integration of bent tubular steel.

Officially, a lounge chair is simply defined as a “comfortable armchair,” which allows for the shape and material of the furnishings to be extremely diverse. Whether or not chaise longues make the cut for this category is a matter of frequent debate.

The Eames lounge chair, on the other hand, has come to define somewhat of a universal perception of what a lounge chair can be. Introduced in 1956, the chair (and its partner in cozy, the ottoman) quickly became staples in television shows, prestigious office buildings and sumptuous living rooms. Venerable American designers Charles and Ray Eames intended for it to be the peak of luxury, which they knew meant taking furniture to the next level of style and comfort. Their chair inspired many modern interpretations of the lounge — as well as numerous copies.

On 1stDibs, find a broad range of authentic lounge chairs that includes everything from antique Victorian-era seating to vintage mid-century modern lounge-chair options by craftsmen such as Hans Wegner to contemporary choices from today’s innovative designers.