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Cherner Task Chair
By The Cherner Chair Company, Norman Cherner
Located in Berkeley, CA
The 1958 molded plywood task chair by Norman Cherner is now available to a new generation of furniture collectors. A strong, lightweight and graceful addition to the home or office. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Task Chair
  • Cherner Task Chair
  • Cherner Task Chair
  • Cherner Task Chair
H 30.5 in. W 22.5 in. D 22.5 in.
Cherner Task Chair
By The Cherner Chair Company, Norman Cherner
Located in Berkeley, CA
The 1958 molded plywood task chair by Norman Cherner is now available to a new generation of furniture collectors. A strong, lightweight and graceful addition to the home or office. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Task Chair
  • Cherner Task Chair
  • Cherner Task Chair
  • Cherner Task Chair
H 30.5 in. W 22.5 in. D 22.5 in.
Cherner Task Chair with Arms
By The Cherner Chair Company, Norman Cherner
Located in Berkeley, CA
The 1958 molded plywood task chair by Norman Cherner is now available to a new generation of furniture collectors. A strong, lightweight and graceful addition to the home or office. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Task Chair with Arms
  • Cherner Task Chair with Arms
  • Cherner Task Chair with Arms
  • Cherner Task Chair with Arms
H 30.5 in. W 22.5 in. D 22.5 in.
Swiveling Task Chair by Charles and Ray Eames
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A graphic and adjustable swiveling tall armless task chair on an early four pronged base with casters, having a floating circular foot rest.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Parigi Il Bottone Adjustable Task Chair, Aldo Rossi, Italy
By Aldo Rossi
Located in Buffalo, NY
Parigi Il Bottone adjustable task chair, Aldo Rossi, Italy. Stunning Minimalist design, Red screw tru seat detail. Adjustable height 20"-24"Full 360 degree swivel.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Great Green Naugahyde Steelcase Armless Task Office Chair Vintage Grand Rapids
By Steelcase
Located in National City, CA
Great vintage Steelcase tanker office armless task chair vintage in green Naugahyde Maker label present. Steelcase Inc Grand Rapids Measures: 43 H x 18.5 D x 16.5 W , seat 19 H (ad...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Industrial Bench Made "Westport" Style Factory Task Chairs, 1930s
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual handmade factory task chairs, late 1920s, early 1930s. Retain original gray painted surface. Wonderful patina. Nice design.
Category

Vintage 1930s American Industrial Chairs

Materials

Wood, Wood

Multigeneration Task Chair by Formway Design for Knoll
By Knoll, Formway Design Studio
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designer: Formway design Producer: Knoll Materials: Plastic, aluminum, recycled content Period: 2010 The chair of Multigeneration Knoll features a lightweight design and can be c...
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2010s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Task Chair with 5 Star Base by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have 6 chairs total, this listing is for one chair. Design Studio 7.5, 2009 Die-cast aluminum, Lyris™ fabric Made by Herman Miller Measurements: 37.25-32.50 inches adjus...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • Task Chair with 5 Star Base by Herman Miller
  • Task Chair with 5 Star Base by Herman Miller
  • Task Chair with 5 Star Base by Herman Miller
  • Task Chair with 5 Star Base by Herman Miller
H 37.50 in. W 23.50 in. D 26 in.
Pair of Vintage GF GoodForm Aluminum Task Chairs
By General Fireproofing Company
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of vintage GF GoodForm aluminum task chairs.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Industrial Swivel Desk Office Task Chair by Harter
By Harter Furniture Company
Located in New York, NY
Extra Grade Industrial desk chair, manufactured by Harter. This example has its original oil cloth upholstered seat and backrest, and chrome trim decorated propellor base, The chair ...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Vintage Midcentury Ray Wilkes Chiclet Office Task Chair
By Ray Wilkes
Located in Pasadena, TX
Herman Miller Ray Wilkes Originally from Surrey, England, Ray Wilkes brought a combination of British precision and wit to Herman Miller. He earned a design degree from the Roy...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Set of 6 Mid-Century Modern Beige and Chrome Swivel Task Chairs
By Knoll
Located in Chattanooga, TN
This elegant set of six Mid-Century Modern swivel chairs are fully restored and looking dapper in their new monotone digs. These chairs came to use in a tattered white vinyl and the ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Vintage GF GoodForm Aluminum Task Chairs
By General Fireproofing Company
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Vintage GF GoodForm Aluminum Task Chairs.
Category

Vintage 1960s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Early 1920s Shaw Walker Industrial All Aluminium Task Chairs
By Shaw Walker
Located in Buffalo, NY
Early 1920s Shaw Walker Industrial painted aluminium task chairs, extremely comfortable, tilt, swivel, 360 degree, fully adjustable height, amazing cast aluminum machine age castors ...
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Vintage 1920s American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Aluminum

Early Charles Eames PKC Wire Rolling Task Chair Herman Miller
By Charles Eames
Located in Sharon, CT
The Classic Eames black wire with a cast aluminium base with rollers.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Wire

Mad Men Rolling Industrial Cosco Hamilton Tanker Task Office Desk Swivel CHAIR
By Cosco
Located in National City, CA
Industrial FUN Mid-Century Modern vintage screams Mad Men: by Cosco Hamilton rolling swivel tanker desk office task computer Chair from Gallatin, Tennessee USA. Dimensions: 32 1/2" H...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

1930s Industrial Swivel Task / Desk Chair Manufactured by Do/ More, Art Deco
Located in Buffalo, NY
1930s Industrial swivel task / desk chair manufactured by Do/ More, Art Deco, nice condition, steel base. Chair frame restored. Retains original "oil cloth" leather-like seat and bac...
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Vintage 1930s American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

EST Saddle Leather Adjustable Office Task Desk Chair Saarinen Eames Era 1960s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in National City, CA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern by EST (Knoll Eames style) industrial office chair made in aluminum features new saddle tan cognac leather upholstery. Five star wheel, fully adjustable. ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Rabami Made in Denmark Task Chair Blue & White Attributed to Kevi by Jorgen Rasm
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome task chair by Rabami and made in Denmark in blue and white. It is attributed as being the Kevi chair designed by Jorgen Rasmussen. It is in wonderful vintage condition but no...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Richard Sapper for Knoll Desk, Task, Executive or Conference Chair -Tan Leather
By Knoll, Richard Sapper
Located in St. Louis, MO
Designer Richard Sapper for Knoll the desk chairs in tan Spinneybeck leather, fully adjustable on 5 star bases on casters. Production in the mid 2000s, this chair is no longer in pro...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Dutch Industrial Task Stools
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Nice stock of Industrial task stools with grey enameled metal frames and wood seats. Some drilled, carved, loved. Very original condition.
Category

Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

  • Dutch Industrial Task Stools
  • Dutch Industrial Task Stools
  • Dutch Industrial Task Stools
  • Dutch Industrial Task Stools
H 25.5 in. Dm 11.75 in.
French Task Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French 1940's task chair in the manner of Jean Prouvé<br /> bentwood seat and back over a steel base<br /> adjustable height and swivel back<br /> seat :: 22" to 26"<br /> total ...
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Vintage 1940s French Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • French Task Chair
  • French Task Chair
  • French Task Chair
  • French Task Chair
H 22 in. Dm 15 in.
Rolling German Task Stool
By Siemens
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rolling German dentist chair with asymmetric seat back. Manufactured by siemens in Germany. Black leather upholstery and chrome frame with adjustable height. Manufacturer detail on f...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • Rolling German Task Stool
  • Rolling German Task Stool
  • Rolling German Task Stool
  • Rolling German Task Stool
H 30 in. W 16 in. D 17.5 in.
French Style Industrial Task Stools
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Industrial task stools with round plywood seats and black enameled metal bases. In original condition with some signs of wear consistent with age and use. Individually priced.
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Vintage 1980s French Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

  • French Style Industrial Task Stools
  • French Style Industrial Task Stools
  • French Style Industrial Task Stools
  • French Style Industrial Task Stools
H 23.5 in. W 18.5 in. D 18.5 in.
A Task Chair, Circa 1940
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A high splayed leg task chair in wood and metal.
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Vintage 1940s Swivel Chairs

  • A Task Chair, Circa 1940
  • A Task Chair, Circa 1940
  • A Task Chair, Circa 1940
  • A Task Chair, Circa 1940
H 39 in. W 14 in. D 16 in.
Rare Tomado Wood Topped Task Stool
By Jan Van Der Togt, Tomado
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare wire framed "Tabouret" Tomado stool with wood seat by Jan Van Der Togt. Black enameled wire frame has visible wear and some enamel loss consistent with age and use. Tall version.
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

  • Rare Tomado Wood Topped Task Stool
  • Rare Tomado Wood Topped Task Stool
  • Rare Tomado Wood Topped Task Stool
  • Rare Tomado Wood Topped Task Stool
H 19.5 in. W 17 in. D 11.5 in.
Set of Six Industrial Task Stools
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of six solid wood topped task stools with green enameled metal frames. In original condition with visible wear and patina. Set price.
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

  • Set of Six Industrial Task Stools
  • Set of Six Industrial Task Stools
  • Set of Six Industrial Task Stools
  • Set of Six Industrial Task Stools
H 22 in. W 11.75 in. D 11.75 in.
Jorgen Ramussen Tall Task Chairs for Kevi
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Jorgen Ramussen Tall Task Chairs for Kevi
Category

Vintage 1970s Chairs

  • Jorgen Ramussen Tall Task Chairs for Kevi
  • Jorgen Ramussen Tall Task Chairs for Kevi
  • Jorgen Ramussen Tall Task Chairs for Kevi
  • Jorgen Ramussen Tall Task Chairs for Kevi
H 40.5 in. W 18 in. D 18.5 in.
Adjustable Task Chair
Located in Denton, TX
Antique industrial oak work or desk chair made in England with adjustable seat height and swivel.
Category

Early 20th Century English Arts and Crafts Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Adjustable Task Chair
  • Adjustable Task Chair
  • Adjustable Task Chair
  • Adjustable Task Chair
H 36 in. W 15.5 in. D 18 in.
Vincent Cafiero executive task chair by Knoll
Located in Highland, IN
Long out of production, this large-scale executive armchair is a finely made piece by Knoll. Newly upholstered in top-grain leather, this classic design has tilt and swivel features ...
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Vintage 1960s American Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

1963 Plycraft Swivel Task Chair with Green Pad
Located in Atlanta, GA
Beautiful Swivel chair made by Plycraft. Original green vinyl seat pads on seat and back support. Original Plycraft sticker dated to Nov 1, 1963.<br /> <br /> This item is located ...
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Vintage 1960s Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Arne Jacobsen series 7 task chair by Fritz Hansen
Located in Highland, IN
The iconic series seven chair by Arne Jacobsen is made even more versatile with the addition of arms, casters, and the adjustable height of this task chair version by Fritz Hansen. T...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Cognac Leather Adjustable Office Task Desk Chair Saarinen Knoll Eames 1960s
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll, Charles Eames
Located in National City, CA
Vintage midcentury Knoll Eames style industrial office chair made in aluminum features new Saddle Tan leather upholstery. Five star wheel, fully adjustable. No apparent label. Attrib...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Industrial Swivel task chair by "Do - More" furniture company
Located in Ferndale, MI
Industrial Swivel task chair manufactured by "Do - More" furniture company.<br /> 18"- W x 14"- D  x 28 1/2"- H ( when seat is in low position - 19"- H to seat in low position - sea...
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20th Century Swivel Chairs

Pair of Black and Chrome Swivel Task Armchairs
By Knoll
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Handsome pair of restored Mid-Century Modern swivel chairs. These chairs are versatile. Use them as task chairs in your office or as dining chairs. The chairs rotate 360 degrees maki...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Baker Walnut And Velvet Task Chair
Located in Pasadena, TX
An office chair made by Baker with walnut frame and mint green velvet upholstery and decorative mailheads. Four-star wooden base with brass caps and casters. Seat height adjustable...
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Vintage 1960s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Oak, Velvet

  • Baker Walnut And Velvet Task Chair
  • Baker Walnut And Velvet Task Chair
  • Baker Walnut And Velvet Task Chair
  • Baker Walnut And Velvet Task Chair
H 30 in. W 26 in. D 25 in.
1960s Vintage Jørgen Rasmussen Danish Modern Kevi Model 311 Task Chair in Red
By Kevi
Located in Redding, CT
1960s vintage Jørgen Rasmussen Danish Modern Kevi Model 311 task chair in red. Excellent condition. Perfect for the Danish modern office or for a childs desk chair. Adjustable seat ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Four Swivel Task Stools by Martela Oy of Finland, circa 1965
By ICF New York, Martela Oy
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Set of four swivel task stools by Martela oy of Finland for ICF New York, circa 1965. Five star base, heavy cast metal and chrome tubular swivel bases with vintage Knoll wool bouclé ...
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Stools

Vincent Cafiero executive task chair by Knoll
Located in Highland, IN
Long out of production, this large-scale executive armchair is a finely made piece by Knoll. Newly upholstered in chocolate brown leather, this classic design has tilt and swivel fea...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

Vintage Midcentury Vincent Cafiero Knoll Task Chair
By Vincent Cafiero
Located in Pasadena, TX
After joining Knoll in 1956, he led many interior design projects as Senior Designer of the Knoll Planning Unit from 1956-1967. During this time he coordinated Knoll work in residenc...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Vincent Cafiero Executive Task Chair by Knoll
By Knoll, Vincent Cafiero
Located in Highland, IN
Long out of production, this large-scale executive armchair is a finely made piece by Knoll. Newly upholstered in rich black leather, this Classic design has tilt and swivel features...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saarinen for Knoll Executive Task Chair ( abs07 )
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Pasadena, TX
Red executive task chair on casters by Eero Saarinen. Museum of Modern Art, Federal Award for Industrial Design, 1969. In his groundbreaking collection of 1957, Eero Saarinen trans...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Eames Model PSCC-4 Task Chair by Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Highland, IN
This model PSCC-4 chair is a rare variation of the fiberglass sideshell chair. It features a padded seat and back support which was designed to promote correct posture while working ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Vintage Task Stool in the manner of Jean Prouvé
By Jean Prouvé
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial task stool in the manner of Jean Prouvé. Adjustable height and backrest.
Category

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Italian Task Chair with Molded Plywood Seat and Back
Located in Highland, IN
With qualities similar to designs by Jean Prouve and Odelberg Olson, this task chair combines cold steel with the warmth of molded plywood. The wood seat features Eames-style compoun...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Classic Charles Eames Aluminum Group Mesh Task Chair, Herman Miller
By Charles Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Charles and Ray Eames Aluminum Group mesh task chair, conference room, manufactured by Herman Miller, Classic Modernist Design. Chair features hydraulic height adjustment, ti...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Series 7 Task Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, ca. 1960s
Located in Peabody, MA
Series 7 task swivel armchair with chromed metal casters and base, designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, made in Denmark, ca. early 1960s (early production for this model). Gr...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Rare and Early Child Size "Kevi" Task Chair by Jørgen Rasmussen
By Jørgen Rasmussen
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
An early model of the adjustable Kevi swivel chair. The seat and back are compressed, molded plywood, the base is steel and the casters are the rare chrome covered design. Measuremen...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Handsome RH Vintage Solid Oak Captain's Swivel Desk Chair Task Office Use
By Restoration Hardware
Located in National City, CA
Good looking and very handsome restoration hardware vintage solid oak captain's desk chair office task use Swivel function with continuous arm and aluminum base. Label present. Mea...
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2010s Chinese Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Eames Herman Miller PSCC-A-4 Pivoting Task Shell Chair Pair Contract Base Castor
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome and interesting pair of Herman Miller pivoting and adjustable task shell chairs on contract bases with casters. These chairs were designed by Charles and Ray Eames and are p...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

1930s Industrial Swivel Task / Desk Chair manufactured by Do/ More, Art Deco
Located in Buffalo, NY
1930s Industrial swivel task / desk chair manufactured by Do/ More, Art Deco, amazing, unmolested, all original condition, retains original "oil cloth" leather-like seat and back as ...
Category

Vintage 1930s Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

German Rolling Task Stool
By Siemens
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rolling German dentist chair with asymetric seat back, black leather upholstery and chrome frame with adjustable height. Rubber bumper details on footrest.
Category

Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • German Rolling Task Stool
  • German Rolling Task Stool
  • German Rolling Task Stool
  • German Rolling Task Stool
H 38 in. W 20 in. D 18 in.
Adjustable Danish Modern Kevi Desk Task Swivel Chair
By Kevi
Located in New York, NY
Nice example of the Classic Rabami Kevi chair, adjustable in height and the backrest is adjustable as well. In original off-white paint finish, which shows light cosmetic wear, norma...
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Early Industrial Task Chairs
Located in Rochester, NY
Pair of early all original American Industrial rolling swivel adjustable position task chairs by Do More / Do-More, circa 1930-1940.
Category

20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

  • Early Industrial Task Chairs
  • Early Industrial Task Chairs
  • Early Industrial Task Chairs
  • Early Industrial Task Chairs
H 38 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
Classic Industrial Task Stool by The Toledo Metal Furniture Company
By Toledo Metal Furniture Co.
Located in New York, NY
Possibly the most iconic piece of American Industrial School furniture, the Toledo swivel drafting, task, work stool in bent plywood and steel. This example is in very good, working ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

Materials

Steel

Vintage Mid Century George Mulhauser Plycraft Task Chair
By George Mulhauser
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage mid century George Mulhauser Plycraft task chair Beautiful and rare task chair by Plycraft. Molded plywood construction with a rich walnut finish in black vinyl on a four-st...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Industrial Task Chairs by GoodForm
By GoodForm, General Fireproofing Company
Located in Rochester, NY
A very good pair of mid 20th century industrial General Fireproofing GoodForm aluminum task chairs in great all original condition right down to the period vibrant gold textured viny...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

  • Industrial Task Chairs by GoodForm
  • Industrial Task Chairs by GoodForm
  • Industrial Task Chairs by GoodForm
  • Industrial Task Chairs by GoodForm
H 30 in. W 16 in. D 20 in.
Martela Oy of Finland Adjustable Height Task Stool on Casters for ICF
By ICF Milano 1, Martela Oy
Located in Miami, FL
Martela Oy of Finland adjustable height stool for ICF New York, circa 1965. Five star base, heavy cast metal and chrome tubular swivel bases with vintage pink wool Tonus fabric. Coul...
Category

Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Nice early pair Leather and Aluminum Charles Eames Soft Pad Swivel Task Chairs
By Herman Miller, Charles Eames
Located in Buffalo, NY
Black Leather and Aluminum Charles Eames Soft Pad Management Group Swivel Chairs ,manufactured by Herman Miller, Wonderful original patina, Early 4-star swivel bases, Minor crazing t...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

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Task Seating For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic piece of task seating available at 1stDibs. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, fabric and wood. Find 65 options for an antique or vintage item from our selection of task seating now, or shop our selection of 3 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A choice in our collection of task seating is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Industrial and Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made object in our assortment of task seating has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Herman Miller, Charles Eames and Knoll are consistently popular.

How Much is a Task Seating?

Prices for a piece of task seating can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $135 and can go as high as $6,583, while the average can fetch as much as $950.

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.