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Bondi Stackable Dining Chair in Ashwood
By Fräg Woodall, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in New York, NY
Please Wait to be Seated Bondi chair is inspired by designer Frag Woodall's earliest memories of watching artisans at work, fascinated by the way they joined and fitted timber. The s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

  • Bondi Stackable Dining Chair in Ashwood
  • Bondi Stackable Dining Chair in Ashwood
  • Bondi Stackable Dining Chair in Ashwood
  • Bondi Stackable Dining Chair in Ashwood
Natural AshFig PurpleTurmeric YellowBlack + 2 more
H 30.32 in. W 15.75 in. D 18.9 in.
Hardie Wood Counter Stool with Wood Seat and Black Steel Frame
By Please Wait to be Seated
Located in New York, NY
The Hardie stool is a clean-lined and no-nonsense piece. The stool is made of three identical bent metal tube columns and a seat. The tubes pair up where they join, adding rigidity a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Stools

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Steel

Hardie Wood Counter Stool with Wood Seat and Basque Red Steel Frame
By Please Wait to be Seated
Located in New York, NY
The Hardie stool is a clean-lined and no-nonsense piece. The stool is made of three identical bent metal tube columns and a seat. The tubes pair up where they join, adding rigidity a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Stools

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Steel

Hardie Low Stool with Wood Seat and Black Steel Frame
By Please Wait to be Seated
Located in New York, NY
The Hardie stool is a clean-lined and no-nonsense piece. The stool is made of three identical bent metal tube columns and a seat. The tubes pair up where they join, adding rigidity a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Stools

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Steel

Hardie Bar Stool with Wood Seat and Basque Red Steel Frame
By Please Wait to be Seated
Located in New York, NY
The Hardie stool is a clean-lined and no-nonsense piece. The stool is made of three identical bent metal tube columns and a seat. The tubes pair up where they join, adding rigidity a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Hardie Low Stool with Wood Seat and Basque Red Steel Frame
By Please Wait to be Seated
Located in New York, NY
The Hardie stool is a clean-lined and no-nonsense piece. The stool is made of three identical bent metal tube columns and a seat. The tubes pair up where they join, adding rigidity a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Tubby Tube Bar Stool with Wooden Seat by Faye Toogood
By Faye Toogood, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in New York, NY
With a recognizable tubular approach, the Tubby Tube stool collection build on the same design language as Faye Toogood’s iconic Spade chair. “Tubby yet elegant” is the way to descri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Stools

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Steel

Tubby Tube Counter Stool with Wooden Seat by Faye Toogood
By Faye Toogood, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in New York, NY
With a recognizable tubular approach, the Tubby Tube stool collection build on the same design language as Faye Toogood’s iconic Spade chair. “Tubby yet elegant” is the way to descri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Stools

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Steel

Tubby Tube Low Stool with Wooden Seat by Faye Toogood
By Faye Toogood, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in New York, NY
With a recognizable tubular approach, the Tubby tube stool collection build on the same design language as Faye Toogood’s iconic Spade chair. “Tubby yet elegant” is the way to descri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Podgy Honeycomb Diffused Aluminum Dimmable Pendant Lamp
By Please Wait to be Seated
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by a photographer’s use of light equipment, PODGY strives to create an accurate illumination that serves the needs of everyday life. By combining several classic elements fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Kanso Cocktail Tray Table in Wood and Steel
By Please Wait to be Seated, Laura Bilde
Located in New York, NY
Kanso is one of the seven pillars of Zen Buddhist wisdom: it views simplicity as the heart of enlightened living, and the grace and beauty that emerges when clutter fades away. The K...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Tray Tables

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Steel

  • Kanso Cocktail Tray Table in Wood and Steel
  • Kanso Cocktail Tray Table in Wood and Steel
  • Kanso Cocktail Tray Table in Wood and Steel
  • Kanso Cocktail Tray Table in Wood and Steel
Fig PurpleBlack
H 15.75 in. W 23.63 in. D 15.75 in.
Kanso Coffee Table in Wood and Steel
By Please Wait to be Seated, Laura Bilde
Located in New York, NY
Kanso, a Zen approach that views simplicity as the heart of enlightened living, and the grace and beauty that emerge when clutter fades away. An understated, even austere, metal fram...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Tray Tables

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Steel

  • Kanso Coffee Table in Wood and Steel
  • Kanso Coffee Table in Wood and Steel
  • Kanso Coffee Table in Wood and Steel
  • Kanso Coffee Table in Wood and Steel
BlackFig Purple
H 17.33 in. W 27.56 in. D 27.96 in.
Kanso Ash Wood Serving Tray Set
By Please Wait to be Seated, Laura Bilde
Located in New York, NY
These trays can be used to serve your friends or enjoy breakfast in bed. But their function doesn’t stop there, because these trays also work as table tops for the Kanso tray table. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Platters and Serveware

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Ash

  • Kanso Ash Wood Serving Tray Set
  • Kanso Ash Wood Serving Tray Set
  • Kanso Ash Wood Serving Tray Set
  • Kanso Ash Wood Serving Tray Set
H 1.38 in. W 23.63 in. D 8.27 in.
Anza Upholstered Pouf with Floating Cushion
By Rui Pereira, Please Wait to be Seated, Ryosuke Fukusada
Located in New York, NY
For the past six years Portuguese designer Rui Pereira and Japanese designer Ryosuke Fukusada have been collaborating on projects that tap into their respective cultural heritage to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Wood

Anza Small Upholstered Bench with Floating Cushion
By Rui Pereira, Please Wait to be Seated, Ryosuke Fukusada
Located in New York, NY
For the past six years Portuguese designer Rui Pereira and Japanese designer Ryosuke Fukusada have been collaborating on projects that tap into their respective cultural heritage to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Benches

Materials

Wood

  • Anza Small Upholstered Bench with Floating Cushion
  • Anza Small Upholstered Bench with Floating Cushion
  • Anza Small Upholstered Bench with Floating Cushion
  • Anza Small Upholstered Bench with Floating Cushion
Cedar GreenStained BlackNatural OakIndian Red
H 16.93 in. W 47.25 in. D 25.6 in.
Anza Large Upholstered Bench with Floating Cushion
By Rui Pereira, Please Wait to be Seated, Ryosuke Fukusada
Located in New York, NY
For the past six years Portuguese designer Rui Pereira and Japanese designer Ryosuke Fukusada have been collaborating on projects that tap into their respective cultural heritage to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Benches

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Wood

Triptych Nesting Tables in Monaco Brown Marble with Cedar Green Frame
By All The Way To Paris, Please Wait to be Seated
Located in New York, NY
Triptych literally means ‘threefold’. This table has been particularly inspired by Francis Bacon, who used the form to show a single subject in three different ways. The three compon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking ...

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Marble

Rodolfo Dordani for Moroso “Waiting” Single Seat Lounge Chair, 1980s
By Moroso, Rodolfo Dordoni
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed by Rodoldo Dordoni for Moroso, Italy. “Waiting” single seat lounge chair. Substantial stainless steel base and frame. Measures: 40" W x 30" H x 30" D.
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Waiting Room Seats For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of waiting room seats for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct waiting room seats — often made from wood, metal and steel — can elevate any home. Find 1 antique and vintage waiting room seats at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 17 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Waiting room seats have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Waiting room seats made by Modern designers — are very popular at 1stDibs.

How Much are Waiting Room Seats?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $520, while they’re typically $196 on the low end and $1,879 highest priced.

A Close Look at Modern Furniture

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.