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MODERN STYLE
MODERN STYLE

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 principals 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.

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Silla Armchair by Marta Sala Editions
Located in Geneve, CH
Silla armchair by Marta Sala Editions Dimensions: W 57 x D 60 x H 59 cm Materials: Wool, polyurethane foam Variations of material available. Collection III "Déclinaisons" is, ...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wool, Foam

21st Century Modern Caju Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern caju armchair pink velvet handcrafted in portugal - europe by Greenapple. Caju armchair materials Wooden armchair upholstered in pink velvet fabric....
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Barão Armchair Dark Green Leather Grey Nubuck Leather Beech Dark Brown Stain
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden armchair upholstered in dark green premium Italian leather with visible contrast stitching. Seat and backrest cushions with blind tufting effect upholstered in light grey nubu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Viccarbe Ace Wooden Armrest with Pillow in Leather by Jean-Marie Massaud
Located in Miami, FL
Extraordinary armchair designed by Jean-Marie Massaud and manufactured by Viccarbe. Elegant and modern high back armchair with a relaxed design that makes it suitable for homes a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

"Normative" Armchair in Warm-White Boucle Edition
Located in Saint Petersburg, RU
The armchair was created as a part of the "Normative" collection, which was shown in Milan Design Week 2019. This surreal “Normative” collection makes advances to the Soviet everyda...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Contemporary Armchair by Hessentia in Light-Blue Velvet
Located in MARIANO COMENSE, IT
Armchair Penelope, suitable to furnish modern living areas, can be also chosen as a unique and refined item for bedrooms. It is characterized by a sinuous and soft structure composed...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Velvet

Unique Arco Chair Rainbow by Saumil Suchak
Located in Geneve, CH
Unique Arco chair rainbow by Saumil Suchak Dimensions: D 48 x W 48 x H 74 cm Materials: Uphostered seating on powdercoated steel frame Hatsu is a design studio based in Mumbai ...
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2010s Indian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Cast Brass and Leather Primal Lounge Chair by Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
The Primal lounge chair is part of the Primal collection designed by Egg Designs and manufactured in South Africa. This Brutalist style lounge chair was inspired by the rough, bruta...
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2010s South African Modern Armchairs

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Brass

21st Century Modern Caju Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Caju armchair blue-green jacquard velvet handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Caju armchair materials Wooden armchair upholstered in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Finn Juhl Chieftain Armchair Wood and Leather
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1949, relaunched in 2002. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. The iconic Chieftain chair is one of Finn Juhl’s absolute masterpieces, re...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

Finn Juhl Pelican Chair Upholstered in Raf Simons Fabric
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Pelican chair designed by Finn Juhl in 1940. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. Pelican Chair was probably the one furthest ahead of its time. When it was presented a...
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2010s Danish Modern Armchairs

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Wood

Saturn Chair, Furry Pink Fabric by Lara Bohinc
Located in London, GB
The distinctive Saturn chair is a return to the split sphere concepts. The lower semi sphere metal constructions cradle the soft upper spheres of Bohinc’s now trademark plump and dee...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Blue Chrome Vinyl Shiro Chair, Kuramata Tribute, Ideal X Waiting Areas, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Now in stock in white and bright blue finish. The Shiro chair comes in several different colors, even custom or supplied by owner fabrics. Its language is a classic take on modern m...
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2010s American Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

'Tucroma' Armchairs by Guido Faleschini for i4 Mariani, 1980s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautiful set of four 'Tucroma' armchairs by Guido Faleschini for i4 Mariani in a Robbin's Egg (light blue-green) fabric with polished chrome frames. Priced in this listing as a se...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Armchairs

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Chrome

Barão Armchair Dark Green Leather Caramel Nubuck Leather Beech Dark Brown Stain
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden armchair upholstered in dark green premium Italian leather with visible contrast stitching. Seat and backrest cushions with blind tufting effect upholstered in caramel nubuck ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Aria Flurry Chair from Acrylic Series by Objective Collection OBJ+
Located in Shanghai, CN
The initial idea of Aria Flurry was to develop a chair that allows people to customize and personalize the sitting posture. The asymmetrical design of one high and one low makes the ...
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2010s Chinese Modern Armchairs

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Fur, Acrylic

Mel Armchair Wood Brass Beige Jacquard Velvet Pearl Cotton Linen Bouclé Fabric
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden armchair with semicircular structure upholstered in beige jacquard velvet with a leaf pattern. Seat cushion with a blind tufting effect and rolled armrest, both upholstered in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Seidecimi Contemporary Outdoor Harmchair Made in Italy by LapiegaWD
By Enrico Girotti, LapiegaWD
Located in Verona, IT
A single stretch of wire that becomes a continuous element without end and without beginning, formed by the wire that describes the shape without stopping, reworking the concept of i...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Piero Lissoni Italy, Four "Jelly" Armchairs, Produced by Living Divani
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Piero Lissoni (b. 1956), Italy. Four "Jelly" armchairs upholstered in black leather, on a chromed steel frame. Produced by Living Divani. Italian design, late 20th century. Height: ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

Bluff Side Chair from Souda, Customizable, Oak, Right, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This listing includes 1 Bluff Side Chair in Oak designed by Luft Tanaka for Souda. The 'Right' version has an arm-rest for your right arm. We also make a mirrored version ('Left') th...
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2010s American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Hardwood, Maple, Oak, Walnut

Teddy Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Teddy chair is our first official seating piece. The upholstered, tubular legs contour up and around the seat cushion, transitioning from leg, to arm, to back support before retu...
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2010s American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Faux Fur

Club Chair with Walnut Banded Barrel Back and Hand-Turned, Tapered Legs
Located in Gallatin, NY
Our barrel form, fit to your body, sits atop four hand-turned and tapered legs. As the back band meets the line of the arm and joins the face frame, a three-way mitered joint unites ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Cotton, Walnut

Black Velvet Lounge Chair with Solid Brass Legs and Hardware
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Part sculpture, part art, part design, part furniture. Star Lounger was named after its shape and appearance of a star. The Star Lounger is unmistakable in its originality, shape an...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

White Polyethylene Rattan Outdoor Indoor Knotty Armchair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Knotties are a set armchairs in polyethylene rattan, comprising of sculptural knot forms. Edwards Anker says: “The effect of the form imitates the function, which is to embrace the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

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Rattan

White Chrome Vinyl Shiro Chair, Kuramata Tribute, in Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Now in stock in white and bright blue finish. The Shiro chair comes in several different colors, even custom or supplied by owner fabrics. Its language is a classic take on modern m...
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2010s American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Bump Chair, Pure Wool Armchair, Classic Tight Fit, by Nigel Coates
Located in London, GB
Introducing the versatile and very friendly Bump chair, the perfect solution for hotels and lounges. Available in alternative approaches to upholstery - one with a classic tight fit,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Natural Fiber

Fleur, Soft Leather Armchair, Designed by Nigel Coates
Located in London, GB
An evocation of the lily, this chair is all about sensuality, relaxation and comfort. Upholstered in the softest and ecologically produced leather available in a wide range of colours.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Bump chair - pure wool armchair, by Nigel Coates
Located in London, GB
Introducing the versatile and very friendly Bump chair, the perfect solution for hotels and lounges. Available in alternative approaches to upholstery - one with a classic tight fit,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Natural Fiber

Chrome Vinyl Shiro Chair, Kuramata Tribute, Ideal X Waiting Areas
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Now in stock in white and bright blue finish. The Shiro chair comes in several different colors, even custom or supplied by owner fabrics. Its language is a classic take on modern m...
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2010s American Modern Armchairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

INVICTA II Armchair with Antique Brass Rear Leg
Located in Porto, PT
The INVICTA II armchair emerges from the Invicta II dining chair, an iconic piece from the Casa Magna collection. The impressive design of the INVICTA II armchair is given by the met...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Somnamboule Armchair by Richard Yasmine
Located in Geneve, CH
Somnamboule armchair by Richard Yasmine Materials: Raw steel, leather and brass Dimensions: D 65 x H 75 cm Mysterious armchair made of raw steel, leather and brass. Sleepwalking...
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2010s Lebanese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass, Steel

DeCastelli Via Veneto Armchair in DeLabré Orbitale Brass by Minelli Fossati
Located in New York, NY
The Via Veneto seat is inspired by the 1960s and recalls the atmosphere of the Roman “dolce vita”. The double symmetrical tubular structure in painted stainless steel designs the fee...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Armchair by Hessentia in Off-White Leather with Armrest
Located in MARIANO COMENSE, IT
Comfortable and elegant, Wave armchair has found its inspiration in “bergere” armchairs very popular during the first half of last century. Its lines appear very contemporary and the...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Amazing Armchair Frame Made Solid Wood Distressed Paint Finish
Located in London, GB
About Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Wood

Odette Curvy Dining Chair with Armrests in Solid Oak Wood
Located in Fiesole, Florence
Odette elegantly shows that a wooden chair can recall the coziness of our grandparents’ wingback armchairs. At first sight she seems to belong to the vast array of bentwood chairs, b...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Wood, Oak

Beautiful Armchair Design Frame Made Solid Wood and Metal Wire customizable
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Odette Curvy Dining Chair with armrests in Black Solid Oak Wood
Located in Fiesole, Florence
Odette elegantly shows that a wooden chair can recall the cozyness of our grandparents’ wingback armchairs. At first sight she seems to belong to the vast array of bentwood chairs, b...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Wood, Oak

Hilton Accent Chair in Two-Tone 'Grey-Brown' Fabric & Italian Leather Upholstery
Located in Vlore, AL
VIP Saloti's Hilton accent chair offers a transitional design, both elegant and cultured in appearance. Hilton’s beauty lies in its curves, and in its ability to accent modern and tr...
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2010s Albanian Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Leather

Special Price Display Armchair Frame Made of Wood Skirting Bronze
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Wood, Abalone, Velvet

Armchair Frame Made Solid Timber and Wood Lacquered Finish Feet Caps
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric, Lacquer, Wood

Karl Armchair in Wine Red Italian Leather Upholstery with Glossy Metal Base
Located in Vlore, AL
Karl is a creation inspired by the late designer, Karl Otto Lagerfeld. The German creative director, fashion designer, artist, photographer, and caricaturist inspired the next genera...
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2010s Albanian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Armchair Frame in Wood Matt Moka Black Laquer or Ivory Laquer Fabric or Leather
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric, Wood

Armchair Frame Made of Solid Timber and Wood Diamond Quilted Front Arm & Base
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric, Wood

Zoe Accent Chair with Two-Tone 'Beige and Dark Grey' Fabric Upholstery
Located in Vlore, AL
VIP Saloti's Zoe Accent Chair brings empowerment through furniture. A modern throne that seeks to inspire, guide, and motivate the seated individual simply through its plush and comf...
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2010s Albanian Modern Armchairs

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Fabric

Prince Spencer Armchair with Two-Tone (Beige-Brown) Italian Leather Upholstery
Located in Vlore, AL
VIP Saloti's Prince Spencer easily adapts to the most solemn or relaxed settings because of its opulent design. Designed by Italian Designer, Riccardo Giovanetti, as part of VIP Salo...
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2010s Albanian Modern Armchairs

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Fabric

Amphora Armchair upholstered in Grey Italian Leather with Silver Metal Base
Located in Vlore, AL
The Amphora is entirely handmade and designed by VIP Saloti's artisans in Vlore, Albania. Experienced hands working tirelessly to construct a frame that provides both a lightweight c...
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2010s Albanian Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Armchair Frame in Composite Material Legs Matt Ebony Moka or Matt Black Lacquer
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric, Wood

Prince Spencer Armchair with Two-Tone (Beige-Orange) Fabric Upholstery
Located in Vlore, AL
VIP Saloti's Prince Spencer easily adapts to the most solemn or relaxed settings because of its opulent design. Designed by Italian Designer, Riccardo Giovanetti, as part of VIP Salo...
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2010s Albanian Modern Armchairs

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Fabric

King Spencer Club Chair with Two-Tone (Tan-Brown) Italian Leather Upholstery
Located in Vlore, AL
VIP Saloti's King Spencer easily adapts to the most solemn or relaxed settings because of its opulent design. Designed by Italian Designer, Riccardo Giovanetti, as part of VIP Saloti...
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2010s Albanian Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Amphora Armchair in "Antique" Italian Leather Upholstery and Grey Wood Base
Located in Vlore, AL
The Amphora is entirely handmade and designed by VIP Saloti's artisans in Vlore, Albania. Experienced hands working tirelessly to construct a frame that provides both a lightweight c...
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2010s Albanian Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Amorino Armchair with Two-Tone (Beige-Brown) Italian Leather and Gold Metal Base
Located in Vlore, AL
The VIP Saloti Amorino dining chair is a masterpiece and a showcase of the synergy of multiple departments creating a work of art. It takes inspiration from a rose, a symbol of intim...
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2010s Albanian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Niemeyer Armchair, Bouclé and Brass, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Porto, Rio Tinto
The Niemeyer armchair is named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture was spread like sculptural poetry in the History of humankind. The rounded lines of th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Niemeyer II Armchair and Stool, COM, InsidherLand by Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Porto, Rio Tinto
Both the Niemeyer II armchair and stool are named after the Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer whose Architecture was spread like sculptural poetry in the History of humankind. The ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Oak, Foam

Parchment Easy Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
Located in Geneve, CH
Parchment easy armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue. Materials: Maple, steel. Also available in other colors. Dimensions: 78 cm x 74.5 cm x h 71.5cm Inspired by bound manuscripts, the...
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2010s Philippine Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Papillon Easy Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
Located in Geneve, CH
Papillon Easy armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue. Materials: Polyethelene, Steel. Also available in other colors. Dimensions: 91cm x 108cm x H 192cm The Papillon easy armchair and s...
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2010s Philippine Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Modern Design Chair with Armrests, Made in Canaletto Walnut and Carbon Fiber
Located in Barlassina, IT
"Fibra" chair is a modern armchair made in canaletto walnut and carbon fiber. It belongs to Belloni Studio collection. Lightness, pliability and toughness are all features that belon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Walnut, Carbon Fiber

Parchment Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
Located in Geneve, CH
Parchment armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue. Materials: Maple, Steel. Also available in other colors. Dimensions: 68 cm x 67.5 cm x H 79 cm Inspired by bound manuscripts, the edge...
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2010s Philippine Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Contemporary Living Armchair, Brass Feet and Fully Upholstered, Made in Italy
Located in Barlassina, IT
"Asterion " is wide and comfortable armchair belonging to Belloni Subliminal collection. A contemporary armchair, fully upholstered made with beech wood frame and brass brushed feet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Brass