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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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 chair, and the Eames’s 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 designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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GDA Gentlemen Driving Armchair
This unique piece was designed and made to bring alive the idea of having the perfect armchair for the Classic car lovers, a piece of furniture that mix the comfort of a modern armch...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Faux Leather, Foam, Wood

Pair '2' Contemporary Round Armchair with Hand Carved Steel/Plaster Elements
By J.M. Szymanski
Located in Bronx, NY
"Armchair No. 2" d. 2020 Artist: J.M. Szymanski Size: 38" L 34" W 28" H, 18" seat height Our signature hand-carved steel elements add an edge to the softness of the mohair fabr...
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2010s American Modern Armchairs

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Steel

LUMA Design Workshop Silo Arm Dining Chair in Light Tan Leather and Light Wood
The LUMA design workshop Silo armchair is the result of thoughtful design and expert craftsmanship. LUMA tan faux leather, stone oak, and nickel, come together elegantly to create a ...
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2010s American Modern Armchairs

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Steel

'Eternity' Limited Edition Lounge Armchair from Egli Design
By Egle Mieliauskiene
Located in London, GB
Word perfectly describes the feeling when you lounge into this handmade armchair. Even when you want to stay for your own or just relax with your fellas, drinking cognac and smoking ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Lithuanian Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Saturn Chair, Bronze Oxidised Steel Frame and Cream Wool by Lara Bohinc
By Lara Bohinc
Located in London, GB
The distinctive Saturn chair is a return to the split sphere concepts Bohinc originally created for her jewellery collections such as Sun and Moon (2007) and Solaris (2012). This for...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Metal, Brass

18 Knoll Studio "Saarinen Conference Kni-71a" Swivel Armchairs in "Volo" Leather
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Whalley, GB
Hello Friends, and welcome to another unmissable offering from Lord Browns Furniture, the UK's premier resource for fine furniture. On offer on this occasion is something of a rar...
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2010s German Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Odisseia Chair by Dooq
By DOOQ
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Dimensions W 54 x D 55 x H 85 x Seat H 48 cm Materials & Finishes Base and feet in stainless steel plated polished or satin: brass, copper or nickel. Upholstery: seat, armrests ...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery

Bluff Side Chair from Souda, Customizable, Oak, Right, Made to Order
By Souda, Luft Tanaka
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

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Hardwood, Maple, Oak, Walnut

Swivel Pouf Fiberglass by Draga&Aurel, Fox Fur, and Brass 21st Century Model B
By Draga & Aurel
Located in Como, IT
Dialoghi Mimetici collection by Draga&Aurel: Structure in fiberglass. Upholstery in second hand fox fur. Brass structure. Mongolia fur Color white, size cm: Ø 52, H 46.   Please no...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Swivel Pouf Fiberglass by Draga & Aurel, Fox Fur, and Brass 21st Century Model C
By Draga & Aurel
Located in Como, IT
Dialoghi Mimetici collection by Draga & Aurel: Structure in fiberglass. Upholstery in second hand fox fur. Brass structure. Lambswool fur Color white, size cm: Ø 52, H 46. Please n...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Armchair by Draga&Aurel, Fox Fur, and Brass, 21st Century
By Draga & Aurel
Located in Como, IT
Dialoghi Mimetici collection by Draga&Aurel: Upholstery in second-hand fox fur. Brass structure. Color white, size cm: L 90, W 100, H 70. Please note that our prices exclude VAT. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Molteni&C D.156.3 Armchair in Glossy Black Lacquered Wood & Chenille, Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage collection, this armchair, designed by Gio Ponti and produced for Altamira, an American company founded by the nephew of the Spaniard De Cuevas, was di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Chenille

Molteni&C D.154.2 Armchair in Velvet by Gio Ponti
By Molteni & C, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage collection, this armchair, was designed for one of the projects closest to Gio Ponti’s heart, the villa of the Planchart collectors in Caracas, (1953-1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Velvet

Molteni&C D.151.4 Armchair in Linen Fabric by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, the D.151.4 armchair, is a designed coming from Gio Ponti passion about nautical furnishings. Gio Ponti gained direct experience in four oc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Linen

Molteni&C D.151.4 Armchair in Boucle Fabric by Gio Ponti
By Molteni & C, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, the D.151.4 armchair, is a designed coming fro Gio Ponti passion about nautical furnishings. Gio Ponti gained direct experience in four oce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Bouclé

Molteni&C D.153.1 Armchair in Leather by Gio Ponti
By Molteni & C, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage collection, this armchair is a re-make of the D.153.1 designed initially in 1934 by Gio Ponti his own residence in Via Dezza in Milan. This re-editi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Molteni&C D.153.1 Armchair in Velvet by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, this armchair is a re-make of the D.153.1 designed initially in 1934 by Gio Ponti his own residence in Via Dezza in Milan. This re-editi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Linen

Molteni&C D.156.3 Armchair in Glossy Black Laquered Wood & Leather by Gio Ponti
By Molteni & C, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, this armchair, designed by Gio Ponti and produced for Altamira, an American company founded by the nephew of the Spaniard De Cuevas, was di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Molteni&C D.151.4 Armchair in Chenille Fabric by Gio Ponti
By Molteni & C, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, the D.151.4 armchair, is a designed coming from Gio Ponti passion about nautical furnishings. Gio Ponti gained direct experience in four oc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Chenille

Molteni&C D.156.3 Armchair in Glossy Black Lacquered Wood and Canvas, Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage collection, this armchair, designed by Gio Ponti and produced for Altamira, an American company founded by the nephew of the Spaniard De Cuevas, was di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Canvas

Molteni&C D.156.3 Armchair in American Walnut structure & Chenille by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, the D.156.3 armchair, designed by Gio Ponti and produced for Altamira, an American company founded by the nephew of the Spaniard De Cuevas,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Chenille

Molteni&C D.153.1 Armchair in Linen by Gio Ponti
By Molteni & C, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage collection, this armchair is a re-make of the D.153.1 designed initially in 1934 by Gio Ponti his own residence in Via Dezza in Milan. This re-edition ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Linen

Molteni&C D.156.3 Armchair in Glossy Black Lacquered Wood and Linen by Gio Ponti
By Molteni & C, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage collection, this armchair, Designed by Gio Ponti and produced for Altamira, an American company founded by the nephew of the Spaniard De Cuevas, was di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Linen

Truss Armchair in Mixed-Media Ebony and Fossil by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss armchair combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in our mixed-media offering of ebony fossi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric

Truss Armchair in Mixed-Media Midnight and Bayou by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss armchair combine as an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refine profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in our mixed-media offering of Midnight B...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric

Truss Armchair in Mixed-Media Greige and Ash by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss armchair combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in our mixed-media offering of Greige Ash,...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Leather

Truss Armchair in Liquorice Leather & Powder-Coated Steel by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss armchair combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in Liquorice Leather, the Truss line is av...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Truss Armchair in Mixed-Media Ebony and Fossil by Trnk
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss armchair combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in our mixed-media offering of ebony fossi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric

Truss Armchair in Ebony Leather and Powder-Coated Steel by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss armchair combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in ebony leather, the Truss line is availa...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Truss Armchair in Midnight Leather and Powder-Coated Steel by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss armchair combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in Midnight Leather, the Truss line is ava...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Truss Armchair in Mixed-Media Liquorice and Onyx by TRNK
By TRNK
Located in South El Monte, CA
The Truss armchair combines an elegant, yet practical design with a lean, refined profile that spares no expense to comfort. Pictured above in mixed-media our offering of liquorice o...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric

Seletti "Snakes" Upholstered Armchair by Toiletpaper Magazine
By Toiletpaper, Seletti
Located in New York, NY
The traditional design of these 1950s style seats are upholstered with unexpected surreal images. The images of the Toiletpaper magazine invade furniture and become comfortable objec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Armchairs

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Wood, Polyester

Nube Italia Sir Armchair in Gold with Wood Back by Carlo Colombo
By Carlo Colombo, Nube Italia
Located in New York, NY
Multi-layered, curved, wood frame available in veneered rosewood or mat lacquered. New finishing 2010 outer covering in stainless steel. Padding in shape retaining polyurethane with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

Seletti "Revolver" Upholstered Armchair by Toiletpaper Magazine
By Toiletpaper, Seletti
Located in New York, NY
The Traditional design of these 1950s style seats are upholstered with unexpected surreal images. The images of the Toiletpaper magazine invade furniture and become comfortable objec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Armchairs

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Polyester, Wood

Nube Italia Softwood Armchair in Light Brown Fabric with Brown Legs, Marco Corti
By Nube Italia, Marco Corti
Located in New York, NY
Frame in solid wood. Arms in hide. Padding in shape retaining polyurethane with a differentiated density. Cover available in leather or fabric. Marco Corti was born in Milano in 196...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

Seletti "Lipsticks" Upholstered Armchair by Toiletpaper Magazine
By Toiletpaper, Seletti
Located in New York, NY
The Traditional design of these 1950s style seats are upholstered with unexpected surreal images. The images of the Toiletpaper magazine invade furniture and become comfortable objec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Polyester

Nube Italia Sir Armchair in Lavender with Black Back by Carlo Colombo
By Carlo Colombo, Nube Italia
Located in New York, NY
"Multi-layered, curved, wood frame available in veneered rosewood or mat lacquered. New finishing 2010 outer covering in stainless steel. Padding in shape retaining polyurethane with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

Nube Italia Loom Armchair in Blue Velvet with Wooden Legs by Marco Corti
By Marco Corti, Nube Italia
Located in New York, NY
"Ashen massif wood structure. Downen cushions with shape retaining polyurethane foam support. Marco Corti was born in Milano in 1960. He Graduated at Politecnico of Milano in Arch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Foam

Nube Italia Stream Armchair in Cream Blend Fabric by Marco Corti
By Marco Corti, Nube Italia
Located in New York, NY
Base in Asform curved, painted and finished under high heat steel. Internal frame in multi-layered, curved wood frame, covered in shape retaining polyurethane with a differentiated d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Nube Italia Sir Armchair in Black with Wood Back by Carlo Colombo
By Carlo Colombo, Nube Italia
Located in New York, NY
Multi-layered, curved, wood frame available in veneered rosewood or mat lacquered. New finishing 2010 outer covering in stainless steel. Padding in shape retaining polyurethane with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Seletti "Flowers" Upholstered Armchair by Toiletpaper Magazine
By Toiletpaper, Seletti
Located in New York, NY
The Traditional Design of these 1950s style seats are upholstered with unexpected surreal images. The images of the Toiletpaper magazine invade furniture and become comfortable objec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Armchairs

Materials

Polyester, Wood

Seletti "Shit" Upholstered Armchair by Toiletpaper Magazine
By Toiletpaper, Seletti
Located in New York, NY
The Traditional design of these 1950s style seats are upholstered with unexpected surreal images. The images of the Toiletpaper magazine invade furniture and become comfortable objec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Armchairs

Materials

Polyester, Wood

Nube Italia Loom Armchair in Olive Green by Marco Corti
By Nube Italia, Marco Corti
Located in New York, NY
Ashen massif wood structure. Downen cushions with shape retaining polyurethane foam support. Marco Corti was born in Milano in 1960. He Graduated at Politecnico of Milano in Archite...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Foam, Wood

Nube Italia Stream Armchair in Grey Blend Fabric by Marco Corti
By Nube Italia, Marco Corti
Located in New York, NY
"Base in Asform curved, painted and finished under high heat steel. Internal frame in multi-layered, curved wood frame, covered in shape retaining polyurethane with a differentiated ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Nube Italia Sir Armchair in Lavender with White Back by Carlo Colombo
By Carlo Colombo, Nube Italia
Located in New York, NY
Multi-layered, curved, wood frame available in veneered rosewood or mat lacquered. New finishing 2010 outer covering in stainless steel. Padding in shape retaining polyurethane with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

Seletti "Kitten" Upholstered Armchair by Toiletpaper Magazine
By Toiletpaper, Seletti
Located in New York, NY
The traditional design of these 1950s style seats are upholstered with unexpected surreal images. The images of the Toiletpaper magazine invade furniture and become comfortable objec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Armchairs

Materials

Polyester, Wood

Seletti "Volcano" Upholstered Armchair by Toiletpaper Magazine
By Toiletpaper, Seletti
Located in New York, NY
The Traditional design of these 1950s style seats are upholstered with unexpected surreal images. The images of the Toiletpaper magazine invade furniture and become comfortable objec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Armchairs

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Polyester, Wood

Nube Italia Twist Armchair in White Bamboo with Metal Frame by Marco Corti
By Nube Italia, Marco Corti
Located in New York, NY
"Armchair with natural or painted bamboo wood. Feather cushions. Removable cover. Marco Corti was born in Milano in 1960. He Graduated at Politecnico of Milano in Architecture 198...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Bamboo, Feathers

Nube Italia Sir Armchair in Gold with Black Back by Carlo Colombo
By Carlo Colombo, Nube Italia
Located in New York, NY
Multi-layered, curved, wood frame available in veneered rosewood or mat lacquered. New finishing 2010 outer covering in stainless steel. Padding in shape retaining polyurethane with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

Ralph Lauren New Bohemian Metal Club Chair in Vintage Greige Leather
By Ralph Lauren
Located in New York, NY
Polished chrome frame and upholstered vintage greige tight back/seat leather cushions. Designed by Ralph Lauren, this armchair is an iconic occasional piece to add to your living ro...
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2010s American Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

Handcrafted Multifunctional Stool Made of Aromatic Cedar Block, Pair of 2
By Unknown
Located in New York, NY
Multifunctional stool made from a single block of aromatic cedar. Can be used as a high stool, single armchair, armchair with wider seat or a small table. This product is made from c...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Cedar

Italian Mid-Century Modern Inspired Armchair
By Unknown
Located in New York, NY
Informazioni Techniche • Technical Details • Rivestimento fisso / Fixed cover upholstery • Struttura in massello / Solid wood structure • Cuscino di seduta fisso in schiuma poliur...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Wood

Tombolo Outdoor Chairs, Set of 2 in Fuscia Fabric by unPizzo & Living Divani
By Living Divani
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Tombolo outdoor upholstered in outdoor-rated fabric. Legs in stainless steel. Eye-catching in aesthetic and unique in design, the Tombolo makes for a wonderful statement piece to any...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Armchairs

Materials

Rope

Favela Chair in Teak Wood by Fernando & Humberto Campana and Edra
By Edra
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Favela outdoor-safe armchair as shown in teak. Unique in form and aesthetic, the Favela armchair is perfect for any chic indoor or outdoor seating arrangement. Designed by Hernando &...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Armchairs

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Teak

Zanotta Set of Four Tusa Leather and Fabric Armchairs by Rodolfo Dordoni
By Rodolfo Dordoni, Zanotta
Located in New York, NY
Tusa High back armchairs Shell in Tito 31853 seat in Pelle Nappa cat. 95 #0312 Armchair with high backrest. Legs in ash-grey painted steel. Plywood seat upholstered with self-exti...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric

Set of Two Montis Lounge Chairs in Deep Blue Raf Simon Pilot Fabric
By Montis
Located in New York, NY
Brand new Enzo lounge chair The actual color of the fabric is dark blue (see second image) Upholstered in Kvadrat Pilot by Raf Simons Fabric color #792 Oak legs: black carbon lacquer...
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2010s Dutch Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Artifort Mushroom Chair by Pierre Paulin
By Artifort, Pierre Paulin
Located in New York, NY
Mushroom chair In Tonus 4 Color 609 - color of the fabric in the second image + Felt Gliders The Mushroom armchair is one of the world’s most famous designs. Designer Pierre Pauli...
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2010s Dutch Modern Armchairs

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Fabric

Metro Grey Armchair, by Niels Bendtsen from Bensen
By Niels Bendtsen, Bensen
Located in Vancouver, BC
Metro is a framed occasional chair that has a light look and feel. The tubular frame supports the cold-foam injected seat and the contrast in materials creates a visually interesting...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric

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