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Modern Furniture Design

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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Armchair Art, 0048 Metal Frame, Varnish Different Colours, Polyurethane Seat
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
The Genoa chair collection, by talented young designer Cesare Ehr, featuring a stool and a chair with armrests, is also available in an outdoor version. The distinguishing element is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Chair Art, 0024-IN-AR in Beechwood Natural and Color Rope Back by Emilio Nanni
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
Julie constitutes the expert revisitation of the archetypal chair, in which memory and modernity come together. The clean lines of the frame combined with the simplicity of the mater...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Beech

De Sede Rotatable Armchair with Footstool by Alfredo Häberli
Located in New York, NY
DS-110/01 and 05, rotatable armchair with footstool by De Sede. Technical details: Standard configuration: Thread color according to the color of the body. If not specified other...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Armchair Balu' Wood Frame Walnut and Upholstery in Red Velvet by Emilio Nanni
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
The deep, rounded seat encourages relaxation and conversation. The perfectly balanced volume of the body matches impeccably with the characteristic support frame, thus redefining the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Velvet

Calvet Armchair, Antonio Gaudí
Located in Geneve, CH
Calvet armchair, Antonio Gaudí 1902 Dimensions: 65 x 52 x 95 cm Materials: Dark varnished oak Solid dark varnished oak Antoni Gaudí (1852/1926) is, without doubt, the most i...
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2010s Spanish Modern Armchairs

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Oak

Modern Armchair in Green Velvet & Back in Fur Gold Stainless Steel Legs
Located in Porto, PT
Max Armchair Max Armchair is a mid-century style armchair. This armchair brings details from the old days to contemporary design. Its shape and exquisite materials make it an outsta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

For Winged Armchair Sculpted by Alexandr Pinchuk
Located in Geneve, CH
For winged armchair by Alexandr Pinchuk Dimensions: 55 x 67 x H 90 cm Materials: Plywood, oak and oil.  
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2010s Russian Modern Armchairs

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Plywood, Oak

Armchair Art 0048 Genoa Varnish and Back in Colors Rope Woven
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
The Genoa chair collection, by talented young designer Cesare Ehr, featuring a stool and a chair with armrests, is also available in an outdoor version. The distinguishing element is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Rope

Mid-Century Inspired Lounge Chairs, Set of 2
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted deluxe armchair offered in walnut finished frame. Black leather weave and brass finishes arms. Measures: height (mm) 810 Width (mm) 620 Depth (mm) 770 Seat h (mm) 41...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Audoux & Minet Rope Armchair for Vibo Vesoul, France, c1940
Located in London, GB
French designers Adrien Audoux & Frida Minet were committed to a design ethos based on accessible materials as a means of serving modern life. In reaction to the Paris Exposition des...
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1940s French Vintage Modern Armchairs

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Seagrass, Rope, Bentwood

Armchair Art, Balu' Metal Frame Varnish and Fabric Red by Emilio Nanni
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
The deep, rounded seat encourages relaxation and conversation. The perfectly balanced volume of the body matches impeccably with the characteristic support frame, thus redefining the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Fabric

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

Armchair 0023-CU-AR Beechwood Painted and Interwoven Thickleather Seat and Back
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
Julie Collection expands to include a new model featuring a backrest and seat with a interwoven thick leather. The frame in beechwood will be painted or lacquered in different colors...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Armchairs

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Beech

Pair of Upholstered Italian Midcentury Armchairs with Walnut Tipped Legs
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of Italian Mid-Century armchairs in emerald green ultra-suede. Blackened steel frame tipped with walnut feet.
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1960s European Vintage Modern Armchairs

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Walnut

Figueroa Armchair, Blend and Steel, InsidherLand by Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Porto, Rio Tinto
Located in the sunny California, the charming Figueroa Mountain is a magical landscape that led to the creation of the Figueroa armchair. The long curves of the mountain were taken ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

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Stainless Steel

Chair with Wings Sculpted by Alexandr Pinchuk
Located in Geneve, CH
Chair with wings sculpted by Alexandr Pinchuk Dimensions: 68.5 x 60 x H 102 cm Materials: Wood, plywood, oil, leather.         
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2010s Russian Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Wood, Plywood

Set of 3 Philippe Starck Grey Oak and Black Costes Armchairs for Driade
Located in Chicago, IL
There are objects universally recognized as icons. Costes easy chair that, in 1984, marked the beginning of the partnership between Philippe Starck and Driade such as the consecratio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Modernist Lounge Chair by Kristina Dam Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Modernist lounge chair by Kristina Dam Studio Materials: Beige Boucle Dimensions: 87 x 77 x 70 cm Kristina Dam graduated from The Royal Danish School of Fine Arts, Architectur...
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2010s Danish Modern Armchairs

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Bouclé

Pasqualina Lounge Armchair by Grassi&Bianchi
Located in Milan, IT
This armchair's Minimalist look is emphasized by its slate-colored leather covering. The style also features a tubular steel frame and a metal seat pan covered in black technical fab...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Calice Armchair by Patrick Norguet
Located in Geneve, CH
Calice armchair four-leg base by Patrick Norguet Materials: Upholstery: Fabric or leather Structure: Black powder-coated metal or matte champagne and black chrome   Dimensions: W...
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2010s French Modern Armchairs

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Metal

High-Back Pasqualina Armchair by Grassi & Bianchi
Located in Milan, IT
This high-backed armchair is completely covered in ivory-colored leather atop a tubular steel frame, and its metal seat pan is covered in black technical fabric. Its silhouette plays...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Bilbao Armchair
Located in Milan, IT
This Minimalist, steel-frame armchair features a seat and back covered in white leather, along with a metal seat pan enveloped in black technical fabric. Its four, flat, thin, metal ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Metal, Steel

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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Wood, Leather

Pasqualina Relax Armchair by Grassi & Bianchi
Located in Milan, IT
The comfortable Relax armchair is covered in silk-gray leather over a tubular steel frame. Other colors and finishings are available, guaranteeing it will perfectly blend into any en...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Couture Wooden-Legged Chair by Stefano Bigi
Located in Milan, IT
This chair was designed to fit perfectly into any space. The seat's shape holds up the back, ensuring comfort, while four Canaletto-walnut legs support the structure. The shell is in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Metal, Steel

Cathedra Chaise / Armchair, Sculpted by Eduard Locota, Silicone and Jesmonite
Located in Timisoara, RO
The invisible words written under the surface of the throne, evoke the continuous struggle for power; the intrinsic need to overcome and replace what is – with what will be. That nat...
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2010s Balkan Modern Armchairs

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Cast Stone

Contemporary Tux Chair in Cotton Teal Blue Velvet with Walnut or Oak Legs
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
The Tux chair is our contemporary interpretation of the Classic Chesterfield. The deep buttoning and tailored detailing make this piece a personal favourite. Shown here upholstered i...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Armchairs

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Velvet, Oak, Walnut

Contemporary Sartor Chair in Liberty September Roslynd with Walnut Legs
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
This classically tailored chair with its deep buttoned back, fixed seat and sleek angular legs has a contemporary edge. Shown here upholstered in Liberty September Roslynd Linen Unio...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Armchairs

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Linen, Oak, Walnut

Contemporary Reposer Special Edition Chair in British Wool and Walnut Legs
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
The Reposer has been thoughtfully created with a relatively low, soft back and a generous seat depth encouraging you to repose. Construction: solid beech frame with a sprung seat. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Contemporary Tux Lux Chair Special Edition in Wool with Brass Legs
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
The Tux Lux compliments the already established Tux range, with the addition of a feather and down wrapped seat cushion it adds softness to the design whilst retaining its formal lin...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Armchairs

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Brass

Contemporary Sartor Chair in Wool with Contrast Piping with Walnut or Oak Legs
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
This classically tailored chair with its deep buttoned back, fixed seat and sleek angular legs has a contemporary edge. Shown here upholstered in Colefax & Fowler Lisle grey wool wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Armchairs

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Oak, Walnut, Wool

Contemporary Tux Chair in Mohair Velvet with Walnut or Oak Legs
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
The Tux chair is our contemporary interpretation of the Classic Chesterfield. The deep buttoning and tailored detailing make this piece a personal favourite. Shown here upholstered i...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Armchairs

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Oak, Walnut, Mohair

Contemporary Tux Chair in Moon Melton Earth Fire Wool with Oiled Walnut Legs
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
The Tux chair is our contemporary interpretation of the Classic Chesterfield. The deep buttoning and tailored detailing make this piece a personal favourite. Shown here upholstered i...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Armchairs

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Wool, Walnut

Contemporary Alae Wing Chair in Charcoal Melton Wool with Walnut Legs
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
The Alae is available as a wing or lounge chair and features sleek sculptural lines. The seat is softened perfectly with a luxurious feather and down wrapped cushion. The Alae wing c...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Armchairs

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Wool

Fiberglass Scoop Lounge Chairs with Striped Fabric by Ernst Moeckl, Germany
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An incredible set of 1960s fiberglass lounge chairs by Ernst Moeckl, sourced from a boutique hotel on the Baltic Sea, these fantastic scoop armchairs feature red, orange and yellow s...
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1960s German Vintage Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Fiberglass

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

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Hardwood, Maple, Oak, Walnut

Armchair in Walnut Hardwood by Obiect, Mexican Contemporary Design
Located in MEXICO CITY, MX
Triada is an armchair in hardwood, the name derived from the triangular shapes showcased in each assemble, which gives the chair its most essential features allowing a twin continuou...
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2010s Mexican Modern Armchairs

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Hardwood

Lounge Style Minimalist Armchair, Indoor or Outdoor, Hardwood, Metal and Rope
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The “Fence” collection concept is inspired by the country side elements that are part of the daily life, to create this premium outdoor collection the main question asked was how to ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Modern Organic style armchair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Flexible Seating
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Modern Organic Style Armchair and Foot Stool in Solid Wood, Upholstered Seating
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Armchairs

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Hardwood, Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass

Modern Organic style armchair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Flexible Seating
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Armchairs

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Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Minimalist Outdoor Lounge Chair in Hardwood, Metal and Fabric
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
This outdoor Lounge chair is made to order in hardwood, metal and fabrics. Also classified as an armchair, the multi-finish structure is combined with outdoor fabrics such as the Bat...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Av. México Armchair, Powder-Coated Metal and Fabric, Contemporary Mexican Design
Located in Mexico City, MX
The Avenida Mexico colorful armchair is a metal-structured sofa ideal for outdoors. Its metal structure is powder-coated which makes it more durable for resisting humidity and corros...
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2010s Mexican Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Calaca Armchair, Huanacaxtle Tropical Wood, Contemporary Mexican Design
Located in Mexico City, MX
This elegant and striking armchair was designed to highlight outdoor spaces with its magnitude and organic form. Perfect for a relaxing outdoor area.  One can almost feel protected b...
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2010s Mexican Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Hardwood

Guerrero Armchair, Leather and Dark Tropical Wood, Contemporary Mexican Design
Located in Mexico City, MX
The Guerrero armchair is a favorite best seller since it was first designed in 2015. A great piece for a small waiting area, it’s so comfortable that it also makes for a perfect read...
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2010s Mexican Modern Armchairs

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Hardwood

Toledo Low Armchair, Wicker Back and Solid Oak, Contemporary Mexican Design
Located in Mexico City, MX
This distinctive armchair can add boldness to your living room. The soft, big-cushioned seat makes it very comfortable and the small leather cushion perfectly supports the lower back...
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2010s Mexican Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Wicker, Hardwood

Vienna Soft Chair in Beech Wood and Wool Fabric Palm Green Made in Italy
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Vienna soft is an extraordinarily comfortable and elegant dining chair designed by Emmanuel Gallina who loves to quote Brancusi when saying that “simplicity is complexity resolved”. ...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Beech

Vienna Soft Armchair in Beech Wood and Wool Fabric Palm Green Made in Italy
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Vienna soft is an extraordinarily comfortable and elegant dining little armchair designed by Emmanuel Gallina who loves to quote Brancusi when saying that “simplicity is complexity r...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Beech

Vienna Soft Chair in Canaletto Walnut and Wool Fabric Ocre Made in Italy
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Vienna soft is an extraordinarily comfortable and elegant dining chair designed by Emmanuel Gallina who loves to quote Brancusi when saying that “simplicity is complexity resolved”. ...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Beech

Vienna Soft Armchair in Beechwood and Wool Fabric Tropic Blue Made in Italy
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Vienna soft is an extraordinarily comfortable and elegant dining little armchair designed by Emmanuel Gallina who loves to quote Brancusi when saying that “simplicity is complexity r...
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2010s Italian Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Beech

Vienna Lounge Armchair, in natural Beech and straw; Acid Green Upholstered Seat
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Vienna longue A living room armchair in wood and straw, that recalls the exclusive club atmosphere but in a contemporary key. Vienna is an extraordinarily comfortable and elegant lo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Beech

Vienna Soft Little Armchair, Contemporary Design Inspired by Traditional Chairs
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Vienna soft is an extraordinarily comfortable and elegant dining little armchair for designed by Emmanuel Gallina who loves to quote Brancusi when saying that “simplicity is complexi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Beech, Upholstery

Vienna Lounge in Canaletto Walnut and straw, Red Wool Fabric Upholstered Seat
Located in Milan, Lombardy
A living room armchair in wood and straw, that recalls the exclusive club atmosphere but in a contemporary key. Vienna is an extraordinarily comfortable and elegant lounge armchair d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

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Upholstery, Beech

"Xilte" Armchair
Located in Mexico City, MX
The "Xitle" chair is part of ADN Studio´s Volcan collection. This collection seeks to go back to basics. It is a subtle and refined interpretation of the archytypical modern furnitur...
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2010s Mexican Modern Armchairs

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Hardwood

Pair of Blue and Yellow Marquetry Armairs "Cube" by Aymeric Lefort
Located in SENLIS, OISE
Pair of armchairs in tinted wood marquetry. The marquetry is made of tinted sycamore and charm wood. The setting is build in the frame, there is to back cushion. They are two proto...
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2010s French Modern Armchairs

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Wood

Pair of Blue and Yellow Marquetery Armairs "Cube" by Aymeric Lefort
Located in SENLIS, OISE
Pair of armchairs in tinted wood marquetry. The marquetry is made of tinted sycamore and charm wood. The setting is build in the frame, there is to back cushion. They are two proto...
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2010s French Modern Armchairs

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Wood

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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Beech, Leather

Vladimir Kagan Fettucini Chair in Sienna Leather Seat with Metal Base
Located in Clifton, NJ
The kinetic lines of the Fettucini Chair fold together and gracefully join along the legs, drawing the eye across each contour. The floating backrest flows into twisting curves of th...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Armchairs

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Fabric