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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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De Castro Chair Beech Dark Brown Stain Polished Brass Blue-Green Beige Velvet
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden chair upholstered in blue-green and a beige jacquard-patterned velvet. Semicircular backrest with an inset fillet of beech veneer, dark brown stained with satin finish. Legs i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Brass

Post Modern Sculptural Chairs by Anacleto Spazzapan Mid-Century Modern
Located in Antwerp, BE
Sculptural chairs by Anacleto Spazzapan Post Modern. A unique set of eight sculptural chairs by Italian designer Anacleto Spazzapan. With a futuristic approach, these hand-crafted...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

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Wood

Curva Zincada Stool by Cultivado Em Casa
Located in Geneve, CH
Curva Zincada stool by Cultivado Em Casa Dimensions: 43 x 43 x 62 cm Materials: Zinc A common item in steel houses, the 180º curve is the starting point for the development of...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Zinc

Eleanor Chair with Armrests Wood Black Lacquered Textured Fabric Jacquard Velvet
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden chair outer shell upholstered in jacquard velvet with a black pied de poule pattern and inner shell in a beige woven textured fabric. Legs in solid beech and lacquered in sati...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Leather, Bouclé, Oak, Fabric, Velvet, Beech

21st Century Modern Anjos Chair with Armrests Leather Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern solid beech anjos chair with armrests light brown leather handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Anjos chair materials Solid beech chai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Beech, Oak, Leather, Wood

Margot Chair Brown Stained Beech White Faux Leather Beige Cotton-Linen Fabric
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden chair outer shell upholstered in white faux leather and inner shell in beige woven cotton-linen blend fabric. Legs in solid beech, mocha colour stained with a high-gloss finis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Leather, Bouclé, Velvet

Mary Chair with Armrests Black Leather Black Beech Polished Stainless Steel
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden chair outer shell upholstered in grey high standard Italian leather and inner shell in black high standard Italian leather. Legs in solid beech, black stained with high-gloss ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Cove Armchair by Fred Rigby Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Cove armchair by Fred Rigby Studio Dimensions: L 93.8 x W 77 x H 65 cm Materials: Solid Oak, Bouclé Weave Wool, Upholstered Cushion Variations of colours available. Fred Rigby ...
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2010s French Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Wool, Oak

Zebra Pattern Velvet Bar Chair or Counter Hight & Golden Details
Located in Porto, PT
zebra pattern velvet bar chair or counter hight & golden details cluedo bar chair A swivel counter stool that brings comfort and modernity into a luxury hospitality project. This mod...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Stainless Steel

21st Century Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Nubuck Handcrafted Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Greyish-Green Nubuck Leather Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence Chair Materials Wooden chair wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Bouclé, Leather, Wood

Kissing Sofa by Lara Bohinc in Bronze Metal and Cream Boucle Fabric
Located in London, GB
Kissing sofa and Kissing armchair feature two semi-circle layers; one bearing the cupped seat and a second forming the back-rest. All the lines are covered with soft upholstery apart...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Bronze

Maia Chair with Armrests Black Lacquered Metal Premium Italian Blue Leather
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Tubular metal frame chair with armrests lacquered in satin black. Seat and backrest upholstered in light blue premium Italian leather. Metal leg end caps lacquered in high-gloss gold...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Metal, Brass, Stainless Steel

Vico Magistretti Set of Six 'Carimate' chairs, c 1959
Located in London, GB
The Carimate chair was born when Vico Magistretti (1920-2006) was conceiving designs for seating at the Carimate golf club in Italy in 1959. The design, which combines traditional It...
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1950s Italian Vintage Modern Chairs

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Seagrass, Wood

Maiorca Dining Chair in Dark Orange Italian Leather Upholstery & Gold Wood Base
Located in Vlore, AL
Inspired by the crown jewel of Spain's Balearic Islands, VIP Saloti's Mallorca dining chair features a supportive and plush Crown that sits atop of the U-shaped Cove. A comfortable s...
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2010s Albanian Modern Chairs

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Leather

Amorino Dining Chair | Two-Tone (White-Grey) Italian Leather & Dark Grey 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 Chairs

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Leather

Avoa Chair • Handmade Edition • in Steel by Pedro Paulo-Venzon
Located in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina
The motivation for the development of the Avoa Chair (MMXIII) is autotelia, the autonomous design discourse. The challenge was to think of an object as a quote, a resumption of the m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Steel

Contemporary Pink and Black Velvet Dining Chair with Black Legs
Located in Porto, PT
Contemporary pink and black velvet dining chair with black legs scille dining chair Scille dining chair is a luxury armchair that features an asymmetric seat, composed of curvilinea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Amarone Aureo Contemporary Light Gold Shiny Chair Made in Italy by LapiegaWD
Located in Verona, IT
Precious and conceptual seat where two opposing ideals of surfaces are dashed by a sequence of wires carefully shaped to be comfortable. Amarone chair, design by Enrico Girotti, is ...
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2010s Italian Modern Chairs

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Steel

Gervasoni Inout 23 Outdoor Chair in Sage Lacquered Aluminum by Paola Navone
Located in New York, NY
Gervasoni Inout 23 outdoor chair in sage lacquered aluminum by Paola Navone Chair in lacquered cast aluminum, available in glossy white and orange and embossed gray, sage and teal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

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Aluminum

Cove 3.5 Seater Sofa by Fred Rigby Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Cove 3.5 Seater Slipper by Fred Rigby Studio Dimensions: L 221.5 x W 77 x H 65 cm Materials: Solid Oak, Bouclé Weave Wool, Upholstered Cushion Variations of colours available. ...
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2010s French Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Wool, Oak

Mary Bar Chair Wood Black Stain Caramel Leather Brushed Brass
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden bar chair upholstered in caramel high standard Italian leather. Legs in solid beech, black stained with satin finish. Metal leg end caps and footrest in brushed brass with a m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Brass

a+ Solid Hardwood Upholstered Dining Chair by Izm Design
Located in Edmonton, Alberta
The A+ dining chair is constructed of solid wood and features a curved upholstered and padded seat for your comfort as well as a shaped backrest for support. A clean, contemporary d...
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2010s Canadian Modern Chairs

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Hardwood

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 Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

21st Century Modern Anjos Chair with Armrests Leather Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern solid beech Anjos chair with armrests black leather handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Anjos Chair Materials Solid beech chair, nat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Wood, Beech, Oak, Leather

De Castro Chair Beech Dark Brown Stain Ruby Pink Cotton Velvet Ebony
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden chair upholstered in ruby-pink cotton velvet with a vertical quilting effect on the back. Semi-circular backrest with an inset fillet of ebony veneer, high-gloss finish. Legs ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Brass

White Oak, Contemporary Windsor Dining Chair by Coolican & Company
Located in Mississauga, Ontario
The Edwin chair is a Minimalist take on the Classic Windsor chair, making it a versatile seating option for any space. Made of select white oak with a hand rubbed black or white (no ...
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2010s Canadian Modern Chairs

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Oak

21st Century Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Leather Handcrafted Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Laurence chair with armrests orange leather handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence Chair Materials Wooden chair with armrests....
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Bouclé, Velvet, Leather, Wood

Plathea Chair Blue Velvet Gold Tacks Beech Black Stain Brass Leg End Caps
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Wooden chair upholstered in dark blue velvet with a golden nailhead trim on the back. Legs in solid beech, black stained with high-gloss finish, and end caps in polished brass with a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Brass

21st Century Modern Laurence Bar Chair with Armrests Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Laurence Bar Chair with Armrests Turquoise Fabric and Stainless Steel Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence Chair Materials Wood...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Brass, Stainless Steel

White Baby Ribbon Chair by Nika Zupanc, Made in Italy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The feminine chair par excellence is now proposed in the mini version, suitable for children. The delicate and essential shapes remind the Ribbon Chair in the original size: that’s h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

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Plastic

21st Century Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Leather Handcrafted Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Blue Leather Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence Chair Materials Wooden chair with armrests. Full...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Leather, Wood, Bouclé

Modern Chair Gropius CS1 in Wool Fabric by Noom
Located in Kyiv, UA
New Noom furniture collection is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus School in Germany. Ideas of functionalism and conciseness, the combination of craft...
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2010s Ukrainian Modern Chairs

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Wool, Fabric

Green Stool by Milan Pekař
Located in Geneve, CH
Green stool by Milan Pekar Dimensions: 30 x 30 x 40 cm Materials: Stoneware with salt glaze Hand-made in the Czech Republic. Also available in different colors. Stoneware w...
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2010s Czech Modern Chairs

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Stoneware

Fornasetti Chair Don Giovanni Mozart Wood Red
Located in MILANO, IT
Fornasetti's take on the most classical piece of design, the chair, is a groundbreaking achievement in imagination. The Fornasetti chairs and stools are going to be the most surp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

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Wood

Stool Round Wood by DeepWood
Located in Geneve, CH
Stool round wood by DeepWood One Of a Kind Dimensions: L 30 W 30 H 40 cm Materials: Petrified wood fully polished Wight: 55 kg Each DeepWood piece is expertly crafted from a r...
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2010s German Modern Chairs

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Wood

Katy Dining Chair
Located in Westport, CT
Dining chair with dark Wenge stained beech legs and fully upholstered seat and back. This chair can be customized in any way including COM.    
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2010s European Modern Chairs

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Wood, Fabric

Max Jungblut Club 112 Kvadrat Tonus, Colour 100
Located in Maastricht, NL
The Club 112 series by Max Jungblut has a timeless design with the potential to become a new classic. This ultimate seating is designed and handcrafted in the Netherlands. It is a C...
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2010s European Modern Chairs

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Wool

Viccarbe Stackable Klip Chair, Fluorescent Orange Legs, Matt Oak Seat
Located in Miami, FL
Viccarbe Klip chair is a very functional chair for collaborative and residential spaces designed by Víctor Carrasco, ideal for use in educational spaces, offices, restaurants, cantee...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Chairs

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Steel

Montis Puk Low designed by Simon Pengelly
Located in New York, NY
PUK Low No buttons Upholstered in ROMO 779603B TORBEN CHINA BLUE Stainless base Swivelbase Cross 4 star
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2010s Dutch Modern Chairs

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Fabric

Black Stained Ash Daiku Bench by Victoria Magniant
Located in Paris, FR
The Daiku collection is a serie of eco-designed pieces inviting simplicity. The surface is deeply sanded to create fluid shapes and finished with exclusive color stains to expose the...
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2010s Latvian Modern Chairs

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Ash

21st Century Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Velvet Handcrafted Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Laurence Chair with Armrests Yellow Velvet Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Laurence Chair Materials Wooden chair with armrests full...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Chairs

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Leather, Velvet, Wood

Iconic Eero Aarnio Yellow Pastil Chair
Located in New York, NY
Eero Aarnio made the first prototype of the Pastil chair out of polystyrene, which helped him to verify the measurements, ergonomics and rocking ability. In 1968 he received the Amer...
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2010s Finnish Modern Chairs

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Fiberglass

Modern Black White Chair Metal Mongolian Pillow by Nobe Italia
Located in piacenza, IT
This beautiful Mongolia chairs are a game of essential shapes. The particular real fur cushion ironically breaks this geometric rigidity giving the seat a new air. The Mongolia chair...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

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Metal

EATER, modern steel white dining Chair 'with Cushion' by oitoproducts
Located in Kyiv, UA
We've always wanted to create a chair with two legs. After long experiments with different sizes, angles, the cross-section of the pipes, we found the golden mean. It's hard to surp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ukrainian Modern Chairs

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Steel

Secreto Armchair in Beech, double face Cushion Orange and Grey, Made in Italy
Located in Milan, Lombardy
Secreto is a little armchair to use with dining table or in a living room, modern and traditional at the same time. Inspired to the traditional Windsor chair with a clear brief brill...
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2010s Italian Modern Chairs

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Beech, Velvet

Cordiale chair C-144 by Dale Italia
Located in Cadeglioppi de Oppeano, VR
A stunning, elegant chair, handcrafted with passion in Italy with high quality, premium solid walnut. The seat comes with top quality leather available in different colors or with su...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

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Walnut, Leather, Fabric, Faux Leather

Modern No. 24 Chair in Maple and Tan Harness Leather
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Made with clear hard maple and our custom tan colored leather back seat the No. 24 Chair is sturdy and supportive but also really pretty. The bent brass on the back of the chair func...
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2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Honey Circo Lounge Chair by Sebastian Herkner
Located in Geneve, CH
Honey Circo lounge chair by Sebastian Herkner Materials: Galvanized and powder-coated tubular steel. PVC strings. Technique: Made from recycled plastic. Weaved by local craftspeopl...
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2010s German Modern Chairs

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Steel

Outdoor Lolah Easy Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
Located in Geneve, CH
Outdoor Lolah easy armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue Materials: Polyethelene. Aluminum. Also available in other colors and for indoors. Dimensions: 103cm x 126cm x H 70cm Created us...
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2010s Philippine Modern Chairs

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Aluminum

Reeves Swivel Bar Stool with Ash legs stained Walnut, Leather and Brass Accents
Located in Westport, CT
Swivel bar stool with Ash legs stained Walnut #2 and brushed brass accents. Seat and back shown upholstered in green leather. Available in bar and counter height. Wood, stain and met...
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2010s Modern Chairs

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Brass

Zeville "374", Modern Swiss-Made Gold-Plated Chair
Located in St.Niklausen, LU, Lucerne
The Zeville "374" combines classical Swiss minimalism with the leather artistry of Italian saddlers. 2 thick steel sheets are symmetrically-shaped and welded. 45 tons of pressure are...
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2010s Swiss Modern Chairs

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Steel

Etro Home Interiors Frida Chair in Fabric and Metal with a Rounded Back
By Etro
Located in Cantu, IT
The rich Deosai cashmere of the seat, enhanced by the burgundy velvet piping that also features the back, meets the suggestions of the Asian nature, evoked by the bronzed finish legs...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

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Metal

Etro Home Interiors Caral Armchair in Wood and Fabric
By Etro
Located in Cantu, IT
An armchair with soft and enveloping lines, whose low and comfortable seat recalls in the shape the exoticism of a traditional ottoman. The upholstery in jacquard fabric Bukhara with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Etro Home Interiors Jefferson Armchair in Wood and Fabric
By Etro
Located in Cantu, IT
An unusual interpretation of the classic bergère: the Jefferson armchair expresses the suggestions of the "psychedelic" and the Summer of Love of the '70s in a profusion of intense c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Caribe Chic Lounge Chair by Sebastian Herkner
Located in Geneve, CH
Caribe chic lounge chair by Sebastian Herkner Materials: Galvanized and powder-coated tubular steel. PVC strings are made from recycled plastic. Technique: Made from recycled plast...
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2010s German Modern Chairs

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Steel

"Julia" Chair in Ebony Finish Solid Wood and Customized Handwoven
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
When she created Julia chair, Alessandra Delgado wanted a piece with delicate features, exploring the curves of the wood with a design inspired by the master designer Joaquim Tenreir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs

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Leather, Canvas, Velvet, Polyester, Wood

Stacking Armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue
Located in Geneve, CH
Stacking armchair by Kenneth Cobonpue Materials: Polyethylene, steel, stainless steel. Dimensions: 60cm x 60cm x 76cm The signature dents in the Dimple armchair add a subtle ch...
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2010s Philippine Modern Chairs

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Stainless Steel, Steel

GLOOH Counter Stool in Red Leather by KFF
By KFF
Located in New York, NY
One design concept — many prototypes: be they conventional chairs, catilevers or barstools including the pneumatic spring type, GLOOH, aside from having an extensive range and comfor...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Chairs

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Leather