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Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Martin Visser BZ82 Wenge Bench 't Spectrum Holland, 1965.
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice minimalist slat bench model BZ82 designed by Martin Visser and manufactured by ‘t Spectrum Bergeijk, Holland 1965. This slat bench is made of solid wenge wood, which has a ...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Wenge

4-Piece "Sity" Sectional Sofa in Terracotta Leather by Citterio for B&B Italia
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Ships from Kentucky, USA. Designed by Antonio Citterio in 1986 for B&B Italia, this "Sity" sectional sofa in terracotta colored leather contains four elements. One asymmetrical cu...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Leather

Natural Walnut Linear Bench by Stamford Modern
Located in Stamford, CT
Draw clean lines with contemporary furniture inspired by the Mid-Century Modern Legend, Edward Wormley (1907-1995), a leading American designer. Echoing the brass bar below, this m...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Brass

Midcentury 1950s Daybed Upholstered in White Wool
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Elegant midcentury 1950s daybed upholstered in white wool with elegant single seam details and original legs.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Upholstery

Gianfranco Frattini Mod. 872 sofa for Cassina, Italy, 1958
Located in Milan, IT
Gianfranco Frattini Mod. 872 sofa for Cassina, Italy 1958.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Upholstery, Wood

Rare Smilow Daybed Couch
Located in New York, NY
Wood frame, loose cushion seat and back. Well-crafted and well designed, the frame is in excellent condition, the cushions show significant wear and will need to be replaced. Rare fo...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Upholstery, Walnut

Daybed Model S.C.A.L. Designed by Jean Prouvé for Cité Cansado, Mauritania, 1950
Located in amstelveen, NL
Daybed model S.C.A.L. Bed designed by Jean Prouvé from Atelier Prouve, Circa 1958. Structure in black painted bent sheet steel. The daybed has been fully restored with a new mattress...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Steel

Gianni Songia Daybed Sofa Cognac Sormani, Italy, 1963
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Functional and elegant multi functional lounge sofa/daybed model GS195 designed by Gianni Songia and manufactured by Sormani, Italy 1963. This sofa has a sculptural rosewood sliding ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Leather, Cherry

Walter Knoll for Knoll "Stella" Sleeper Loveseat, 1960's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1960's Walter Knoll for Knoll "Stella" sleeper loveseat with new grey upholstery and wood frame with enameled metal base. A unique sliding cushion design with fold down back rests th...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Metal

Coen de Vries for Pilastro Convertible Loveseat with Blue Cushions
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Coen de Vries for Pilastro Convertible sleeper loveseat with new azure blue cushions. The back frame flips over and the bottom frame holds Interior bars that extend out from under lo...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Metal

Tito Agnoli Italian Mid-Century Modern Rattan Chaise Lounge, 1957
Located in Milan, IT
Tito Agnoli Italian Mid-Century Modern rattan chaise lounge 1957 This minimalist chaise lounge is a pioneer Italian design combining style and comfort. It displays intricate wicke...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Rattan

A.R.P Leather Daybed for Minvielle
Located in Grenoble, FR
A.R.P (atelier de recherche plastic) teak and leather daybed for Minvielle New leather.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Leather, Teak

Vintage 1970s Swedish Deep Seated Leather Sofa or Daybed in the Style of De Sede
Located in London, GB
1970s vintage deep-seated sofa with its original smooth leather upholstery. In the style of De Sede - Model DS-80. The leather patchwork has slightly different tones all over with hi...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Leather, Wood

Linear Daybed by Stamford Modern
Located in Stamford, CT
Draw clean lines with contemporary furniture inspired by the Mid-Century Modern Legend, Edward Wormley (1907-1995), a leading American designer. Echoing the brass bar below, this wo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Brass

1970s Vintage Modern Sleeper Sofa
Located in Farmington Hills, MI
We are very pleased to offer a chic sleeper sofa circa the 1970s. This piece showcases a clean modern silhouette, its back and side pillows and overall enveloping frame is the perfec...
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1970s North American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Fabric

Dutch Design Classic Vintage BR2.7 Daybed by Martin Visser, 1970s
Located in Renens, CH
Comfortable, but still Minimalist, daybed designed by Martin Visser for Spectrum (the Netherlands) during the 1960s. Features a metal tubular frame, new grey wool upholstery and foam...
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1970s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Metal

1 Borge Morgenson Mobler Daybed Model 136
Located in Pasadena, TX
1 teak daybed Børge Mogensen Soborg Møbler Model 136 Rare Danish modern teak daybed with upholstered cushion and side pillows designed by Borge Mogensen for Soborg Mobler in 1951. ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Teak

Stylish Italian Modern Daybed On Brass Finish Base
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This uniquely shaped daybed by Rugiano features Italian modern design with a stylish multi-colored pattern and sculptural seat back. Perfect chaise lounge style piece for home or off...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Brass

Martin Visser for 'T Spectrum Br49 Sleeper / Sofa, the Netherlands, 1950's
Located in Amsterdam, NL
This sofa is model BR 49, a design by Martin Visser for 't Spectrum the Netherlands and is one of the most rare and sought after daybeds of the Dutch Mid-century. In contradiction...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Metal

Piero Ranzani Ezio Longhi Elam Eros Daybed/Sofa Fabric Rosewood, Italy, 1957
Located in Catania, IT
"Eros" sofa designed by Piero Ranzani and Ezio Longhi for Elam in Italy, 1957. This is a rare Daybed/Sofa, fully disassembled with a characteristic rosewood structure that supports...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Rosewood, Fabric

Day Bed In The Manner of Ico Parisi, Italy 1950s
Located in New York, NY
A unique day bed in the manner of Ico Parisi. Wood has been restored but the fabric is original.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Wood

Billy Wilder Chaise Lounge by Ray & Charles Eames for Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A handsome and well cared for example of the Billy Wilder chaise lounge by Ray and Charles Eames for Herman Miller. In soft and supple high-quality black leather on a dark color base...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Aluminum

Mid Century Teak Daybed, 1960s
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Very nice teak daybed, fabricated in The Netherlands in the 60's. The mattress is renewed with new foam and it has just been upholstered with lovely wool bouclé fabric. It is ...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Metal

Dutch 'Skeleton' Chaise Longue in Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Chaise lounge in teak, aluminium and fabric, Netherlands, 1980s. Exceptional Dutch chaise longue. The seating of this chaise consists of teak slats that are formed in order to su...
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1980s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Steel

Fine Over-Scale Knowle House Style Sofa in Lipstick Red Mohair
Located in Bridgeport, CT
An over-scale, Classic Knowle House style three-seat sofa with adjustable slanted and tilted high sides as tall as the back. With three back pillows, two on the sides and another rec...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Mohair

Klaus Grabe Adjustable Chaise Longue Model C5 in Red Wood
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Klaus Grabe, chaise longue model 'C5', red colored wood, plywood, United States, 1950s Wooden chaise longue with an adjustable contour by Bauhaus trained designer Klaus Grabe. Two d...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Wood, Plywood

Pierre Jeanneret Model PJ-040201 Daybed Chandigarh Circa 1957-58
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Pierre Jeanneret Model: PJ-040201 daybed Chandigarh Circa 1957-58 Fabulous mid twentieth century Pierre Jeanneret Model: PJ-040201 Daybed Chandigarh India Circa 1957-58, this rest...
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1950s Indian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Teak

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Danish Style Walnut Sofa Daybed with Red Cushions
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern Danish style walnut sofa daybed with red cushions. Item features solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, tapered legs, very nice vintage item, clean moderni...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Metal

Danish Modern Daybed by John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An elegant vintage day bed by John Stuart, with woven sides and upholstered cushions. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Upholstery, Wood

Smala by Ligne Roset Adjustable Daybed Sofa in Beige Leather with Pillow
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Ships from Kentucky, USA. Made in France by Ligne Roset, this iconic adjustable daybed / sofa in luxurious beige leather is as chic as it is versatile. Clean lines, generous propo...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Metal

Charlotte Perriand Style Teak Daybed with Tapered Legs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Charlotte Perriand style daybed with handsome teak frame, black tapered legs and newly made ivory mattress with matching bolster. Lightly refinished frame in otherwise original condi...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Fabric, Teak

Osvaldo Borsani, Adjustable Daybed, Metal, Leather, Fabric, Tecno, Italy, 1956
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An adjustable "L77" daybed / chaise lounge. Designed by Osvaldo Borsani for his own firm, Tecno, in 1956. Adjustable to be set in multiple positions. In black-lacquered metal, wit...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Metal

Bespoke, Outdoor Lounge Bed in Reclaimed Hardwood & Brass Frame by P.Tendercool
Located in Bangkok, TH
Model: PT79-BS1-TE-NO two seater outdoor lounge bed Frame: Reclaimed hardwood Frame finish: Natural oiled Structure: Extruded and hand-welded solid brass rods Structure finish: Golde...
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Brass

Minimalist Mid-Century Modern Style Solid Wood Bench Upholstered in Textile
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
This contemporary bench is crafted on a solid wood frame with a triangular base and two outstanding legs. Upholstered in a unique pattern, this piece offers a blend of mid-century an...
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Caned Chaise Lounge with Brass Hardware
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Early Mid-Century Modern caned daybed with brass hardware.    
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Early 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Cane, Wood

Studio Daybed in Light Blue Romo Fabric, Germany 1950s
Located in Berlin, DE
Studio daybed in light blue Romo fabric, Germany 1950s The mattress and reupholstery is completely new.
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Upholstery, Wood

De Sede DS 85 Natural Daybed in Spinneybeck Leather
Located in Chicago, IL
De Sede DS 85 natural daybed in spinneybeck leather. Can be transformed into a double bed with tubular steel support.   
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1980s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Chrome

"Cleopatra" Daybeds by A.R. Cordemeijer for Auping
Located in Dronten, NL
Elegant cleopatra daybed, designed in 1953 by A.R. Cordemeijer for Auping. Beautiful Dutch modernist design. Pair available, priced individually.
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Steel

Red Leather Sofa Daybed with Tubular Frame
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Sofa daybed, leather and chromed metal, Europe, 1970s. This postmodern sofa is a versatile piece, since it can be unfolded into a bed as well. The seat consists of two mattress co...
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Metal

Gianni Songia Daybed / Sofa Model GS 195 by Sormani in Italy
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare sofa / daybed model GS 195 designed by Gianni Songia. Produced by Sormani in Italy.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Leather, Rosewood

Tito Agnoli Daybed with Three drawers for Mobilia, Italy, 1960s
Located in Milan, IT
Rare Tito Agnoli daybed with three drawers and Burnished brass handles for Mobilia, Italy, 1960s Intertwined wood back.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Cleopatra Daybed Olive green by Dick Cordemeijer, 1953
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
A.R. (Dick) Cordemeijer Andre Robert (Dick) Cordemeijer, born in Amsterdam in 1924, studied mechanical engineering. He started his career as a draftsman-constructor and joined Aupin...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Italian Bamboo and Rattan Sofa or Day Bed, 1960s
Located in Prato, IT
Mid-Century Modern Italian rattan and bamboo sofa or day bed. The ideal size for a mattress to be placed on this day bed is cm. 190 x 80 (Italian standard single bed) The sofa bed ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Bamboo, Rattan

Modern Line Smoked Oak Wood Base Daybed, Custom Upholstery
Located in Paris, FR
Clean and modern line design daybed with smoked finished oak frame and bolster pillow. This item is made to order with selection of fabrics available upon request or COM. Final prici...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Upholstery, Wood

Minotti, Day Bed, 2018
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Minotti day bed 2018 Grey grained leather Dimensions: 170 x 90 x 70 cm.
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Leather

Milo Baughman Style Tufted Velvet and Brass Wave Chaise, circa 1970s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This stylin tufted velvet and brass wave chaise from the 1970s has so much character and is yet casual and laid back. Speaking of laid back, this chaise lounge is so comfortable, it ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Brass

L77 Daybed by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno Italy
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
L77 Daybed by Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno Italy. Circa 1953, restored and re upholstered in automotive-grade vinyl and Kravat fabric, fully functional RARE thin example of the iconic B...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

Materials

Steel

1952 'Miami' Daybed by Jacques Hitier for the Famous 'Antony' Building, Paris
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Extremely rare 'Miami' daybed designed by French architect Jacques Hitier (1917-1999) in 1952 and fabricated by Tubauto, France. This design made its debut at the 1953 'Salons des ar...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Steel

T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Restored 'Klini' Chaise Lounge in Walnut and Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
T.H. Robjohn-Gibbings for Saridis of Athens, 'Klini' chaise lounge model nr. 11, walnut, leather, fabric, United States, 1961 An ancient Greek inspired daybed by the British desig...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Leather, Fabric, Walnut

Bespoke Daybed, Reclaimed Hardwood and Brass Frames
Located in Bangkok, TH
We recently created this daybed for the client of an interior designer in Massachusetts. She sent us her own fabric to create a daybed in beige with contrasting pipings in navy blue....
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Brass

Pair of Original Charles Zublena Polyester Patio or Pool Side Lounge Chairs, '60
Located in Voorburg, NL
Stunning pair of original French, 1960s Polyester Patio or pool side chaise lounge chairs in white, designed by Charles Zublena. Directly from the first owner and in original conditi...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Polyester

Hans Wegner GE6 Sofa Daybed
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A cleverly designed sofa which converts to a guest bed, and one of most iconic daybed designs of the era: the model GE6 Daybed designed by Hans J. Wegner for Getama. This brilliantly...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Oak

Mid-Century Extendable Daybed Metal Frame & Brass Legs, Zanuso Style Italy 1960s
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
A beautiful Italian daybed, circa 1960 with metal frame and brass ens parts. Very good condition, new upholstery and covered with new woven fabric in dark petrol. Dimensions: WxDxH c...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Metal

Italian Daybad by Gigi Radice in White Bouclè Fabric, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful multi function sofa or day bad by Gigi Radice from the 1950s. Gigi Radice's sofa is a two-seat and is easily converted into a beautiful living room daybed or chaise lounge...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Brass, Iron

Danish Modern Teak Daybed / Sofa by Peter Hvidt for John Stuart 20th Century
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Here is a stunning classic Mid-Century Danish Modern teak Daybed / Sofa designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France and Son Denmark. This highly collectible sofa/day...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Chrome

A.R. Cordemeyer 'Cleopatra' Daybed for Auping
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1960's 'Cleopatra' daybed by A.R. Cordemeyer. New "Klein Ivory" fabric upholstered mattress and bolster on a narrow dark grey enameled metal frame with "Auping" stamped on mesh sprin...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Metal

White Osvaldo Borsani D70 Armless Sofa for Tecno, Italy 1950's
Located in New York, NY
The iconic D70 sofa was restored as it appears on a period photo with the designer—white on white. Borsani allegedly created this sofa to solve a design issue for a house where the o...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Faux Leather

Rare Metal Frame with Wicker Daybed Attributed to Tito Agnoli, Pair Available
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful and never seen before set of 2 braised wicker (around a tubular metal frame) daybeds, attributed to Tito Agnoli. Some tiny repairs have been done by a professional restorer...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Daybeds

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Metal