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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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 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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Arflex by Yaakov Kaufman Virgola Peach Orange Velvet Armchair, 1990s
By Arflex, Yaakov Kaufman 1
Located in London, GB
Originally designed by Yaakov Kaufman for Arflex in 1991, the Virgola armchair takes its name from the comma. With a curvaceous silhouette, the armchair features high, rounded arm...
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1990s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Voyager Lounge Chair and Footstool by Gaby Fois Dorell
Located in Dronten, NL
Exceptional and rare Voyager lounge chair with footstool designed by Gaby Fois Dorell for Saporiti, Italy. Stainless steel swivel base with plywood seat shell and Technogel pads. G...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Verner Panton Orange Phantom Chair for Innovation Randers, circa 1998
Located in Valladolid, ES
This amazing seating sculpture is the last creation of the world-famous designer Verner Panton before he passed away in 1998. Extraordinary design and can be used in various ways, th...
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1990s Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Polystyrene

Coffee Curl Up Lounge Chair by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
Coffee curl up lounge chair by Karstudio Materials: FRP Dimensions: 63 x 84 x 66 cm It shapes in a curl-up position, casual meanwhile restrained. The side designed as a cross se...
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2010s Chinese Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fiberglass

Vittorio Introini for Saporiti Italia Reclining Lounge Chair and Ottoman, 1970s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This rare reclining lounge chair and matching ottoman was designed in the 1970s by Vittorio Introini for Saporiti Italia. The recliner lounge chair comes in a light brown / tan suede...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Clip Lounge Chair in Fabric and Wood by Artefatto Design Studio
Located in London, GB
The clip Lounge chair features two upholstered elements, a back and a base, connected by a single, visible piece of wood which sits flush with the two upholstered pieces. It gives th...
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2010s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Oak, Walnut, Walnut

Original Ligne Roset Togo Black Leather Lounge Chair
Located in Milan, IT
Ligne Roset Model Togo in black soft premium aniline leather. Design by Michel Ducaroy. Original leather. From the late 1980s. In a great condition. Hard to find this beautiful leath...
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1990s French Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

70's Upholstered Brass Lounge Chair in the Style of Pace
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A sculptural brass framed lounge chair with padded arms and tufted back cushion having a higher back for comfort . The fabric is a very dark eggplant color in a soft velvet in the ma...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery

White Curl Up Lounge Chair by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
White curl up lounge chair by Karstudio Materials: FRP Dimensions: 63 x 84 x 66 cm *This piece is suitable for outdoor use. It shapes in a curl-up position, casual meanwhile restra...
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2010s Chinese Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fiberglass

Nest Egg Hanging Swing Chair Steel Modern in/Outdoor 21st Century Gold Twig
Located in Johannesburg, ZA
The nest egg hanging swing chair is inspired from the organic forms in bird nests and has a natural egg shape. The pattern detail is reminiscent of tree branches that intersect, gras...
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2010s South African Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Vintage Karuselli Chair by Yrjö Kukkapuro, 1960s
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Lounge Chair, designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro. Finnland, Haimi, 1964. Early Swivel and tilt armchair, produced in the late 1960s by Haimi. Organically shaped fibreglass shell, newly up...
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1960s Finnish Vintage Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

White Playdough Chair by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
White playdough chair by Karstudio Materials: FRP Dimensions: 37 x 39 x 89 cm *This piece is suitable for outdoor use. Soft like cotton, with a strong contrast to the hard texture,...
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2010s Chinese Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fiberglass

"Xitle" Lounge Chair
Located in Mexico City, MX
The "Xitle" lounge 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 f...
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2010s Mexican Modern Lounge Chairs

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Hardwood

Black Playdough Chair by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
Black Playdough chair by Karstudio Materials: FRP Dimensions: 37 x 39 x 89 cm Soft like cotton, with a strong contrast to the hard texture, the unique appearance is eye-catching...
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2010s Chinese Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fiberglass

Modern and Futuristic Spazio Lounge Chair, Wood Frame Covered Luxury Red Fabric
Located in istanbul, TR
Handcrafted lounge sofa borrows sharp-edged architectural elements yet it is sculpted to give soft touch in order to create sensational opposite effects. The futuristic and postmoder...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Modern Andrea Salvetti for Dilmos Armchair Gold Aluminium Cast Indoor Outdoor
Located in Milan, IT
Golden armchair of interweaving threads obtained with the casting of aluminium and subsequently anodized in gold for Dilmos Milano. Suitable for indoor and outdoor. Signed by the des...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Danish Designer, Modernist Lounge Chairs, Solid Pine, Bouclé, Denmark, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of lounge chairs. Designed and produced in Denmark, 1970s. Cushions reupholstered in brand new high-end bouclé fabric. Other designers of the period include Pierre Chapo, A...
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1970s Danish Vintage Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé, Pine

Dobra Upholstered Lounge Chair in Red Velvet by Filipe Ramos
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
The DOBRA chair is part of the Dobra furniture line which is designed with the concept of a continue steel bar folded to create legs and frames for the different components. "Dobra" ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Dobra Outdoor Lounge Chair in Chenille Soft Rope by Filipe Ramos
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
The Dobra outdoor lounge chair is part of the Dobra furniture line which is designed with the concept of a continue steel bar folded to create legs and frames for the different compo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Dobra Outdoor Lounge Chair in Grey Chenille Soft Rope by Filipe Ramos
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
The Dobra outdoor lounge chair is part of the Dobra furniture line which is designed with the concept of a continuous steel bar folded to create legs and frames for the different com...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Dobra Outdoor Footstool in Grey Chenille Soft Rope by Filipe Ramos
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
The Dobra outdoor footstool is made to match the lounge chair part of the Dobra furniture line which is designed with the concept of a continuous steel bar folded to create legs and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Pair of Black and White Shell Slipper Chairs by Mario Bellini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Currently covered in the original black corduroy. Great pieces to reupholster with COM (seat and back cushions are easily removable and fit snugly inside the shells. Chromed feet. ...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Fiberglass

Beige Modernist 2 Seat Sofa by Kristina Dam Studio
Located in Geneve, CH
Modernist 2 seat sofa by Kristina Dam Studio Materials: Beige Bouclé. Also available in different colors. Dimensions: 164 x 77 x H 70 cm The Modernist furniture collection take...
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2010s Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé

Peter Sound Absorbing Lounge Chair by Marie Aigner
Located in Maisach, Bavaria
21st century European Peter sound absorbing lounge chair by Marie Aigner. This sound absorbing lounge chair has also an acoustical effectiveness and hereby melts 2 functions with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Lounge Chairs

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Plastic

Natural Bull Denim Lounge Chair with Recycled Textile Filling
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Roll chair by LikeMindedObjects is a contemporary lounge chair combining architectural shapes with comfort. Made from healthy materials like Bull denim, compressed paper, wood, a...
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2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Textile, Wood

Ribbon Outdoor Lounge Chair in Eggplant Powdercoated Aluminum Tubes
By Laun
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Simultaneously delicate and bold, the Ribbon lounge chair is a playful addition to Laun's outdoor furniture catalog. The layered aluminum tubes stack together to form a solid array a...
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2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Crooked Asymmetrical Lounge Chair in Massive Oak with Oil Wax Finish
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The absence of 90° angles and symmetries – this is the concept of The Crooked collection. Handmade in Berlin, Germany, each piece is unique and different to the rest. The massive oak...
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2010s German Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

Lolo Lounge Chair in Swedish Alder Wood
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Low and wide lounge chair in solid alder. Handmade to order in Sweden. The minimalistic design highlights the craftsmanship and the material's expression. The generous width, the sea...
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2010s Swedish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Crooked Asymmetrical Bench in Massive Oak with Oil Wax Finish
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The absence of 90° angles and symmetries – this is the concept of The Crooked Collection. Handmade in Berlin, Germany, each piece is unique and different to the rest. The massive oak...
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2010s German Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

Colima Low Chair Solid Wood and Wicker Back, Contemporary Mexican Design
Located in Mexico City, MX
Inspiration for this piece came from the outdoor spaces of guest houses found in tropical and exotic jungles on Mexico’s southern coastline. The boldness of the solid Huanacaxtle woo...
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2010s Mexican Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wicker, Hardwood

Lincoln Lounge Chair in Blackened Oiled Steel and Full Grain Leather
Located in Vancouver, BC
A single grain leather hide, tensioned with cord lacing underneath the seat, makes up the expanse of this richly textured chair. The blackened frame is patinated and lacquered by han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Canadian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Bronze, Bronze, Bronze

Contemporary Chaise Longue Brass Steel and Black Vegetable Saddle Leather
Located in Alcoy, Alicante
Wanderlust chaise longue aged brass steel and black vegetable leather Serene pieces where exclusivity and precision are shown in small details such as the hand-turned metal nuts a...
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2010s Spanish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass, Steel, Steel

Chair with Tubes and Brass
Located in Chicago, IL
Work in progress.     
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2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

"Kimono" Contemporary Chair, Velvet, Kimono Silk Sleeves, Silvered Glass, Brass
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
Kimono is an elegant and comfortable sculpture chair. The chair, upholstered with en elegant velvet viscosa iridescent, here proposed in warm beige, has kimono sleeves made of rar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Viccarbe Aleta Lounge Chair by Jaime Hayon, Crevin Gaudi 05 Fabric
Located in Miami, FL
The personality and distinctive character of Jaime Hayon remain present in this extension of the successful Aleta lounge chair, inspired by the movements of sharks. Calibrated steel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Platner Lounge Chair in Knoll Velvet/Sandstone Upholstery & Rose Gold Base
Located in East Greenville, PA
In 1966, the Platner Collection captured the “decorative, gentle, graceful” shapes that were beginning to infiltrate the modern vocabulary. The iconic lounge chair is created by weld...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Bertoia Bird Chair in Journey/Banner Upholstery & Satin Chrome Frame
Located in East Greenville, PA
The Bird Chair is an astounding study in space, form and function by one of the master sculptors of the last century. Harry Bertoia found sublime grace in an industrial material, ele...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Bertoia Bird Chair in Cato/Sand Upholstery & Satin Chrome Frame
Located in East Greenville, PA
The bird chair is an astounding study in space, form and function by one of the master sculptors of the last century. Harry Bertoia found sublime grace in an industrial material, ele...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Orange Monochrome Lounge Chair in Smoked Oak with Upholstered Seat, by Hans
Located in Viby J, DK
This light, elegant chair, the orange was designed in the 1950s by the acclaimed Danish architect, Hans Olsen. Thanks to its Classic expression, the orange chair will complement eith...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Foam

Platner Lounge Chair in Summit/Ridge Upholstery & Rose Gold Base
Located in East Greenville, PA
In 1966, the Platner Collection captured the “decorative, gentle, graceful” shapes that were beginning to infiltrate the modern vocabulary. The iconic lounge chair is created by weld...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Orange Monochrome Lounge Chair in Black Oak with Upholstery, by Hans Olsen
Located in Viby J, DK
This light, elegant chair, the orange was designed in the 1950s by the acclaimed Danish architect, Hans Olsen. Thanks to its Classic expression, the orange chair will complement eith...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Foam

Bertoia Bird Chair in Cato/Fire Red Upholstery and Satin Chrome Frame
Located in East Greenville, PA
The bird chair is an astounding study in space, form and function by one of the master sculptors of the last century. Harry Bertoia found sublime grace in an industrial material, ele...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Bertoia Bird Chair in Cato/Blue Upholstery & Satin Chrome Frame
Located in East Greenville, PA
The Bird Chair is an astounding study in space, form and function by one of the master sculptors of the last century. Harry Bertoia found sublime grace in an industrial material, ele...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Orange Two-Tone Lounge Chair in Black Oak with Upholstery, by Hans Olsen
Located in Viby J, DK
This light, elegant chair, The Orange was designed in the 1950s by the acclaimed Danish architect, Hans Olsen. Thanks to its classic expression, The Orange chair will complement eith...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Foam

Platner Lounge Chair in Knoll Velvet/Teal Upholstery & Rose Gold Base
Located in East Greenville, PA
In 1966, the Platner Collection captured the “decorative, gentle, graceful” shapes that were beginning to infiltrate the modern vocabulary. The iconic lounge chair is created by weld...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Vladimir Kagan Fettucini Lounge Chair in Sienna Leather 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 the...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Chair White Leather Steel Contemporary Italian Design
Located in Ancona, Marche
The chair Berserker is made of mirror polished stainless steel with upholstering in genuine white leather. Tipping over the chair it turns into a side table which also contains a mag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Vladimir Kagan Fettucini Lounge Chair in Sienna Leather 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 the...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

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 Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

OW124 Beak Chair in Walnut Oil by Ole Wanscher
Located in New York, NY
Ole Wanscher presented the OW124 Beak chair at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Furniture Exhibition in 1951. An elegant mark of Wanscher’s refined design and bold pushing of boun...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut

Vladimir Kagan Fettucini Lounge 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 the...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

OW124 Beak Chair in Oak Soap by Ole Wanscher
Located in New York, NY
Ole Wanscher presented the OW124 Beak chair at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Furniture Exhibition in 1951. An elegant mark of Wanscher’s refined design and bold pushing of boun...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

OW124 Beak Chair in Oak Soap by Ole Wanscher
Located in New York, NY
Ole Wanscher presented the OW124 Beak chair at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Furniture Exhibition in 1951. An elegant mark of Wanscher’s refined design and bold pushing of boun...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

MG501 Cuba Chair in Black Cotton Webbing by Morten Gøttler
Located in New York, NY
The MG501 Cuba chair by Morten Gøttler takes extra seating to a new level. It features a solid oak frame, with the cotton girths around the frame forming a comfortable seat and back ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Vladimir Kagan Fettucini Chair in Sienna Leather with Polished Chrome Frame
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 the...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

OW124 Beak Chair in Oiled Oak by Ole Wanscher
Located in New York, NY
Ole Wanscher presented the OW124 Beak chair at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Furniture Exhibition in 1951. An elegant mark of Wanscher’s refined design and bold pushing of boun...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

CH44 Lounge Chair in Wood with Natural Papercord Seat by Hans J. Wegner
Located in New York, NY
With the heart of a cabinetmaker and the mind of a modern functionalist, Hans J. Wegner continually pursued simplified forms and perfect functionality. The CH44 lounge chair is one o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood, Papercord

OW124 Beak Chair in Oiled Oak by Ole Wanscher
Located in New York, NY
Ole Wanscher presented the OW124 beak chair at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Furniture Exhibition in 1951. An elegant mark of Wanscher’s refined design and bold pushing of boun...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak