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Modern Furniture Design
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 The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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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Chair Swedish Nordiska Kompaniet 20th Century Fur Beige, Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Chair Swedish Nordiska Kompaniet 20th century fur beige, Sweden. A lounge chair made during the 20th century by in Sweden. Reupholstered in a long haired golden colored fur. Black le...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fur

Jean Prouvé & Jules Leleu Reclining Chaise Longue for Martel de Janvile
Located in Antwerp, BE
Prouvé & Leleu, reclining chaises longues, for the Sanatorium Martel de Janville, 1937, France Manufactured by Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé Painted steel, oak, in original condition....
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1930s French Vintage Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Jay Spectre, Sofa, Rattan / Wicker, Fabric, Century United States, 1980s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A modernist sofa designed by Jay Spectre. Produced in the 1980s, USA. Labeled. In intricately woven rattan. Other designers of the period include Paul Frankl, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbin...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wicker, Cane, Rattan

Pair of Rare Joaquim Tenreiro Lounge Chair Brazilian Midcentury
Located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
Pair of rare Joaquim Tenreiro lounge chair Brazilian midcentury Joaquim Tenreiro Brazil, 1960 Measurements: 88 cm x 82 cm x 71 H cm Provenance: Private Collection from Braz...
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1960s Brazilian Vintage Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood, Fabric

In stock in Los Angeles, Grey Leather Swivel Chair, Made in Italy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Scroll down and click "view all from Seller" to see more than 400 other unique products. (1.8) In Stock in Los Angeles The Hollow lounge chair, fully padded and upholstered in leath...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Pair of 1970s French Kappa Slipper Chairs in White Boucle with Metal Frames
Located in New York, NY
Elegant armless lounge chairs comprised of metal and upholstery, produced by the French manufacturer Kappa, circa 1970s France. Fully restored and upholstered in a crème bouclé. Sati...
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1970s French Vintage Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Modern "Babafelt Chair" with Walnut Timber Base and Thick Natural Wool Felt Seat
Located in London, GB
Babafelt is an easy chair made from thick natural wool felt. The felt sheet is cut and folded to make a cocoon-like space in which to sit, which responds to the occupants’ movements ...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Lounge Chairs

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Felt, Walnut

Marc Newson, "Micarta" Lounge Chair, Linen Phenolic Composite, Studio, 2006
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A "Micarta chair", designed and produced by Marc Newson in 2006, Underside with a metal label signed and impressed 'Wingless/Micarta chair/Marc Newson/ 7 / 10. From an edition of 10 ...
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Early 2000s British Modern Lounge Chairs

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Resin

Mathias Hoffmann Lounge Chair and Ottoman for Rolf Benz
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Mathias Hoffmann. Manufacturer: Rolf Benz. Period/model: Modern. Specs: Leather, metal. Condition: This Mathias Hoffmann lounge chair and ottoman for Rolf Benz i...
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1980s German Vintage Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Cast Brass and Leather Primal Lounge Chair by Egg Designs
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
The Primal lounge chair is part of the Primal collection designed by Egg Designs and manufactured in South Africa. This Brutalist style lounge chair was inspired by the rough, bruta...
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2010s South African 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

Brazilian Lounge Chair by Juliana Lima Vasconcellos and Matheus Barreto
Located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
The Espaldar lounge chair was inspired by the feminine and futuristic but elegant curves of the 1960s, with upholstered fabric body and wooden base. Measurements: 87cm x 84cm x 69cm...
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2010s Brazilian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

Ward Bennett Lounge Chairs Bauhaus Fabric, 1970
Located in Chicago, IL
Ward Bennett for Brickel lounge chairs, circa 1970s.   
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1970s American Vintage Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Alvar Aalto 406 Lounge Chairs for Artek
Located in Dallas, TX
Alvar Aalto model 406 lounge chairs. Bent natural wood frames with woven canvas strapped seating. In original condition with some fading paper label
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1930s Finnish Vintage Modern Lounge Chairs

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Plywood

Pair of 20th Century Italian Barrel Back Chairs in Cognac Leather
Located in Houston, TX
A pair of Italian channeled barrel back chairs professionally reupholstered in cognac leather with bronzed legs and nailhead detail.
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20th Century Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Organic Sofa Pierre in Cream and Brown Wool Design Eric Gizard Made in France
Located in MONTROZIER, FR
Pierre sofa was inspired by a photographic work Eric Gizard did in the summer of 2019 in Turkey. From white pebbles cleaned and rounded by the sea, he assembled some of them into abs...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Wood

Organic Sofa Pierre in Cream and Brown Wool
Located in MONTROZIER, FR
Pierre sofa was inspired by a photographic work Eric Gizard did in the summer of 2019 in Turkey. From white pebbles cleaned and rounded by the sea, he assembled some of them into abs...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood, Foam

Modern by Giuseppe Carpanelli 2019 Relax Armchair with Leather
Located in Desio, IT
Relax armchair made of a wooden structure coated with polyurethane in different densities. The armchair is enhanced by "english" seams. The base is in solid Maple dyed in Dark Sycomo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Fabric, Velvet, Faux Leather

Pragh Wingback Chair by Madsen & Schubell
Located in Hudson, NY
The Pragh chair, a distinctive wingback chair, by Madsen & Schubell, a Danish firm established in 1944 in Copenhagen. Newly recovered in a handsomely patterned soft cowhide, this ico...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

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

Vienna Lounge Canaletto by Colé, Yellow Upholstered Cushions Contemporary Design
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 Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Beech

Vienna Lounge Canaletto by Colé, Green Upholstered Cushions Contemporary Design
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 Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Beech

Vienna Lounge Canaletto by Colé, Blue Upholstered Cushions Contemporary Design
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 Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Beech

Vienna Lounge Canaletto by Colé, Beige Upholstered Cushions Contemporary Design
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 Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Beech

Vienna Lounge Armchair by Colé, Beechwood, Blue Cushions Contemporary Design
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 Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Beech

Vienna Lounge Armchair by Colé, Beechwood, Red Cushions Contemporary Design
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 Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Beech

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

June Modern Lounge and Club Chair
Located in Baltimore City, MD
June Lounge Chair by Crump and Kwash Solid wood frame / zero voc oil finish / premium foam cushioning and upholstery. Dimensions: 29" H x 35" D x 30" W Seat 16" H Wood: Walnut,...
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2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Maple, Oak, Walnut

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

June Lounge and Club Chair
Located in Baltimore City, MD
June Lounge Chair by Crump and Kwash Solid wood frame / zero voc oil finish / premium foam cushioning and upholstery Dimensions - 29" H x 35" D x 30" W Seat - 16" H Wood: Wal...
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2010s American Modern Lounge Chairs

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Maple, Upholstery

Amazing Armchair Frame Made Solid Timber Distressed Pain Finish
Located in London, GB
About Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, 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. Suitable for indoor and outdoor. Signed by the designer. Available...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Modern Andrea Salvetti for Dilmos Armchair Sculpture Bronze Cast
Located in Milan, IT
Extraordinary armchair made in lost wax-casting in bronze. The artist Andrea Salvetti was inspired by the posture of the Madonna holding Christ in the famous Pietà sculpture of Miche...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bronze

Elba, Deckchair Inspiration, Leather and Canaletto Walnut Indoor Lounge Chair
Located in Tradate, IT
Elba is an elegant chair whose linear design conveys a sensation of lightness, while ensuring total relaxation. Inspired by the classical deckchair, its rigid structural elements are...
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2010s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Elba, Deckchair Inspiration for This Leather and Beechwood Indoor Lounge Chair
Located in Tradate, IT
Elba is an elegant chair whose linear design conveys a sensation of lightness, while ensuring total relaxation. Inspired by the classical deckchair, its rigid structural elements are...
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2010s Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Beech

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

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Stainless Steel

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

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Stainless Steel

Contemporary Swivel Armchair Set in Multicolored Bouclé Fabric
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted armchair pair in glossy anthracite lacquered base and upholstered in, reminiscent of 'the' Chanel jacket, a multicolored yarn turns through this irregularly textured twee...
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2010s European Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Contemporary Swivel Armchair Set in Cocktail Textured Fabric
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted armchair pair in glossy copper lacquered base and upholstered in a playful textured weave with a light dusting of colorful yarns that dance across the surface. Fabric de...
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2010s European Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

MG501 Cuba Chair in Natural 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

CH25 Easy Lounge Chair with Black Papercord Seat by Hans J. Wegner
Located in New York, NY
The CH25 lounge chair, like many of Hans J. Wegner’s other iconic designs, is clean and simple in its distinctive shape. But its introduction caused a stir due to Wegner’s choice of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Papercord, Wood

FH419 Heritage Chair in Oak Painted Black by Frits Henningsen
Located in New York, NY
The FH419 heritage chair by Frits Henningsen is characterized by soft, elegant lines and exceptional quality, down to the smallest detail. The chair bears testimony to the designer’s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

CH468 Oculus Chair in Stainless Steel with Foam Seat by Hans J. Wegner
Located in New York, NY
The story of Hans J. Wegner’s CH468 Oculus chair is unique. In examining the vast archives of the Hans J. Wegner Design Studio, Carl Hansen & Søn came across a clay model of a previo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

CH25 Easy Lounge Chair with Natural Papercord Seat by Hans J. Wegner
Located in New York, NY
The CH25 lounge chair, like many of Hans J. Wegner’s other iconic designs, is clean and simple in its distinctive shape. But its introduction caused a stir due to Wegner’s choice of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Papercord, Wood

CH468 Oculus Chair in Stainless Steel with Foam Seat by Hans J. Wegner
Located in New York, NY
The story of Hans J. Wegner’s CH468 Oculus chair is unique. In examining the vast archives of the Hans J. Wegner Design Studio, Carl Hansen & Søn came across a clay model of a previo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Cape Lounge Chair with Stitches, by Charlotte Høncke from Warm Nordic
Located in Viby J, DK
An elegant armchair with an organic design inspired by the puffed sleeves and layered designs of haute couture. Its soft lines and chic details make the Cape armchair a real eyecatch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Lounge Chairs

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Foam

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

Lean Back Monochrome Lounge Chair in Teak, by Arne Hovmand-Olsen from Warm
Located in Viby J, DK
Lean Back is an elegant, reclining lounge chair in 1950s design, created by the acclaimed Danish furniture designer, Arne Hovmand-Olsen. Despite the lightness and an almost floating ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Slovenian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Lean Back Lounge Two-Tone Chair in Teak, by Arne Hovmand-Olsen from Warm Nordic
Located in Viby J, DK
Lean back is an elegant, reclining lounge chair in 1950s design, created by the acclaimed Danish furniture designer, Arne Hovmand-Olsen. Despite the lightness and an almost floating ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Slovenian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

CH468 Oculus Chair in Stainless Steel with Foam Seat by Hans J. Wegner
Located in New York, NY
The story of Hans J. Wegner’s CH468 Oculus chair is unique. In examining the vast archives of the Hans J. Wegner Design Studio, Carl Hansen & Søn came across a clay model of a previo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Stainless Steel

CH445 Wing Chair in Fabric with Stainless Steel Base by Hans J. Wegner
Located in New York, NY
The CH445 wing chair was built by Hans J. Wegner as a fully upholstered easy chair on a solid beech frame that rests upon stainless steel legs. The composition showcases his excellen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Beech

Fiam Ghost Chair in Glass, by Cini Boeri
Located in New York, NY
Monolithic chair in 12 mm thick curved glass.  
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Glass

FH419 Heritage Chair in Walnut Oil by Frits Henningsen
Located in New York, NY
The FH419 Heritage chair by Frits Henningsen is characterized by soft, elegant lines and exceptional quality, down to the smallest detail. The chair bears testimony to the designer’s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut

E015 Embrace Lounge Chair in Painted Black Oak and Black Edging Strip by Eoos
Located in New York, NY
EOOS designed the E015 Embrace lounge chair to provide superior comfort. The chair consists of a continuously visible wooden structure with a three-piece, rounded back and characteri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak, Leather

E015 Embrace Lounge Chair in Walnut Oil and White Edging Strip by Eoos
Located in New York, NY
EOOS designed the E015 Embrace Lounge chair to provide superior comfort. The chair consists of a continuously visible wooden structure with a three-piece, rounded back and characteri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak, Fabric

FH429 Signature Chair in Oiled Oak by Frits Henningsen
Located in New York, NY
The FH429 Signature chair was designed by Frits Henningsen, a cabinetmaker who held his profession to very high standards. Henningsen always manufactured his own designs and often be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

CH71 Lounge Chair in Oak White Oil with Upholstered Frame by Hans J. Wegner
Located in New York, NY
With its slender frame and flowing, sculptural form, Hans J. Wegner’s CH71 lounge chair is a testament to the legendary Danish designer’s unique understanding of woodworking and upho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak, Fabric

CH71 Lounge Chair in Oak Soap with Upholstered Frame by Hans J. Wegner
Located in New York, NY
With its slender frame and flowing, sculptural form, Hans J. Wegner’s CH71 lounge chair is a testament to the legendary Danish designer’s unique understanding of woodworking and upho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Oak