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Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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 The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics.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 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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Viccarbe Aleta Pyramid Base in Crevin Gaudi 11
Located in Miami, FL
Viccarbe Aleta chair with the elegant pyramid base is the perfect designer chair for the Home office. Inspired by the physiognomy and movement of sharks, Jaime Hayon has created...
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2010s Spanish Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Viccarbe Aleta Chair Pyramid Base in Kvadarat Remix 433 Fabric
Located in Miami, FL
Viccarbe Aleta chair with the elegant pyramid base is the perfect designer chair for the Home office. Inspired by the physiognomy and movement of sharks, Jaime Hayon has created...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Original Eames Leather Aluminum Group Side Chairs Herman Miller
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Eames swivel leather aluminum group side chairs. Chairs are from 2007 and 2009. We believe the leather is the chocolate color. Eighteen chairs available.
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Early 2000s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Aluminum

Set of Six Steel and Cotton Chairs by Kazuhide Takahama
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful set consisting of six chairs designed by the great designer Kazuhide Takahama for Gavina manufactory in the 1970s. The wonderful chairs by Kazuhide Takahama were made with...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

Set of Twelve Steel and Cotton Chairs by Kazuhide Takahama
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful set consisting of twelve chairs designed by the great designer Kazuhide Takahama for Gavina manufactory in the 1970s. The wonderful chairs by Kazuhide Takahama were made w...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

Set of Eight Steel and Cotton Chairs by Kazuhide Takahama
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful set consisting of eight chairs designed by the great designer Kazuhide Takahama for Gavina manufactory in the 1970s. The wonderful chairs by Kazuhide Takahama were made wi...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

Modern Spheric Ottoman in Fire Retardant Wool 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 Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Fabric, Textile

Modern Spheric Ottoman in Boucle 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 Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Bouclé, Fabric, Textile

Ligne Roset by Emmanuel Dietrich Alster Yellow Velvet Swivel Chair, 2011
Located in London, GB
Originally designed by Emmanuel Dietrich for Ligne Roset in 2006, the Alster chair combines classic mid-century design with a contemporary twist. Featuring a curved silhouette, th...
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Early 2000s French Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

1930s Green Modernist Tub Chair Upholstered in an Off White Wool
Located in London, GB
A 1930s modernist armchair upholstered in ivory white wool. A chic white tub contrasting with the old and beautifully worn pistachio painted wooden base.
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20th Century European Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Wool, Wood

Lloyd Bar Stool with Leather or Shearling Cushion
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Lloyd Bar Stool by Crump and Kwash Solid wood construction / hand rubbed oil finish / metal rungs / leather wrapped back support / leather wrapped seat cushion Dimensions : 23...
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2010s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Brass

Montgomery Solid Wood, and Woven Leather Modern Dining Chair
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Montgomery dinning chair by Crump and Kwash Hand shaped solid wood frame / hand rubbed oil finish / handwoven vegetable tanned leather seat and back Dimensions - 20 W x 21 D x...
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2010s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather, Maple, Oak, Walnut

Lloyd Counter Stool with Leather or Shearling Cushion
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Lloyd Stool by Crump and Kwash Solid wood construction / hand rubbed oil finished / metal rungs / leather wrapped back support / leather wrapped seat cushion Dimensions : 23” W ...
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2010s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Brass

Set of Four Steel and Cotton Chairs by Kazuhide Takahama
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful set consisting of four chairs designed by the great designer Kazuhide Takahama for Gavina manufactory in the 1970s. The wonderful chairs by Kazuhide Takahama were made wit...
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1970s Italian Vintage Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

"DS-343/01" - Executive Chair by De Sede
Located in New York, NY
Revolutionary seating concept DS-343 is an armchair that moves when the person seated moves – because the object is constructed not with a classic seating surface that stops at the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

De Sede DS-257/01 Executive Armchair in Black Upholstery by De Sede Design Team
Located in New York, NY
Sitting comfortably is the name of the game here! Designed as a Classic executive chair, the DS-257 is the perfect choice for concentrated and at the same time comfortable work, made...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

De Sede DS-257/11 Executive Armchair in Black Upholstery by De Sede Design Team
Located in New York, NY
Sitting comfortably is the name of the game here! Designed as a Classic executive chair, the DS-257 is the perfect choice for concentrated and at the same time comfortable work, made...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

'Big' by Guido Faleschini for i4Mariani Leather Executive Desk Chair, Italy, New
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible executives chair is named 'Big', designed by Guido Faleschini by i4 Mariani originally designed in the 1970s, this example newly produced in a gorgeous emerald green ...
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2010s Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

Lucite Highback and Velvet Green Blue Upholstered Dining Chairs S/ Six Vintage
Located in North Miami, FL
These set of 6 vintage lucite and velvet highback dining chairs are vintage from the 70's. The seats were upholstered many years ago and range in color from greens, turquoise, white ...
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1970s American Vintage Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Upholstery, Lucite

Dietiker Felber C14 Sled Dining Chair, Modular Design, Set of 4
Located in Encino, CA
The Felber C14 is a reedition of a 1940s Classic Dietiker chair. The chair which was at first developed as a simple wooden chair in the early 40s, has been reengineered into a modula...
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2010s Swiss Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Dietiker Felber C14 Sled Modern Dining Chair, Modular Design, Set of 2
Located in Encino, CA
The Felber C14 is a reedition of a 1940s Classic Dietiker chair. The chair which was at first developed as a simple wooden chair in the early 40s, has been reengineered into a modula...
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2010s Swiss Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Dietiker Felber C14 Metal Dining Chair with Arms, Modular Design, Set of 4
Located in Encino, CA
The Felber C14 is a reedition of a 1940s Classic Dietiker chair. The chair which was at first developed as a simple wooden chair in the early 40s, has been reengineered into a modula...
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2010s Swiss Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

Dietiker Felber C14 Metal Dining Chair with Arms, Modular Design, Set of 2
Located in Encino, CA
The Felber C14 is a reedition of a 1940s classic Dietiker chair. The chair which was at first developed as a simple wooden chair in the early 40s, has been reengineered into a modula...
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2010s Swiss Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal

BA001T Preludia Chair in Oak Oil Finish by Brad Ascalon
Located in New York, NY
The BA001T Preludia chair by Brad Ascalon is beautifully crafted in natural materials, it is available in oak, walnut or beech with wooden legs and various finishes. The chair is par...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Oak

Kartell Spoon Chair in Black by Antonio Citterio & Toan Nguyen
Located in New York, NY
A monoshell light office chair on castors, spoon chair is the result of a totally avant-garde production process. The innovative dual-component injection moulding technology used to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Plastic

Kartell Spoon Chair in Grey & Black by Antonio Citterio & Toan Nguyen
Located in New York, NY
A monoshell light office chair on castors, spoon chair is the result of a totally avant-garde production process. The innovative dual-component injection moulding technology used to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Plastic

Set of 2 Kartell Maui Soft Trevira Chair in Orange by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Plastic

Kartell Maui Soft Trevira Armchair in Orange by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

Kartell Maui Soft Trevira Armchair in Blue by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

Set of 2 Kartell Maui Soft Trevira Chair in Red by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Plastic

Set of 2 Kartell Maui Soft Trevira Chair in Teal by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Plastic

Kartell Maui Soft Trevira ArmChair in Teal by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

Kartell Maui Soft Trevira Armchair in Beige by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

Dietiker Felber C14 Metal Dining Chair, Modular Design, Set of 4
Located in Encino, CA
The Felber C14 is a reedition of a 1940s Classic Dietiker chair. The chair which was at first developed as a simple wooden chair in the early 40s, has been reengineered into a modula...
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2010s Swiss Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Dietiker Felber C14 Metal Dining Chair, Modular Design, Set of 2
Located in Encino, CA
The Felber C14 is a reedition of a 1940s Classic Dietiker chair. The chair which was at first developed as a simple wooden chair in the early 40s, has been reengineered into a modula...
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2010s Swiss Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Set of 2 Kartell Maui Soft Trevira Chair in Acid Green by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Plastic

Set of 2 Kartell Maui Soft Trevira Chair in Beige by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

Set of 2 Kartell Maui Soft Trevira Chair in Blue by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

Kartell Maui Soft Trevira Armchair in Acid Green by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Kartell Maui Soft Trevira ArmChair in Red by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

Kartell Maui Swivel Chair Adjustable in Pale Blue by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Plastic

Kartell Maui Swivel Chair Adjustable in Navy Blue by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Plastic

Set of 2 Kartell Maui Armchair in Black by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
Its elegant lines, sober colours and practical usage make Maui an extremely versatile chair, capable of satisfying the widest demands of the business and residential market. Maui cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel

Kartell Maui Swivel Chair Adjustable in Anthracite by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Plastic

Kartell Maui Swivel Chair Adjustable in Pale Grey by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Plastic

Kartell Maui Swivel Chair Adjustable in Zinc White by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Plastic

Kartell Maui Swivel Chair Adjustable in Purple Red by Vico Magistretti
Located in New York, NY
The Maui chairs form a family with a rich variety of colours and shapes, both hard and soft, capable of satisfying specific needs, at home or in professional environments. Thanks to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Plastic

'Big' by Guido Faleschini for i4Mariani Leather Executive Desk Chair, Italy, New
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible executives chair is named 'Big', designed by Guido Faleschini by i4 Mariani originally designed in the 1970s, this example newly produced in a gorgeous black leather....
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2010s Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

'Big' by Guido Faleschini for i4Mariani Leather Executive Desk Chair, Italy, New
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible executives chair is named 'Big', designed by Guido Faleschini by i4 Mariani originally designed in the 1970s, this example newly produced in a gorgeous pop color oran...
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2010s Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Chrome

Hancock & Moore Executive Office Chair Crocodile Hide Nail Head Trim
Located in Toledo, OH
Hancock & Moore executive swivel office chair in crocodile hide. Brass caster wheels. Nail head trim.
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Crocodile

Vitra Meda Swivel Chair, Leather Seat, Black NetWeave Back
Located in Vancouver, BC
The Meda chair embodies the successful combination of comfort, technology and aesthetics. Its synchronized movement and tilting lockable backrest, married with seat padding and sling...
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2010s Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

ClassiCon Non Conformist Chair in White Leather by Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
It piques and provokes what one might expect of it, and yet it is inexplicably aesthetic and harmonious - a nonconformist on velvet paws. Eileen Gray commented quite pragmatically on...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

ClassiCon Non Conformist Chair in Leather by Eileen Gray
Located in New York, NY
It piques and provokes what one might expect of it, and yet it is inexplicably aesthetic and harmonious, a nonconformist on velvet paws. Eileen Gray commented quite pragmatically on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

Desk Chair by Roux-Spitz Adjustable Swivel Rosewood Beige French Modernist
By Michel Roux-Spitz
Located in Ettlingen, DE
Rare office chair, desk chair, armchair by the important French designer Michel Roux-Spitz Glossy rosewood. Turnable swivel chair, the height is adjustable. Finest 20th century, A...
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20th Century French Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Steel, Iron

'Big' by Guido Faleschini for i4Mariani Leather Executive Desk Chair, Italy, New
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible Post-Modern executives chair is named 'Big', designed by Guido Faleschini by i4 Mariani originally designed in the 1970s, this example newly produced in gorgeous plum...
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2010s Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

'Big' by Guido Faleschini for i4Mariani Leather Executive Desk Chair, Italy, New
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible executives chair is named 'Big', designed by Guido Faleschini by i4 Mariani originally designed in the 1970s, this example newly produced in gorgeous black leather an...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

'Big' by Guido Faleschini for i4Mariani Leather Executive Desk Chair, Italy, New
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible executives chair is named 'Big', designed by Guido Faleschini by i4 Mariani originally designed in the 1970s, this example newly produced in a gorgeous emerald green ...
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2010s Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Kartell Sparkle Stool in Smoke by Tokujin Yoshioka
Located in New York, NY
Tokyjin Yoshioka's new Sparkle stool collection are as striking as a brilliant ray of sunlight. The plastic's unique pleating (both inside and out) is reflected in the end result: tw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Resin