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Modern Side Chairs

MODERN STYLE
MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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21st Century Modern Caju Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Caju armchair blue-green jacquard velvet handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Caju armchair materials Wooden armchair upholstered in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Side Chairs

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Brass

21st Century Modern Caju Armchair Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Caju Armchair White Wool White Faux Fur Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Caju Armchair Materials Wooden armchair upholstered in white...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Side Chairs

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Brass, Stainless Steel

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

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Oak

Solid Bentwood Side Chair Stool, Velvet Upholstery by Raka Studio
Located in Cape Girardeau, MO
A side/filler chair made in solid ashwood by bending wood. Three of the legs have been made using the wood-turning technique to adopt an abstract natural wave-like design. It has bee...
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2010s Unknown Modern Side Chairs

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Ash, Bentwood, Velvet

Customizable Handmade Organic Gold Side Chair in Steel and Velvet by Tawla
Located in MONTROZIER, FR
Matrice side chair is a side chair designed around the imprint. The imprint created by the interaction between two materials, a ductile and a soft one. Inspiration from Gabriele Basi...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Side Chairs

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Metal, Steel

Bermont Chairs by Miguel Rodrigo Mazure, Black, Oak
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Black lacquered oak, complex chairs :) The Peruvian architect designed these chairs for a house he build in 1988 in Coral Gables, Florida. Purchased from the original owner Richard ...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Side Chairs

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Oak

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

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Steel

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 Side Chairs

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Steel

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 Side Chairs

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Metal, Bronze

Aluminum Chair "Industry Garden Furniture" by Seletti, Black
Located in New York, NY
From its very first year in 1964, Seletti in Cicognara, Mantova, has followed its principle of professionality service and constant research to strive for betterness innovation and o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

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

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Metal

Emeco Broom Barstool in Yellow by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Philippe Starck and Emeco came together to create a new chair that is reclaimed, repurposed, recyclable – and designed to last. The chair is made from 75% waste polypropylene and 15%...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Charcoal Ash & Leather Sling Chair by Fernweh Woodworking
Located in Geneve, CH
Charcoal ash & leather sling chair by Fernweh Woodworking Dimensions: W 27" x H 33" Materials: Ash, leather Wood options: walnut, charcoal ash, white ash. This award-winning...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Ash

Modernist All-Steel Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage modernist steel side chair. Unpainted steel rod frame with steel sheet seat. Nice tilted-back seating position. Measures: 17.75" seat height.
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1950s Vintage Modern Side Chairs

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Steel

Butterfly Sycamore Stool, Hand-Sculpted and Signed by Cedric Breisacher
Located in Geneve, CH
Butterfly sycamore stool, hand-sculpted and signed by Cedric Breisacher hand-sculpted and signed by Cedric Breisacher Dimension: 45 x 41 x 42 cm This creations won design awards s...
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2010s French Modern Side Chairs

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Sycamore

Un Beso En El Mar Marble Sculpted Stool by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Un Beso En El Mar marble sculpted Stool by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by GALERIE PHILIA Materials: Paonazzo marble Dimensions: W 32 cm, L 41 cm, H 50 cm Origin: Italy (Carr...
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2010s Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Marble

Emeco Heritage Chair in Polished Aluminum by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Heritage is a stacking chair designed by Philippe Starck, inspired by the original 1006 Navy.The rocking version was designed for the world famous Bon restaurant in Paris. Intended a...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Emeco Stool in Polished Aluminum by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
The Museum of Modern Art asked Philippe Starck and Emeco to make a simple stool for the “Mies Van der Rohe in Berlin” retrospective. The result is one of our best selling stools, a c...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

La Falaise Bench & Side Table - Eduard Locota with turquoise-green Acrylic Glass
Located in Timisoara, RO
“La Falaise” is a French name translated into “The Cliff” Walking along side to the Failaise d’Etretat, inspired by the beauty and strong contrasts of the France’s Northern Coast. ...
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2010s Balkan Modern Side Chairs

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Composition

Emeco Sezz Side Chair in Brushed Aluminum by Christophe Pillet
Located in Hanover, PA
Working With Christophe Pillet, the Sezz Collection creates a fusion between comfort and strength, while retaining the original Emeco process of using 80% recycled aluminum-toughened...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Emeco 1 Inch Stacking Chair in Brushed Aluminum and Green by Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
For the 1 Inch Collection, Jasper Morrison tapped into Emeco’s heritage in hand crafting recycled aluminum, and leveraged its signature strength, light weight, and sustainability. Em...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Chair Bone I, Hand-Sculpted, Signed Loic Bard
Located in Geneve, CH
Chair Bone I Hand-sculpted Signed Loic Bard Dimensions: 56 x 35 x 35 cm Bleached maple with oil finish Available finishes: Blackened, bleached or natural maple Loïc Bard is a...
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2010s Canadian Modern Side Chairs

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Maple

Swiveling Lucite and Polished Aluminum Armchair by Irving Rosen for Pace
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Swiveling Lucite and polished aluminum armchair by Irving Rosen for Pace Collection. Crimson velvet upholstered cushion. Measures: Arm height 24.5".
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1970s American Vintage Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

Queen Heart Stool by Royal Stranger
Located in Geneve, CH
Queen heart side table by Royal Stranger Dimensions: 46 x 49 x 43 cm Different upholstery colors and finishes are available. Brass, copper or stainless steel in polished or brushed...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Side Chairs

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Gold Leaf

Bluff Side Chair from Souda, Oak, Left, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This listing includes 1 bluff side chair in oak designed by Luft Tanaka for Souda. The 'Left' version has an arm-rest for your left arm. These chairs are made within 200 miles of ...
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2010s American Modern Side Chairs

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Hardwood, Maple, Oak, Walnut

Emeco Alfi Counter Stool in Brown and Dark Ash with Low Back by Jasper Morrison
Located in Hanover, PA
Emeco and Morrison together, designed and engineered The Alfi Collection with the conviction that what you don't see is as important as what you do see. Alfi reflects Emeco and Morri...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Wood

Set of 2 Kartell Lizz Mat Chairs in White by Patricia Urquiola
Located in New York, NY
A lightweight chair, with essential, strict lines, in synch with the minimalist and refined style of its designer, Piero Lissoni. Lizz is now also available in a matte version with s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Plastic

Set of Six Armchairs by Giancarlo Vegni and Gianfranco Gualtierotti
Located in Lejre, DK
Set of six Italian dining armchairs in tan leather by Giancarlo Vegni and Gianfranco Gualtierotti for Fasem, 1980s
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Side Chairs

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Metal

Emeco 111 Navy Chair in Snow by Coca-Cola
Located in Hanover, PA
Coca-Cola and Emeco collaborated to solve an environmental problem: Up-cycling consumer waste into a sustainable, timeless, classic chair. Made of 111 recycled PET bottles, the 111 N...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Plastic

Metro Grey Armchair, by Niels Bendtsen from Bensen
Located in Vancouver, BC
Metro is a framed occasional chair that has a light look and feel. The tubular frame supports the cold-foam injected seat and the contrast in materials creates a visually interesting...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Fabric

Dot Chair, Hand-Sculpted and Signed by Cedric Breisacher
Located in Geneve, CH
Dot chair, hand-sculpted and signed by Cedric Breisacher Hand-sculpted and signed by Cedric Breisacher Dimension: H 46/80 cm x P 44 cm x L42 cm Solid oak Can be made to order in ...
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2010s French Modern Side Chairs

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Oak

Celeste Chair in White Fabric and Metal, by Lara Bohinc, in Stock
Located in London, GB
Celeste chair plays with contrasting shapes, materials and textures. The circles and squares join to make a chair that has both substance and lightness. The seat is dramatically tran...
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2010s British Modern Side Chairs

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Metal

Emeco Icon Chair in Brushed Aluminum by Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Icon is a stacking chair cousin to the famous Starck designed Hudson chair. It has been used in hotels, bars and restaurants worldwide, as well as training centres, meeting areas and...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Contemporary Fluted Florence Easy Chair in Tan Leather and Oiled Walnut Frame
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Created with the ultimate lounging comfort in mind and featuring a subtly detailed oiled walnut frame, the Florence is pure statement. It works well upholstered in fabric but our rec...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

Emeco 20-06 Barstool in Brushed Aluminum by Norman Foster
Located in Hanover, PA
Emeco’s collaboration with Norman Foster resulted in the “20-06” chair. Foster envisioned a “neutral” chair - visually and physically lightweight. But the 20-06 is also super strong-...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Emeco 20-06 Counter Stool in Brushed Aluminum by Norman Foster
Located in Hanover, PA
Emeco’s collaboration with Norman Foster resulted in the “20-06” chair. Foster envisioned a “neutral” chair - visually and physically lightweight. But the 20-06 is also super strong-...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Seletti "Studio Job-Blow" Metal Folding Chair, Mouth
Located in New York, NY
Seletti together with the quirky duo, Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel create the craziest and most innovative brand collaboration with unconventional and irresistibly cheeky designs. Ho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Side Chairs

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Metal

Set of 2 Kartell Lizz Mat Chairs in Black by Patricia Urquiola
Located in New York, NY
A lightweight chair, with essential, strict lines, in synch with the minimalist and refined style of its designer, Piero Lissoni. Lizz is now also available in a matte version with s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Plastic

Vladimir Kagan Fettucini Single Back Chair in Black 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 Side Chairs

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Leather

Emeco Lancaster Barstool in Light Gray Aluminum and Ash by Michael Young
Located in Hanover, PA
Our clients have asked us to utilize wood in our designs for years. Lancaster features a re-claimed, solid ash frame and recycled die-cast aluminum seat and back- an expression of in...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

1 Shlomi Haziza Glide Chair HStudio
Located in Pasadena, TX
From a young age, HStudio founder Shlomi Haziza was declaring his presence in the art world. Coming from a family of artists who cultivated his confidence to pursue his passion, Hazi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Acrylic

Stool Bone III, Hand-Sculpted, Signed Loic Bard
Located in Geneve, CH
Stool Bone III Hand-sculpted Signed Loic Bard Dimensions: 43 x 35 x 30cm Bleached maple with oil finish Available finishes: Blackened, bleached or natural maple Loïc Bard i...
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2010s Canadian Modern Side Chairs

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Maple

Emeco Navy Child’s Chair in Brushed Aluminum by US Navy
Located in Hanover, PA
First built for use on submarines in 1944, the Navy Chair has been in continuous Production ever since. With the famous 77 step Process, our craftsmen take soft, recycled aluminum, h...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Contemporary Black Chair, Additive Manufacturing in Biopolymers, Italy
Located in Biassono, IT
SoHo Chair High-tech Manufacturing With A Human Touch The Soho chair symbolically represents all the values of Elli brand. Clean lines, aesthetic references to the historicity ...
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2010s Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Plastic

Seletti "Lipsticks" Upholstered Occasional Chair by Toiletpaper
Located in New York, NY
Mix and match the wildest graphics designed by Toiletpaper and get the most iconic dining room of all. - Material: Fabrics in polyester, frame in wood with polyurethane padding an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Side Chairs

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Polyester, Wood

70's feel modern Boucle, Brass & Carved Walnut Oromo Upholstered Dining Chair
Located in Bothas Hill, KZN
This bespoke, luxurious, upholstered dining chair is part of the Oromo collection designed by Egg Designs and manufactured in South Africa. The Oromo collection is inspired by 70...
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2010s South African Modern Side Chairs

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Brass

Seletti "Tongue" Metal Folding Chair by Studio Job
Located in New York, NY
The unique creativity of Studio Job decorates the folding chairs with different images, Flash, Hot Dog, Egg, Mouth, Peace, Weed.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Metal

Vitra HAL Industrial Modern Stackable Armchairs by Jasper Moreision, As A Pair
Located in Armonk, NY
Vitra HAL Industrial modern stackable armchairs by Jasper Moreision. Vitra Hal is one of the legendary designs by Jasper Morrison. These four chairs are all in almost new condition. ...
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2010s Modern Side Chairs

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Steel

Pallone Chair by Leolux Upholstered in Leather
Located in Venlo, NL
The perfect eye-catcher. The icon of Leolux. The sitting ball specially designed in 1989 for the House of the Future is even now still as futuristic. And maybe so successful bec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Side Chairs

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Leather

Customizable Handmade Organic Side Chair in Steel and Parma Velvet by Tawla
Located in MONTROZIER, FR
Marie Antoinette Matrice side chair is a side chair designed around the imprint. The imprint created by the interaction between two materials, a ductile and a soft one. Inspiration f...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Side Chairs

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Metal, Steel

Canoe Chair, Sultry Side Silhouette, Flared Back Leg and Sink-in Seat Chair
Located in Houston, TX
The chair has major curve appeal! A sultry side silhouette, flared back leg and sink-in seat make this the perfect chair for long dinner parties.
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2010s Turkish Modern Side Chairs

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Wood

Wings of Steel Sculptural Chair, Designed by Laurie Beckerman in 2012
Located in New York, NY
The wings of steel chair is fabricated from laser-cut steel and powder coated in a variety of durable colors for indoor and outdoor use. While the material is strong, the form is...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Stainless Steel, Steel

Seletti Pink "Lipsticks" Upholstered Occasional Chair by Toiletpaper
Located in New York, NY
Mix and match the wildest graphics designed by Toiletpaper and get the most iconic dining room of all. Also available in blue. - Material: Fabrics in polyester, frame in wood with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Side Chairs

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Polyester, Wood

Maxime Velvet and Brass Dining Chair
Located in New York, NY
Modern elegance. A gleaming brass frame with an intriguing crisscross back and our signature sabots cradles a softly curved seat and sculptural back. But don't be fooled by the sinuo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Chairs

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Brass

Opinion Ciatti Tab.u Large Stool
Located in New York, NY
Take a wooden frame, cover it in aluminium and then work its surface, ""scrunch” it by hand to achieve a crimpled profile. This is the process at the core of the Tab.u collection, st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Aluminum

Cha-Cha-Cha' Stool by Pietro Franceschini
Located in Geneve, CH
Cha-Cha-Cha' Stool by Pietro Franceschini Sold exclusively by Galerie Philia Materials: Nero Marquina marble Dimensions: W 30cm, L 30cm, H 56cm Origin: Italy (Carrara) Manufacturer:...
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2010s Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Marble

Established & Sons Sessel Chair in Gray Beech with Yellow Back by Martino Gamper
Located in London, GB
Gamper’s creation of the Sessel chair was driven by a fascination of the traditional bentwood archetype and the way in which its industrialised production has been mastered throughou...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Side Chairs

Cappellini Sunset Armchair in Beech with Blue Fabric by Christophe Pillet
Located in New York, NY
The Sunset armchair by Christophe Pillet has a swiveling design and backrest and seat made of curved beechwood; the base is made of satined stainless steel. The padding of the Sunset...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Side Chairs

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Stainless Steel