Mid Century Modern Chairs, Sofas & Lounges

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  • Pair of Modern Stainless Steel and Woven Leather Benches
    Estimate
    $300 - $400

    Pair of Modern Stainless Steel and Woven Leather Benche...

    Est.
    $300 - $400
    STAIR
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $150
  • Parzinger style button tufted lacquered stool
    Estimate
    $100 - $150

    Parzinger style button tufted lacquered stool

    Est.
    $100 - $150
    Millea Bros. Ltd.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • Pair vintage Niels Gammelgaard 'Jarpen' chairs
    Estimate
    $100 - $150

    Pair vintage Niels Gammelgaard 'Jarpen' chairs

    Est.
    $100 - $150
    Millea Bros. Ltd.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • Carlos Riart for Knoll, Barcelona rocker
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Carlos Riart for Knoll, Barcelona rocker

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Millea Bros. Ltd.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • i4 Mariani 'Dora' oversized leather club chair
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    i4 Mariani 'Dora' oversized leather club chair

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Millea Bros. Ltd.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Harry Bertoia for Knoll, child's chair
    Estimate
    $60 - $80

    Harry Bertoia for Knoll, child's chair

    Est.
    $60 - $80
    Millea Bros. Ltd.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $30
  • Set (8) Mid-Century Widdicomb dining chairs
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Set (8) Mid-Century Widdicomb dining chairs

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Millea Bros. Ltd.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Saporiti style "Z" chair
    Estimate
    $100 - $150

    Saporiti style "Z" chair

    Est.
    $100 - $150
    Millea Bros. Ltd.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • Custom Designer green leather slipper chair
    Estimate
    $70 - $100

    Custom Designer green leather slipper chair

    Est.
    $70 - $100
    Millea Bros. Ltd.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $35
  • Set (6) Pace style cantilever dining chairs
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Set (6) Pace style cantilever dining chairs

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Millea Bros. Ltd.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Davis Allen for Knoll Studios, Exeter Chair
    Estimate
    $70 - $100

    Davis Allen for Knoll Studios, Exeter Chair

    Est.
    $70 - $100
    Millea Bros. Ltd.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $35
  • i4 Mariani for Pace leather executive chair
    Estimate
    $100 - $150

    i4 Mariani for Pace leather executive chair

    Est.
    $100 - $150
    Millea Bros. Ltd.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $50
  • Directional (attrib) sectional sofa and loveseat
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    Directional (attrib) sectional sofa and loveseat

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Millea Bros. Ltd.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • Set of Six Continental Rococo Style Stained Fruitwood Side Chairs, of Recent Manufacture
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    Set of Six Continental Rococo Style Stained Fruitwood S...

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    STAIR
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • John Stuart Modernist rocking chair
    Estimate
    $80 - $125

    John Stuart Modernist rocking chair

    Est.
    $80 - $125
    Millea Bros. Ltd.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $40
  • Set (6) Art Deco burlwood dining chairs
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    Set (6) Art Deco burlwood dining chairs

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Millea Bros. Ltd.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • Pair Carlo Hauner 'Moema' folding chairs
    Estimate
    $80 - $125

    Pair Carlo Hauner 'Moema' folding chairs

    Est.
    $80 - $125
    Millea Bros. Ltd.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $40
  • Mid-Century Modern chrome armchair
    Estimate
    $80 - $125

    Mid-Century Modern chrome armchair

    Est.
    $80 - $125
    Millea Bros. Ltd.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $40
  • Pair of Upholstered Side Chairs, 20th Century
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    Pair of Upholstered Side Chairs, 20th Century

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Locati LLC
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100

Mid-century modern is a broad term associated with chairs, sofas, lounges, and other furniture from the mid-20th century (roughly 1940 to 1970). These mid-century furniture pieces convey the verve and imagination of the period, the commonality being the prevalence of teak, pencil legs, and durable upholstery. Mid-century modern Chairs, Sofas & Lounges for sale are very popular with collectors and bidders at Bidsquare online auctions, driving up prices of one-of-a-kind pieces with documented provenance.

A Brief History of Mid-Century Modern Chairs, Sofas & Lounges

In the 1930s, European art and design was heavily influenced by the Bauhaus movement, closely associated with Germany. The movement attracted and inspired designers of all backgrounds for its focus on both style and function. And with the wider availability of new materials such as fiberglass and plywood, a whole range of possibilities opened up for designers. Bringing the sculpted beauty of mid-century modernism to the masses, major manufacturers such as Knoll and Herman Miller began mass production of low-cost furniture that was affordable, functional, stylish, and accessible to everyone.

The Furniture Pieces of Mid-Century Modern Period

Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair

First appearing in the market in 1950, the Eames Molded Fiberglass chair was highly acclaimed among consumers for its distinctive style and low cost. Available in a range of colors and bases, this single-piece furniture was the first of its kind to appear in the market without upholstery. Conveying the ideals of its designers Charles and Ray of ‘Getting the best to the largest number of people for the least’, the Eames Molded Fiberglass chair remains a classic example of the mid-century design.

Womb Chair

The Womb Chair has become one of the most iconic pieces of mid-century modern design. A champion of the modernist furniture movement, The Womb Chair creator Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen’s design lets your guests actually curl up in and revel in its comfort.

Collectors of mid-century modern chairs, sofas & lounges value the patina of age on original pieces that are in original condition and provenance. In the last couple of decades, the market for these mid-century furniture pieces has exploded, signifying the importance of these objects in the history of design and to collectors.

Discover a wide variety of Antique & Vintage Chairs at Bidsquare, such as Leather Chairs, Bamboo Chairs, Metal Chairs, Wooden Chairs, Savonarola Chairs, etc., that complement your style.

Quick Facts about Mid Century Modern Chairs, Sofas & Lounges

  • Not overly ornate. 
  • Clean and finish edges with a uniform finish.
  • An elegant style free of imperfections