Armchairs are full of personality, and they offer a great way to complete a space and provide additional seating—whether it's a comfy little reading nook or the center of a living room. We've searched high and low for the most iconic chairs—as well as pieces from little-known designers—for our latest eBay roundup. Read on for our favorite finds that embody the midcentury spirit and are sure to brighten up any room!
Knoll's Platner Collection is known for its decorative, graceful use of curved steel rods that serve as both structure and ornament. The armchairs are still in production today, but we love the authenticity (and price!) of vintage.
This fun, colorful chair would work both indoors and outdoors thanks to its chrome legs and study plastic polymer seat.
Charles and Ray Eames designed the original DAX chair prototype in metal in 1948, but they moved to fiberglass in 1950 as postwar technology improved. Its curved shape is designed to follow the body while flaunting the graceful, gravity-defying forms of the era.
Chromcraft bent a single piece of chrome tubing to form both the arms and the legs of this chair, while secondary elements hold together the seat and backrest, which are clad in contrasting yellow cotton and green vinyl. Chromcraft was originally established in Missouri and then moved to Mississippi in 1955 as chrome became an increasingly popular material and the company outgrew its original factory.
Arne Vodder, a Danish furniture designer who originally worked as an architect, is known for his use of natural materials like teak and rosewood, and for the general lack of sharp edges on his pieces. This lovely teak armchair pairs a black leather seat with a curved, caned back, mixing traditional materials with a very modern and light form.
Kodawood of Miami was originally known for producing affordable designs with curved forms and bright fabrics. We love the way this chair's green upholstery pops next to the dark wood, and the contrast between the straight legs and curved back.
Although they've been reupholstered, we can't get enough of the geometric, sculptural form of these Italian armchairs. The contrasting fabric really makes the armrests stand out from the sturdy blue seats and backrests, which appear to rest ever-so-lightly on black metal legs.
Thayer Coggin achieved fame in the ’50s and ’60s through their association with renowned designer Milo Baughman. These lounge chairs made from chrome and white leather are both minimal and luxurious—classic characteristics of a Milo Baughman design.
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