Best of Etsy: Mid-Century Chairs for the Modern Home
If you’re a frequent seeker of good design, you’ve likely found yourself lost on Etsy on more than one occasion. Their selection of vintage housewares is so vast, it’s easy to suddenly find yourself nose deep in antique wedding invitations made from reclaimed wood. And you’re already married! So to make your design hunt easier, we’ve rounded up 9 gorgeous mid-century modern chairs just waiting to turn into statement pieces in your home. All of these are definitely splurge items — but it never hurts to look, right? ;)
1. Vintage Knoll Saarinen Executive Arm Chair ($400): First up, this candy apple red classic is a stunner. The tubular chrome legs are almost shiny enough to double as mirrors! :)
2. Carter Brothers Bent Plywood Scoop Chair ($345): The construction of this chair is a feat of seated design. We love the scoop and, of course, that minty teal color.
3. Eames RKR Model with Marfa Red Powdercoat ($448): New parents looking for a seriously rocking rocking chair? Yeah, we thought so. This beauty originates from the early fifties, and is refinished with a neon red powdercoat.
4. Chromcraft Sculpta Copper Chair ($1,450): Wait, can we just talk about this photograph? It might be the best photo of a chair we’ve ever seen.
5. Vintage Shell Back Patio Chair ($159): This vintage piece is made for the totally pinnable patio. We love the idea of creating stadium seating for your next barbecue.
6. Bright Yellow Tufted Lounge Chair ($900): We seriously need this at Brit HQ! That tufted yellow is totally our jam.
7. Original Bird Chair for Harry Bertoia for Knoll ($1,299): This modern piece was designed in 1958, and has stood the test of time. We love the strange shape and perfect symmetry.
8. Cees Braakman for Pastoe Wire Chair ($634): Not up for the neon rocker? Then this piece might be just the thing. Change out the cushion depending on your style, and revel in the black and white graphic goodness.
9. George Mulhauser “Mr. Chair” ($695): Finally, Mr. Chair. This classic is a must for any man cave. We love how that warm blue looks against the woodgrain.
Do you have any vintage pieces in your home? Where did you find them? Anything you’re looking for and need an extra pair of thrifting eyes? Talk to us in the comments below.