After years of experimentation with the medium, the original Plywood Dining Chair design was introduced to the furniture market in the 1940s. This new medium (which had previously been used primarily as a building material) presented huge opportunity because it proved to be a versatile material well-suited for mass-produced designs. As a result of suburban expansion post-WWII, a generation of new homes had been built and the inspiration fueled the birth of what is now known as the mid-century style. This design proved so revolutionary that Times Magazine awarded it "Best Design of the 20th Century" in 1999.
Our Plywood Dining Chair with Wood Legs is based on the original design (known as the "Molded Plywood Dining Chair Wood Base" or "DCW") which debuted over half-a-century ago and it stays true to its revolutionary production techniques. Like the original, it is constructed of layered bent hardwood. Improving upon the original, it is available in various high quality, American FSC-certified wood veneers, making it an eco-friendly choice with iconic style. Its solid construction provides an unparalleled level of quality and an exceptional value for any mid-century or modern dining space. Its smooth contoured seat and back provide form-fitting support that also make the Plywood Dining Chair with Wood Legs a practical choice as a stylish, medium use desk chair.
The Molded Fiberglass Side Chair is a faithful reproduction of one of the most iconic chairs ever designed. Based on the popular mid-century mainstay, conceived by husband and wife team, Charles & Ray in the 1950s (commonly referred to as the "Molded Fiberglass Wire-Base Side Chair" or "DFSR", our accurate replica preserves the revolutionary styling, durability and versatile character of the original and offers an unparalleled array of color options. Choose from stocked white or black (in either glossy or matte finish) or completely customize it by choosing frame color, seat color and seat finish. The Molded Fiberglass Side Chair is built to last and is sure to bring an air of mid-century sensibility into your home, office or establishment.
The most prolific Danish designer to date, Hans Wegner has designed more than 500 different chairs. He is regarded as one of the most innovative Danish furniture designers, and credited with helping to make Danish design popular internationally.
The Hans Wegner Elbow Chair is customizable. Its solid wood frame is available in your choice of beautiful finish and its leather seat cushion is available in your choice of color. This versatile chair can be used effectively in any room of your home. Its admired look adds instant distinction to your space.
Eero Saarinen is one of the 20th century's most well known and respected designers. He is known for his ability to adapt his style to each specific project, and for designing in terms of setting rather than form. His Tulip Chair is the perfect example of this, as its shape was created to fix what he saw to be a problem in many dining rooms. This chair earned much recognition, receiving the 1969 Museum of Modern Art Award, and remains just as popular today.
The Saarinen Tulip Side Chairs bring this acclaimed design into your home. It works great to add a hint of retro flair to your dining table, or as occasional seating in your living room or home office. The Saarinen Tulip Side Chair is also customizable, enabling you to own a classic that fits in perfectly with your current décor. Its upholstered cushion is available in your choice of leather or fabric, with a great selection of colors to choose from. Its frame is made of fiberglass and met by a painted cast aluminum base.
Much of Arne Jacobsen's work remains popular today, and his Series 7 Chair is among his top selling products. This chair quickly gained popularity when originally produced in 1955 and today over 5 million have been installed in both homes and offices. It is this chair's combination of functionality, durability, and flexibility that keeps the Type A Chair a top seller today.
A large part of the reason that the Type A Chair is so popular, is that it is so versatile. The Type A Chair works great at a dining table, adding a hint of retro flair to any style table. It also works great paired with a desk, or as occasional seating in any room of your home or even at the office. The Type A Chair is one piece you can be sure will get plenty of use, and will be up to the task. Its familiar look will instantly enhance any space you choose.
One of the most intriguing things about the Bertoia Side Chair is the disparity between its delicate, airy appearance and its actual strength and remarkable durability. This statuesque chair will also surprise you with its comfort. The Bertoia Side Chair makes an excellent addition to any room of your home, with a timeless look that has already proven to have remarkable staying power.
Considered one of his most well-known chairs, the Hans Wegner CH24 Wishbone Chair remains popular today. Its design is easily recognizable and makes a great addition to your home. While its look seems simple, a closer look reveals an elegantly curved back and legs. It's this attention to detail that helped this chair to become so popular. You can expect the same great quality and unparalleled attention to detail in our Wishbone Chair.
The Hans Wegner CH24 Wishbone Chair brings an admired look into your home, and is also uniquely customizable. Its solid wood frame is available in five different finishes, enabling you to choose which best matches your current furniture and décor. It is also available in your choice of a classic woven wood-cord seat, or upholstered in leather. Several types of colors of leather are available.
The Molded Fiberglass Side Chair with Wood Legs (DFSW) takes customizable mid-century design to new heights. In addition to our handpicked stocked models (black or white seat in your choice of glossy or matte finish atop an wood dowel base with FSC-Certified solid wood legs), this modern reproduction can be built exactly how you envision. Select any combination of fiberglass color, seat & wood finish and steel wires to create a classic that is uniquely you. Based on one of the most popular chair designs in modern history (known as the "Molded Fiberglass Dowel-Leg Side Chair" or "DFSW", the Molded Fiberglass Side Chair with Wood Legs is a highly accurate replica built to stand the test of time, that will meet the demands of heavy use in a residential or commercial space. Whether you choose from our stocked inventory or design it yourself, the Molded Fiberglass Side Chair with Wood Legs is every bit as practical as it is stylish.
Jens Risom is known for his work designing both furniture and interiors. He is credited with influencing the work of many other mid 20th century designers, and his innovative pieces have themselves enjoyed true staying power. Jens Rison worked as a designer of both furniture and interiors at the Copenhagen office of Ernst Kuhn and later moved to the United States and became the design director of Dan Cooper in New York. His side chair is among his most well known pieces, and adds a distinct accent to any home.
The Risom Side Chair is customizable, so you can create your own unique version of this modern classic. Its solid wood frame is available in your choice of finish. Its seat and back can be made with your choice of white or black straps. Add a distinct complement to your home with the captivating Risom Side Chair.
Inmod adds vintage charm to a timeless classic. Inspired by the Marais A56 by Jean Pauchard, this accurately modeled replica is individually finished in an elegantly antiqued copper-like powder coat, giving each piece a rustic charm & character all its own, taking this iconic design to new heights of style.
Named for the year it was introduced, the Marais A56 was created in honor of his father's revolutionary contribution to industrial Parisian design, the Marais A Chair (by Tolix). Built on the same frame, Jean's design featured the addition of armrests, which filled a void and added functionality to an already hugely popular design. Whether the Pauchards knew it or not, the Marais family of seating would go on to become synonymous with industrial design and arguably become the most recognized of metal cafe chairs worldwide. The Bastille Cafe Stacking Armchair (Antique Copper) is an accurately produced replica that celebrates the original manufacturing techniques that Xavier Pauchard pioneered in 1934 (a production process that requires 100 manual operations). The Bastille's antiqued powder-coated finish adds a layer of vintage styling and outdoor suitability. It's heavy-duty construction & quality is authentic and caters to both residential & commercial environments and provides a truly unbeatable value.
Sleek angles and smooth surfaces defines the Mia Leather Chair's distinctively modern character. Under its lustrous easy-to-clean bonded leather upholstery is a sturdy steel frame that will stand up to heavy-use in the home, making it a perfect dining or side chair in most spaces. Emphasizing the Mia's smooth contours, are its expertly stitched seams. Its modern minimalist design will provide any dining table with an accent that is both sophisticated and understated.
Hans J. Hans Wegner is regarded as one of the most innovative Danish furniture designers, and credited with helping to make Danish design popular internationally. He is also the most prolific Danish designer to date, with more than 500 different chair designs. It was with the Hans Wegner Kennedy Arm Chair that he enjoyed his greatest success.
The Hans Wegner Kennedy Arm Chair is customizable, enabling you to perfectly match your existing décor.
Verner Panton is considered one of the founders of ultra modern furniture. Panton was a student of legendary designer Arne Jacobsen, and worked among some of the era's most noted designers. He is best known for his distinct, futuristic style, as is seen in this chair. Much of his work remains extremely popular today, proof of the staying power of great design. Also known as the S Chair or Ess Chair, the Panton S Chair has a unique shape that adds instant character to your home.
The Panton S Chair is as much a piece of art as it is a functional piece of furniture. Though its look is statuesque, this chair is surprisingly comfortable and works great paired with a dining table, or as occasional seating in any room of the home or office. The Panton S Chair is made of strong, durable fiberglass. It is available in a variety of colors, so you can best match or contrast your home.
The Prouve Standard Chair is a high quality reproduction of Jean Prouve's original designed in 1930. This mid-century inspired chair is most well known for its aeronautic style rear legs. Combining innovative style with impressive durability, the Prouve Standard Chair works well in practically any setting.
This high quality reproduction is made of plywood and is complemented by a powder coated steel frame. Use this chair in any room of your home, at the office, or anywhere else your creativity takes you. Its look is recognizable yet distinct and sophisticated, and its quality is sure to impress.