Swivel in Style: A Guide to Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Swivel in Style: A Guide to Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

The mid-century modern project, particularly between 1945 and 1970, provided solutions and superb design. It was straightforward: functional but simultaneously flying the benevolent spirit of the post-war years, enveloping you in gentle organic curves and sleek furniture lines. 

Regarding the classic items, this list reveals the mid century modern swivel chair that encompasses and epitomizes these features. This blog provides an overview of The Higher Gallery's online shop, which specializes in mid century modern swivel chairs, the historical background, features, the most widespread styles, and how to fit them into your contemporary home.

A Touch of History: The Rise of the Swivel Chair

The concept of the swivel seat is rooted in ancient history, dating back to the time of the Pharaohs of Egypt. Despite widespread use in Native American tribes, it was not until the mid twentieth century that it found its way into  mainstream contemporary furniture. The Eames Swivel Chair designed by the husband and wife team of Charles and Ray Eames for the offices at the Time - Life building in NYC popularized this new comfortable, mobile chair. The focus on functionality was appreciated for its principles of mid-century modernism, in which form and function were the most critical aspects.

Explore A Mid Century Modern Swivel Chair for Every Space at The Higher Gallery 

At The Higher Gallery, you can check out the diverse range of swivel chair styles, each with a unique appeal. Let's dive in. 

EXECUTIVE SWIVEL CHAIR - CREAM

EXECUTIVE SWIVEL CHAIR - CREAM

Here, we introduce this stylish and ergonomic executive chair that will enhance the look of your office and give your back the support it deserves. Modeled with a faux leather material that offers extra cushioning to the seating area, the backrest and the looped armrests, this chair offers comfort to the users. The integrated lumbar curve provides your back with increased support while working, and the air cylinder mechanism adjusts the chair to the exact height. Heavy-duty chrome base has the added feature of a double-wheel carpet caster.

Features:

  • Thick padded faux leather seat, back, and arms
  • Built-in lumbar support
  • Pneumatic seat height adjustment
  • Chrome finish accents
  • Heavy-duty chrome base with dual wheel carpet casters

BLACK FABRIC TUFTED SEAT SWIVEL ADJUSTABLE EXECUTIVE CHAIR FABRIC BACK PLASTIC FRAME

BLACK FABRIC TUFTED SEAT SWIVEL ADJUSTABLE EXECUTIVE CHAIR FABRIC BACK PLASTIC FRAME

Transform your office with the Black Fabric Tufted Seat Swivel Adjustable Executive Chair. The 5mm thick, black molded industrial frame plastic is long-lasting and waterproof, making it easily suitable for long-term use and coffee spills. It's mid-century modern inspired design features a geometric  tufted seat back design. Make your office or home workspace comfortable and looking good.

Dimensions: 95. 5" H x 24. Size: 5”W x 25” D

Features:

  • Molded industrial-grade black plastic frame
  • Moisture-resistant and durable
  • Tufted fabric design with mid-century style
  • Height-adjustable
  • Stationary fixed-position arms

ADJUSTABLE SWIVEL FAUX LEATHER ROLLING OFFICE CHAIR - BLACK

ADJUSTABLE SWIVEL FAUX LEATHER ROLLING OFFICE CHAIR - BLACK

The Adjustable Swivel Faux Leather Rolling Office Chair epitomizes class and elegance, showcasing the perfect mix of classic design and contemporary ergonomics. This model boasts a strong and sturdy steel frame, while the seat and back are upholstered in faux leather to make it durable and comfortable. The height adjustment capability of this chair significantly improves your  posture and helps to avoid slouching and other complications created by an ill-fitting chair. Mid-century modern inspired channel tufting on the seat back adds  a little sophistication  to your workspace.

Dimensions: 41. 5" H x  22 " W x  25.5" D

Features:

  • Heavy-duty steel frame
  • Durable faux leather back
  • Tufted design with a modern style
  • Height-adjustable for better posture
  • Stationary fixed-position arms

BLACK AND SILVER ADJUSTABLE SWIVEL FAUX LEATHER ROLLING OFFICE CHAIR

BLACK AND SILVER ADJUSTABLE SWIVEL FAUX LEATHER ROLLING OFFICE CHAIR

Introduce a bit of sophistication of the mid-century modern design to your workplace with a Black and Silver Adjustable Swivel Faux Leather Rolling Office Chair.  Seat height is adjustable.  This chair will  elevate any office or home  workspace to instantly improve comfort and productivity..

Dimensions: 35.8 “H x 22”W x 25. 5”D

Features:

  • Heavy-duty steel frame
  • Tufted faux leather back
  • Mid-century modern style
  • Height-adjustable
  • Stationary fixed-position arms

EXECUTIVE ERGONOMIC WOOD SWIVEL OFFICE CHAIR - BLACK + WALNUT

EXECUTIVE ERGONOMIC WOOD SWIVEL OFFICE CHAIR - BLACK + WALNUT

Impress your coworkers and turn your home office into an ergonomic dream with the Executive Ergonomic Wood Swivel Office Chair. It boasts a modern walnut-bentwood frame and eye-catching glossy black Leather Soft. The arms come with padding to enhance comfort, and ergonomic features include lower back support,  tilt lock and tension adjusters  and the 360-degree swivel with pneumatic height adjustment ensure optimal sitting position. This chair is an ideal blend of luxury and practicality.

Features:

  • Walnut-bentwood frame
  • Glossy black LeatherSoft upholstery
  • Padded arms
  • Built-in lumbar support
  • Contoured back and seat
  • Tilt lock and tension adjusters
  • 360-degree swivel
  • Pneumatic height adjustment

BOMBER CLASSIC EXECUTIVE SWIVEL OFFICE CHAIR

BOMBER CLASSIC EXECUTIVE SWIVEL OFFICE CHAIR

Introduce a refined look to your office with the Bomber Classic Executive Swivel Office Chair. This traditional tufted chair exudes elegance and professionalism, perfect for making a lasting impression on clients. Upholstered in sumptuous faux leather, the chair offers a luxurious feel, while the padded scroll arms with nailhead accents add a touch of classic style. The 5-star swivel base ensures easy maneuverability, making this chair as functional as it is beautiful.

Features:

  • Traditional tufted design
  • Sumptuous faux leather upholstery
  • Padded scroll arms with nailhead accents
  • 5-star swivel base
  • Luxurious and professional style

Tips for Choosing and Integrating a Mid Century Modern Swivel Chair

Thanks to its ageless appeal, a mid-century contemporary swivel chair may add style and functionality to any modern work area. Consider the following advice to help you select and incorporate the form and function of a mid-century modern swivel chair into your worlspace:

Think About Function: 

Select a chair type based on your demands and the area you'll utilize. Do you want a high-back executive office chair or  a lower mid-back style? Consider the size of the area the chair will be used. A chair with arms or no arms? Are you up and down and moving a lot where having an armless chair would  allow you to be more productive?

Substance Matters:

Leather has a more opulent feel, but cloth has an excellent range of hues and textures. Select a material that complements your furnishings and décor.

Size it Up: 

Verify that the chair's measurements fit the available space in your home. Ensure adequate room to swivel, move the chair in and out to sit down,  and consider the desk’s height and if arms will fit under the desk to slide it in when not in use.

Embrace the Colors:

Vivid colors are standard features of many mid-century modern chairs. Take advantage of this by adding a splash of color or a statement piece to a plain area.

Mix and match:

Although they look great in a space with a theme, mid-century modern chairs can complement other styles of  furnishings. Look for pieces with similar design characteristics, such as mixing mid-century modern with modern organic design styles with their complementing clean lines and natural finished woods.

Conclusion: A Swiveling Legacy

Swivel chairs, which emerged  in mid-century modernism, are not only pieces of furniture but design symbols defining contemporary interiors. They emphasize comfort, practicality, and simplicity while keeping up with modern design trends, maintaining their popularity with homeowners of any generation. The time is now to elevate your workspace with both comfort and style.  Shop  The Higher Gallery right now.

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