60+ 1960s chairs in mod & other oh-so-retro styles

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1960s chairs in mod and other retro styles

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Take a seat and look back at these vintage 1960s chairs that used to fill homes, and, well, themselves used to be filled with humans.

We have found an eclectic collection of old styles, ranging from the minimalist mid-century modern styles to the living room chairs with bold colors and patterns… right to the curved seats with retro flair and the wicker swings that people used to hang around in.


Translucent smoke-colored plastic Chromcraft dining set with rounded space-age chairs (1969)

Translucent smoke-colored plastic Chromcraft dining set with rounded space-age chairs (1969)


Shiny red vintage patent leather chairs around a circular dining table (1965)

Shiny red vintage patent leather chairs around a circular dining table (1965)


Molded plastic breakfast chairs & legless rattan chair swing (1962)

A graceful curve can do wonders to scotch the ultra-functional, ultra-durable look designers try so hard to avoid.

In Mr and Mrs Berliner’s Los Angeles family room, three-dimensional curves are given full, effective play in a variety of way, the molded plastic breakfast chairs, the shaped steel fireplace, the bubble lighting fixture, the legless rattan chair that hangs from the ceiling.

The room has steely sinews — plastic counters and tabletops, travertine flooring — but the click of dishes and heels is pleasantly muffled by the deep-textured acoustical ceiling.

Interior designers: Bruce Plummer and Rodger Billingsley; architect and builder: Thomas Carter Jr.

Molded plastic breakfast chairs and legless rattan chair swing (1962)


Retro orange circular egg chair from the sixties

Retro orange circular egg chair from the sixties


Trendy mod retro futuristic black and metal loveseat

Trendy mod retro futuristic black and metal loveseat


Vintage 1960s Sculpta Chromcraft black vinyl chair with silver aluminum base

Go ahead. Look again. Sculpta by Chromcraft has such sheer beauty in its active design it seems to hypnotize.

Eyes turn toward it. You’ll relax in the tufted black satin expanded vinyl seats which swivel comfortably upon the sculptured bases of polished aluminum. White topped oval shaped table adds elegant contrast. 

So smart looking, too. Chromantic Cavalier in Teak Melamine and Olive Satin give the new low took for living area dining. Swivel chairs come in other colors. Tables in other finishes.

Vintage 1960s Sculpta Chromcraft black vinyl chair with silver aluminum base


Vintage black vinyl deep-buttoned upholstered living room swivel chairs (1965)

Vintage black vinyl deep-buttoned upholstered living room swivel chairs (1965)


Blue pleather mid-century modern chairs in a mod vintage room with fancy electronics (1963)

Blue pleather mid-century modern chairs in a mod vintage room with fancy electronics (1963)


Vintage narrow-leg Viko chairs and retro furniture (1960)

Add carefree fun to family living with colorful Viko furniture.

Practical in the family room, impressive in the living room —Viko by Baumritter serves you everywhere. Best of all, Viko is proof that furniture in good taste need not carry a high price tag!

Viko is a versatile and striking combination of clean contemporary style with rugged, long lasting materials that will give you years of gratifying family service. Invitingly comfortable sectional sofa and lounge chair have reversible cushions for extra wear.

Covers are available in beautiful textured or leather-like plastics. Viko tabletops are of wood-grained plastic that resist stains, dents and scars — keep their fresh beauty for years! And colorful Viko comes in your selection of rich Bronze, or smart slate Gray finishes, with gleaming accents of brass.

Viko is coordinated for use in living room, den, recreation room, dinette — even offices… is at home wherever you use it. It’s furniture that will add zest to your own enjoyment of living!

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Vintage narrow-leg Viko chairs and retro furniture (1960)


Retro 1960s chair with chartreuse leather straps

Retro 1960s chair with chartreuse leather straps


Round green barrel-style chairs at a game table – Retro sixties home decor

Round green barrel-style chairs at a game table - Retro sixties home decor


Virtue Bros Empress furniture – Kjer Jakobsen dining table and chairs (1960)

Virtue Bros Empress furniture - Kjer Jakobsen dining table and chairs (1960)


Solid-color chairs with matching cushions – Home decor from 1964

Solid-color chairs with matching cushions - Home decor from 1964


Blue striped mod vintage Viko chair (1962)

A woodpecker can’t tell the difference. (but you’ll know it’s Vikowood — after years of impeccable wear)

Beneath the warm wood beauty of Vikowood is the heart of steel. It’s a product of Viko research. It’s one reason you can live with Viko under rugged conditions— parties, pets and children.

One more good reason is the double life led by Viko’s comfortable urethane foam cushions. We call it Twintex, an upholstery that resists everything but the eye. One side is covered with a leather-like plastic, and the other with a matching striped fabric.

Use one for daytime play, the other for evening entertainment. Choose Viko to furnish a family room, a dinette or to add an occasional chair. For further protection, Viko tabletops won’t nick, stain or mar.

Viko takes a lot of everything — except money and care. Small cost for a lasting investment. It lets kids be themselves. They can romp, sprawl, spill and tumble. Now — spare the child and punish the furniture. Viko takes it, beautifully.

Vintage Blue striped mod Viko chair (1962)


Viko variety show stars 6 four-legged beauties (1962)

Ladies and gentlemen, be seated … the show is about to begin. These six beauties are just a small part of the Viko Carefree Modern furniture line-up and every piece is priced to stop the show.

Our production of Viko includes new Space Age materials; sculptured steel frames, comfortable urethane foam cushionings, leather-like or decorative vinyl upholstery.

You’ll see the amazing new “Vikowood” on many pieces — a remarkable process that makes steel look and feel like wood.

6 vintage Viko chair styles (1962)


Collection of vintage sixties Dunbar seating – benches and chair (1962)

The talk may turn from livestock to stocks, but wherever the conversation is good, the hospitality hearty, Dunbar makes itself at home.

Edward Wormley designed Dunbar to be a fine company for a man. And its possessors, convinced of its character, become collectors.

Collection of vintage sixties Dunbar seating - benches and chair (1962)


Retro egg-shaped chair styles from the sixties (1965)

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Retro egg-shaped chair styles from the sixties (1965)


Knoll Barcelona chairs – metal and leather (1967)

Knoll Barcelona chairs - metal and leather (1967)


Vintage brown leather and metal folding chairs from the 60s

Vintage brown leather and metal folding chairs from the 60s


Vinelle vinyl chair and ottoman – Vintage home furnishings from 1961

Maybe it’s gilding the lily, but this furniture deserves glove-soft Bolta Vinelle.

Thayer Coggin has an incomparable way with fine furniture, and so does Bolta Vinelle.

Consider this chair upholstered in an ordinary material and, immediately, you lose much of the charm, the richness, and the superb, glove-soft feeling of comfort that only Bolta Vinelle can provide.

But looks and luxury are just part of the story. This vinyl upholstery has a practical, carefree, wipe-clean character you’ll welcome with relief. 

Vinelle vinyl chair and ottoman - Vintage home furnishings from 1961


Vintage red vinyl wingback chair (1962)

Retro red vinyl wingback chair (1962)


Blue padded living room chair with a narrow back

Vintage Simpatico chair from the Celanese Heritage

 Blue padded living room chair with a narrow back


Retro green narrow-backed easy chair and midcentury modern armchair (1962)

Retro green narrow-backed easy chair and midcentury modern armchair (1962)


Vintage 1960s living room decor with green sofa and two green floral-pattern chairs (1962)

Vintage 1960s living room decor with green sofa and two green floral-pattern chairs (1962)


Mid-century modern furniture with two wood-framed chairs (1960)

Mid-century modern furniture with two wood-framed chairs (1960)


Vintage blue and wood-effect semi-recliner chair (1961)

Vintage blue and wood-effect semi-recliner chair (1961)


Curved white living room chair style with wood frame (1960)

Curved white living room chair style with wood frame (1960)


Small home seating area with fawn-colored velveteen chairs with steel frame

Small home seating area with fawn-colored velveteen chairs with steel frame


Blue vinyl BarcaLounger recliner (1960)

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Blue vinyl BarcaLounger recliner (1960)


Vintage Contour Cuddler chair for two (1965)

Comfort for two with the body conforming support of Contour can now be yours in the Contour Cuddler.

Find out today what relaxation can mean to you — to your family, your job. When you try the Contour Chair, you will enjoy the exclusive features of Viveration Massage, warming Thermonic Heat and effortless Power Slide Positioning.

Are you at your best? Test your “relatability” — Do you:

  • Wake up tired after a night’s sleep? Have trouble getting to sleep?
  • Worry about your health?
  • Toss and turn at night?
  • Start when you hear a sudden noise? Worry about tomorrow?
  • Lose patience with people?

If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, you may need to learn to relax. Natural relaxation can soothe away those tired, anxious, frustrated feelings, and make you a better person to live with.

Vintage Contour Cuddler chair for two (1965)


Curvy mod sixties green velvet love seat chair on thin metal legs (1969)

The inhibited love seat.

Movies, shows, books, even TV have gotten sexier.

Why should the love seat be the last to shed its inhibitions? We don’t think it should. That’s why we created the uninhibited two-seater shown below.

It’s all curves. Soft. Sensuous. Enveloping. Outrageous comfort on straight, sleek chrome legs.

You can have it in velvet. Or you can have it in hundreds of different fabrics, including chamois leather, vinyls and suedes.

Maybe it’s not a love seat your mother could love. It’s not overstuffed, and there isn’t a bit of fringe anywhere. It’s clean-cut and simple. The way all our furniture is.

Sure, our love seat shatters a few old-fashioned ideas. But, then, it’s a love seat, isn’t it?

Next time you’re passing a very good store, stop in and see some of our very good furniture.

Sophisticated people like the simplest things. Founders.

Curvy mod sixties green velvet love seat on thin metal legs (1969)


Green faux leather high-backed loveseat chair from 1960

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Green faux leather high-backed loveseat from 1960


Retro chair styles from around 1960

Retro chair styles from around 1960


Mid-century modern armchair designs with vinyl upholstery (1960)

Delicate pastels . . . bright, bold tones . . . deep, sophisticated shades — no matter what your decorating scheme demands, you’ll find precisely what you’re looking for among the multitude of Du Pont Custom Colors.

Damask of rayon and acetate: Charles Bloom, Inc. “Dacron” flower print (blue): Kandell, Inc. “Dacron” flower print (brown) and striped fabrics: Cohn-Hall-Marx. Chairs and cushions covered in Du Pont “Fabrilite”: Berkey Leather Furniture Corp. Violet “Orlon” carpet: Masland. Beige carpet of Du Pont nylon: Bigelow.

Mid-century modern armchair designs with vinyl upholstery (1960)


Vintage living room decor with Chromcraft Commander furniture (1964)

You can divide, define, increase family living space with Chromcraft Commander furniture.

In the dining area at far rear, a casual dining table with swivel chairs, with a server. In the party area, a bar with swivel stools and a corner lounge unit with a table.

In the foreground, a triple lounge; single lounge chair with arms and matching ottoman and a round cocktail table.

Vintage living room decor with Chromcraft Commander furniture (1964)


Retro living room furniture styles with quirky patterns (1967)

Retro living room furniture styles with quirky patterns (1967)


Artistic Selig upholstered mod 60s living room furniture styles (1966)

Creative lady with a culinary flair… chooses distinctive Selig furniture, protected with “Scotchgard” Brand Stain Repeller to keep its beauty intact!

Spills — even oily ones — won’t damage this handsome upholstery. The spills will just “sit” the surface until you blot them away. And if a stain is forced into the weave, you can spot-clean it, generally without leaving a ring.

Pamper your creative instincts. Have this handsome 98-inch sofa, protected by “Scotchgard” Repeller. Lush, soft back cushions, 6-inch crown seats. Sofa and lounge chair have soft, spring-edge fronts; casters for roll-about convenience. 

ALSO SEE: 70 vintage sofas from the swinging ’70s

Artistic Selig upholstered mod 60s living room furniture styles (1966)


Retro his and hers upholstered living room chairs with wide armrests (1966)

Here’s King and Queen-size comfort.

Rayon, acetate tweed covers. Shredded Serofoam cushioning… reversible 3-inch seat, loose 3-inch back, one-piece attached Serofoam arm pillows. Arms, sagless springs cotton padded. Ball casters. Hardwood frames.

Retro his and hers upholstered living room chairs with wide armrests (1966)


Colorful bedroom decor with curved chairs and a swinging chair (1967)

Colorful bedroom decor with curved chairs and a swinging chair (1967)


Wild bright retro seating and ottomans from the late 60s

Wild bright retro seating and ottomans from the late 60s


Vintage pink S-shaped loveseat aka tete-a-tete or kissing bench (1967)

Vintage pink S-shaped loveseat aka tete-a-tete or kissing bench (1967)


Colorful Poly-Pro Form-Fit accent chairs (1961)

It’s the new chair of Poly-Pro… the Form-Fit, made by Alladinware

What’s the secret of this chair? Its utterly relaxing comfort. Sit in it for hours, yet rise relaxed. It forms its shape to you. What makes it possible? New Spencer “Poly-Pro” Polypropylene, the virtually indestructible new material from which it’s made. “Poly-Pro” is comfortably flexible — and the more you use it, the stronger it gets.

“Poly-Pro” is extra-light, too. Yet it will easily support a 300-pound man. Permanent, molded-in seat colors and “Perma-Finish” steel legs and cross bracing make this chair ideal for use indoors or out. Will not crack, chip, rust or peel.

No wonder you’ll soon be seeing the Spencer “Poly-Pro” symbol on many wonderful things. Look for it. It’s your assurance of quality.

Choose from 6 mix or match colors. Arm chair also available. Priced amazingly low.

The perfect accent chair for playroom – kitchen – living room – patio – restaurants – offices

ALSO SEE: Vintage ’70s toadstool ottomans & gull-wing chairs, in wet-look vinyl & plush

Colorful Poly-Pro Form-Fit accent chairs (1961)


Simple retro 60s chairs from Sears (1963)

Featuring fiberglass chairs, polypropylene chairs, and dinette chairs.

Simple retro 60s chairs from Sears (1963)


Retro scallop-shaped metal indoor-outdoor informal chairs (1963)

Retro scallop-shaped metal indoor-outdoor informal chairs (1963)


Vintage white vinyl on metal wide mesh indoor outdoor chairs from 1962

Vintage white vinyl on metal wide mesh indoor outdoor chairs from 1962


Curved black wicker chairs with red cushions – plus a sleek curvy rocking chair (1968)

Curved black wicker chairs with red cushions - plus a sleek curvy rocking chair (1968)


Various vintage wicker chair styles from 1960

Leisure means time to pursue the gentle art of needlepoint.

Above left: Comfortable basket chair from Italy — a haven for knitting or even for a cat-nap. Designed by Albini. Laverne, Inc.

Above right: Cosy cabana chair to shield you from the breezes. Measures 5-feet, 10-inches high, has a holder for a glass. Mayhew Shops.

Left: Crimson rattan mandarin chair parked with brass. Goes well with tile floors. Designed by John Wisner, Ficks Reed.

Various vintage wicker chair styles from 1960

Hanging wicker chair and shiny vinyl bean bag – Vintage decor from the sixties

Hanging wicker chair and shiny vinyl bean bag - Vintage decor from the sixties

DON’T MISS: Vintage beanbags & bean bag chairs: The retro ’70s casual seating fad

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