Pamono's editors spotlight a dozen standout seating designs on sale this month!

Summer Sale Highlights

Every August, Pamono hosts a special sale to give us all something to look forward to in the dog days of summer. This year, we've noticed an extra helping of good deals in seating, including side chairs, lounges, sofas, and living room sets. Here are a dozen, ordered by price low to high, which offer a lot of bang for the buck.


1970s French Beechwood Children's Chair

This petite vintage chair features spool-turned spindles and exudes an irresistible Holly Hobbie-esque charm. What could be more perfect for your little one? Photo © Joel Frechard 


1960s Danish Wood & Ecoleather Side Chairs (Set of 4)

This set of four side chairs was crafted in Denmark at the height of the international frenzy around Danish modernism. And they embody all the best qualities we associate with this most beloved moment in design history: simple, timeless form and quality craftsmanship. Photo © Old Era


1960s Czech Mo. 6950 Armchair by Jaroslav Smidek for Ton

Vintage Czech design has been growing in popularity year-on-year over the last decade. And the price points are starting to rise to keep up with demand. But this handsome armchair proves that Eastern European modernism can still be had for a modest sum. Photo © Meblostan


1970s French Fiberglass & Leather Sofa by Gerard Guermonprez

While midcentury French dominates the upper echelons of the vintage market, there remain a handful of talents from 1950s-60s France that have yet to be fully rediscovered and marked up for serious collectors. Gerard Guermonprez is in this category, even though many of his designs have a lot in common with the higher priced work of Pierre Guariche and Joseph-André Motte. This chic cognac-hued sofa comes from Guermonprez's later Space Age phase. Photo © MondeRay


1960s Dutch Steel, Wool & Fabric Lounge by Rob Parry for De Star Gelderland

Dutch designer Rob Parry is a designer's designer with a flair for harmonizing form and function. Since the 1950s, he's harnessed the latest materials and processes to create designs for everyday living, from furniture and electronics to interiors and more. His excellent work remains underappreciated. And this striking chair has been marked way down. Someone needs to grab it fast. Photo © Dada Objet Trouvé


1970s Italian Brass & Velvet Loveseat à la Federico Munari

A plush and plumb, pink-velvet-upholstered, postwar Italian style loveseat? Count us in. This vintage find is 100% pure pleasure. Photo © Old Era


1930s Portugese Steel & Leatherette Streamline Sofa from Fábrica Portugal

This fully refurbished, reupholstered Deco-esque sofa fills us with feel-good nostalgia-fueled joy. It's like watching a black-and-white Fred Astaire movie at a drive-in theater in Studebaker. Photo © Midmod Original Vintage


1960s Swedish Wood & Wool Sofa & Armchair Set by Holm Fabriker

We've long appreciated the craftsmanship and silhouettes of midcentury Swedish furniture. But the emerald green wool used to reupholster these rare pieces stopped us in our tracks. What's more, the sofa converts into a bed. We're in love. Photo © Mazur & Hofman


1942 Italian Beech & Textile Dining Chairs by Osvaldo Borsani (Set of 6)

The influence that Osvaldo Borsani had on the evolution of Italian design in the 20th century cannot be overstated. With a career that spanned the 1930s to 1980s, he played a key role in transforming the design culture in Italy from artisanal and Deco to industrial and modernist. These lovelies from 1942 represent the more expressive early stage Borsani epic design journey, just before strict rationalist design thinking took over. Photo © Felix Bachmann


1950s Italian Lounge Chair by Augusto Bozzi for Fratelli Saporiti

Reminiscent of and contemporary with the iconic Bird Chair by Harry Bertoia for Knoll, this Italian lounge embodies all the things that make midcentury modernism so timeless. Minimalist use of materials? Check. Sculptural silhouette? Definitely. Super stylish functionality? To the nth degree. Photo © Coroto


Contemporary Italian Tosca Sofa from VGnewtrend

This contemporary sofa in black fabric is a mood. The 30-year-old posh Italian brand VGnewtrend has totally captured our current aspiration to feel secure on the inside while presenting a a facade of grace and strength on the outside. Photo © VGnewtrend


Up Series Up Lounge & Ottoman by Gaetano Pesce for C&B Italia

The half-century-long career of Italian design maestro Gaetano Pesce has been dedicated to challenging the status quo. Yet despite his well established iconoclastic tendencies, he's originated a number of designs that are now deemed unimpeachable classics. His Up Series, designed around 1969 forC&B Italia, tops the list. Photo © Old Era


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