Model 72 Side Chair

Inspired by Eero Saarinen Side Chair

F214- Pearl White Fabric F215- Buff Yellow Fabric F216- Citrus Yellow Fabric F223- Cayenne Red Fabric F234- Melon Orange Fabric
F235- Tangerine Orange Fabric F236- Poppy Orange Fabric F245- Chartreuse Green Fabric F246- Lime Green Fabric F253- Powder Blue Fabric
F254- Aegean Blue Fabric F255- Royal Blue Fabric F257- Plum Purple Fabric F262- Sliver gray Fabric F263- Smoke Gray Fabric
F264- Winter Gray Fabric F265- Mica Gray Fabric F266- Midnight Black Fabric F273- Putty Tan Fabric F274- Chestnut Brown Fabric
L101- Arctic White Leather L103- Polar White Leather L107- Cream White Leather L211- Beige White Leather L115- Cafe au Lait Leather
L119- Neutral Tan Leather L123- Autumn Tan Leather L227- Golden Tan Leather L228- Honey Tan Leather L131- Cocoa Brown Leather
L235- Espresso Brown Leather L135- Java Brown Leather L237- Premium Navy Blue Leather L139- Charcoal Gray Leather L143- Standard Black Leather
L244- Premium Black Leather L147- Standard Red Leather L247- Premium Red Leather
Item No.: MC-1355
Base Price: $720.00
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Model 72 Side Chair
Model 72 Side Chair
Model 72 Side Chair
Model 72 Side Chair
Model 72 Side Chair
Model 72 Side Chair
Model 72 Side Chair
Model 72 Side Chair
Model 72 Side Chair
Model 72 Side Chair
Model 72 Side Chair
Model 72 Side Chair
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Our Model 72 Side Chair is inspired by a side chair designed and introduced in 1948 by Eero Saarinen as the second chair of his iconic Model 70 Series of chairs. Because of its production simplicity, the Model 72 Side Chair was conceived as a chair for large volume projects. But its refined form also makes it a good fit for any settling with a more residential feel.

Our Model 72 Side Chair is a high quality version of this Saarinen Side Chair. Our internal shell is made of a molded polymer fiberglass. Next a molded foam is placed over the shell, then upholstered and the legs are attached. Upholstery options include both our classic Italian leathers and our exclusive 100% polyester boucle fabric with stain guard. The Leg options we offer are: solid stainless steel, a swivel base or wood.  The stainless steel legs are solid stainless steel bar stock with adjustable foot glides. The swivel base model is made of stainless steel with rubber feet.  Our wood legs are made of North American Red Oak, steam bent into shape and then finished in one of four colors, suitable for both commercial and residential applications.

Shown here in Cafe au Lait leather. 

  • Molded polymer internal shell
  • Choice of legs: solid stainless steel legs, swivel base or solid oak
  • High Resilient Multi-Density Foam
  • Choice of leather or fabric upholstery
Overall: 22w x 21d x 30.5h
Seat Interior: 20w x 18d
Seat Height: 18h
Weight: 20lbs

Requirements for Your Own Material:
     Fabric: 2 yds (54" width)
     Leather: 30 sq ft

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We now offer our own exclusive collection "boucle" textured fabric in an extensive collection of colors that are particularly suited for the mid-century modern furniture we make. This fabric and colors were custom made just for us, at a well known North America mill. Made of 100% polyester, our boucles are soft, durable (250K double rubs), stain and UV resistant. We have arranged these swatches in color groups below. We are happy to mail you a physical piece of fabric so you can hold it in your hands, just complete this material sample request form. If you don't see what you want below, we are happy to customize your furniture to your exact fabric requirement, at a quoted price and longer lead times. If you have a specific fabric in mind, we can either order it or we can use your supplied fabric. In either case, we need to approve the fabric to ensure it can be applied to the specific piece of furniture and we will need to provide a price quote.

Name Modern Boucle Fabric
Content 100% Post-Consumer recycled Polyester
Weight 22 oz/linear yard
Finish Greenshield™ (High Performance, eco-friendly stain guard that beads liquids and easy to clean)
Abrasion Resistance 250,000 Double Rubs
(ASTM D4157-13)

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F214-Pearl White <br>Fabric Content: 100% PolyesterF215-Buff Yellow <br>Fabric Content: 100% PolyesterF216-Citrus Yellow <br>Fabric Content: 100% PolyesterF234-Melon Orange <br>Fabric Content: 100% PolyesterF235-Tangerine Orange <br>Fabric Content: 100% PolyesterF236-Poppy Orange <br>Fabric Content: 100% PolyesterF223-Cayenne Red <br>Fabric Content: 100% PolyesterF245-Chartreuse Green <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester
Pearl White
Buff Yellow
Citrus Yellow
Melon Orange
Poppy Orange
Cayenne Red
F246-Lime Green <br>Fabric Content: 100% PolyesterF253-Powder Blue <br>Fabric Content: 100% PolyesterF254-Aegean Blue <br>Fabric Content: 100% PolyesterF255-Royal Blue <br>Fabric Content: 100% PolyesterF257-Plum Purple <br>Fabric Content: 100% PolyesterF262-Silver Gray <br>Fabric Content: 100% PolyesterF263-Smoke Gray <br>Fabric Content: 100% PolyesterF264-Winter Gray <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester
Lime Green
Powder Blue
Aegean Blue
Royal Blue
Plum Purple
Silver Gray
Smoke Gray
Winter Gray
F265-Mica Gray <br>Fabric Content: 100% PolyesterF266-Midnight Black <br>Fabric Content: 100% PolyesterF273-Putty Tan <br>Fabric Content: 100% PolyesterF274-Chestnut Brown <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester
Mica Gray
Midnight Black
Putty Tan
Chestnut Brown
Modern Classics Furniture offers two levels of Leather for the Mies van der Rohe series: "Standard" and "Premium". Each of the these groupings feature:
  • Top-grain leather from Grade A hides
  • Semi aniline-dyed (standard) and 100% aniline-dyed (premium)
  • Made in Italy and imported to our factory
  • No split hides or bonded leather
We are happy to mail you a physical piece of leather so you can hold it in your hands. Just go to our swatch request page. Also, if you don't see the color you want, just let us know and we can try to source it.

Below are the swatches of the leather colors we offer for the Bauhaus, L’Epirit Nouveau and Mid-Century Modern Collections. Our standard leathers (denoted with the prefix L1) are top-grain, semi-aniline-dyed, corrected with a slight embossing. Our Premium leathers (denoted with the prefix L2) are top-grain, 100% aniline-dyed and have a soft feel to them and much of the hides natural grain patterns are retained. They are also a little shinier than the Standard Leather. We do not use split hides leather. Leather thickness is generally 1.0 - 1.2 mm depending on application of seating component for stretching and tailoring the upholstery design and condition. Both the Standard and Premium Leathers are considered equally durable and are ideal for home or commercial use.

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L101- Arctic White Leather L103- Polar White Leather L107- Snow White: Leather L211- Premium - Beige White Leather L1419- Camel Tan Leather L115- Café Au Lait Leather L119- Neutral Tan Leather
Arctic White
Polar White
Snow White
Beige White
Cafe au Lait
Neutral Tan
L123- Autumn Tan Leather L227- Premium - Golden Tan Leather L228- Premium - Honey Tan Leather L131- Cocoa Brown Leather L235- Premium - Espresso Leather L135- Java Brown Leather L237- Navy Blue Leather
Autumn Tan
Golden Tan
Honey Tan
Cocoa Brown
Espresso Brn
Java Brown
Navy Blue
L139- Charcoal Gray Leather L143- Standard Black Leather L244- Premium - Matte Black Leather L147-Standard Red Leather L247- Premium - Red Leather
Charcoal Gray
Std. Black
Prem. Black
Std. Red
Prem. Red

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Walnut Medium (Solid Walnut With Medium Stain) Solid Walnut with Rosewood Stain Ebonized Black (Hardwood With Solid Black Finish) Walnut Dark (Walnut With Dark Stain)