Vintage MCM Bentwood 1300 Series Dining Chairs Maroon Fabric & Black Frames by Bill Stephens for Knoll Set of 5

Wonderful vintage MCM or Mid-Century Modern bentwood 1300 Series dining armchairs with original maroon hopsacking upholstery and newly ebonized frames by Bill Stephens for Knoll set of 5. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that these are vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. Two chairs have been reglued and two chairs have a different weave in the fabric. Fabric has been shampooed and the wood frames have been restored with a black finish; but they still retain a few age-appropriate nicks and dings. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, 1961-1969.


  • Height – 31.5 Inches
  • Width – 23.25 Inches with Arms
  • Depth – 23 Inches
  • Seat Height – 18 Inches
  • Arm Height – 25 Inches
  • Inside Seat Width – 18.25 Inches
  • Inside Seat Depth – 16 Inches
  • Inside Back Height – 16 Inches
  • Weight – 12.69 Pounds


Boxed/Crated Size:

  • Height – 66 Inches
  • Width – 53 Inches
  • Depth – 29.5 Inches
  • Boxed Weight – 90 Pounds
  • Crated Weight – 220 Pounds


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Move over Marvel… We have the real FANTASTIC FIVE!!! This is a GORGEOUS set of five 1300 Series bentwood chairs by famed designer Bill Stephens for Knoll!! The 1300 Series chairs were designed by Bill Stephens in 1967 and featured a bentwood frame supporting a molded plastic seat. This particular set of 5 frames is comprised of a fabulous bent plywood with a new black dyed finish. Three of the molded plastic seats are upholstered in a maroon hopsacking upholstery (we believe these to have been reupholstered) and two with a maroon fabric but with a different weave. They’re FABULOUS! They are circa 1961-1969 labeled with Knoll Associates, Inc., 320 Park Avenue tags. Use them at your dining table and enjoy a comfortable, long leisurely dinner with family and friends! Or, they would be wonderful at a game table, breakfast nook, around a conference table at the office, or as convenient and stylish extra seating in any room. Wherever you choose to use them, be ready for one of the most ergonomically comfortable chairs you have ever experienced.

Bill Stephens born 1932 in Pennsylvania and graduated from the Philadelphia Museum School of Art. He began his career with Knoll as an assistant prototype builder in 1960 for their Design and Development Group. After working up the ranks he became its director in 1971. He spear-headed and worked on the creation and development of many projects and products during his time as director including several where he was the principal designer. His greatest were his part in the Petitt chair which was not only beautiful but an achievement in technology and construction; his own 1300 Series or Stephens Chair which was originally designed for the student center at the Yale School of Architecture and remained in production at Knoll until 1988; and his contribution in the first wood landscape systems created along with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to be used in their Weyerhaeuser headquarters project. Stephens passed in 2007.

Ergonomic comfort, superb style, and an iconic designer and manufacturer! This set of five Knoll Bill Stephens’ 1300 Series chairs has everything you need! Make them yours!

Additional information





1300 Series




Bentwood, Fabric


DATE: Circa

Mid 20th Century