I often find myself having the conversation with clients regarding vintage vs. re-issued furniture. Frankly, each have their merits. Assuming the vintage piece, in this example a swivel chair (left image), is usable and from a coveted maker, it will most likely increase in value, something to consider particularly if the client is interested in building a larger design collection. Vintage pieces are harder to find at a drop of a hat and are in most cases, more expensive.
Official re-issued pieces (image right) have their advantage when it comes to price and availability and elements like the wood or seating can be customized to fit the space it will inhabit. In both cases, the beauty of the lines and design can be appreciated.