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Scandinavian Modern Furniture Collection

Denmark, Finland, Sweden (ca. 1930 - present)

     The designers of Scandinavian Modernism created the warmest and most human iteration of modernist ideals. Their work was founded on a centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. The gentle, organic contours that are typical of Scandinavian Modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

     Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to a Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic “Grasshopper” chair, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian Modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

     Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian Modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the “Paimio” chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarapaneva.

     The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak. Wegner created such iconic pieces as the “Round” chair and the “Wishbone” chair; Jacobsen — while he produced the best-selling plywood “Ant” chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the “Swan” chair and “Egg” chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, maker of the bold “Chieftain”chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

     As you scroll through the pages below, you will note both instantly recognizable Scandinavian Modern designs and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

Eight-Arm Fog & Mørup Chandelier
By Fog & Mørup
Signed Fog & Mørup. Solid brass chandelier with eight arms and opal glass.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Per Weiss, Contemporary Glazed Stoneware Urn, Denmark, 2013
By Per Weiss
A very large urn in glazed stoneware by Danish artist Per Weiss.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Urns

Materials

Stoneware

Acton Schubell and Ib Madsen Lounge Chair
By Ib Madsen, Ib Madsen and Acton Schubell
A lounge chair by Acton Schubell and Ib Madsen with legs of stained beech, upholstered in a deep gold velvet with covered buttons.  
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Beech

Foliate Chandelier in Brass with Handblown Glass Shades by Paavo Tynell
By Paavo Tynell
Brass pendant fixture with handblown glass shades in a whimsical organic theme. This rare piece is complete and in original vintage condition. Takes standard A-lamp base bulbs.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Sideboard for Soborg Furniture
By Hvidt & Mølgaard
Solid teak sideboard by Peter Hvidt & Olga Mølgaard Nielsen. Produced by Soborg Furniture Denmark, cabinet features five drawers, two tamboured doors and solid wood construction with...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

Materials

Teak

Hans Wegner Armchairs Model JH-501 by Johannes Hansen in Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner
Rare armchair model JH-501, the chair designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by Johannes Hansen in Denmark.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

Louis Weisdorf Ceiling Lamp Model Konkylie Produced by Lyfa in Denmark
By Louis Weisdorf
Rare ceiling lamp model Konkylie designed by Louis Weisdorf. Produced by Lyfa in Denmark.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Scandinavian Sheepskin Lounge Chair
By Unknown
Scandinavian sheepskin lounge chair.
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech, Sheepskin

Hans Wegner Settee Model JH 555
By Hans J. Wegner
Beautiful and rare example by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hanse, Denmark, circa 1950. Very good original condition oak frame and fabric, branded and tagged with original order from Ge...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Settees

Lisa Larson Wall Mirror for Gustavsberg
Whimsical Swedish Modern ceramic mirror by Lisa Larsen for Gustavsberg. With multicolored birds in relief. Signed.
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Mirrors

Materials

Ceramic, Mirror

Rare NV-48 Settee by Finn Juhl
By Finn Juhl
Important and early production Juhl design, rarely found. Solid teak sculptured frame with heart-shaped floating back and seat. Original leather. Handmade by Niels Vodder. Signed.
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Settees

Drop-Leaf Table by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
A drop-leaf dining table with a teak top, on curved, X-form oak legs with angled brass rod braces. Measure: Each leaf is 21.5" W.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Oak, Teak

Poul Henningsen Ceiling Lamp Model Ph-1/1 Cascade by Louis Poulsen in Denmark
By Poul Henningsen
Rare ceiling lamp model PH-1/1 Cascade designed by Poul Henningsen. Produced by Louis Poulsen in Denmark.
Category

Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Set of Eight Dining Chairs by Danish Cabinet Maker in Mahogany
By Unknown
Eight beautiful dining chairs with inset leg detail. Handcrafted in mahogany with original wool seats.
Category

20th Century Danish Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Scandinavian Lounge Chair, Mahogany and Leather, 1960s
Scandinavian Lounge Chair, Mahogany & Leather, 1960s Excellent Condition. Worldwide shipping.
Category

Vintage 1960s European Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Danish Modern Teak Standing Bookcase by Børge Mogensen
By Børge Mogensen
A spare and elegant Scandinavian Modern standing bookshelf / bookcase designed by Borge Mogensen. Unit is constructed in solid active-grained oakwood with adjustable shelves and an a...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Bookcases

Materials

Oak

Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Renowned for it's beautiful design and incredible comfort, the Papa Bear chair has become an icon of 20th century Danish design. This exceptional example of Wegner's masterpiece is i...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Teak, Upholstery

Oversized Chandelier by Hans-Agne Jakobsson
By Unknown
Large chandelier designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd, Sweden, circa 1960s. Newly rewired with nine porcelain Edison style sockets. Ready for installation. Some scratches o...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Streamlined Moderne Chandeliers and Pendants

Teak and Steel Desk by Larsen and Madsen
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Ejner Larsen
A teak desk with steel frame and pulls, with a left side return housing filing shelves designed by Ejner Larsen & Aksel Bender Madsen. Return dimensions; 39.5" W, 17.5" D, 26.5" H.
Category

Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Pair of Wall Lights Attributed to Svend Aage Holm Sorensen
A Pair of Danish wall lights, Denmark, circa 1960th. Design attributed to Svend Aage Holm Sorensen. Tinted glass and brass. Height 12.5". Existing European wiring, rewiring availa...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Pair of Table Lamps by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors
By Carl Fagerlund
A pair of table lamps by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden, circa 1960s. Blue glass cubes and brass fittings. Measures: Glass base height 13.75". Base 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" Newly rewired...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Table Lamp by Carl Harry Stalhane for Rörstrand
By Carl-Harry Stålhane
Stoneware table lamp by Carl Harry Stalhane for Rörstrand, Sweden, circa 1960s. Signed. Measure: Base height 13.75". Overall height 25". Diameter 5.5" Newly rewired.
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Scandinavian Modern Textured Bowl 'Gold' by Gertrud Lonegren
By Unknown, Gertrud Lönegren
Scandinavian modern ceramic shallow bowl by Gertrud Lonegren in golden glaze and a highly textured surface. Diameter: 11.25", Height: 2". Lonegren studied in Vienna and ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Ceramic

Frits Henningsen Armchair
By Frits Henningsen
Frits Henningsen black leather armchair. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Pendant by Hans Agne Jakobsson
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
A pendant by Hans Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd, Sweden. Existing European wiring we do not guaranty functionality. Rewiring available upon request.
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Scandinavian Modern Wool Flat-Weave Rug "Spice Hall" by Judith Johansson
By Judith Johansson
Scandinavian Modern Mid-Century Modern "Spice Hall" wool flat-weave rug with a field of shapes in light blues, soft greens and hints of pink and purple on a heather-ed blue backgroun...
Category

Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavi...

Materials

Wool

Ib Kofod-Larsen Elizabeth Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Ib Kofod-Larsen
Acclaimed design by Ib Kofod-Larsen, the sculptural rosewood frame is sublime. Excellent original finish with minor age appropriate wear, original vinyl upholstery in very good condi...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

Barbo Nilsson, AB Marta Maas-Fjetterström Carpet "Blaarp" MMF 1962
By Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Barbro Lundberg-Nilsson
"Blaarp" MMF Rolakan, large example, 239" x 84". Sweden, circa 1962 Barbro Nilsson, AB Marta Maas-Fjetterström  BN AB MMF Blue, white Measure: 607 x 213 cm. Handwoven wool in blue...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Jens Quistgaard Odin Flatware for Dansk, 59 Pieces
By Løvig Design, Jens Quistgaard
Jens Quistgaard Odin for Dansk Silverware, 59 pieces. Germany, circa 1958. Stainless steel. Labeled "Dansk Design Germany."
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Tableware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Stainless Flatware by Arne Jacobsen
By Anton Michelsen, Arne Jacobsen
A unique Minimalist set of flatware in stainless steel consisting of six pieces with serving for eight (8), all packaged neatly in a serving tray with a cast resin mold and Plexiglas...
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Tableware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Extendable Dining Table by Axel Einar Hjorth, 1930s
By Axel Einar Hjorth
Extendable dining table designed by Axel Einar Hjorth for Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden, 1930th. Model Birka. Round tabletop in burl birch veneer with three extensions leafs in plain bi...
Category

Vintage 1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables

Finn Juhl Double Pedestal Desk by Baker
By Finn Juhl, Baker Furniture Company
This spectacular desk by Finn Juhl is very rare. Designed for Baker Furniture in the 1950s, it features his signature "floating" top with its delicately sculpted edge over a base sup...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

New Vivianna Georg Jensen Stainless Steel Flatware Set for 12 Service, 60 Pieces
By Georg Jensen
For over 100 years Georg Jensen has been a leader in Scandinavian design, crafting gorgeous, original products in an inimitable style. A Classic is revitalized. By telling Vivian...
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Tableware

Materials

Stainless Steel

Ceramic and Wenge Cluster Set by Jens Quistgaard
By Richard Nissen, Jens Quistgaard
A textured ceramic set with a warm glaze consisting of salt and pepper shakers and a honey pot with dripper nestled in a wenge base.   
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Wenge

Paavo Tynell Snowflake Chandelier, 1950s
By Paavo Tynell, Taito Oy
Paavo Tynell Snowflake chandelier with rare ceiling ornament, model 9065. Taito OY, Finland, circa 1950 Original unpolished condition. Brass, perforated and enameled brass. ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Poul Kjærholm PK-31/3 Sofa by E. Kold Christensen in Denmark
By Poul Kjærholm
Rare PK-31/3 sofa in cognac brown leather with amazing patina and flat steel designed by Poul Kjærholm. Produced by first producer E. Kold Christensen in Denmark. Designed in 1958.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Sofas

Materials

Steel

The Cigar Chair by Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Easy chair GE240 - Oak frame & upholstered with New fabric by Hanne Vedel - Designed by Maa. Hans J Wegner - Edited by Getama - Danish 1950's Great condition.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak, Fabric

Carl Fagerlund Chandelier for Orrefors
By Carl Fagerlund
Bowl shaped chandelier by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors of Sweden, in pressed glass with glass stem and brass fitments. To be on the the safe side, the lamp should be checked locally b...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Paavo Tynell Chandelier, Model K2-10, 1955
By Idman, Paavo Tynell
Paavo Tynell chandelier Model K2-10 Manufacture: Idman, Finland, circa 1955. Enameled steel, glass, brass. Measures: 9 diameter x 15 height inches.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass, Steel

306 Lamp by Kaare Klint
By Kaare Klint, Le Klint
A sculptural, versatile and elegant lamp in warm lacquered brass with a pleated paper shade, having a rotating mechanism that enables different angles to be locked in place, allowing...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chair by Svante Skogh for Säffle Möbelfabrik
By Svante Skogh, Seffle Möbelfabrik
A dramatic Scandinavian Modern Mid-Century armchair with a polished solid beech wood frame by Svante Skogh for Säffle Möbelfabrik. This chair has been completely restored and re-upho...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

Rare Table Lamp by Paavo Tynell for Taito
By Paavo Tynell
An elegant brass and wood lamp with original reeded shade. Designed by Paavo Tynell for Taito.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Table Lamps

Rare Floor Lamp by Arne Jacobsen for Louis Poulsen, Early Work
By Arne Jacobsen
Early (and becoming quite rare) adjustable floor/reading lamp designed by Arne Jacobsen (Denmark, circa 1929) for Louis Poulsen in white enameled metal with brass stem. In excellent ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass, Aluminum, Steel

Nanna Ditzel Curved-Arm Sofa
By Nanna Ditzel
An rare and elegant sofa with rounded corners in oak with a rich natural patina. Restored in a luxurious emerald green velvet from Holland & Sherry. A pair of sofa's are available....
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Oak

Frits Henningsen Arm Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Frits Henningsen arm chair With Original Horsehair Material
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

"Holscher" Chair by Poul Kjaerholm, Denmark, 1952
By Poul Kjærholm
"Holscher" chair with welded steel tube frame and natural halyard seat and back. Designed by Poul Kjaerholm, Denmark, 1952. Measure: Seat height 13.5".
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Axel Salto Vase made by Royal Copenhagen
By Axel Salto, Royal Copenhagen
Axel Salto vase made by Royal Copenhagen
Category

Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Large 6 Armed Scandinavian Double Glass Chandelier. Manner of Tapio Wirkkala
Large chandelier with 6 double glass pendants. White metal armature with two variations in armlenght. The shades have opaline white inner shades with amber coloured glass outer shade...
Category

Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Solid Brass Paavo Tynell Wall Lamp
By Paavo Tynell
An interesting wall lamp by Paavo Tynell for Taito Oy. SIlk shade and solid brass construction.
Category

Vintage 1950s Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Large Teal Gullaskruf Vase by Arthur Percy
By Arthur Percy
This vase has an elongated, elegant neck. Very rare as it is the largest Gullaskruf vase fabricated.
Category

20th Century Swedish Vases

Materials

Blown Glass, Glass

Vintage Double-Sided Swedish or Scandinavian Deco Kilim
This cleverly composed vintage Swedish Kilim features a graphic repeating pattern that is rendered in an alluring selection of aquamarine, lapis, ecru and deep forest greens. The int...
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Large Organic Form Stoneware Pot by B & G
Unique organic form stoneware pot by Danish pottery factory, Bing & Grundahl, mid-century modern, signed by artist Agnethe Jorgensen with monogram
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Vases

Danish Sofa
A cushion less sofa with high back and button tufting with teak legs.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Vintage Swedish Red Art Glass Vase by Erik Höglund for Boda
By Kosta Boda, Erik Hoglund
Vintage Swedish Red Art Glass Vase by Erik Hoglund for Boda (1932 - 1998). Engraved on bottom: "H 961/160."
Category

Swedish Vases

Materials

Blown Glass

Wood Bowl by Finn Juhl
By Finn Juhl
A small, footed turned teak bowl with a flat bottom.
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Teak

Vintage Swedish Kilim
This charming and impeccably composed vintage Kilim from Sweden features prominent quatrefoils enclosing a subtly striped cocoa brown field decorated with a colorful series of conste...
Category

Vintage 1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Colorful Vintage Swedish Wall Hanging
Vivid wall hanging from 1960's Sweden of forest on tomato red/orange red ground. Silk screened on burlap. "Old New Stock" from a department store in Sweden that went out of busines...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Prints

Tall Vase by Berndt Friberg
By Berndt Friberg
Classical perfection. Never comfortable designing pieces for mass production, nor delegating throwing or glazing duties to assistants, Friberg was the consummate potter, happiest ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Vases

Materials

Stoneware

Arne Jacobsen for Stelton Steel Bowl
By Arne Jacobsen
A brushed stainless steel bowl by Arne Jacobsen for Stelton.
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Serving Bowls

Materials

Stainless Steel

Alvar Aalto Finnish Birch Burl Hexagon Table
By Alvar Aalto
A nice early example. Branded signature.
Category

20th Century Finnish Side Tables