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Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

The designers of Scandinavian modernism created the warmest and most human iteration of modernist ideals. Their work was founded on 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 vintage 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 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.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

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Tateishi Shoiji Oak and Walnut Chaise Longue
By Tateishi Shoiji
Located in Madrid, ES
Tateishi Shoiji chaise loungewith oak and walnut cross-legged base. Fabric upholstery in light color. Design from circa 1950s, produced in Finland in circa 2010. Measurements with a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

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Fabric, Oak, Walnut

Kerstin Horlin-Holmquist Garden of Eden / Lustgarden Chaise Longue, 1950s
Located in London, GB
Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist Garden of Eden (Lustgarden) chaise longue or daybed. Produced by Nordiska Kompaniets, Sweden, 1958. Newly reupholstered in green velvet.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Original Bruno Mathsson ‘Pernilla’ Chaise Longue in Beech, Leather and Shearling
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson, chaise longue ‘Pernilla’, sheepskin, leather, beech, fabric, brass, Sweden, design 1944 The ‘Pernilla’ chaise longue is one of the most vibrant des...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Scandinavian Modern Black Leather & Chrome Base Chaise Lounge Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A sleek, simple modern lounge probably Scandinavian circa 1990's. It features fine black leather with large chrome X base. Very good condition and ready for use.
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1990s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

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Chrome

Bruno Mathsson "Berlin 57" Daybed Produced by Karl Mathsson in Sweden, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Very rare daybed model "Berlin 57" designed by Bruno Mathsson and produced by Firma Karl Mathsson in 1963. In good vintage and original condition with some signs from age and use. Fa...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

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Linen, Birch

Preben Fabricius Jørgen Kastholm FK 87 'Grasshopper' Chaise Longue
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Iconic "Grasshopper" chaise longue designed by Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm, manufactured by Lange, chrome plated steel with canvas and loose neck support and cushions in bla...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mats Theselius for Källemo Exclusive Chaise Longue in Black Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mats Theselius for Källemo, chaise longue, leather, wood, steel, Sweden, 1992 Limited edition daybed. This chaise longue was designed by Swedish Mats Theselius. It consists of a b...
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1990s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Norwegian Leather Lounge Chair with Ottoman
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Vintage Ekornes stressless black leather fully adjustable lounge chair with swivelling black leather ottoman. Some minor wear to the leather, no cracks or splits, tears or other dama...
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1970s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Steel

Lounge Chair in Solid Oak Wood with Texture Cushion and Reclining Backrest
Located in Zapopan, MX
Siesta chair is a spacious, sturdy and low chair perfect for lounging carved from solid wood. Its backrest can be manually reclined on three different levels for greater comfort. ...
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2010s Mexican Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

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Oak

Lounge Chair in Solid Oak Wood with Mint Textile Cushion and Reclining Backrest
Located in Zapopan, MX
"Siesta" lounge chair, a spacious, sturdy and low chair perfect for lounging carved from solid oak wood. Its backrest can be manually reclined on three different levels for great...
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2010s Mexican Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

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Oak

Black Lounge Chair with Beech Frame by H.W. Klein, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Utrecht, NL
Black chaise longue with stained beech frame, commonly attributed to H.W. Klein for Bramin. This wonderfully crafted lounge chair has a tilt function, which makes it extremely co...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

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Beech, Faux Leather

Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen Early Year PK-80 Daybed, Double Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine collectors example in impeccable showroom condition of an early production original of the PK-80 Daybed by Poul Kjærholm for E. Kold Christensen, with original steel frame, do...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

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Cut Steel

"Model 39" Chaise Lounge by Alvar Aalto for Artek, 1945-1956
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare chaise lounge model 39 designed by Alvar Aalto. This example made by the Artek factory in Hedemora in Sweden between 1945-1956. Made from lacquered birch wood with jute webbing....
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

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Jute, Birch

Josef Frank Chaise Longue '775' Reupholstered in Burgundy Fabric
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Josef Frank, daybed '775', fabric, wood, Sweden, 1938. Completely restored and reupholstered chaise lounge designed by Josef Frank in 1938. The piece has been reupholstered in a b...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Fabric, Wood

FK 87 " Grasshopper " Easy Chair by Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius
Located in Copenhagen, DK
FK 87 - 'Grasshopper' easy chair/chaise lounge in patinated, brown leather on steel frame. Maker Lange Production.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Leather

Asymmetric Scandinavian Chaise Lounge, 1980s
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Mid-Century Modern style chaise longue with asymmetric walnut arm, beech frame and off-white upholstery. Great lines and comfort.
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Late 20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

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Upholstery, Beech, Walnut

Bruno Mathsson "Pernilla 3" Lounge Chair in Leather and Sheepskin Swedish, 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare lounge chair model Pernilla / T-108 by Bruno Mathsson produced by Firma Karl Mathsson Värnamo in the 1960s. The chair is in excellent condition and has been fully restored and g...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

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Leather, Sheepskin, Birch

FK Grasshopper Lounge Chair by Jorgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius
Located in Utrecht, NL
Exclusive custom ordered execution of this iconic sculptural lounge chair in black polished leather. Chaise lounge in canvas with loose quilted cushions and neck pillow with frame in...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Steel

Hans J. Wegner Versatile Chaise Lounge or Daybed in Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA, chaise lounge with ottoman model GE01, oak, metal, fabric, Denmark, design 1954 This chaise lounge consists out of two sections. An adjustable lounge chai...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Metal

Comfortable Chaise Lounge by Esko Pajamies for ASKO
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Comfortable chaise longue / chaise lounge by Esko Pajamies for ASKO, Finland.  
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1970s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery, Birch, Bentwood

Suede Soft Pad Chaise Lounge by Erik Ole Jørgensen
Located in Dronten, NL
Rare chaise lounge designed by Erik Ole Jørgensen for Georg Jørgensen & Søn, Denmark, 1960. All original suede upholstery in nice vintage condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Steel

Arne Norell Ari Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Cognac Leather
Located in Utrecht, NL
Vintage Ari lounge chair and ottoman with beautiful high gloss chrome steel frame designed by Swedish designer Arne Norell in 1966. One of the most timeless iconic and most comfortab...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Chrome

Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm FK Grasshopper for Lange Production
Located in Modena, IT
A grasshopper lounge chair designed by Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm in aniline leather black and chromium-plated steel frame, production by Lange Production, 2010s. Measures:...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Metal

Kerstin Horlin-Holmquist Garden of Eden / Lustgarden Chaise Lounge, Sweden 1950s
Located in London, GB
Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist Garden of Eden (Lustgarden) chaise lounge or daybed. Produced by Nordiska Kompaniets, Sweden, 1958. Beech legs and original fabric. Fabric has minor stains /...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Fabric, Beech

1930s Swedish Upholstered Chaise Lounge by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A laminated steam-bent beech chaise with vintage patterned upholstery in orange and pink with webbing and neck pillow. Priced as-is.
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Beech, Upholstery

Scandinavian Beech Pernilla Lounge Chair with Ottoman by Bruno Mathsson for DUX
Located in Vienna, AT
Very charming and comfortable organic lounge chair with its matching ottoman designed in the 1940s by Bruno Mathsson for DUX, Sweden. The set features a beechwood frame with grey fak...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

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Faux Fur, Beech

Danish Modern Chaise Longue by Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Danish modern, chaise longue by Ib Kofod Larsen for Selig features an adjustable, walnut frame with 3 back height settings.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Vintage Chaise Longue Grasshopper Fabricius Kastholm Denmark 1967
Located in Vienna, AT
The mid century modern vintage Chaise Longue model grasshopper, which was designed by Preben Fabricius & Jorgen Kastholm for Alfred Kill, Germany, 1967, is a rare piece. We present a...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

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Metal, Steel, Chrome

Danish Modern Club Chairs, a Pair
Located in North Miami, FL
Beautiful Danish modern club chairs, circa 1960. New white cotton velvet upholstery. Polished wood feet. In very good condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Wood, Cotton

Mid-Century Danish Modern Cantilevered Leather Lounge Chair with Foot Stool
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A super chic leather lounge chair and ottoman from Norway circa 1980s. This chair features solid rosewood stained wood construction with gorgeous cognac leather upholstery. Marked: N...
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1980s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Leather, Wood

Chaise Longue, Model 39, Designed by Alvar Aalto for Artek
Located in Stockholm, SE
Bent birch and original webbing. Very early example. Measures: L 165 cm/ 5' 5” H 65 cm/ 25 1/2" D 62 cm/ 24 1/2".            
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1930s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Birch

Chaise Longue Attributed to Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Birch and velvet upholstery. Measures: H 76.5 cm/ 30'' L 177 cm/ 5' 9 3/4'' D 72.5 cm/ 28 1/2''.  
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Velvet, Birch

Mid-Century Danish Modern Rosewood & Leather Swivel Lounge Chair & Ottoman Set
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Nelo Sweden swivel lounge chair by Takashi Okamura & Erik Marquardsen, in cognac leather with matching ottoman. Heavy well-made set with rosewood stained wood bases. Price includes t...
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1980s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Leather, Wood

Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen a Pair of Oak, Leather and Rope Savstol Easy Chairs
Located in Grenoble, FR
A pair of oak, leather and rope Savstol easy chairs by Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen for Skovshoved Mobelfabrik Measures: 84 x 66 x 92 cm (33.07 x 25.98 x 36.22 in.)  
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Leather, Wood

Scandinavian Modern, a Pair of Danish Chairs by Ejvind Johansson, 1959
Located in Skanninge, SE
Wonderful pair of easy chairs by Ejvind Johansson for Godtfred Petersen, 1959. Newly reupholstered in a black velvet fabric. Very nice legs in teak. See images for documentation....
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

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Velvet, Teak

Comfortable Chaise Longue by Esko Pajamies for ASKO
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Comfortable chaise longue / chaise lounge by Esko Pajamies for ASKO, Finland.  
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1970s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Birch, Bentwood, Upholstery

Chaise Longue “Pernilla” Designed by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson, Sweden
Located in Stockholm, SE
Chaise longue “Pernilla” designed by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson, Sweden, 1944. Bent birch, solid birch, brass and original paper webbing. Very rare model with wheels. ...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Brass

Chaise Lounge PK24 by Poul Kjærholm
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Poul Kjærholm PK24 chaise lounge. Polished stainless steel and rattan, Denmark, 1970s.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Stainless Steel

"Pernilla 3" Chaise Lounge by Bruno Mathsson for DUX, Sweden, 1970s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Chaise lounge designed by Bruno Mathsson for DUX, model "Pernilla 3", Sweden 1970s. Not very common version with canvas/long dismountable mattress. Original fabric in very good condi...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Fabric, Canvas, Beech

"Pernilla 3" Chaise Lounge by Bruno Mathsson for DUX, Sweden 1970s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Chaise lounge designed by Bruno Mathsson for DUX, model "Pernilla 3". Not very common version with canvas/long dismountable mattress. New reupholstery in peanut brown mohair velvet f...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Mohair, Beech

Large Chaise Lounge Produced in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare and large chaise lounge produced in Sweden.
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Rosewood and Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Knut Sæter for Vatne Møbler
Located in Boston, MA
Knut Sæter, in collaboration with Fredrik Kayser, designed this handsome rosewood lounge chair and ottoman for Norwegian manufacturer Vatne Møbler. Both the chair and ottoman feature...
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Modernist Bentwood Chaise Lounge by Ingmar & Knut Relling
Located in Buffalo, NY
This stunning vintage modern chaise lounge features a stylish and sturdy bentwood base. Versatile design functions as lounge chair to relax on or a daybed for napping. Extremely comf...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Leather, Canvas, Bentwood

Hans J. Wegner Hammock Chaise Longue
Located in DE
Hans J. Wegner, hammock chaise longue, dimensionally curved oak and oak veneer, halyard, brass, Getama 1967. Lit. Noritsugu Oda: `Danish Chairs`, P.93.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Brass

Preben Fabricius Jørgen Kastholm FK 87 'Grasshopper' Chaise Longue
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Grasshopper" chaise longue designed by Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm, manufactured by Lange, chrome plated steel with canvas and loose neck support and cushions in black leat...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Adjustable and Customizable Chaise Longue Made in Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Chaise longue, oak and metal, Scandinavia, 1950s. This daybed is a perfect example of Scandinavian Modernism by means of its simplicity and multi-functionality. The seat of the cha...
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1950s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Metal

Chaise Lounge by Carl Cederholm
Located in Stockholm, SE
Stunning chaise longue by Carl Cederholm, upholstered in eggshell white linen fabric. Beautiful sweeping lines. Elegantly sculpted stained wood feet.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Linen, Wood

Reclining Easy Chairs Produced in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
A pair of reclining easy chairs. Produced in Denmark. Black lacquered steel and newly reupholstered in grey fabric.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Steel

Illum Wikkelsø Easy Chair in Oak and Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Illum Wikkelsø for Mikael Laursen, easy chair model 103, leather and oak, Denmark, 1960s. This easy chair is a design by Illum Wikkelsø but produced by master-carver and cabinetmake...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Leather, Oak

Pantonova Chaise or Chair and Ottoman by Verner Panton, Fine and Rare Example
Located in Kansas City, MO
Pantonova chaise or chair and ottoman. Designed by Verner Panton and made by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, circa 1970. Original chromed steel frame and original deep red / berry color fabri...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Chrome

Poul Volther Lounge Chair by Frem Røjle, Denmark, 1960
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Rare lounge chair designed by Poul M. Volther and manufactured by Frem Røjle, Denmark, 1960. The chair has a solid teak wooden frame and has its original striped upholstery. The chai...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Chaise Longue with Striped Green Wool Upholstery, Denmark, 1940s
Located in Maastricht, NL
A 1940s chaise longue or daybed, standing on four rectangular oak legs. The chaise is upholstered with a beautiful striped green wool. The curved backrest is button-fitted. A rare pi...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

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Oak, Wool

Verner Panton Chaise
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Verner Panton chaise from the System 1-2-3 series produced by Fritz Hansen. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Verner Panton Chaise
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Verner Panton chaise from the system 1-2-3 series produced By Fritz Hansen. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Steel