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Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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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Hans Wegner Dining Chairs Model CH-31 Produced by Carl Hansen & Son in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Very rare dining chairs model CH-31 designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by Carl Hansen & Son in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Oak

Set of 4 Swedish Dining Chairs in Pine and Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of 4 dining chairs, pine, cognac leather, Sweden, 1970s. A set of 4 robust dining chairs with a simplistic design, featuring straight lines and a sincere construction in pine ...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Pine

Scandinavian Mod. 62 Teak with Papercord Armchair by Niels Otto Moller
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare and iconic Scandinavian Modern Mod. 62 teak dining armchair designed by Niels Otto Moller for his own company: J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik in Denmark, 1962. This piece is in excelle...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Papercord, Teak

Oxbend Chair, Dining Seat in Walnut Wood by Fernweh Woodworking
Located in Bend, OR
The original inspiration for the entire Oxbend collection, this modern dining chair was designed by Justin Nelson for Fernweh Woodworking. Born from a desire to create a dining chair...
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2010s American Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Walnut

Oxbend Chair, Dining Seat in White Ashwood by Fernweh Woodworking
Located in Bend, OR
The original inspiration for the entire Oxbend collection, this modern dining chair was designed by Justin Nelson for Fernweh Woodworking. Born from a desire to create a dining chair...
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2010s American Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Ash

Oxbend Chair, Dining Seat in Black Charcoal Ashwood by Fernweh Woodworking
Located in Bend, OR
The original inspiration for the entire Oxbend collection, this modern dining chair was designed by Justin Nelson for Fernweh Woodworking. Born from a desire to create a dining chair...
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2010s American Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Ash

Poul Kjaerholdm PK 9 Side Chairs for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1961
Located in New York, NY
A set of six PK 9 chairs with a wonderful patina, upholstered in brown leather with chromed steel frames. Marked with E. Kold Christensen's logo.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

4 Vamo / Johannes Andersen "Sonja" Midcentury Teak Dining Chair, Denmark, 1950s
Located in Hamburg, DE
This offer is for a set of four very rare vintage sculptural Danish design classic dining chairs. + Classic Danish Scandinavian Modern upholstered iconic chairs with frame in soli...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Hans J. Wegner AP38 'Airport' Chair by A.P. Stolen, Denmark
Located in Utrecht, NL
Single Hans Wegner model AP38 'Airport' chair by A.P. Stolen, Denmark. Exceptional modern chair with a steel frame and sharp triangle shape chrome-plated steel details on both sides...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

1960 Slim Beech Seagrass Dining Chairs by Yngve Ekström 'Gracell' by Gemla
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Extremely rare and beautiful set of four slim seagrass chairs in beech, model 'Gracell' designed by Yngve Ekström and manufactured by Gemla. All four chairs are in very good conditio...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Seagrass, Beech

Aino Aalto Dining Chairs Model 615 Produced by Artek in Finland
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare pair of dining chairs model 615 designed by Aino Aalto. Produced by Artek in Finland.  
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1950s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Birch, Cane

Niels Otto Moller for J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik Teak Dining Set, c 1970, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible teak dining set by Niels Otto Møller for J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik includes six (6) Model 75 papercord dining chairs and one (1) heavy solid teak expandable dining tab...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Papercord, Teak

Henning Kjærnulf Six Teak Dining Chairs
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Henning Kjærnulf six dining chairs, new upholstered with tan aniline leather. Frame of solid teak. Made by Vejle Stole & Møbelfabrik.
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak, Leather

Kurt Østervig, Six Dining Chairs in Teak and Beech Cognac Aniline Leather
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Kurt Østervig six dining chairs made in teak and beech. One with armrests. New upholstered with cognac aniline leather.  
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1960s European Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Beech, Teak

Ole Wanscher Four Dining Chairs
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Ole Wanscher four dining chairs in mahogany. New upholstered with tan aniline leather. Made by A. J. Iversen.   
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of Six Dining Room Chairs, Model 31, Designed by Kai Kristiansen
Located in Lejre, DK
A set of six dining room chairs, model 31, designed by Kai Kristiansen in 1956 and manufactured by Schou Andersen in the 1960s. The chairs are of teak and upholstered in light grey H...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wool, Teak

Set of Six Mid Century Danish Modern Arne Jacobsen Grand Prix Dining Chairs Set
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A beautiful set of Grand Prix chairs designed by Arne Jacobsen and produced by Fritz Hansen in Denmark. The chairs feature a bentwood plywood design in blue dye. Light signs of use i...
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Early 2000s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Plywood

Set of Four Rosewood Armchairs by Ole Wanscher for Slagelse Møbelværk, Denmark
Located in Stockholm, SE
Set of four beautiful dining chairs by Ole Wanscher. Made from rosewood with striking backs with a crossed pattern. Brown leather seats.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Set of Six Rosewood Armchairs by Ole Wanscher for Slagelse Møbelværk, Denmark
Located in Stockholm, SE
Set of four beautiful dining chairs by Ole Wanscher. Made from rosewood with striking backs with a crossed pattern. Brown leather seats.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Scandinavian Modern Teak and Cane Dining Chair by Peter Hvidt for Soborg
Located in Vienna, AT
This iconic excellent Scandinavian Modern teak dining chair Mod. 316 has been designed by Peter Hvidt in the 1950s in Denmark and has been manufactured by Soborg Møbler. It features ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Teak

Set of 4 Rosewood Dining Chairs by Nils Jonsson, Sweden, ca. 1960
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Set of 4 rosewood dining chairs by Nils Jonsson, Sweden, ca. 1960. Beautiful rosewood frames in very good vintage condition with original blue strapped seating in good condition. Sea...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Rosewood

Set of Four Ant Chairs, Model 3101, in Light Wood, by Arne Jacobsen, 1950s
Located in Lejre, DK
Set of four Ant chairs, model 3101, in light wood, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1952 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen from the 1950s. The set is in great vintage condition.  
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Finn Juhl Egypetian Chair in Wood and Leather
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Finn Juhl in 1949, relaunched in 2014. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. Design critics have described Finn Juhl’s Egyptian chair as a miraculou...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Set of Five Dark Green Ant Chairs, Model 3101, Designed by Arne Jacobsen, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Set of five dark green Ant chairs, model 3101, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1952 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen. The chairs are in great used condition.  
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Set of Four Dining Room Chairs in Dark Wood of Danish Design by Faarstrup, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Set of four dining room chairs in dark wood and dark fabric of Danish design manufactured by Farstrup in the 1960s. The chairs are in great vintage condition.  
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Set of Four Dining Room Chairs in Rosewood, of Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Set of four dining room chairs in rosewood and upholstered with red fabric, of Danish design from the 1960s. The chairs are in great vintage condition.  
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Rosewood

Set of Four Dining Room Chairs in Oak and Seat in Papercord, by Børge Mogensen
Located in Lejre, DK
A set of four dining room chairs in oak and seat in papercord, designed by Børge Mogensen and manufactured by Hay Furniture in the 1960s. The chairs are in great vintage condition. ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Papercord, Oak

Set of Four Dining Room Chairs in Teak by Erik Buch, 1960
Located in Lejre, DK
Set of four dining room chairs in teak and upholstered with striped fabric, designed by Erik Buch from the 1960s. The chairs are in great vintage condition.  
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Børge Mogensen Set of Six Dinning Chairs for Fredericia Furniture
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Børge Mogensen set of six chairs of oak and natural tanned leather. Executed by Fredericia Furniture.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Set of Dining Room Chairs in Teak by Erik Buch, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Set of dining room chairs in teak and upholstered with light fabric, designed by Erik Buch from the 1960s. The chairs are in great vintage condition.  
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wool, Teak

Set of Four Dining Room Chairs in Rosewood of Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Set of four dining room chairs in rosewood upholstered with striped fabric, of Danish design from the 1960s. The chairs are in great vintage condition.   
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Rosewood

Dining Chairs by Henning Kjærnulf
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Set of striking dining chairs by Henning Kjærnulf, made of oak and new upholstered with black aniline leather. Refreshing design with bold baroque coming together nicely with Mid...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Oak

1960 Four Walnut Dining Chairs in Ochre Model 31 by Kai Kristiansen, Denmark
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
A beautiful set of four dining chairs by Kai Kristiansen for Shou-Andersen Møbelfabrik. The chairs are made of walnut frames with new ochre / gold color upholstery. They are in a won...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Kolho a Unique and Colorful Scandinavian Serpent like Chair
Located in Halikko, Finland
With Matthew Day Jackson "Kolho is a series of tables and chairs formed of right angles and serpentine forms. It is inspired by Apollo landing and a small town called Kolho in Fin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Plywood

Laakso, Lightweight Modern Scandinavian Dining Chair in Ash
Located in Halikko, Finland
This modern Classic is designed by Saku Sysiö from Aivan Design and Innovation agency. The soft and organic shaped furniture with its U-shaped “valley” as backrest gives safe ground ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Ash

Nude, Nordic Design Dining Chair in Natural Oak
Located in Halikko, Finland
Nude dining chair with Harri Koskinen. The Nude chair was originally tailored for one of Finland’s most prolific chef and restauranteur Pekka Terävä's "Nude" restaurant in Helsinki,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Laulu, Modern Scandinavian Dining Chair, with Matti Klenell
Located in Halikko, Finland
The stackable “Laulu" chair was originally designed for Finland Music hall of fame in Helsinki that opened in October 2019. Thanks to the skilled CNC wood milling know-how in the mad...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Ash

Punc, Modern Nordic Scandinavian Design Dining Chair, with Shane Schneck
Located in Halikko, Finland
Punc is the abbreviation of punctuation. Its architectural profile frames the user with a suspended seat. Designed by Shane Schneck, it is made of solid ash and it's an exercise in c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Ash

Johannes Andersen Sculpted "Juliane" Teak Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Johannes Andersen sculpted teak "Juliane" side chairs. Solid teak construction. Produced in the Early 1960's, comfortable and seat larger than most! Easy to recover fabric seat! Add ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Ilmari Tapiovaara Armchairs 'Domus' in Beech and Patinated Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Ilmari Tapiovaara, armchairs model 'Domus', beech, leather, Finland, design 1953 Early 'Domus' armchairs by Ilmari Tapiovaara. The frame is made from solid beech wood and the seat...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Beech

Ilmari Tapiovaara Armchairs 'Domus' in Beech and Patinated Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Ilmari Tapiovaara, armchairs model 'Domus', beech, leather, Finland, design 1953 Early 'Domus' armchairs by Ilmari Tapiovaara. The frame is made from solid beech wood and the seat...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Beech

8 Roped Seat Danish Teak Dining Chairs Model 75 by Niels Otto Moller
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Eight Danish rope seat dining chairs by Niels Otto Moller. The classic roped seat chairs have become icons of Danish Modern design since their introduction by J.L. Moller. The set in...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Rope, Teak

Set of Five Kai Kristiansen Teak Dining Chairs
Located in Dronten, NL
Set of 5 Kai Kristiansen dining chairs in teak with seats in Naugahyde.   
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Naugahyde, Teak

Hans Wegner Dining Chairs by Cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Very rare dining chairs designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

By Rainer Daumiller Danish Modern Solid Pine Wood Dining Chairs, 1960s, Set of 6
Located in Hamburg, DE
Exclusive Danish Scandinavian vintage high chairs in highest quality with beautiful patinated wood grain from the solid pine wood frame. Design by Rainer Daumiller in the midcentury...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

Set of 10 Danish Dining Chairs Att. to Erik Buch for Odense Maskinsnedkeri
Located in New York, NY
Nice large set of ten Danish Mid-Century Modern dining chairs attributed to Erik Buch for Odense Maskinsnedkeri. Unusual to find a set of ten, perfect for a very large dining, or con...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak, Upholstery

Set of Six Niels Moller Design Dinging Chairs Model 71 by J.L. Mollers Denmark
Located in New York, NY
Original clean set of Niels Moller design model 71 dining chairs made by J.L. Mollers. This set is of solid teak, with fabric upholstered seats. All are in very fine, ready to use co...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Set of 4 Kiki Chairs Designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Stendig
Located in New York, NY
Sophisticated and chic set of four dining chairs designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Standing. Know as the Kiki chair, this iconic design was produced in Finland in the 1970's . These ...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Yrjö Kukkapuro Dining Chairs Produced by Haimi in Finland
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare set of 6 dining chairs designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro. Produced by Haimi in Finland.
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1960s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Torbjørn Afdal Dining Chairs Model Darby by Nesjestranda Møbelfabrik in Norway
Located in Malmo, SE
Very rare set of 12 dining chairs model Darby designed by Torbjørn Afdal. Produced by Nesjestranda Møbelfabrik in Norway.
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1950s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Bob & Dries Van Der Berghe Sculptural Dining Chairs
Located in Fulton, CA
Beautifully sculptured Danish modern high-back dining chairs by Bob & Dries Van Der Berghe. Made in Denmark, 1970's. Retain Danish control label on each chair. Amazingly comfortable....
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Set of Four Hans Wegner PP203 Dining Chairs for PP Møbler, Denmark, 1970s
Located in Hellouw, NL
Amazing set of four armchairs designed by Hans Wegner and manufactured by PP Møbler, Denmark. These chairs are made of solid oak with wenge inlay. The seat is made of papercord. The ...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Papercord, Oak

Set of 6, Peter Karpf, Model "Voxia", Chairs, Later Part of the 20th Century
Located in Odense, DK
A set of 6, Peter Karpf, "Voxia", I-shape chairs, made in molded beech later part of the 20th century. A sculptural chair, that can be stacked.
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

Set of 6 Danish Dining Chairs Juliane by Johannes Andersen Uldum Møbelfabrik
Located in New York, NY
Chic set of six Danish modern dining chairs designed by Johannes Andersen made by Uldum Møbelfabrik, circa 1960's. These stylish chairs are executed in solid teak, with original upho...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Set of 4 High Back Stained Pine Chairs, Attributed to Axel Einar Hjorth, Sweden
Located in DE
Set of 4 dining chairs in acid stained pine, attributed to Axel Einar Hjorth, model Lovö, Sweden 1930s.
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

Ten Rosewood Danish Modern Dining Chairs, Blue Fabric, Labels on Several Chairs
Located in Kansas City, MO
Set of 10 Danish modern dining chairs in Brazilian rosewood and new blue upholstery. Some slight wear in the form of small nicks and dents in the chair frames but no significant dist...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Rosewood

Moller Style Danish Modern Teak Dining Chairs, Set of Six
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of six mid-century Danish modern style dining chairs In the manner of J.L. Moller By Scandinavia Woodworks Co. Singapore, Mid-20th Century Sculpted teakwoo...
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Mid-20th Century Singaporean Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Jorgen Hoj Dining Chairs in Leather and Aluminum
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jørgen Høj for Niels Vitsoe, set of six dining chairs, leather, aluminum, Denmark, 1960s Minimalist dining chairs by Jørgen Høj for Niels Vitsoe. Clearly influenced by his teacher, ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Aluminum