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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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Danish Modern Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs in Steel and Plywood, 1953
Located in Odense, DK
Rare set of 4 vintage dining chairs by Børge Mogensen. This brilliant design was produced in the early 1950s by Søborg Møbelfabrik, Denmark. It is made from molded teak plywood and a...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Niels Moller Model 80 teak chairs 6x Denmark 1966
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice set of 6 teak dining chairs model 80, designed by Niels Moller and manufactured by J.L. Møller Mobelfabrik, Denmark 1966. The chairs have solid teak frames and original bro...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Abalone, Teak

Ole Wansher Elegant Set of Six 'PJ 412' Dining Chairs
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Ole Wansher for P. Jeppesens Møbelfabrik, set of six 'PJ 412' dining chairs, mahogany, black leather, Denmark, 1950s Exclusive set of 'PJ 412' dining room/conference chairs by Ole W...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Set of 4 Santos Rosewood Dining Chairs by Kai Kristiansen
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
Very nice set of 4 chairs, the nicely figured solid Santos Rosewood is in very good condition, and the original quality wool fabric seats have been professionally cleaned, rewebbed a...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Hardwood

Set of Eight Armchairs in Oak and Blue Fabric
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Armchairs, oak, upholstery, Denmark, 1960s Set of eight sculpted dining chairs in solid oak and blue upholstery. These chairs show the characteristics of the well-crafted furnitur...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak, Fabric

Set of 8 Niels Møller Model 71 Oak Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
Niels O. Møller Model 71 dining chairs, oak Set of 8 oak dining chairs designed by Niels O. Moller for his own company J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik, Denmark. The Model 71 was one of...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cotton, Cord, Oak

Rainer Daumiller Dining Chairs in Pine
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Rainer Daumiller, dining chairs, pine, Denmark, 1970s Beautiful set of organic and natural armchairs in solid pine. A lovely design focusing on the natural expression and grain of...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

Set of Six Danish Dining Chairs in Teak and Blue Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Dining chairs, teak, fabric, Denmark, 1960s Stunning set of dining chairs with striking backrests. The model is angular and modest as it is build up in mainly horizontal and verti...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Set of 8 Niels Møller Model 71 Rosewood Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
Niels O. Møller Model 71 dining chairs, 1951 Set of 8 rosewood dining chairs designed by Niels O. Moller for his own company J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik, Denmark. The Model 71 was ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cord, Rosewood, Cotton

Set of 8 Niels Møller Model 78 Rosewood Dining Chairs, 1962
Located in London, GB
Niels O. Møller Model 78 Dining Chairs, 1962 Set of 8 iconic model 78 dining chairs designed by Niels O. Møller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik, Denmark in 1962. The frames are made fr...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cotton, Cord, Rosewood

Kai Kristiansen Set of 8 Model 42 Rosewood and Boucle Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
Kai Kristiansen Model 42 dining Chairs, 1956. Set of 8 dining chairs produced by Skovman Andersen for the Illum Bolighus department store in Copenhagen. The frames are made from th...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Rosewood, Bouclé

Set of 6 Original Oak Wishbone Chairs by Hans Wegner for Carl Hanson & Son
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
A beautiful set of these classic dining chairs by the master designer Hans J. Wegner and produced by Carl Hansen & Son, the wooden frames are in very good condition and are have gold...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Papercord, Oak

Set of 8 Niels Møller Model 78 Rosewood Dining Chairs, 1962
Located in London, GB
Niels O. Møller Model 78 dining chairs, 1962 Set of ten rosewood dining chairs designed by Niels O. Møller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik, Denmark, 1962. Seats reupholstered with prem...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Set of 8 Niels Møller Model 78 Rosewood Dining Chairs, 1962
Located in London, GB
Niels O. Møller Model 78 Dining Chairs, 1962 Set of ten rosewood dining chairs designed by Niels O. Møller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik, Denmark, 1962. Seats reupholstered with prem...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Set of 8 Niels Møller Model 78 Rosewood Dining Chairs, 1962
Located in London, GB
Niels O. Møller Model 78 Dining Chairs, 1962 Set of eight rosewood dining chairs designed by Niels O. Møller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik, Denmark, 1962. Seats reupholstered with pr...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Set of 10 Niels Møller Model 78 Rosewood Dining Chairs, 1962
Located in London, GB
Niels O. Møller Model 78 dining chairs, 1962 Set of ten rosewood dining chairs designed by Niels O. Møller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik, Denmark, 1962. Seats reupholstered with ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Niels Moller Model 78 Rosewood and Papercord Dining Chairs, 1962
Located in London, GB
Niels O. Møller Model 78 dining chairs, 1962. Set of eight rosewood dining chairs designed by Niels O. Møller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik, Denmark, 1962. Seats rewoven in undye...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Papercord, Rosewood

Niels O. Møller Model 78 Rosewood Dining Chairs, 1962
Located in London, GB
Niels O. Møller Model 78 Dining Chairs, 1962. Set of eight rosewood dining chairs designed by Niels O. Møller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik, Denmark, 1962. Seats reupholstered in pre...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Niels O. Møller Model 78 Rosewood Dining Chairs, 1962
Located in London, GB
Niels O. Møller Model 78 Dining Chairs, 1962. Set of eight rosewood dining chairs designed by Niels O. Møller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik, Denmark, 1962. Seats reupholstered in pre...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

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

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

Set of Four Fully Restored Kai Kristiansen Teak Dining Chairs, Inc. Reupholstery
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of 4 1960s teak dining chairs by Kai Kristiansen The chairs have Kai Kristiansens typical straight lines and crooked angles that gives the chairs life and personality. The ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Harry Ostergaard, Set of Dining Chairs
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Harry Ostergaard set of six dining chairs in rosewood. Seats new upholstered with black aniline leather. Made by Randers Møbelfabrik.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Set of Three Scandinavian Modern Spindle Back Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rare set of three Danish spindle back dining chairs made in the Scandinavian Modern style. Thick, round frames having a square back with spindles. Supported by tapered round legs end...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Naugahyde, Hardwood

Set of Four Kai Kristiansen Model 42 Black Leather and Hardwood Chairs
Located in Madrid, ES
Four armchairs, model 42, of solid hardwood and original black leather upholstered seat and tiltable back. Designed in 1956-1957 by Kai Kristiansen and manufactured by Schou Andersen...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

Set of Four Poul Cadovius Dining Chairs for CADO, Denmark, 1959
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Set of four dining chairs by Paul Cadovius for Cado – Denmark, 1959. The chairs are made of teak wood and are reupholstered in a black faux leather. Very good condition. Designer:...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Faux Leather, Teak

Set of Five Butterfly Chairs by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1979
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Set of five butterfly chairs by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen – Denmark, produced in 1979. Chrome base, white lacquer plywood and blue Kvadrat fabric. Designer: Arne Jacobsen Manu...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wool, Plywood

Kai Kristiansen Rosewood Model 42, Set of 4
Located in London, GB
A set of 4 original 1960’s Kai Kristiansen model 42 chairs. Original leather upholstery with outstanding rosewood frames. Extremely comfortable with pivoting back rests. Reupholste...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Palisander, Leather

Set of Eight 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 4 Arne Wahl Dining Chairs
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Four dining chairs designed by Arne Wahl, model GS61 for Glyngore Stolefabrik. Chairs crafted of solid rosewood with new upholstered seats in tan aniline leather.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Bernhard Pedersen & Søn Set of Dining Chairs
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Bernhard Pedersen & Søn set of six dining chairs in partly solid rosewood. New upholstered with tan aniline leather. Made in the 1960s.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Rud Thygesen & Johnny Sørensen Four Chairs
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Rud Thygesen & Johnny Sørensen set of four with frame of solid mahogany. Cane in the back original leather aniline upholstery on seat. From "Kongeserien" by Botium.
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Torbjörn Afdal for Vamo, Four Chairs
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Torbjörn Afdal four dining chairs, rosewood. Seats new upholstered with tan aniline leather. Made by Vamo.
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Rosewood, Leather

Niels Koefoed Dining Chairs, Model "Eva", Rosewood, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Niels Koefoed dining chairs made in solid rosewood. New upholstered in tan vintage aniline leather. Model Eva, made by Niels Koefoeds Møbelfabrik Hornslet, 1960s.  
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

K. S. Møbler Four Dining Chairs
Located in Esbjerg, DK
K. S. Møbler four dining chairs in rosewood. New upholstered with aniline leather. Made in the 1960s.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Scandinavian Modern Göran Malmvall Svensk Fur Pine Chairs
Located in Kramfors, SE
Scandinavian modern set of 4 chairs by Göran Malmvall Svensk Fur, Sweden. The chairs are made in solid Swedish pine around 1950. The chairs follow the Scandinavian modern ideals with...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

Set of Niels O. Moller Rosewood Dining Chairs, Model 77
Located in London, GB
Outstanding set of 4 rosewood model 77 dining chairs designed by Niels O. Moller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik, Denmark late 1950’s. Absolutely beautiful rosewood. Existing grey wooll...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Rosewood

Arne Jacobsen 3107 Butterfly Chairs by Fritz Hansen
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Plywood butterfly chairs model 3107 designed by Arne Jacobsen and produced under license by Fritz Hansen. These are from the 1980s- 1990s. Originally designed in the 1950s. ...
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1980s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Plywood

Set of 6 Niels Otto Moller Model 75 Dining Chairs, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Elegantly shaped set of 6 dining chairs designed by Niels Otto Moller for JL. Mollers. Beautiful organic shaped oak frames with original papercord seats. Good original conditio...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Papercord, Oak, Wood

Set of 4 Vintage Palisander Dining Chairs, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Mid century high quality dining chairs made from palisander and original vintage checkered upholstery in fabric. Good condition. The chairs are very well made with a high wood ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Palisander

Set 6 Danish Modern Dining Chairs by Kai Kristiansen Model T21
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning set of 6 dining chairs designed by Kai Kristiansen,, Made in Denmark, beautifully restored,, Superior quaiity and construction ,,Extremely comfortable,, Hand delivery avail ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Rainer Daumiller Set of Eight Dining Chairs in Solid Pine
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Rainer Daumiller for Hirtshals Savvaerk, set of eight armchairs, pine, Denmark, 1970s   These dining chairs by Danish designer Rainer Daumiller have multiple features. The vivid gr...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

Kai Kristiansen Set of 4 Teak Ladder Back Dinning Room Chairs, 1960's, Denmark
Located in The Hague, NL
Scandinavian modern period dining room chairs designed by Kai Kristiansen and crafted by high end Danish maker Korup Stolefabrik in 1960's period. Subtle features such as the finger...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak, Faux Leather

Børge Mogensen Set of 4 "J39" Dinning Oak Chairs for FDB Møbler, 1947, Denmark
Located in The Hague, NL
Scandinavian Modern period set of 4 stunning dining room chairs were designed by Børge Mogensen in 1947 for FDB Møbler Danish manufacture. Due to its different use in private as wel...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Papercord, Oak

Set of Six Diningchairs by Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
W1 - dining chairs in oak and reupholstered with Dunes camel leather. Set of six. Maker C. M Madsen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

Armchair Bardot Met, Fabric, Metal, Black, Red, Green Modern by Emilio Nanni
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
Bardot Met stands out for its elegance and brightness, extending its style to include new frames, pastel and vibrant shades, and refined, contemporary finishes. The frame of the new ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Armchair Bardot Wood, Fabric, Metal, Black, Red, Green Modern by Emilio Nanni
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
BARDOT extends its style to include new frames and new pastel and vibrant shades. The new 1950-style Bardot collection is pleasantly soft and graceful in design, with solid volume...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Armchair Bardot Met, Fabric, Metal, Black, Red, Green Modern by Emilio Nanni
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
Bardot met stands out for its elegance and brightness, extending its style to include new frames, pastel and vibrant shades, and refined, contemporary finishes. The frame of the new ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Armchair Bardot Met, Fabric, Metal, Black, Red, Green Modern by Emilio Nanni
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
Bardot met stands out for its elegance and brightness, extending its style to include new frames, pastel and vibrant shades, and refined, contemporary finishes. The frame of the new ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Four Asserbo Chairs by Børge Mogensen for AB Karl Andersson & Söner Sweden 1960s
Located in Almelo, NL
Four pine and papercord ’Asserbo’ armchairs by Børge Mogensen for AB Karl Andersson & Söner, Sweden. The paper cord seat is original. Børge Mogensen designed his furniture with the i...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Pine, Papercord

Borge Mogensen Dining Chairs for C.M. Madsens in Teak & Beech Danish Modern- TEN
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of ten dining chairs with teak seats and backs with beechwood frames designed by Borge Mogensen and produced by C.M. Madsens of Denmark.  
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Beech, Teak

Arne Hovmand Olsen Set of Six Dining Chairs
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Set of six Arne Hovmand Olsen dining chairs. Frame of partly solid teak. New upholstered with tan aniline leather.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Arne Vodder, Dining Chairs
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Arne Vodder dining chairs, new upholstered with tan aniline leather. Frame in partly solid teak. Model 418, made by Sibast.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak, Leather

Set of Four Santos Rosewood Model 42 Chairs by Kai Kristiansen
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
Very nice set of 4 chairs, the nicely figured solid Santos rosewood is in very good condition, and the original light brown leather seats have been professionally cleaned and are als...
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Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Hardwood

Teak Dining Chair by Niels Otto Møller Model 78
Located in Vienna, AT
Dining chair made of solid teak, designed 1962 by Niels Otto Møller and produced by J. L. Møller Møbelfabrik, model number 78. Used but still in a perfect condition. Seats have to ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Erik Kirkegaard for Høng Stolefabrik Armchair in Teak
Located in San Francisco, CA
Offered here is a Erik Kirkegaard designed armchair for Høng Stolefabrik. Frame is Teak with Brown leather upholstery.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak, Leather

Set of 6 Niels Otto Moller Model 75 Dining Chairs, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Elegantly shaped set of 6 dining chairs designed by Niels Otto Moller for JL. Mollers. Beautiful organic shaped wooden frames with original reeded salmon pink fabric upholstery. ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood