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Scandinavian Modern Slipper 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 Designer, Organic Lounge Chair, Beige Sheepskin, Beech, Denmark, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic lounge chair or slipper chair, designed by an unknown Danish modernist designer, late 1940s or early 1950s. Other designers working in similar organic style include Fle...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Sheepskin, Beech

PK-0 Lounge Chair by Poul Kjaerholm for Fritz Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A 'PK 0' lounge chair designed by Poul Kjaerholm. This iconic chair in black lacquered laminated beech, features a low, graphic shape designed in 1952. Manufactured by Fritz Hansen, ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Steel

Danish Mid-Century Modern Leather Strap Chair Attributed to Borge Mogensen
Located in New York, NY
Stunning Scandinavian Mid-century Modern design leather lounge / club / slipper chair with back and seat supported by leather straps.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

Little Petra Lounge Chair in Sheepskin with Oak Frame by & Tradition
Located in Vancouver, BC
Initially introduced back in 1938, Little Petra won instant praise at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition, subsequently winning awards at exhibits in New York and Berlin. I...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Sheepskin, Oak

Otto Schulz, Pair of Modernist Slipper Chairs, Sheepskin, Beech, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of organic lounge chairs / slipper chairs by Otto Schulz, manufactured by Boet, Sweden.  Other designers working in the organic style include Flemming Lassen, Philip Arcta...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Sheepskin, Beech

Arne Norell Ariet Lounge Chair
Located in Utrecht, NL
Rarely seen 'Ariet' lounge chair by Swedish Designer Arne Norell in a beautiful brown patinated buffalo leather and finest high gloss chromed frame. Please note the beautiful belts ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Chrome, Steel

Hans J. Wegner Pair of Airport Slipper Chairs
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hans J. Wegner, set of two Airport lounge chairs, leather, metal, Denmark, 1958. This pair of Airport chairs are designed by Hans Wegner in 1958. Although not specifically designe...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Slipper Chairs, Carl Straub Denmark 1960s in Oak and Light Brown Leather
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Pair of slipper chairs by Carl Straub, Denmark, 1960s. Stained oak and light brown leather. Beautiful details. Good to very good condition 2 Sets are available.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Verner Panton "Easy Chair G"
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Verner Panton "Easy Chair G" designed in 1973 and produced by Fritz Hansen. Store formerly known as Artful Dodger Inc.
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Steel

Danish Velvet Slipper Chair
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An exceptional slipper chair with a gently curved back and a generous seat upholstered in a light brown velvet.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Velvet

Otto Schulz, Rare Modernist Slipper Chair, Fabric, Elm, for Boet, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An organic lounge chair /slipper chair by Otto Schulz, manufactured by Boet, Göteborg, Sweden 1940s. Reupholstered in brand new high-end fabric sourced in Sweden.  Other designer...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Sheepskin, Beech

Little Petra Lounge Chair in Sheepskin with Oak Frame by & Tradition
Located in Vancouver, BC
Initially introduced back in 1938, Little Petra won instant praise at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition, subsequently winning awards at exhibits in New York and Berlin. I...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Sheepskin, Oak

Paul Leidersdorff for Cardo 'Caravelle' Lounge Chair in Red Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Leidersdorff for Cado, 'Caravelle' lounge chair, leather, aluminum and wood, Denmark, 1960s Modern armchair created by Paul Leidersdorff for Cado. The slipper chair holds a L-s...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Aluminum

Philip Arctander Armless Clam Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
Philip Arctander armless clam chair A scoop style lounge chair by Philip Arctander completely restored in a luxurious Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca boucle fabric in color blush, Denma...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Alpaca, Beech

Vintage Bo-561 Easy Chair by Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius, Denmark, 1963
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A gorgeous example of a rare and impressively-executed cantilevered easy chair in chrome-plated steel and black vinyl by Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius for Bo-Ex 1963 in original...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Slipper Lounge Chairs in Oak and Leather Made by CFC Silkeborg, Denmark, 1968
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
One of four slipper lounge chairs in oak and leather made by CFC Silkeborg, Denmark, 1968. Very good condition.  
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Finnish Designer, Modernist Slipper Chairs, Birch, Fabric, Finland 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of organic modernist lounge chairs / slipper chairs. Designed and produced in Finland, 1940s. In vintage velvet fabric.  
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1940s Italian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Birch

Otto Schulz Easy Chair, Sweden, Produced by Boet, 1940s
Located in DE
Otto Schulz, slipper chair, restored and new reupholstered in alpaca. Excellent condition.  
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Alpaca, Beech

Scandinavian Modern Teak Slipper Chairs, 1950s
Located in Stamford, CT
Stunning pair of slipper chairs featuring fully restored sculptural teak frames and brand new cushions upholstered in Kravet wool.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Wool, Teak

Carl-Johan Boman Rare Pair of Ivory Velvet Tufted Easy Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Carl-Johan Boman for Oy Boman AB rare pair of ivory velvet easy chairs with elegantly curved tufted backs and tapering stained maple legs, Finland, 1940s. These exquisite Scandinavia...
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1940s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Maple, Velvet

Pair of 1940s Otto Schulz Easy Chairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of luxurious "Schulz" easy chairs by Otto Schultz for Jio Möbler, Sweden. Very early edition featuring large and curved back rests professionally re-upholstered in a grey velvet...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Velvet, Wood

Pair of Scandinavian Teak Armchairs by Oskar Langlo
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of Scandinavian armchairs in teak with beige upholstery by the Norwegian designer Oskar Langlo, edited by P. I. Langlos Fabrikker A/S, in Stranda, Norway. Made in the 1950s, the...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

1960s Pair Arne Norell White Leather ARI Lounge Chairs Scandinavian Cabinmodern
Located in Washington, DC
Pair of heavily worn leather lounge chairs, rare in snow white leather and Chrome plated steel frames. One Pillow Strap has been Repaired. Some cracking to top layer of leather. Ve...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Steel

1940s Danish Easy Chair, Velvet Mohair
Located in DE
Easy chair, manufactured in Denmark in the 1940s, the chair is anonymous, but is strongly inspired by the chairs of Flemming Lassen. Stained solid beech legs and later white velvet ...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Mohair, Beech

Pair of Danish Teak Slipper Lounge Chairs by Grete Jalk for Poul Jeppesen
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid Century slipper lounge chairs designed by Grete Jalk for Poul Jeppesen Mobelfabrik, made in Denmark. Features an armless modern design with a sculpted teak frame. This set has be...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Teak

Scandinavian Modern Scissor Lounge Chair by Folke Ohlsson for DUX
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome and iconic Scandinavian Modern Scissor lounge chair designed by Folke Ohlsson for DUX. It is in wonderful vintage condition. The wood frame has been restored; however, there...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Ib Kofod-Larsen Pair of Penguin Easy Chairs
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Ib Kofod-Larsen, set of 2 'Penguin' lounge chairs, wood, steel, metal and red fabric upholstery, Denmark, design 1953, production 1960s. The 'Penguin' slipper chair was first taken ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Midcentury Danish Modern IB Kofod Larsen Selig Penguin Chairs
Located in Wilmington, DE
What a find. Offered is a set of 2 original 'Penguin' chairs designed by IB Kofod Larsen for Selig. These chairs were designed in 1953 and had a limited production through the 1960s....
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Metal

Fabricius and Kastholm FK82 Chair in Cognac Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Fabricius and Kastholm for Kill International steel and cognac leather, Denmark, 1960s The FK82 "X" chair designed by Preben Fabricius & Jorgen Kastholm and made by Kill Internation...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Steel

Danish 1940s Slipper / Lounge Chairs, Black Leather, Brass Nails, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of 1940s modernist lounge chairs. An early example of traditional Danish cabinet making with original black dyed leather upholstery and brass nails framing the back and wooden...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Ingmar Relling Black Leather Westnofa Siesta Lounge Sling Chairs
Located in Wayne, NJ
Pair of Ingmar Relling black leather westnofa siesta lounge sling chairs.
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1970s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Wood

Little Petra Lounge Chair in Sheepskin with oiled Walnut Frame by & Tradition
Located in Vancouver, BC
Initially introduced back in 1938, Little Petra won instant praise at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition, subsequently winning awards at exhibits in New York and Berlin. I...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Sheepskin, Walnut

Pair of FD 172 Slipper Chairs by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Utrecht, NL
This pair of beech “FD172” easy chairs was designed by the Danish designer duo, Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for the manufacturer France & Daverkosen in the 1950s. This b...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Linen, Wood

Norman Bel Geddes Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chair, Newly Reupholstered
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern slipper chair by famed American Industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes for Valley Furniture, circa 1940s. The chair has been newly reupholstered in g...
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1940s American Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist "EVA" Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist "EVA" chair designed in 1958 and produced by Nordiska Kompaniet. NOTE: We Have Another Chair Waiting To Be Reupholstered. Send Us Your Fabric. Store for...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Birch, Fabric

Hunting Chairs in Oak and Rope Made in Sweden, 1960
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Stunning shaped pair of so called 'Hunting' lounge chairs made by unknown designer or manufactured but quality made which is visible all over. The chairs have a very nice dynamic sha...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Rope, Oak

Pair of Finn Juhl "Japan" Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Finn Juhl "Japan" chairs designed in 1958 and produced by France and Son. I have more that needs reupholstering. Send us your fabric. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Brass

PK20 Easy Chair by Poul Kjaerholm
Located in Sagaponack, NY
Sculptural Scandinavian Modern PK20 lounge chair designed by Poul Kjærholm. This early PK20 lounge chair features a high-back scoop seat with perfectly patinated channeled leather up...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

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Steel