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Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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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Børge Mogensen 2209 Sofa
Located in Epperstone, Nottinghamshire
Beautiful example of Børge Mogensen’s classic sofa model 2209 for Fredericia Stolefabrik, Denmark. Designed in 1965, this original sofa is in wonderful condition with soft, thick and...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather

3 Seater Sofa, Model GE290, in Oak by Hans J. Wegner, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
3 seater sofa, model GE290, in oak and blue Hallingdal wool designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1953 and manufactured by GETAMA in the 1960s. The sofa is in great vintage condition.  
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Wool, Oak

Nordic Modern Sofa in Sheepskin, Scandinavia Mid-20th Century
Located in Utrecht, NL
The curved, or banana sofa is often thought of as the most ubiquitous piece of furniture. While a sofa with a rounded shape is not ground-breaking, it has typically been reserved for...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Sheepskin, Wood

Carl Malmsten Early Pine Sofa Bed, Sweden, 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
Carl Malmsten devoted his life to the renewal of traditional Swedish craftsmanship, inspired by the cultural examples of the Swedish country manor and rustic styles – furniture endow...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

1970's Sofa by Karl Erik Ekselius for JOC Design in Camel Color Tufted Leather
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Absolutely rare and beautiful (Chesterfield model) sofa in camel color tufted leather from the second half of the 70's designed by Karl Erik Ekselius for JOC Design Vetlanda in Swede...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather

Viggo Boesen Style Curved Sofa Model No. 96 in Lambswool by N.A. Jørgensen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Unique and just superb curved or banana shaped loveseat or settee with open armrests designed and made as Model 96 by N.A. Jørgensens Møbelfabrik in 1954/55. N.A. Jørgensen is better...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Lambskin, Beech

Peter Hvidt Three-Seat Sofa Lambwool Sofa, 1940s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Peter Hvidt, three-seat sofa new upholstered with lambwool. Legs of beech Made in the 1940s.
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Lambskin, Beech

2 Seat Sofa by Unknown Designer
Located in Copenhagen, DK
2-seat sofa, upholstered with striped savak wool in grey and white colors. With legs of stained beech. Unknown maker.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Beech

Hans J. Wegner 1950s Danish Modern Daybed in Teakwood and Rattan "GE7", GETAMA
Located in Odense, DK
Designed by Hans Wegner for GETAMA this amazing convertible daybed / sofa features a beautifully patinated teakwood frame and woven cane / rattan back seat which reveals a hidden spa...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Teak, Wool, Cane, Rattan

Sofa by Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Reupholstered 3-seater sofa in the textiles 'Clay' (code 008) and 'Byram' (code 361) with dark legs in oak. Maker Johannes Hansen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Oak

Pair of Flemming Lassen Style 1940s Sheepskin Armchairs
Located in London, GB
Pair of high-backed vintage armchairs in the manner of Flemming Lassen, produced in Denmark sometime, between 1940-1960. The legs are stained beechwood and the chairs have been compl...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Sheepskin, Beech

Long Norwegian Modern Exposed Teak Sofa with Original Upholstery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern sofa with a continuous, exposed teak arm / back trim (Norway, ca. 1960s). Retains the original upholstery composed of a charcoal wool frame with a contrasting cush...
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Wool, Teak

Danish Modern Kaj Gottlob Sofa for Cabinetmaker A.J. Iversen, 1940s
Located in Odense, DK
Wonderful and rare 3-seater sofa designed by Kaj Gottlob in the 1940s and made at master cabinetmaker A.J. Iversen. The sofa is upholstered in the original green wool with brass nail...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Wool, Oak

Mid Century Danish Three Seater Sofa in Leather and Beech Frame, 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
Rare mid century Danish three seater sofa in leather and beech frame, 1960s. Great modern lines in this brutalist sofa. General good vintage condition with a lovely patina.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Beech

Vintage Hans Wegner Ch72 Sofa, Restored in Pierre Frey Teddy Mohair
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
Hans Wegner designed the CH71 lounge chair and CH72 sofa in 1952, drawing on expertise in cabinetmaking and upholstery. The result is a finely crafted, fluid design that appears as s...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Mohair

Scandinavian Modern Carl Malmsten Samsas Sofa
Located in Kramfors, SE
Mid-Century Modern Carl Malmsten sofa "Samsas" for O.H Sjögren in Tranås. The sofa is a Scandinavian Modern Classic with a solid pine frame and red toned upholstery. Commonly conside...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Pine

Arne Norell Vintage Leather Merkur Sofa Loveseat in Butterscotch Brown , 1960s
Located in Hamburg, DE
A very comfortable and rare leather 2.5-seat sofa by Arne Norell for Norell Möbel AB Sweden ( marked ) from the midcentury era is being offered here. It is from highest quality and a...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Wood, Leather

Two-Seater Sofa by a Danish Cabinetmaker, Denmark, 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
This beautiful Danish two-seater sofa recalls the peak of Danish Mid-Century Modern design. Thanks to its curved shape, this three-seater is exceptionally cosy and elegant. Curved so...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Bouclé, Wood

Danish Cabinetmaker Two-Seater “Banana” Sofa, Denmark, 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
This beautiful Danish two-seater sofa recalls the Art Deco style of the 1930s with the recognizable touch of Danish Modernism. Thanks to its elegantly curved shape, this type of sofa...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Bouclé, Wood

Frits Henningsen Mahogany Sofa with White Fabric Upholstery
Located in Madrid, ES
Beautiful box-shaped mahogany sofa designed by Frits Henningsen and produced in the 1940s. Front with rounded sleigh-shaped sides, tapered legs. Reupholstered in white textured fabric.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Mahogany

Two-Piece Sectional Sofa by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig, 1960s
Located in Hamburg, PA
A Mid-Century Modern designer two-piece sectional sofa designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Selig. This elegant Danish sofa has sculpted wood arms and a vertical slatted back. This sculpt...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Upholstery, Birch

Danish Midcentury Leather Sofa, Okamura & Marquardsen
Located in London, GB
Beautiful burgundy Admiral leather 2 seater sofa by Takashi Okamura & Erik Marquardsen for Skipper Mobler, Denmark. Circa 1970’s.
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather

Mid Century Danish Daybed by Rud Thygesen in Oregon Pine "Skuffesengen", 1961
Located in Odense, DK
Mid century Danish daybed by Rud Thygesen in Oregon pine, called "skuffesengen", designet in 1961, produced by Contur Møbler. Great details and alot of storage opportunities.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Pine

1940s Leather Sofa by Frits Henningsen
Located in New York, NY
1940s black leather and mahogany sofa by Frits Henningsen.
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Mahogany

Arne Vodder AV53 / 3 Sofa by Ivan Schlechter, Denmark
Located in Utrecht, NL
Black leather 3-seat sofa model AV53 / 3 by Arne Vodder, designed in 1953 for Ivan Schlechter, Denmark. The sofa has a slightly curved backrest that flows smoothly into the upwardl...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Teak

Midcentury Finnish Cabinetmaker Sofa, Finland, circa 1950s
Located in Utrecht, NL
The Nordic perspective on cabinetmaking is exceptional, and Finland is no exception, quite the opposite. Wood is omnipresent in the Nordics, and Finnish woodworking is world-famous f...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Fabric

Teak "JH 555" Sofa by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen, Denmark. 1950s.
Located in Stockholm, SE
Amazing sofa by Hans J. Wegner, model “JH 555”. Made from teak with linen upholstery. Clean lines with a striking silhouette and decorative wooden elements. Casually elegant, laid-ba...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Teak, Linen

Danish Cabinetmaker 1950s Curved Sheepskin Sofa
Located in London, GB
Danish cabinetmaker curved sofa Curved sofa from an anonymous 1950s Danish cabinetmaker. This piece has stained beech legs and new sheepskin upholstery from New Zealand. The sofa ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Beech, Sheepskin

1940s Finnish Boucle Sofa by Carl-Johan Boman
Located in London, GB
Carl-Johan Boman Curved love seat sofa, circa 1940 This 2-person sofa was produced in Finland by Oy Boman AB in the 1940s. It has been refurbished and reupholstered at our Lond...
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1940s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Elm, Wool, Cotton

Pair of Cirkus Armchairs by Carl Malmsten, 1950s
Located in London, GB
A pair of armchairs designed by Carl Malmsten in 1950s and produced in Sweden. This pair have been reupholstered in chase Erwin 'Embrace Cotton White', a luxurious off-white wool-cot...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Elm, Wool

Finnish Cabinetmaker 1940s Boucle Sofa
Located in London, GB
Finnish Cabinetmaker Curved sofa, 1940s. Curved sofa produced in Finland in the 1940s. The sofa has carved, stained elm wood legs and has been reupholstered in a luxurious cott...
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1940s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Bouclé, Elm

Danish Cabinetmaker 1940s Curved Boucle Sofa
Located in London, GB
Danish cabinetmaker Curved sofa, 1940s. Curved sofa produced in Denmark in the 1940s. The sofa has thick, stained beechwood legs and has been reupholstered in cotton-wool blend...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Bouclé

1950s Swedish Boucle Samspel Sofa by Carl Malmsten
Located in London, GB
Carl Malmsten 'Samspel' sofa First designed in 1956 and produced by AB Record in Bollnas, Sweden, the 'Samspel' sofa is one of the finest pieces to be drawn by Sweden's design ico...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Wool, Cotton, Beech

Flemming Lassen Attributed Sofa, circa 1940s
Located in London, GB
Flemming Lassen (attributed) Sofa, circa 1940s Small sofa attributed to Flemming Lassen, Denmark. Stained oak legs with new pale wool fabric upholstery from Chase Erwin. Me...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Oak, Wool

PK 26 by Poul Kjærholm
Located in Copenhagen, DK
PK 26 - Wall-mounted sofa with two modules of spring steel and deep-stitched cushions in black leather. Maker Frits Hansen.
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Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather

1970s Danish Modern Teak Loveseat
Located in High Point, NC
This two-seat teak sofa was manufactured in Denmark, circa 1970. In this elegantly composed design, soft cushions rests on a dynamic bent hardwood frame. A contrast of textures and c...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery, Teak

Slagelse Mobelvaerk 1950s Sheepskin Sofa
Located in London, GB
Slagelse Mobelvaerk Model 185 sofa, 1952 Rarely seen curved loveseat sofa from Danish cabinetmakers Slagelse Mobelvaerk. Stained oak legs and new sheepskin upholstery from New ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Sheepskin, Oak

Even Arm Sofa by Hans Wegner
Located in Providence, RI
Elegant even arm sofa on tapered teak legs, designed by Hans J. Wegner, circa 1955. This example, produced by the workshop of A.P. Stolen, Denmark, circa 1971. Purchased from origina...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool, Teak

Danish Modern Rosewood Sofa by Kai Kristiansen
Located in New York, NY
Kai Kristiansen's furniture are renowned for their smooth, simplified forms and use of round and flat surfaces. This classic sofa, made from rosewood in the mid-20th century, exempli...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Bouclé, Rosewood

Two-Seat Danish Sofa, Original Piece from the 1940s Newly Upholstered
Located in Paris, FR
This two-seat bouclé sofa is an original piece from the 1940s, manufactured in Denmark. Beechwood natural color waxed feet. This sofa has been fully restored and newly upholstere...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Upholstery, Beech, Fabric, Wool, Bouclé

Two-Seat Danish Sofa, Original Piece from the 1950s Newly Upholstered
Located in Paris, FR
This two-seat curved settee is an original piece from the 1950s, manufactured in Denmark. Lovely shape and curves. Very comfortable seat. Beechwood natural color waxed feet. Thi...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Wool, Bouclé, Upholstery, Beech

Johannes Andersen for CFC Silkeborg, Sofa, circa 1960, Danemark
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Johannes Andersen for CFC Silkeborg, three seater sofa, Teak and beige fabric, Publisher label, circa 1960, Danemark. Measures : Height 93 cm, width 181 cm, depth 73 cm.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Teak

Danish Banana Sofa in Striped Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Banana sofa in red and white striped upholstery, wooden, Denmark, 1940s. This voluptuous sofa is executed in a striped fabric with wooden legs. The sofa has a high lined and curve...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist, Curved Sofa for Nordiska Kompaniet, 1958
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful "Paradiset" sofa designed by Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist in 1958 and manufactured by Nordiska Kompaniet for the Triva collection. Triva was developed by Elias Svedberg and hi...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Wool, Bouclé, Upholstery, Beech

Pair of Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen Sofas, Gustav Bertelsen, Denmark, 1950s
Located in The Hague, NL
This exceptionally rare two seater sofa was designed by Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen and produced by the master cabinet maker Gustav Bertelsen in the early 1950s. The sofa has been new...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Wool, Bouclé, Upholstery, Wood, Teak

Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen Sofa Model '4118' in Original Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, sofa model '4118', original leather, mahogany, Denmark, 1930s Classic and elegant Scandinavian two-seat sofa by Kaare Klint for manufacturer Rud Ras...
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1930s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Mahogany

Hans J. Wegner 1950s Danish Modern Daybed in Oak and Rattan "GE7" Made at GETAMA
Located in Odense, DK
Designed by Hans Wegner for GETAMA this amazing convertible daybed / sofa features a beautifully patinated oak frame and woven cane / rattan back seat which reveals a hidden space fo...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Cane, Rattan, Oak, Wool

Modern Swedish Teak Model USA 75 3-Seat Sofa by Folke Ohlsson for DUX, 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
Swedish modern, three seater sofa in massive teak with reupholstered cushions in 100% wool, made by Folke Ohlsson for DUX, model USA 75, 1963.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Wool, Teak

Frits Schlegel 'Attributed', Organic Settee, Beige Lambskin, Denmark circa 1949
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An example of early Danish modernism. Upholstered in beige sheepskin contrasting dark wooden legs. Frits Schlegel was a Danish modernist architect active during the same era as...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Sheepskin, Beech

Sculptural Midcentury Scandinavian Vintage Woven Leather Bench Lounge Sofa 1960s
Located in Hamburg, DE
This captivatingly beautiful & very rare bench, settee ( 2-seat ) is a classical Scandinavian/ Danish Modern design beauty from 1950s-1960s. Special features are the thick webbed...
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Wood

Grete Jalk Sofa in Oak and Checked Fabric with Hidden Storage
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Grete Jalk for P. Jeppesen, sofa, oak, fabric upholstery, Denmark, 1960s This sofa is designed by Grete Jalk in the 1960s. It features not only a beautiful designed shape but also h...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Oak

Important Brockmann Petersen Sofa in Nutwood and Bouclé, Louis G. Thiersen, 1951
Located in The Hague, NL
This exceptionally rare two seater sofa was designed by Brockmann Petersen and produced by the cabinet maker Louis G. Thiersen & Søn in 1951. This design was presented at the 1951 Ca...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Wool, Bouclé, Upholstery, Nutwood

Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen Sofa in Original Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, sofa, original leather, teak, Denmark, 1930s Classic and elegant Scandinavian two-seat sofa by Kaare Klint for manufacturer Rud Rasmussen. The piece...
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1930s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Teak

Three-Seat Danish Curved Sofa, Original Piece from the 1940s Newly Upholstered
Located in Paris, FR
This Three-seat curved sofa is an original piece from the 1940s, manufactured in Denmark. Lovely shape and curves. Very comfortable seat. Beechwood natural color waxed feet. Thi...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Bouclé, Wool, Upholstery, Beech, Fabric

Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen & Torben Lind Leather Sofa
Located in Dronten, NL
Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen & Torben Lind for France & Søn sofa in oak and cognac colored leather, Denmark, 1962. The cognac leather seat and back resemble the Mies van der Rohe Barcelona c...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Oak

Arne Norell Sofa Model Indra Produced by Arne Norell AB in Aneby, Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Sofa model Indra designed by Arne Norell. Produced by Arne Norell AB in Aneby, Sweden.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

Sofa Model 2443 in Leather by Børge Mogensen, Fredericia, Denmark
Located in Stockholm, SE
Sofa model 2443 designed by Børge Mogensen. Designed in 1975 and produced by Fredericia Furniture in Denmark. This example ca late 1970s. Black original leather and solid oak legs. D...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Leather, Oak

Danish Midcentury Fritz Hansen Style Highback or Wingback Sofa, circa 1955
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Very charming high back or wingback 1950s sofa from Denmark. The sofa is very reminiscent of Fritz Hansen's model 8112 loveseat but in this case somewhat larger and with a loose seat...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Beech