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Scandinavian Modern Buffets

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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Teak Cabinet by Axel Larsson for Bodafors
Located in Madrid, ES
Teak cabinet designed by Axel Larsson (1898-1975) for Bodafors, Sweden in 1961. Interior made of birch. Storage featuring shelves and pull-out trays. Beautiful piece of furniture tha...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Birch, Teak

Finn Juhl Sideboard
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sofa bench designed by Finn Juhl in 1955, relaunched in 2012. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. After Finn Juhl’s rise to stardom in the American design circles arou...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Wood

Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Dresser Buffet Sideboard Manner of Arne Vodder
Located in Wayne, NJ
Danish Mid-Century Modern teak dresser. Back is unfinished.
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1960s Unknown Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Teak

Solid Elm Sideboard by Olavi Hanninen
Located in Lyon, FR
Solid elm sideboard designed by Olavi Hanninen. Composed of three doors and three drawers. Handles in black metal.
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Metal

1960s Arne Hovmand Olsen Fine Teak Credenza for Selig Denmark
Located in Miami, FL
Fine Danish teak credenza by Arne Hovmand-Olsen for Selig. Featuring beautifully figured teak, it has sliding doors to the left opening to an adjustable shelf and two half drawers. T...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

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Teak

Scandinavian Modern Sideboard
Located in New York, NY
Crafted of solid fir and ash, and veneered with ash, birch and burled-birch veneers, the sideboard provides excellent storage options. Four curved interior drawers sit above a pair o...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Ash

Finn Juhl Sideboard in Wood and whit Unit Tray in Cold Colors
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sofa bench designed by Finn Juhl in 1955, relaunched in 2012. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. After Finn Juhl’s rise to stardom in the American design circles arou...
Category

2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Wood

Finn Juhl Sideboard in Wood and Warm Colors with a Tray Unit
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sofa bench designed by Finn Juhl in 1955, relaunched in 2012. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. After Finn Juhl’s rise to stardom in the American design circles arou...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Design Danish Sideboard Buffet, from the 1960s'
Located in London, GB
Impressive design sideboard in teak; with two sliding doors on the upper part, three drawers in the middle and two flap doors on the right and left lower hand side.
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Mid-20th Century French Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Teak

Finn Juhl Sideboard in Wood and Cold Colors Whit Unit Tray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sofa bench designed by Finn Juhl in 1955, relaunched in 2012. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. After Finn Juhl’s rise to stardom in the American design circles arou...
Category

2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Sideboard U-452, Jiří Jiroutek, Czechoslovakia, 1960´s
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Mid century sideboard with sliding doors and one long shelf inside, designed by Jirí Jiroutek in the 1960´s. It´s made of oak wood. In excellent condition, fully refurbished.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Wood, Oak

Fully Restored Mid-Century Modernist Sideboard No. U-460, by Jiří Jiroutek, Czec
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This Mid-Century Modernist sideboard no. U-460 was designed by the famous Czechoslovaka architect Jirí Jiroutek in 1958. It was made in the former Czechoslovakia for Interiér Praha ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Wood, Beech, Plywood

Finn Juhl Sideboard
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sofa bench designed by Finn Juhl in 1955, relaunched in 2012. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. After Finn Juhl’s rise to stardom in the American design circles arou...
Category

2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Wood

Bastone Sideboard in Oak with Doors
Located in Helsinki, FI
The Bastone Case Piece collection, which consists of a cabinet and a sideboard, is designed by the master cabinet maker and designer Antrei Hartikainen for Poiat studio. Somewhere on...
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2010s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Oak

Bastone Sideboard in Oak
Located in Helsinki, FI
The Bastone Case Piece collection, which consists of a cabinet and a sideboard, is designed by the master cabinet maker and designer Antrei Hartikainen for Poiat studio. Somewhere on...
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2010s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Oak

Maison Regain, Three-door-leaves Enfilade in Elm, 1960s
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Maison Regain, attributed to. Rectangular-shaped enfilade in blond elm with three door leaves. Each door, overflow mounted on the chassis, consists of five vertical slats ended by...
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20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Elm

Fully Restored Mid-Century Modernist Sideboard No. U-460, by Jiří Jiroutek, CZ
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This Mid-Century Modernist sideboard no. U-460 was designed by the famous Czechoslovaka architect Jirí Jiroutek in 1958. It was made in the former Czechoslovakia for Interiér Praha ...
Category

1960s Czech Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Wood, Beech, Plywood

Finn Juhl Sideboard
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sofa Bench designed by Finn Juhl in 1955, relaunched in 2012. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. After Finn Juhl’s rise to stardom in the American design circles around ...
Category

2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Wood

Torbjørn Afdal for Bruksbo Scandinavian Modern Rosewood Bar Cart, 1960s
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional mid-century Scandinavian Modern flip top bar cart or buffet server By Torbjørn Afdal for Bruksbo Norway, 1960s Brazilian rosewood, with brass hardware...
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Brass

Finn Juhl Sideboard in Wood and Cold Colors whit Unit Tray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sofa Bench designed by Finn Juhl in 1955, relaunched in 2012. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. After Finn Juhl’s rise to stardom in the American design circles around ...
Category

2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Wood

Bastone Sideboard in Black
Located in Helsinki, FI
The Bastone case piece collection, which consists of a cabinet and a sideboard, is designed by the master cabinet maker and designer Antrei Hartikainen for Poiat studio. Somewhere on...
Category

2010s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Oak

Finn Juhl Sideboard in Wood and Warm Colors with Tray Unit
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sofa Bench designed by Finn Juhl in 1955, relaunched in 2012. Manufactured by House of Finn Juhl in Denmark. After Finn Juhl’s rise to stardom in the American design circles around ...
Category

2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Wood

Patrick Schols "La Ruche" Cabinet
Located in San Francisco, CA
A whimsical yet completely practical storage cabinet by Dutch furniture maker Patrick Schols. The cabinet is completely hand-carved with a pair of doors that open to reveal an interi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Wood

Midcentury Sideboard, Zapadoslovenske Nabytkarske Zavody, Czechoslovakia, 1960
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Midcentury sideboard or chest of drawers. It features a sliding doors. It´s made of wood and plywood, veneered in a polished oakwood. It was produced by Zapadoslovenske Nabytkarske Z...
Category

Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Wood, Oak

Dux Walnut Credenza / Buffet
Located in Crockett, CA
This walnut credenza by DUX of Sweden has five drawers, two sliding doors, and a sled base. There are two adjustable shelves that slide in and out on wire supports. DUX signature on ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Walnut

Patrick Schols "Polka Dot" Cabinet
Located in San Francisco, CA
A unique and completely handmade two-door cabinet by Dutch furniture maker Patrick Schols. The exterior has hand-carved raised "polka dot" pattern on all sides while the interior has...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Paint, Wood

Birka Sideboard by Axel Einar Hjorth for NK, Sweden
Located in San Francisco, CA
A rare root wood veneered sideboard designed in 1935 by Architect Axel Einar Hjorth. Cabinet has three doors with adjustable shelves on two right sections and the left side having th...
Category

1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Wood

Henry Rosengren Hansen Teak Credenza for Skovby Mobelfabrik, Denmark
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Henry Rosengren Hansen teak credenza or buffet. Beautiful design with tons of storage! 5 center drawers and 4 sliding doors open to reveal adjustable shelf’s. Original finish is very...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Teak

Danish Teak Credenza, Børge Mogensen for A/S Søborg Møbelfabrik 'Søborg Møbler'
Located in Crockett, CA
Nice medium size Danish teak credenza on a signature Børge Mogensen sled base which measures 11" tall. The interior is blond oak and has two adjustable shelves (28 1/4" x 16 1/2") an...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Oak, Teak

Danish Teak Credenza, Børge Mogensen for A/S Søborg Møbelfabrik (Søborg Møbler)
Located in Crockett, CA
Nice medium size Danish teak credenza on a signature Børge Mogensen sled base which measures 11" tall. The interior is blond oak and has two adjustable shelves (28 1/4" x 16 1/2") an...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Oak, Teak

1960s Midcentury Danish Brazilian Rosewood Credenza Cabinet Rustic Cabin Modern
Located in Washington, DC
One flatware drawer on the left, and an adjustable shelf in each side. Some small spots of damage to veneer where a hutch top cabinet was placed, and fading, chipped back corner. Bal...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Rosewood

Stellar Hans Wegner Teak Dresser for Ry Mobler/George Tanier
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $4,250....Imported by George Tanier, this wonderfully warm patina teak dresser or small server by Hans Wegner for Ry Mobler is exceptional. First the beautiful teak figu...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Teak

1960s Danish Palisander Buffet Sideboard
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
1960s Danish palisander buffet sideboard. Good quality palisander veneers used on this sideboard. 2 drawers below the top surface with solid inset handles. Double door cabinet bel...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Palisander

1960s Danish Teak Steel Credenza CabinModern Alps Chalet Cabinet Mid-Century
Located in Washington, DC
Wonderful medium-sized cabinet with sliding doors, Baltic birch interior, 2 adjustable shelves and 1 flatware drawer.
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Teak

Danish Modern Hans Wegner Sideboard
Located in Denton, TX
Vintage Danish modern two-tier room divider by Hans Wegner features original teak finish with carved wooden handles. Midcentury sideboard combines glass door display with graduated d...
Category

20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Glass, Wood, Teak

White Patina and Gilded Metal Brutalist Style And Scandinavian Design Sideboard
Located in Halluin, FR
White Patina and gilded metal scandinavian design sideboard with graphic panels doors in Brutalist style shaped opening on shelves and 2 matching drawers in the middle.
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21st Century and Contemporary European Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Scandinavian Buffet Sideboard
Located in Hilversum, Noord Holland
Vintage handmade midcentury buffet sideboard with a fold open desk part and stained glass windows. Condition: In good vintage condition with normal wear and tear conform its age. ...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Stained Glass, Wood

Danish Modern Tambour Door Credenza Cabinet Hutch Jens H. Quistgaard for Lovig
Located in Wayne, NJ
Danish modern Tambour door credenza cabinet buffet with Hutch Jens H. Quistgaard for Lovig. It features 4 adjustable drawers and a shelf on either side. The hutch has 1 shelf. The cr...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Wood

1960s Danish Cabinet in Teak Veneer
Located in Paris, FR
Cabinet in teak veneer from the 1960s. The two doors open to display a storage compartment with one shelve. It rests on four aluminum feet. The pure and sober lines are typical of th...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Aluminum

Midcentury Danish Modern Rosewood Credenza Sideboard Ponti Legs
Located in West Hartford, CT
Danish modern sideboard/buffet/bar/credenza, call it what you'd like. No hallmarks on the bespoke beauty from the 1960s. Features Ponti legs.
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Teak, Walnut

Midcentury Danish Modern Curved Bow Front Teak Sideboard Server Bar Buffet
Located in West Hartford, CT
Unusual Danish modern bow front teak sideboard or server. The condition is fair and there is some wear on the top as detailed in the pictures. There are three drawers in front as we...
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Wood, Teak

RY-26 Teak Credenza by Hans Wegner
Located in Providence, RI
Credenza/sideboard model 26, in Teak, oak and brass, designed by Hans J. Wegner and produced in Denmark by Ry Møbler, circa 1966. Credenza features sliding doors, that open to reveal...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Brass

Skovby Mobler Danish Modern Ox Art Tile Sleek Sideboard Buffet Server Bar No. 65
Located in West Hartford, CT
This Skovby sideboard, with ceramic Ox Art tiles adorning the front, is nothing short of iconic Danish Modern! Can be used as a sideboard, bar, server or buffet. Multiple drawers and...
Category

1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Ceramic, Oak

Solid Elm Sideboard by Olavi Hanninen
Located in Lyon, FR
Solid elm sideboard designed by Olavi Hanninen. Composed of three doors and three drawers. Handles in black metal.
Category

Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Metal

Fine Teak Danish Modern Sideboard
Located in Hudson, NY
Nice compact sized Danish modern sideboard in teak wood with four cutlery drawers and four cupboards with interior shelving, mid-20th century.
Category

20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Teak

Scandinavian Modern Teak Sideboard by Ulferts
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Long and narrow teak server by Ulferts of Tibro, Sweden. Three dove-tailed drawers with one divided over three locking doors containing adjustable shelves. Rich reddish teak finish, ...
Category

1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Teak

Danish Modern Rosewood Sideboard by Lovig
Located in Hudson, NY
Handsome rosewood sideboard, Danish Mid-Century Modern, with four cupboards and four drawers below, on a stand, Lovig design.
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Rosewood

Scandinavian Teak Sideboard by Nils Jonsson for Hugo Troeds
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage teak sideboard featuring five drawers and two sliding doors with adjustable shelves. Elegant Scandinaian Modern sideboard features storage for dining room or use as a mid-cen...
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Teak

Danish Buffet Rio Rosewood Design Sideboard T Woonhuy's Amsterdam Scandinavian
Located in Lyon, FR
Exceptional buffet of the 1960s in teak and rosewood of Danish manufacture. Publisher: T Woonhuy's Amsterdam.
Category

1950s Dutch Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Palisander, Teak

Beautiful Walnut and Beech Double Doors Cabinet, 1947
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful and unique walnut and beech double doors high cabinet. Swedish manufacturing from the 1940s. Stamped on the back. One brass key included.
Category

1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Brass

Art Moderne Credenza by Axel Einar Hjort for Nordiska Kompaniet
Located in Atlanta, GA
Golden elm and dark flame birch credenza, buffet or sideboard by renowned designer Axel Einar Hjort for Nordiska Kompaniet.
Category

1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Buffets

Materials

Birch, Elm