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Scandinavian Modern Furniture

The designers of Scandinavian modernism created the warmest and most human iteration of modernist ideals. Their work was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarapaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak. Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while he produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

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Hans Wegner Upholstered Peacock Easy Chair Model JH521, Denmark, 1953
Located in New York, NY
A rare Denmark oak, leather and Loro Piana cashmere upholstered lounge chair executed by Johannes Hansen. Only ten examples of the model are known to exist.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Leather, Upholstery, Oak

Hans Bergström Five Arm Chandelier in Brass and Opal Glass, ASEA, Sweden, 1950s
Located in The Hague, NL
This exceptional, rare five arm chandelier was designed by Hans Bergström and produced by ASEA in Sweden in the early 1950s. Brass stem, five arms and circular fittings with opaline ...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Brass

Large Hans-Agne Jakobsson Carolin Ceiling Pendant
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare large ceiling pendant with new shade in cream/ivory white silk fabric on white lacquered metal mount. Model Carolin T549/6 in brass designed 1963 by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Lamp ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Brass

Sabina Grubbeson December Nysnö Limited Edition Table Lamp by Konsthantverk
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model December Nysnö with six arms designed by Sabina Grubbeson and manufactured by Konsthantverk. Limited edition painted by hand. The production of lamps, wall lights...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Steel

Axel Einar Hjorth 'Lovö' Lounge Chair in Solid Pine with Red Cushions
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Axel Einar Hjorth, wingback lounge chair model 'Lovö', pine, red fabric, Sweden, 1932 Sturdy high back ‘Lovö’ chair in solid pine by Axel Einar Hjorth. This chair has all classica...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Upholstery, Pine

Folke Ohlsson "Scissor" Walnut Lounge Chair for Dux
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Folke Ohlsson "Scissor" Walnut lounge chair for Dux.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Fabric, Foam, Wood, Walnut

Safari Chairs Designed by Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Kaare Klint, safari chairs, Denmark Danish canvas and leather safari chairs Full original pieces which show signs of patina and wear. We do have an in house re-upholstery servic...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Leather, Canvas, Wood

Custom Made RYO wool Lounge Chairs
Located in London, GB
Dagmar design RYO armchairs A pair of custom made lounge chairs developed and produced at our workshops in London using the highest quality materials. These examples are uphols...
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2010s British Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Beech, Wool

Scandinavian Style Cabinet, Light Grey, Shingles in Pine Wood and limestone Top
Located in Visby, SE
Spåna S80-G Light grey cabinet in scandinavian contemporary style, made to order. Pine veneered structure with a lime stone top. Cleaved shingles of pine is a traditional technique...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Pine

Henrik Tengler DK Table Lamp by Konsthantverk
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model DK designed by Henrik Tengler and manufactured by Konsthantverk. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s technique...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Brass

Sideboard "OS29" in Teak by Arne Vodder, Denmark, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Sideboard model "OS 29" designed by Arne Vodder. Produced in Denmark by Sibast Møbler. Made from teak wood. Nice details with bow tie shaped drawer handles, sliding doors, tapered le...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Teak

Pair of Oak and Teak Cigar Chairs Model GE240 by Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
These are a particularly good original pair of Wegner Cigar chairs, all original apart from the covers on the cushions, which retain the original interiors, so feel as they should to...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Wool, Oak, Teak

Scandinavian Side Table "Casino" in Rosewood and Brass by Engström & Myrstrand
Located in Karlstad, SE
Stunning side table or hallway piece in rosewood, model "Casino" by Sven Engström and Gunnar Myrstrand. This table features three parts: the drawer, the table top, and the frame. You...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Brass

1970s Pine Wood Side Table with Single Drawer by Aksel Kjersgaard Odder, Denmark
Located in Bergen op Zoom, NL
Beautiful minimal solid pine wood made 1970s side table with a single large drawer Marked Aksel Kjersgaard This Danish designer is a master in showing off the refined Scandina...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Pine

Set of Six Danish Teak Upholstered Dining Chairs by Boltinge
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Set of six Danish modern teak dining chairs by Boltinge. This group of six includes four armless side chairs and two captain’s chairs with arms. Each of the chairs have been recently...
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1980s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Fabric, Teak

Fredrik Kayser & Adolf Relling "Kaminstolen" Teak Lounge Chairs for Dokka Mobler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fredrik Kayser & Adolf Relling "Kaminstolen" teak lounge chairs for Dokka Mobler.
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1950s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Wool, Foam, Teak

Pair of Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Mini-Tratten' Polished Copper Outdoor Sconces
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Mini-Tratten' polished copper outdoor sconces. A smaller scale version of the Classic Swedish outdoor wall lamp executed in raw polished copper. An incre...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Copper

Swedish Designer, Adjustable Wall Light, Brass, Fabric, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A functionalist wall light / task light, designed and produced in Sweden, 1940s. Features brass. Original fabric lampshade. Stated dimensions with lampshade attached as is illustr...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Brass

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 Furniture

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Beech, Teak

Scandinavian Modern Itsu Bass Sconces with Opal Glass Shades, Finland, 1950's
By Itsu
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Itsu, wedge shaped polished brass with opal glass shades with a stepped shape. The sconces have been newly rewired with single standard base sockets for us in the USA. The br...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Brass

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 Furniture

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Fabric, Walnut

Borge Mogensen Set of Side Tables/Benches in Oak and Rattan Cane, 1950s, Denmark
Located in Odense, DK
Amazing set of Danish modern side tables or benches in solid oak and handwoven rattan cane by Danish architect Borge Mogensen. Mogensen designed this model in the 1950s when it was m...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Cane, Rattan, Oak

Custom Made RYO Wool Lounge Chair
Located in London, GB
Dagmar design RYO armchair Custom made lounge chair developed and produced at our workshops in London using the highest quality materials. This example is upholstered in luxuri...
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2010s British Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Wool, Beech

Ten Wall-Mounted Candle Holders by Pierre Forsell, Sweden 1950s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Pierre Forsell & Skultuna - Scandinavian Modern Design A beautiful and decorative set of 10 wall-mounted candleholders, Pendal no 71, by Pierre Forsell. Made by Skultuna, Swede...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Signed Vintage Finn Juhl '109' Armchairs in Teak, Leather & Brass, 1946
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A very rare pair of vintage signed Finn Juhl for Niels Vodder (Cabinetmaker) 109 armchairs in teak, black leather, and brass. Elegantly suspended backrests supported by Finn Juhl's s...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Brass

Black Credenza from Ringvide, Solid Birchwood and Birchveneér, Scandinavian
Located in Visby, SE
Weave W133-Black Black sideboard, made of solid birchwood and laminated birchveneér. Modern yet Classic, bold yet modest the cabinet serves as a great example of Scandinavian contem...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Birch, Oak

Dutch 1950's Teak Wood Cabinet Featuring Artisan Made Pottery Studio RAM Arnhem
Located in Bergen op Zoom, NL
In the late 1950's to early 1960's the Dutch design furniture production was at its peak The Danish style was trending at this period so most Dutch manufacturers of the Danish style...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Teak, Ceramic

Mid Century Swedish Night stands in Pine, in Style of Axel Einar Hjorth, 1950s
Located in Odense, DK
Mid century Swedish bed / night stands with drawers in Pine, in the style of Axel Einar Hjorth, made in ca 1950s. This is such a sculptural brutalist pair with a lovely warm patin...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Pine

Hans Bergström Attributed Three Arm Chandelier in Brass, ASEA, Sweden, 1950s
Located in The Hague, NL
This rare three arm chandelier was produced by ASEA in Sweden in the early 1950s. Brass stem, three arms and fittings with matte opaline glass shades. The zigzag edges of the fitting...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Tratten' Outdoor Sconce in Steel
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Tratten' outdoor sconce in steel. Executed in solid steel. An incredibly refined design that is quintessentially Scandinavian. For indoor or outdoor use....
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Mahogany and New Fabric Lounge Chair by Knoll Antimott, Germany
Located in Vienna, AT
This light and highly comfortable Easy or Lounge chair was produced by Knoll Antimott, Germany in the 1960s. It features a brown mahogany wood frame and newly upholstered with top qu...
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1960s German Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Mahogany, Wool

Large Swedish Rölakan Flat-Weave Carpet by Ingegerd Silow, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
A large flat-weave rölakan carpet designed by Ingegerd Silow, Sweden. Handwoven with a geometric pattern where the colors are different shades of brown, yellow, pink, green, blue and...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Wool, Linen

Swedish Sofa with Wood Sledge Feet
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Sofa, fabric and wood, Sweden, 1960s. Three-seat sofa in green to brown fabric. The two wooden sledges provide a floating appearance to this comfortable sofa. The armrests are mo...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

Konsthantverk Kant Black D55 Ceiling Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model Kant designed by Konsthantverk and manufactured by themselves. Kant has a textile exterior ring that produces a slightly softer impression. Available in five...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Textile, Acrylic

Scandinavian Modern Swedish Folk Art Large Organic Burl Bowl, circa 1960s
Located in Langserud, SE
This large burl made in Sweden with precision handcraft gives a nice edition to any living room with intention to give an organic simple, but jet complex look. The signs of the wood ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Fir

Rya 'Scala' by Hojer Eksport Wilton
Located in Hingham, MA
Vintage Danish Rya rug, 100% wool, produced in the 1960's but never used. Has been kept rolled and wrapped in storage for over 50 years. Your feet will be the very first to walk on i...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Wool

Danish Dining Chairs in Solid Teak and Linen Upholstery, 1950s, Set of Eight
Located in Stockholm, SE
Set of eight dining chairs designed and produced in Denmark. Made during the 1950s. Made from solid teak with padded seats. new upholstery with off white linen fabric. Good vintage c...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Linen, Teak

Custom Made RYO Boucle Lounge Chairs
Located in London, GB
Dagmar design RYO Armchairs A pair of custom made lounge chairs developed and produced at our workshops in London using the highest quality materials. These examples are upholstere...
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2010s British Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Oak, Wool

Fine Pair of NV53 Chairs by Finn Juhl for Niels Vodder
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
These are a very fine pair of NV53 chairs designed by a master of chair design, Finn Juhl and made by a master cabinet maker, Niels Vodder.The beautiful shaped arms are held in place...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Mini-Tratten' Polished Copper Outdoor Sconce
Located in Glendale, CA
Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Mini-Tratten' patinated copper outdoor sconce. A smaller scale version of the Classic Swedish outdoor wall lamp executed in richly patinated copper. An incredibl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Copper

Sabina Grubbeson KH#1 Black Wall Lamp by Konsthantverk
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall lamp model KH#1 designed by Sabina Grubbeson and manufactured by Konsthantverk. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s techni...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Brass, Iron

Rare Bente Jessen Ceramic Wall lamp for BJ Ceramics Denmark, ca 1970s.
Located in Schagen, NL
Absolute stunning and rare wall lamp with great light effect. Made by Bente Jessen, BJ Denmark, who previously worked at Lovemose, Langeland. The lamp remains in wonderful condition....
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Ceramic

Borge Mogensen Leather Loveseat
Located in New York, NY
Borge Mogensen caramel colored leather loveseat, mfg. by Fredericia Stolefabrik. (Original label underneath).
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Leather

Beautifully Crafted Swedish Desk in Teak, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Desk model A10 in teak with drawers on left and partner compartment on other side by Göran Strand for Lelångs Möbelfabrik, Sweden 1960’s. This desk is beautifully made. Shown with Da...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Teak

Alvar Aalto Cantilever Chair, Model 31
Located in San Francisco, CA
Alvar Aalto cantilever chair, model 31. A very rare 1st edition model 31 lounge chair by Alvar Aalto in birch plywood with a floating back silhouette. Museum quality. Finland, circ...
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1930s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Birch

Sabina Grubbeson Strapatz Table Lamp Designed by Konsthantverk
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table lamp model Strapatz designed by Sabina Grubbeson and manufactured by Konsthantverk. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s ...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Brass

Bernt Peterson for Søborg Møbelfabrik Pair of Dining Chairs in Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Bernt Peterson for Søborg Møbelfabrik, pair of dining chairs, leather, mahogany, Denmark, 1960s Elegant and comfortable pair of dining chairs designed by Bernt Peterson in the 196...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Mini-Tratten' Verdigris Patinated Outdoor Sconces
Located in Glendale, CA
Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Mini-Tratten' verdigris patinated outdoor sconces. A smaller scale version of the Classic Swedish outdoor wall lamp executed in richly patinated metal. An incred...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Metal

Niels Otto Møller Teak Armchairs Model 62
Located in Vienna, AT
Solid sculpted teak frame arms and beautiful curved backrest, seat upholstered, model 62. Designed in 1962 by Niels Otto Møller and produced by J. L. Møllers Møbelfabrik. Used but s...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Hardwood, Teak, Leather

Cabinet by Jacob Kjaer
Located in Epperstone, Nottinghamshire
Beautiful and rare linen cabinet in light walnut with contrasting oak interior designed by Jacob Kjaer for master cabinet makers Christensen and Larsen, Denmark. Ultra elegant propor...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Wood, Walnut

Ulla Parkdah Swedish Flat-Weave Rug, Signed UP, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ulla Parkdah Swedish flat-weave rug, signed UP, Sweden, 1960s This is an excellent example of Ulla Parkdal as a master weaver of exquisite Swedish rug designs. With a distinctly mid...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Wool

1956 "Farsta" Vase by Wilhelm Kåge
Located in Los Angeles, CA
By Wilhelm Kåge, student of Matisse, grand old man of Swedish ceramics, and creator of the 20th century's greatest series of studio ceramics: his famous Farsta collection of the 1940...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Stoneware

Custom Made RYO boucle Lounge Chair
Located in London, GB
Dagmar design RYO armchair A custom made lounge chair developed and produced at our workshops in London using the highest quality materials. This example are upholstered in lux...
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2010s British Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Wool, Oak

Konsthantverk Bergsman Black Ceiling Lamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Ceiling lamp model Bergsman designed by Konsthantverk and manufactured by themselves. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s tech...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Brass

Bruno Mathsson Occasional Table in Burl for Mathsson International, Sweden
Located in Antwerp, BE
Bruno Mathsson, scandinavian modern, Mathsson international, Sweden 1960s Clean and simple lines make this scandinavian modernist table a great and timeless design. This piece wo...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Burl

New Upholstered Yngve Ekstrom 'Accent' Sofa for Swedese, 1959
Located in Bergen op Zoom, NL
Completely restored early edition Swedish "Accent" sofa by Yngve Ekstrom for Swedese from 1959 This sofa was purchased by the previous owners from Pastoe that distributed many hig...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Wool, Teak

Just Andersen Jardinière Model 1279, Pewter, Denmark, 1930s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Just Andersen - Scandinavian Modern A beautiful large jardinière / flower pot Dessin 1279 in Pewter by Just Andersen. A decorative and impressive piece of design with stem lea...
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Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Pewter

Rya Dania Taepper Abstract Bullseye in Blues Square
Located in Hingham, MA
Deep dense 100% wool shag pile square rya rug produced in Denmark circa 1965 by Dania Taepper in an abstract collage of contrasting blues. Measures: 98" x 98" This vintage rug has...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Furniture

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Wool