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711 Chair

Fredrik A. Kayser Rosewood Easy Chair, Model 711
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fredrik A. Kayser rosewood easy chair, model 711, produced by Vatne Møbler, Norway.
Category

Vintage 1960s Norwegian Chairs

Materials

Rosewood, Upholstery

Mid Century 711 Lounge Chair by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Møbelfabrikk, c1950s
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Chino Hills, CA
Step back in time with this breathtaking mid-century modern teak chair, designed by the renowned
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Vintage 1950s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Fredrick Kayser Style Loveseat
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
. Kayser's 711 chairs for Vatne Mobelfabrik. Similarities include the beautifully tapering arms with through
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Mahogany

Fredrick Kayser Style Loveseat
Fredrick Kayser Style Loveseat
H 29 in W 51 in D 26 in
Fredrik A. Kayser Rosewood Easy Chair, Model 711 for Vatne Mobler
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
especially known for his designed chairs. This chair sits really comfortable. It still has the original grey
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Rosewood

Pair of Sculpted Walnut no. 711 Lounge Arm Chairs by Frederik Kayser
Located in Shippensburg, PA
PAIR OF SCULPTED WALNUT MODEL NO. 711 LOUNGE CHAIRS Designed by Frederik Kayser in 1961, produced
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21st Century and Contemporary Norwegian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Set of 2 FK711 office chairs by Preben Fabricius/Jørgen Kastholm for Walter Knol
By Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius, Walter Knoll
Located in Ludwigslust, DE
This beautiful pair of FK 711 office chairs, in black leather, is in very good condition. The
Category

Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian 711 Loungechair by Fredrik Kayser, New Edition
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern scandinavian 711 lounge.chair by Fredrik Kayser. New edition. Designed in 1960
Category

2010s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Oak, Walnut

Fredrik Kayser Model 710 Armchair
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Fredrik Keyser's more common Model 711, but features a more upright seating position. This makes it
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Fredrik Kayser Model 710 Armchair
Fredrik Kayser Model 710 Armchair
H 32 in W 26 in D 24 in

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A Pair of Chrome Chairs Attributed to Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of Italian chrome chairs with woven white plastic seats attributed to Gio Ponti.
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Sculptural Mid-Century Armchair
By Tranekær Furniture
Located in Weesp, NL
Elegant and stylish midcentury Afromosia (African teak) and leather chair designed by Bob og Dries van den Bergh for Tranekær Mobler, Denmark. This spectacular design is a jewel in ...
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Leather, Teak

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Ole Wanscher Lounge Chairs, Model PJ112, Cognac Aniline Leather
By Ole Wanscher, Poul Jeppesen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Ole Wanscher lounge chairs new upholstered in vintage cognac aniline leather. Made of massive oiled mahogany. Model PJ 112, made by Poul Jeppesen.    
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Decorative Mirror on Mirror Attributed to Labarge
By LaBarge
Located in New York, NY
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Smoked Glass Ball Fixture Attributed to Lightolier
By Lightolier
Located in New York, NY
This is the middle size ball chandelier that we are offering, (10" D). This example come with approximately 132" of white cord, and the original canopy. Smoked glass with chrome hard...
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Chrome

Sculptural Tripod Floor Lamp Attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1955
By Stilnovo
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A wonderful documented floor lamp attributed to Stilnovo constructed of brass, steel and glass diffuser with all original parts.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Large Lounge Chair Attributed to Baughman
By Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Very chic and stylish large circular lounge chair, design attributed to Milo Baughman. This example is done in white vinyl with white vinyl chicklet back cushions. Tufted backrest an...
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Italian pendant lamp attributable to Pietro Chiesa, 1950s
By Pietro Chiesa
Located in Palermo, PA
Italian pendant lamp attributable to Pietro Chiesa, 1950s. Dimensions: H= 110 cm; W= 78 cm; D= 16 cm.
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Vintage Ivory Leather Copper Frame Tubular Knoll Brno Chair, Mies van der Rohe
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Located in Pasadena, TX
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Illum Wikkelsø Easy Chair Model 451 by Aarhus Polstrermøbelfabrik in Denmark
By Illum Wikkelsø
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare easy chair model 451 designed by Illum Wikkelsø. Produced by Aarhus Polstrermøbelfabrik in Denmark.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Danish Modern Wooden Leather Seat Chair, 1960s
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Timeless, classic and functional Danish midcentury modern dining room chair with simple lines and leather seat and leather back. Minimalist and robust silhouette with comfortably sof...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Danish Modern Wooden Leather Seat Chair, 1960s
Danish Modern Wooden Leather Seat Chair, 1960s
H 32.09 in W 20.48 in D 17.52 in
Grete Jalk Lounge Chair in Teak
By Grete Jalk, France & Daverkosen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Denmark Designer: Grete Jalk Manufacturer: France + Daverkosen Era: 1950s Materials: Teak Measurements: 28.75? wide x 32.5? tall Condition: In excellent original con...
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H 31 in W 31 in D 31 in

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Fredrik Kayser Model 599 Teak Rocking Chair, Rocker Norway, circa 1960s
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
(1955); the wicker 570 Chair (1958); 599 Rocking Chair (1958-9); the 711 Series (1960), which won first
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Mid-Century Modern Fredrik Kayser Rosewood Coffee Table
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Oslo, NO
and the laminated chairs 108 and 109 date from this period. The 711 armchair won Kayser first prize in
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Vintage 1950s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Rosewood

Midcentury Fredrik Kayser Rosewood Dining Table with 2 Extension Plates
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Oslo, NO
Furnishing Industry chair competition in 1960. 711 is manufactured today by L.K. Hjelle, 807 by Vatne Møbler.
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Rosewood

Fredrik Kayser Model-711 Teak & Cognac Leather Lounge Chair
By Lenestolfabrikk AS, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fredrik Kayser Model-711 Teak & Cognac Leather Lounge Chair for Vatne
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Fredrik Kayser Model-711 Lounge Chair for Vatne Lenestolfabrik
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Model 711 Lounge Chair designed by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Lenestolfabrikk in Norway circa 1960’s
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Fredrik Kayser Model-711 Lounge Chairs for Vatne Lenestolfabrik
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in San Francisco, CA
Fredrik A. Kayser design lounge chairs for Vatne, Denmark. Made from solid teak frames that have
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Fredrik Kayser Model-711 Rosewood Lounge Chair for Vatne Lenestolfabrikk
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designer: Fredrik Kayser. Manufacturer: Vatne Lenestolfabrikk. Period/Style: Norwegian Modern. Country: Norway. Date: 1960s. Dimensions: 29.75″ H x 27.25″ W x 27″ D. Seat he...
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Fredrik Kayser, Pair of Teak Lounge Chairs, Model 711, Norwegian circa 1960
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Beautiful pair of Norwegian 1960s lounge chairs, model 711, designed by Fredrik A Kayser in 1960
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Lounge Club Chair by Fredrik Kayser in Teak and Leather Model 711
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in San Diego, CA
in Norway. The chair is in great original condition, we have refinished the chair and its in great
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20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Pair of Striking Lounge Club Chairs by Fredrik Kayser in Rosewood Model 711
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in San Diego, CA
in Norway the chairs are in great original condition, sculpted armrest, solid and sturdy, loveseat
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20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Striking Lounge Club Chairs by Fredrik Kayser in Rosewood Model 711
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in San Diego, CA
in Norway the chairs are in great original condition, sculpted armrest, solid and sturdy, loveseat
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20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Striking Lounge Club Chairs by Fredrik Kayser New in Walnut Model 711
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in San Diego, CA
, and made in Norway the chairs are in new condition, sculpted armrests, and are solid and sturdy never
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21st Century and Contemporary Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fredrik A. Kayser model 711 Armchair in Rosewood Vatne Lenestolfabrikk-Norway
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Southampton, NJ
Fredrik A. Kayser model 711 armchair in rosewood with Leather Vatne Lenestolfabrikk-Norway, 1961  
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Fredrick Kayser Style Mahogany Loveseat
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
. Kayser's 711 chairs for Vatne Mobelfabrik. Similarities include the beautifully tapering arms with through
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Mahogany

Set of 4 FK 711 Lounge Chairs by Preben Fabricius/Jørgen Kastholm for W. Knoll
By Walter Knoll, Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius
Located in Ludwigslust, DE
This exceptional set of 4 FK 711 lounge chairs, in black leather, is in very good condition. The
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather

Fredrik Kayser Lounge Chair
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fredrik Kayser Lounge Chair, model 711
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rosewood, Leather

Fredrik Kayser Lounge Chair
Fredrik Kayser Lounge Chair
H 28.5 in W 27.5 in D 30 in
Pair of Lounge Chairs Rosewood 711 by Fredrik Kayser-Vatne Lenestolfabrikk 1960s
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of Norwegian icons! Model 711 lounge chair designed by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Møbler Teak Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Miami, FL
A beautiful estate fresh example of the Mid-Century Scandinavian Modern model 711 easy chair
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Fredrik Kayser Model 711 Lounge Chair
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in London, GB
Fredrik Kayser Model 711 lounge chair, circa 1958, produced by Vatne Mobler, Norway. Brazilian
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Fredrik Kayser Model 711 Lounge Chair
Fredrik Kayser Model 711 Lounge Chair
H 29.53 in W 27.56 in D 25.2 in
Mid-Century Modern Pair of Model 711 Easy Chairs Fredrik Kayser Vatne Mobler
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a phenomenal and rare, pair of rosewood and black leather, easy chairs
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Fredrik Kayser Easy Chairs Model 711 by Vatne Møbelfabrik in Norway
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare pair of easy chairs model 711 designed by Fredrik Kayser. Produced by Vatne Møbler in Norway.
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Vintage 1950s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Rosewood Mid-Century Modern Model 711 Lounge Chair by Fredrik A. Kayser, 1960s
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and rare Mid-Century Modern Model 711 lounge chair. Design by Fredrik A. Kayser for
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Pair of Fredrik A. Kayser Easy Chairs in Oak
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Fredrik A. Kayser for Vatne Lenestolfabrikk, armchairs model 711, oak, faux leather, Norway, 1960s
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Faux Leather, Oak

Pair of Fredrik A. Kayser Easy Chairs in Oak
Pair of Fredrik A. Kayser Easy Chairs in Oak
H 28.94 in W 27.56 in D 29.73 in
Frederik Kayser Rosewood Lounge Chair
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frederik Kayser Rosewood Model 711 Lounge Chair Re-Upholstered in Black Leather
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

Frederik Kayser Rosewood Lounge Chair
Frederik Kayser Rosewood Lounge Chair
H 29.5 in W 27.5 in D 30 in
Fredrik Kayser, Two-Seater Teak Sofa/Loveseat, Model 711, Norwegian circa 1960
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Beautiful Norwegian two-seater sofa or loveseat, model 711, designed by Fredrik A Kayser in 1960
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Fredrik Kayser Model 711 Rosewood Lounge Chair
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Cambridge, MA
A "Model 711" lounge chair by Norwegian designer Fredrik Kayser and manufactured by Vatne
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Naugahyde, Rosewood, Upholstery

Fredrik Kayser Model 711 Rosewood Lounge Chairs 1960's
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Berkeley, CA
Rare Fredrik Kayser Model 711 Lounge Chairs, for Vatne Lenestolfabrikk circa 1960's. Beautifully
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Rosewood Lounge Chair by Fredrik Kayser, Norway
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Beautiful Rosewood Lounge Chair by Fredrik Kayser, Modell 711 for Vatne Lenestolfabrik, Norway
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rosewood, Fabric

Rosewood Lounge Chair by Fredrik Kayser, Norway
Rosewood Lounge Chair by Fredrik Kayser, Norway
H 29.53 in W 27.76 in D 29.14 in
Fabricius & Kastholm Desk Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
casters. Produced by Walter Knoll, Germany, model FK 711. 20" seat height and 26" arm height.
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Vintage 1960s German Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Fabricius & Kastholm Desk Chair
Fabricius & Kastholm Desk Chair
H 37 in W 25 in D 21 in
Fabricius & KJastholm Leather Desk Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Produced by Walter Knoll, Model FK 711. Vinatge tan leather with aluminum base.
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Vintage 1960s German Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Pair of Model 711 Rosewood Armchairs by Fredrik A. Kayser, 1950s
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Antwerpen, BE
These model 711 armchairs were designed by Fredrik A. Kayser for Vatne Lenestolfabrik in Norway
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Frederik Kayser Model 599 Teak Rocking Chair, Norway, circa 1950s
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
wicker 570 Chair (1958); 599 Rocking Chair (1958-9); the 711 Series (1960), which won first prize in the
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Frederik Kayser Model 599 Teak Rocking Chair, Norway, circa 1960s
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
(1955); the wicker 570 Chair (1958); 599 Rocking Chair (1958-9); the 711 Series (1960), which won first
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Cord, Teak

Frederik Kayser Model 599 Teak Rocking Chair, Norway, circa 1960s
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
(1955); the wicker 570 Chair (1958); 599 Rocking Chair (1958-9); the 711 Series (1960), which won first
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs

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Cord, Teak

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711 Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the 711 chair you’re looking for. A 711 chair — often made from animal skin, leather and wood — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the 711 chair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A 711 chair, designed in the Scandinavian Modern, Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture.

How Much is a 711 Chair?

The average selling price for a 711 chair at 1stDibs is $5,436, while they’re typically $1,995 on the low end and $9,212 for the highest priced.

Fredrik A. Kayser for sale on 1stDibs

Fredrik A. Kayser’s light, graceful, ultra-functional chairs, credenzas and dining room tables made him one of the foremost Scandinavian modern creators of his time. An apprentice-level carpenter by trade, he had his first design mass-produced at the young age of 15, foreshadowing a glorious future in the furniture industry.

Rastad & Relling, in Oslo, gave Kayser his start in furniture design straight out of the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry (now the Oslo National Academy of the Arts) in 1945. After a failed attempt to open his own factory, the young but determined designer returned to his former employer and stayed until 1956, when he successfully exited to launch a design studio. He offered freelance design services, created pieces for furnituremaker Viken Møbelfabrikk and collaborated with Knut Sæter, of armchair manufacturer Vatne Lenestolfabrikk.

Kayser and Sæter’s furniture was efficiently made to be packed flat, shipped and assembled at its destination. Introducing this innovative design to the world at the export fair in Helsingør in 1958, the pair found it well received. The partnership between Kayser and Sæter lasted until Kayser’s untimely death a decade later.

Kayser’s mid-century modern pieces won several accolades. In 1960, the iconic, streamlined Model 711 series won first prize in the Industry Council for Furniture and Furnishing Industry’s chair competition. And the Model 108 easy chair, created in 1965, won the Award for Design Excellence in 1968 and found fame at the Collection Price Furniture Fair in Oslo in 1983. Many of his pieces are still in production today, including rosewood and teak easy chairs and high-backed lounge chairs.

Find vintage Fredrik A. Kayser seating, tables and case pieces on 1stDibs.

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