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Midcentury Modern "USA 75" Lounge Chair by Folke Ohlsson, Sweden, 1960s
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Elegant and comfortable “USA 75” lounge chair by Folke Ohlsson, with loose greige cushions. Rare
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

Danish Modern Lounge Chair by Folke Ohlsson for DUX
By Folke Ohlsson
Located in Atlanta, GA
Danish modern lounge chair, designed by Folke Ohlsson for DUX, Denmark, circa 1960s. It has been
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood, Teak, Upholstery

Vintage Walnut Lounge Chairs by Folke Ohlsson for DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Exceptional vintage walnut lounge chairs designed by Folke Ohlsson for Dux in Sweden, circa 1950s
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of USA 75 Lounge Chairs by Folke Ohlsson
By Folke Ohlsson
Located in PARIS, FR
Pair of USA 75 model armchairs in walnut by Swedish designer Folke Ohlsson. The design of these
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Pair of USA 75 Lounge Chairs by Folke Ohlsson
Pair of USA 75 Lounge Chairs by Folke Ohlsson
H 28.35 in W 29.14 in D 31.11 in
Scandinavian Modern Scissor Lounge Chair by Folke Ohlsson for DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome and iconic Scandinavian Modern Scissor lounge chair designed by Folke Ohlsson for DUX. It
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Swedish Modern Duxello Wing Back Lounge Chair by Folke Ohlsson
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Hanover, MA
Duxello wingback lounge chair designed by Folke Ohlsson for DUX of Sweden. This was one of his
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech

Swedish Beech Low Lounge Chair by Folke Ohlsson for Dux, 1960s
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Chesham, GB
A beech lounge chair in original orange fabric by Folke Ohlsson. Manufacturer - Dux Designer
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Expertly Restored - Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs by Folke Ohlsson for Dux
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history back to life, and we take this journey with passion and precision. With over 17 years of artisanal exper...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Foam, Walnut

Swedish Modern Leather and Teak Lounge Chairs by Folke Ohlsson for DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Folke Ohlsson for Dux of Sweden sculptural staved-teak lounge chairs (Model 72-C) featuring a
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Scandinavian Midcentury Easy Lounge Chair by Folke Ohlsson for DUX, 1950's
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful very sculptural chair designed by Folke Ohlsson for Dux Mobler of Sweden. The model is
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Wool

Pair of Mid Century Danish Modern Teak Scissor Lounge Chairs by Folke Ohlsson
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A pair of sleek lounge chairs designed by Folke Ohlsson and produced by Dux. These feature solid
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Low Swedish Beech Lounge Chair by Folke Ohlsson for Dux, 1960s
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Charleston, SC
Folke Ohlsson slipper lounge chair manufactured for dux in Sweden, circa 1950s. This danish modern
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Brass

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sofa Lounge Chair by Folke Ohlsson for DUX
Located in Seattle, WA
Designed by Folke Ohlsson for the Swedish manufacturer Dux, this lounge chair offers a supremely
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Teak

Folke Ohlsson Mid-Century Danish Lounge Chair
By Folke Ohlsson
Located in Oakland, CA
Mid century lounge chair designed by Folke Ohlsson for Dux. Solid wood frame newly upholstered in
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Teak

Folke Ohlsson 'Profil' Lounge Chair and Ottoman in Leather
By Folke Ohlsson
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Folke Ohlsson for DUX, lounge chair, model 'Profil' with ottoman, leather, oak, Sweden, 1960s
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Folke Ohlsson Lounge Chair by DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Highland, IN
This generous lounge chair designed by Folke Ohlsson for DUX is strikingly handsome and remarkably
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Folke Ohlsson Lounge Chair by DUX
Folke Ohlsson Lounge Chair by DUX
H 37 in W 32 in D 35 in
Folke Ohlsson Lounge Chair by DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Highland, IN
Classic Scandinavian Modern by the founder of DUX in the United States– Folke Ohlsson. This lovely
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Birch

Folke Ohlsson Lounge Chair by DUX
Folke Ohlsson Lounge Chair by DUX
H 31.5 in W 28.75 in D 31 in
"Profil" Lounge Chair + Ottoman by Folke Ohlsson
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Sweden Designer: Folke Olhsson Manufacturer: DUX Era: 1960s Materials: Rosewood
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

Pair of Danish Modern Dux USA75 Chairs designed by Folke Ohlsson Sweden
By Folke Ohlsson
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Pair of Danish Modern Dux USA75 Chairs designed by Folke Ohlsson Sweden Pair of USA 75 model
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Teak

Folke Ohlsson for Fritz Hansen Lounge Chair in Black Leather
By Fritz Hansen, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Folke Ohlsson for Fritz Hansen, lounge chair model ‘4410’, leather, beech, Denmark, design 1957
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Beech

Folke Ohlsson for Fritz Hansen Lounge Chairs in Black Leather
By Fritz Hansen, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Folke Ohlsson for Fritz Hansen, easy chairs, model '4410', patinated leather, beech, Denmark
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Beech

Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Model 4410, by Folke Ohlsson for Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Dorchester, MA
Swedish designer Folke Ohlsson produced this striking lounge chair, model 4410, and ottoman for
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Beech

Folke Ohlsson For Dux ‘Profil’ Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Chicago, IL
Folke Ohlsson for Dux of Sweden ‘Profil’ lounge chair and ottoman. This is an iconic Swedish design
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Folke Ohlsson for Fritz Hansen Lounge Chair in Geometric Blue Upholstery
By Fritz Hansen, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Folke Ohlsson for Fritz Hansen, lounge chair, model '4410', fabric, teak, Denmark, design in 1957
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Expertly Restored - Folke Ohlsson Slipper Lounge Chair for DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Folke Ohlsson slipper lounge chair for DUX. ________________________________________ Transforming
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Foam, Rubber, Wood, Walnut

Folke Ohlsson Lounge Chair by DUX of Sweden in Cheetah Print Fabric
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in New York, NY
Chic Folke Ohlsson lounge chair in dramatic cheetah print fabric, on exposed teak frame. This
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Expertly Restored - Folke Ohlsson "Scissor" Sculptural Lounge Chair for Dux
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history back to life, and we take this journey with passion and precision. With over 17 years of artisanal exper...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Foam, Wood

Scandinavian Modern Duxello Lounge Easy Chair for DUX by Folke Ohlsson in Sherpa
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Scandinavian Modern Duxello lounge easy Chair for DUX by Folke Ohlsson in sherpa. Very comfortable
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Late 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Hardwood, Lacquer

Folke Ohlsson "Scissor" Sculpted Chair for DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Folke Ohlsson "Scissor" Sculpted Lounge Chair for Dux is an iconic midcentury modern chair
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Folke Ohlsson for Fritz Hansen MCM Lounge Chair in Green Upholstery, a Pair
By Fritz Hansen, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Plainview, NY
A pair of Mid-Century Modern lounge or easy chairs designed by Folke Ohlsson (Sweden, 1919-2003
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Beech

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Swedish Scissor Chairs by Folke Ohlsson for Bodafors
By Bodafors, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This Scissors armchair set of two was designed by Folke Ohlsson for the Swedish manufacturer
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Expertly Restored - Folke Ohlsson Teak & Tweed “Scissor” Lounge Chairs for Dux
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history back to life, and we take this journey with passion and precision. With over 17 years of artisanal exper...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Foam, Wood

Mid-Century Reclining Chair by Folke Ohlsson for DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Impressive vintage modern lounge chair features a solid walnut frame, a high backrest, and thick
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Folke Ohlsson teak 'Duxiesta' Adjustable Arm Chair by DUX - Sweden 1960's
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Folke Ohlsson teak 'Duxiesta' Adjustable Arm Chair by DUX - Sweden 1960's 1960's Folke Ohlsson for
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Teak

Midcentury Easy Chair Walnut "USA 75" Folke Ohlsson, DUX, Sweden
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Hillringsberg, SE
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Swedish easy chair made of walnut, designed by Folke Ohlsson and
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Textile, Walnut

Folke Ohlsson Pasedena Chair with Teak Frame and Textured Velvet Midcentury
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful lounge chair 'Pasadena' designed by Folke Ohlsson and produced by DUX Ljungs Industrier
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Mid-20th Century European Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Teak

1960s Mid Century Walnut Recliner by Folke Ohlsson for Dux
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in North Hollywood, CA
This mid-century walnut recliner was designed by Folke Ohlsson and manufactured by Dux in Sweden
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

1960s Folke Ohlsson for Dux Teak & Rattan Armchair
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1960s Swedish armchair designed by Folke Ohlsson for Dux in teak wood and Rattan. Sweden, 1960s
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Cane, Teak

Expertly Restored - Folke Ohlsson Teak Reclining Chair with Ottoman for Dux
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history back to life, and we take this journey with passion and precision. With over 17 years of artisanal exper...
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Foam, Teak

Large Scandinavian Teak Armchair with Ottomans by Folke Ohlsson for Westnofa 196
By Folke Ohlsson, Westnofa Furniture
Located in JOINVILLE-LE-PONT, FR
Exceptional armchairs each available with its own footrest. A clever metal system allows the chairs
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Teak, Fabric

Folke Ohlsson. Pair of Lounge chairs, Model "Frisco/5-156", Bodafors, 1960s
By Folke Ohlsson, Bodafors
Located in Odense, DK
An elegant pair of mid century modern lounge chairs in oak, cushions reupholstered in high quality
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Wool, Oak

Folke Ohlsson Lounge Chair by DUX of Sweden Newly Upholstered in Italian Mohair
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Modern Folke Ohlsson Lounge Chair by DUX of Sweden Newly Upholstered in a Blu Steel
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Mohair, Walnut

Mid-Century Chair by Folke Ohlsson for DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Nashville, TN
Lounge chair with a high backrest and thick padded cushions. Features sculpted arm rests and angled
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Teak Lounge Chairs USA 75 Folke Ohlsson by DUX
By Folke Ohlsson
Located in Göteborg, SE
One of the most wanted vintage armchairs! The model is called USA75 and is designed by Folke
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wool, Teak

Teak Lounge Chairs USA 75 Folke Ohlsson by DUX
Teak Lounge Chairs USA 75 Folke Ohlsson by DUX
H 28.35 in W 29.14 in D 33.86 in
Yellow Leather Lawrence Peabody for Selig Danish Modern Danish Lounge Chairs
By Folke Ohlsson, Ib Kofod-Larsen, Selig, Lawrence Peabody
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Number 596 lounge chairs designed by Lawrence Peabody for Selig
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Beech

Mid-Century Modern Recliner by Folke Ohlsson for Dux in Teak
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Belmont, MA
This mid-century modern easy chair / recliner by Folke Olsson is upholstered with the original faux
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

DUX Folke Ohlsson Midcentury Danish Modern Lounge Chair
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Basel, BS
Stunning, rare midcentury lounge / armchair for DUX by Folke Ohlsson. Acquired from the estate of a
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

1960's Danish Teak Lounge Chair for ESA by Langfeld Design in Black Leather
By Aage Christiansen, Erhardsen & Andersen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
. The lounge chair is from a company that was named ESA Møbelfabrik in Esbjerg Denmark and designed by
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Vintage Fritz Hansen Armchair in Off White Wool by Folke Ohlsson
By Folke Ohlsson
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Lounge chair number designed by Swedish Architect Folke Ohlsson in 1959 and manufactured by Fritz
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Wool, Beech

Danish Highback Chair in Grey Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
High back lounge chair, grey fabric upholstery, teak, Denmark, 1960s Danish high back lounge chair
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Danish Highback Chair in Grey Upholstery
Danish Highback Chair in Grey Upholstery
H 38.59 in W 27.56 in D 31.5 in
Customizable Danish Wing Back Chairs with Teak Frame
Located in Waalwijk, NL
. The design reminds of the '4410' easy chair by Folke Ohlsson for Fritz Hansen. Please note that the
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Danish Wing Back Chair in Teak and Light Grey Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
design reminds of the '4410' easy chair by Folke Ohlsson for Fritz Hansen. Please note that we advise
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Scandinavian Modern High-Back Armchair By Folke Ohlsson For DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rare and beautiful Scandinavian Modern high-back lounge chair was designed by Folke Ohlsson and
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Swedish Designer, Mid-Century Accent Chairs, White Sheepskin, Oak, Sweden, 1960s
By Folke Ohlsson
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Arm or Lounge Chairs in white shearling and oak Modernist lounge chairs
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Late 20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Wood

Pair of "USA 75" Lounge Chairs by Folke Ohlsson for DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in San Diego, CA
This pair of "USA 75" lounge chairs by Folke Ohlsson for DUX were designed circa 1960 and have been
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Lounge Chairs

Lounge Chair by Folke Ohlsson Produced by Fritz Hansen, Model 4410, 1960s
By Fritz Hansen, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Legs of stained beech Mint blue upholstery by Kvadrat.  
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech

Two Vintage Swedish Modern Teak "Profil" Lounge Chairs by Folke Ohlsson for DUX
By Dux of Sweden
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is an exquisite set of two Scandinavian Modern "Profil" easy chairs designed by Folke Ohlsson
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Teak

Scandinavian Modern Re-Upholstered Green Leather Lounge Chair by Folke Ohlsson
By Fritz Hansen, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Beek en Donk, NL
Folke Ohlsson for Fritz Hansen, lounge chair, completely restored and re-upholstered in olive green
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Abalone, Wood, Beech

Pair of Folke Ohlsson Lounge Chairs, Denmark, 1960s
By Fritz Hansen, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Hudson, NY
Pair of early 1960s lounge chairs by Folke Ohlsson of Swedish origin and creator of the American
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Comfortable Lounge Chair by DUX in the Style of Folke Ohlsson
By Folke Ohlsson
Located in Antwerp, BE
One-seat lounge chair in brown fabric by the Swedish company DUX. It's about 86 cm wide, 76 deep
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric

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Lounge Chairs By Folke Ohlsson For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic lounge chairs by folke ohlsson available at 1stDibs. Each lounge chairs by folke ohlsson for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and hardwood. There are many kinds of the lounge chairs by folke ohlsson you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right lounge chairs by folke ohlsson, those designed in Mid-Century Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one lounge chairs by folke ohlsson that is appealing in its simplicity, but Folke Ohlsson, Dux of Sweden and Bodafors produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Lounge Chairs By Folke Ohlsson?

Prices for a lounge chairs by folke ohlsson start at $900 and top out at $10,145 with the average selling for $3,473.

Folke Ohlsson for sale on 1stDibs

Folke Ohlsson pioneered the “knock-down” revolution of furniture, making the innovative flat-pack means of manufacturing and shipping common practice. Credited with playing a significant part in bringing Scandinavian modern forms to the United States, he was an international designer who created attractive pieces that are highly coveted by today’s collectors.

In Sweden, Studio Ljungs Industrier AB is the large family-owned parent company of Duxiana (in America, DUX). While leading the design team for Studio Ljungs Industrier in his native Malmö, Ohlsson visited the West Coast of the United States in 1950 and opened DUX Inc., to expand the company’s global footprint. DUX put into practice an idea that Ohlsson patented for the so-called “knock-down,” or “KD,” chair, a term referencing easy, flat-pack assembly. It saved DUX space in warehouses and money on transportation and was a concept that would inspire hundreds of subsequent companies — most notably fellow Swedish brand IKEA

Integrating American upholstery with Swedish knock-down hardware and wooden frames, Ohlsson and DUX revolutionized the furniture industry. The manufacturer consistently worked with brilliant mid-century modern designers — among them Bruno Mathsson, Edward Wormley and Alf Svensson — expanding the brand’s portfolio and establishing credibility as a design source. Today vintage DUX sofas and dining chairs are valuable collector’s items, and the space-saving attributes and efficiency associated with the company’s modular designs continue to influence manufacturers all over the world.

Partly because of the affordability of DUX’s furniture — as well as an understandable affinity for the simplicity, warmth and coziness of Scandinavian modern design — postwar America embraced Ohlsson’s vision. One of Ohlsson’s best-known designs is the Profil lounge chair, built on a teak frame that can rock or recline with the push of a lever, while the wool bouclé upholstery is sumptuous and stylish. Another iconic collection is the clean, minimal Pasadena set of sofas, footstools and armchairs, fashioned from solid walnut with brass sabots.

The Milano Triennale and the “Good Design” exhibition series at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art distinguished Ohlsson with more than 30 awards. In 1964, he was honored with Sweden’s Royal Order of Vasa decoration by King Gustav VI Adolf because of his role in exporting modern Scandinavian aesthetics to America. Ohlsson’s designs were also produced by Bodafors and Fritz Hansen.

On 1stDibs, find a selection of Folke Ohlsson seating, tables, case pieces and storage cabinets.

Finding the Right lounge-chairs for You

While this specific seating is known to all for its comfort and familiar form, the history of how your favorite antique or vintage lounge chair came to be is slightly more ambiguous.

Although there are rare armchairs dating back as far as the 17th century, some believe that the origins of the first official “lounge chair” are tied to Hungarian modernist designer-architect Marcel Breuer. Sure, Breuer wasn’t exactly reinventing the wheel when he introduced the Wassily lounge chair in 1925, but his seat was indeed revolutionary for its integration of bent tubular steel.

Officially, a lounge chair is simply defined as a “comfortable armchair,” which allows for the shape and material of the furnishings to be extremely diverse. Whether or not chaise longues make the cut for this category is a matter of frequent debate.

The Eames lounge chair, on the other hand, has come to define somewhat of a universal perception of what a lounge chair can be. Introduced in 1956, the Eames lounger (and its partner in cozy, the ottoman) quickly became staples in television shows, prestigious office buildings and sumptuous living rooms. Venerable American mid-century modern designers Charles and Ray Eames intended for it to be the peak of luxury, which they knew meant taking furniture to the next level of style and comfort. Their chair inspired many modern interpretations of the lounge — as well as numerous copies.

On 1stDibs, find a broad range of unique lounge chairs that includes everything from antique Victorian-era seating to vintage mid-century modern lounge chairs by craftspersons such as Hans Wegner to contemporary choices from today’s innovative designers.