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Modern Scandinavian Swivel Chair
By Michael Sodeau
Located in Bonita Springs, FL
This Oyster High Swivel Chair is an example of modern Scandinavian design. Created by Michael
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Early 2000s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Modern Scandinavian Swivel Chair
Modern Scandinavian Swivel Chair
H 42.5 in W 39.75 in D 31 in
1970s, Vintage Scandinavian swivel chair, velour, original condition.
Located in Tarm, 82
1970s, Scandinavian design. Swivel chair five-star base. Dark brown velour. Original very good
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Scandinavian Swivel Chairs from Johanson Design Set of 5
By Börje Johanson, Johanson Design
Located in ŚWINOUJŚCIE, 32
Set of 5 swivel chairs model Largo. Made by Johanson Design in Sweden. Good condition. Price
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Early 2000s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

1970s Scandinavian Leather Swivel Chair by Soda Galvano
By Soda Galvano
Located in ŚWINOUJŚCIE, 32
Scandinavian swivel chair from 1970s. Manufaktured by Soda Galvano. Original brown leather
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Late 20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather

Scandinavian-Modern Swivel Chairs, Sweden, C. 1950s
Located in Westport, CT
Stunning pair of Scandinavian Modern swivel chairs, originating from Sweden and crafted in the
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Mid-20th Century American Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Wool, Walnut

Vintage Midcentury Scandinavian Modern Leather Executive Swivel Chair & Ottoman
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
armchair have quilting, which due them a cabinet and elegant character. The chair has a tilt adjustment and
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Vintage Midcentury Scandinavian Modern Brown Leather Executive Swivel Chair
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
elegant character. The chair has a tilt adjustment and a lock in the selected position. The subdued form
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Danish Modern Leather Swivel Chair
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Leather and chrome Danish swivel chair, circa 1960's. Original rust colored leather with beautiful
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

1970s Office Swivel Chair, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
- wooden parts have been refurbished - swivel base in good condition - height of seat from 44
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

1970s Office Swivel Chair, Czechoslovakia
1970s Office Swivel Chair, Czechoslovakia
H 29.14 in W 17.72 in D 21.66 in
Scandinavian Style Leather Office Swivel Armchairs, 1970s
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1970s - Very good orig. Condition - Dark black leather, not very used - Price for piece.
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather

Mid-Century Rust Leather Swivel Chair
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Leather Danish swivel chair, circa 1960's. High back provides excellent neck support. Beautiful
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Aino Aalto Swivel Chair, Artek, 1935-1936
By Aino Aalto
Located in Espoo, FI
Introducing the extremely rare Aino Aalto Swivel Chair nr 1118, designed between 1935 and 1936 by
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Aino Aalto Swivel Chair, Artek, 1935-1936
Aino Aalto Swivel Chair, Artek, 1935-1936
H 30.71 in W 25.99 in D 25.6 in
Mid-Century Modern Danish Swivel Chair
Located in Oxford, GB
1970s, Scandinavian design. Swivel chair five-star base. Dark brown. Original very good condition
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather

Mid-Century Modern Danish Swivel Chair
Mid-Century Modern Danish Swivel Chair
H 33.86 in W 25.6 in D 23.63 in
Fabricius & Kastholm Swivel Chair in Leather and Steel
By Kill International, Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm for Kill International, swivel chair model 'FK 6725', leather
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Henry W. Klein Leather Swivel Lounge Chair 1960s
By Henry W Klein
Located in Handewitt, DE
Henry W. Klein for Bramin Denmark, 1960s brown leather lounge chair with tilt and rotation function
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

1960s Pair Cognac Leather EVA Swivel Chairs Göte Nassjö.
By Göte Möbler Nässjö
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
A beautiful pair of swivel chairs made by Göte Möbler Nässjö Sweden , 1960s. These Chairs are
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Leather

1960s, Danish swivel chair, original condition, leather, cast aluminium.
Located in Tarm, 82
1960s, Danish swivel chair in original very good condition: no smells and no stains. The chair used
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

1970s, Danish swivel chair, original condition, leather, chrome steel.
Located in Tarm, 82
1970s, Danish swivel chair in original good condition: no smells and no stains. Adjustable seat
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

1940s, Danish design, reupholstered swivel chair, tilt function, lambskin.
Located in Tarm, 82
1940s, Danish design, Ehapa swivel chair with tilt function. Reupholstered in New Zealand quality
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Lambskin, Oak

1960s Cognac Leather EVA Swivel Chair Göte Nassjö Sweden. B
By Göte Möbler Nässjö
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
A beautiful swivel chair made by Göte Möbler Nässjö Sweden , 1960s. This Chair is upholstered with
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal

Superb Pair of Swivel Lounge Chairs, Upholstered in Pure Alpaca
By Flemming Lassen, Fritz Hansen, Viggo Boesen, Mogens Lassen
Located in London, GB
A superb pair of modern round arm swivel armchairs. Beech frames, sprung seat and newly upholstered
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2010s British Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Alpaca, Beech

1970s, Danish swivel chair with footstool, original good condition, leather.
Located in Tarm, 82
1970s, Danish swivel chair with footstool in original good condition: no smells and no stains
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Steel

Mid-Century Swivel Chair by Gote Mobler, 1960's
By Göte Möbler Nässjö
Located in Praha, CZ
- made in Sweden - made of wood, leather - leather parts are on very good condition - very good, original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Swedish furniture designer John Kandell's Swivel Chair "Bon-Bon" for Källemo
By Källemo
Located in Stockholm, SE
Swedish furniture designer John Kandell, (1925-1991) Swivel Chair "Bon-Bon" for Källemo 1980s
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Steel

Pair Mid Century Scandinavian Modern woven Papercord folding lounge chairs
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Pair Mid Century Scandinavian Modern woven Papercord folding lounge chairs. Great vintage pair of
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Vintage 1960s Macedonian Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Papercord, Birch

H.W. Klein for Bramin Leather Swivel Lounge Chairs, Denmark 1970s
By Bramin Mobler, H.W. Klein
Located in Almelo, NL
H.W. Klein for Bramin leather Swivel lounge chairs, Denmark 1970s This vintage leather swivel
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Black leather swivel chair by Ake Fribytter for Nelo Möbel, 1970s
By Ake Fribytter
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Vintage leather swivel lounge chair designed by Ake Fribytter for Nelo Möbel. The chair features a
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Circular Swivel Lounge Chair Model 'Convair' in Green Velvet by Oddmund Vad
By VAD Trevarefabrikk, Oddmund Vad
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful Scandinavian Modern bentwood ' model Convair' swivel lounge chair by Oddmund Vad for VAD
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Bentwood

Three Circular Swivel Lounge Chairs Model 'Convair' Green Velvet by Oddmund Vad
By Oddmund Vad, VAD Trevarefabrikk
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful set of three Scandinavian modern bentwood ' model Convair' swivel lounge chairs by
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Bentwood

Pair Circular Swivel Lounge Chairs Model 'Convair' Green Velvet by Oddmund Vad
By VAD Trevarefabrikk, Oddmund Vad
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful set of two Scandinavian modern bentwood ' model Convair' swivel lounge chairs by Oddmund
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Vintage 1970s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Velvet, Bentwood

1960s Maize Yellow Bouclé Fabric Upholstered Swivel Chair By Dux Of Sweden
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful pod / swivel chair upholstered with the original maize yellow striped fabric. The chair
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen J.H 502 Swivel Chair
By Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Andersen
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
A beautiful original example of this super rare swivel chair by Hans J.Wegner for Johannes Hansen
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Vintage Model 3117 Swivel Chair Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, 1950s
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Berlin, DE
Arne Jacobsen Schreibtisch-Drehstuhl Model 3117 Bürostuhl. Originales Vier-Sterne-Drehgestell der ersten Serie mit verchromten Stahlfüßen auf Rollen. Der Stuhl ist neu gepolstert,...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Mid Century Swivel Office Desk Lounge Chair by HW Klein for Brahmin Mobelfabrik
By H.W. Klein, Brahmin
Located in New York, NY
Iconic midcentury swivel egg chair, by H.W. Klein for Brahmin Mobelfabrik, made in Denmark c. 1970s
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

2004 'Fridene' Swivel Chair by Carina Bengs - a Pair
By IKEA
Located in Houston, TX
Gorgeous pair of 'Fridene' swiveling armchairs designed by Carina Bengs, c.2004. Produced for only
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Early 2000s Swedish Swivel Chairs

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Bouclé, Beech

Scandinavian Modern Set Of 4 Dinning Chairs By Börje Johanson Vinga, Sweden 1970
By Börje Johanson, Johanson Design
Located in The Hague, NL
Scandinavian modern period set of 4 swivel dinning room chairs designed by Börje Johanson for
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

70s Swivel Chair By Arne Norell Möbel AB In Sturdy Olive Green Patchwork Leather
By Norell Möbel AB
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Extremely comfortable swivel chair by Arne Norell For Norell Möbler AB in Sweden. The chair is
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather

Set of 4 'Oxford' Swivel Chairs by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, 1965
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Antwerpen, VAN
Nice set of 4 ‘Oxford’ swivel chairs designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1965 for the professors of St
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Metal, Aluminum

Orange Leather + Chrome 'Jetson' Swivel Lounge Chair by Bruno Mathsson for DUX
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Chicago, IL
An iconic Space Age ‘Jetson’ chrome and leather swivel lounge chair by Bruno Mathsson for DUX in
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Vintage 1970s Swedish Space Age Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

Vladimir Kagan Pair of Corkscrew Swivel Chairs for Directional in Bouclé, Signed
By Vladimir Kagan, Directional
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Newly reupholstered in a soft and nubby white bouclé, this pair of 'Corkscrew' swivel chairs by
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Swivel Chairs

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Bouclé

Preben Fabricius and Jorgen Kashtolm Swivel Chairs for Walter Knoll 1970s Signed
By Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius, Walter Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible set of four swivel lounge chairs by Preben Fabricius and Jorgen Kastholm for Walter
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Vintage 1970s German Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Suede

Design Scandinavian Leather Armchair or Lounge Chair by PEEM, 1970s
By PEEM Finland
Located in Praha, CZ
- Made in Finland - Made of metal, leather - Maker: PEEM - Good, original condition - Cleaned.
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Vintage 1970s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Monica Förster for Bernhardt Blue Leather and White Enamel Swivel Vika Chair
By Bernhardt, Monica Förster
Located in Waxahachie, TX
leather. Bright white enamel. Extremely comfortable. Scandinavian Bauhaus Space age
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Leather, Fiberglass

1970s, Vintage Danish swivel leather armchair, original condition
Located in Tarm, 82
70s, Danish swivel armchair. Original upholstery in black leather, loose seat cushion. Five-star
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

1960s Cognac Leather Swivel Göte Möbler Nassjö Sweden. A
By Göte Möbler Nässjö
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
A beautiful swivel chair made by Göte Möbler Nässjö Sweden , 1960s. This Chair is upholstered with
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Vintage 1960s European Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Leather Desk Chair Model 3117 by Arne Jacobsen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian leather desk chair model 3117 by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
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Vintage 1950s Danish Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

1970s, Vintage Danish Swivel Leather Armchair, Egg Form, Original Condition
Located in Tarm, 82
70s, Danish swivel armchair in egg form. Original upholstery in black leather, loose seat and back
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Capri Swivel Armchair by Johannes Andersen for Trensum
By Johannes Andersen
Located in RADOMSKO, PL
The Capri Andersen swivel armchair, designed by Johannes Andersen and manufactured by AB Trensums
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Verner Panton "Wire Cone" Chair
By Verner Panton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Verner Panton "Wire Cone" chair designed in 1958 and produced by Plus-Linje. I have three of these
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Verner Panton "Wire Cone" Chair
Verner Panton "Wire Cone" Chair
H 29.5 in W 25 in D 24.5 in
Pair of 1970s Verner Panton Cone Chairs by Plus Linje
By Verner Panton
Located in Handewitt, DE
Pair of Cone chairs by Verner Panton for Pluslinje Denmark. Original upholstered with velour fabric
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Pair of "Scandia" Lounge Chairs by Georg Eknes for Hans Brattrud
By Hans Battrud
Located in Chesham, GB
swivel lounge chairs, in rosewood. Original makers labels affixed to the base: " Georg Eknes
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

Eero Aarnio, Asko Cognac V.S.O.P Chairs... Classic Pop MOdernist
By Eero Aarnio, Asko
Located in Buffalo, NY
Original Cognac V.S.O.P chairs designed by Eero Aarnio and manufactured by Asko in Finland. Sold
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fiberglass

Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Office Chair in Red Upholstery
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, office chair model ‘3217’, wood, fabric, chrome-plated metal
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome, Metal

Fritz Hansen Oxford Desk Chair Designed by Arne Jacobsen, 1963 Denmark
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Antwerp, BE
Oxford low back desk chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen. Designed in 1963 for the professors
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Rare Black Midcentury Karuselli Chair by Yrjö Kukkapuro for Haimi, 1960s
By Yrjö Kukkapuro
Located in Stockholm, SE
Very sought after Karuselli lounge chair in black designed in 1965 by Yrjö Kukkapuro, made by Haimi
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Armchair “Egg Chair” Designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1958
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Armchair “Egg chair” designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark. 1958. Original leather
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Corona Chair, Model Ej-5, and Ottoman by Poul M. Volther for Erik Jørgensen
By Erik Jørgensen, Poul Volther
Located in Dorchester, MA
, here in a vibrant orange, ascend a stainless-steel frame that swivels, creating a lounge chair that is
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

A Pair of Danish Modern Lounge Chairs in Bent Maple and Black Leather Seat
By Fredericia Stolefabrik
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A pair of very cool lounge chairs model Rex, designed by Christina Strand and made by famed Danish
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Early 2000s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

A Pair of Danish Modern Lounge Chairs with Cocktail Table all in Maple (DONE)
By Fredericia Stolefabrik
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A pair of very cool lounge chairs model Rex with round coffee table all designed by Christina
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Early 2000s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of 2 Kill International FK6725 leather chairs by Fabricius & Kastholm
By Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius, Alfred Kill International
Located in Ludwigslust, DE
chairs in the style of functional, aesthetic Scandinavian design in the 60s and created an absolute
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather

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Scandanavian Swivel Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the scandanavian swivel chair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, animal skin and leather, every scandanavian swivel chair was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer scandanavian swivel chair, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A scandanavian swivel chair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Scandinavian Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made scandanavian swivel chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen and Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius are consistently popular.

How Much is a Scandanavian Swivel Chair?

A scandanavian swivel chair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,212, while the lowest priced sells for $100 and the highest can go for as much as $33,000.

A Close Look at Scandinavian Modern Furniture

Scandinavian modernism is perhaps the warmest and most organic iteration of modernist design. The work of the designers associated with vintage Scandinavian modern furniture was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life.

ORIGINS OF SCANDINAVIAN MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN 

CHARACTERISTICS OF SCANDINAVIAN MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

  • Bold, clean lines and simple, sturdy symmetries
  • Use of natural materials — native woods such as pine, ash and beech
  • Open, airy spaces
  • Promotion of functionality
  • Emphasis on craftsmanship; rooted in cabinetry profession and traditional construction techniques
  • Minimal ornamentation (little to no embellishment)
  • A neutral or light color palette owing to prominence of light woods

SCANDINAVIAN MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC SCANDINAVIAN MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE SCANDINAVIAN MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The gentle, organic contours that are typical of Scandinavian design appear in the furnishings and decor created by 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 Greta Magnusson Grossman and Bruno Mathsson — creators of the classic Grasshopper lighting series and Berlin daybed, respectively — but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the 1920s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced pieces in the Scandinavian style 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, created in collaboration with his first wife, Aino. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva.

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 the revolutionary architect and furniture innovator 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, a stylistic maverick and maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Verner Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

Today, decades after their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight, and interior designers all over the world use their pieces to bring warmth to any given space.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable vintage Scandinavian modern chairs, sofas, rugs and tables — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. 

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.

Questions About Scandanavian Swivel Chair
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 12, 2024
    A swivel chair spins on its base. While seated, a user can turn the seat to face a different direction without repositioning the base of the chair. Swivel chairs are popular office furniture because they make it possible to reach for items in a workspace without having to get up from a seated position. In seating areas, swivel chairs allow people to focus on different areas of a room, such as a television screen or other people seated close by. Some dining chairs and bar stools also swivel to make it simpler for diners to sit down at and stand up from the table. Shop a large collection of swivel chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    In certain swivel chairs you can fit a rubber wedge between the base of the chair and the swiveling pole to increase the friction. By hammering the wedge you create a seal, limiting the motion of the chair.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, the Tulip chair does indeed swivel. It is a pedestal swivel chair made with an aluminum base and a fiberglass shell, which was very innovative when it was designed in the mid-1950s. You can shop a collection of Tulip chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, the Swan chair swivels on its metal base. The pivoting design was one of the major innovations of the chair that Arne Jacobsen designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark, and it remains a selling point of the piece to this today. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Arne Jacobsen Swan chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Like most home decor trends, swivel chairs have come in and out of popularity multiple times since their creation. However, swivel chairs are considered classic decor even when they’re not on-trend. Swivel chairs continue to be a popular choice because they spin and can suit a variety of spaces. Shop a wide variety of swivel chair styles on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A swivel chair means a chair with a seat that can rotate 360 degrees to face in any direction. You can shop many styles of swivel chairs on 1stDibs.com.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 8, 2023
    Yes, a swivel on a chair is a good idea in many spaces. In offices, swiveling mechanisms make it possible for you to turn and access different items in your workspace without having to get up from your seat. Swiveling dining chairs can make it easier for people to sit and stand before and after meals, and accent chairs that swivel can allow you to turn and easily engage in conversation with other people in the room. On 1stDibs, find a wide range of swivel chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    Yes, Thomas Jefferson is believed to have created a swivel chair out of a Windsor chair that he had in his home. However, Thomas E. Warren was the inventor who developed the modern swiveling chair on wheels. Called the Centripetal Spring armchair, his design dates back to 1849. Shop a range of swivel chairs on 1stDibs.