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Vintage Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Oak "Contour" Lounge Chair by Alf Svenss
By Alf Svensson
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is a beautiful scandinavian modern oak lounge chair model "Contour" designed by Alf Svensson
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

Oak Vintage Lounge Chair Arka by Yngve Ekström Sweden, 1955 Scandinavian Modern
By Yngve Ekström
Located in Vienna, AT
Scandinavian Modern vintage lounge chair or armchair from oak model Arka by Yngve Ekström 1955
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

Teak & Oak Danish Modern Lounge Chair
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Teak & oak mid-century lounge chair, circa 1960's. Elegant, lovely silhouette with beautifully
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Oak, Teak

Danish Modern Cabinetmaker Lounge Chair Oak & Sheepskin, Denmark, 1940s
By Magnus Stephensen, Viggo Boesen
Located in Odense, DK
Scandinavian Modern lounge chair made in the 1940s by a Danish Cabinetmaker. Great dramatic angles
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Sheepskin, Oak

Scandinavian Lounge Chair with Oak Armrest Conical Legs Red Wool, 1940's
By Carl Malmsten
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Elegant and unusual lounge chair from the 1940's in the style of Swedish Designer, Carl Malmsten
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Oak

Ole Wanscher Safari Chairs in Oak & Light Canvas, Scandinavian Modern, 1960s
By Ole Wanscher, Poul Jeppesens Møbelfabrik
Located in Odense, DK
A rare pair of original Ole Wanscher oak framed "Safari chairs" with canvas seats and tilting backs
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Canvas, Oak

Scandinavian Modern Scoop Lounge Chair By Peter Hvidt And Orla Molgaard-Nielsen
By France & Daverkosen, Hvidt & Mølgaard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scandinavian modern, model FD145 lounge chair by Peter Hvidt And Orla Molgaard-Nielsen for France
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak, Oak

Scandinavian Lounge Chair with Oak Armrest and Base Two-Tone Wool, 1940's
By Hjalmar Jackson, Axel Larsson
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Elegant and unusual lounge chair in the style of Swedish Designer, Axel Larsson and master
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Oak

Scandinavian Midcentury Lounge Chairs "Bodö" by Svante Skogh
By Svante Skogh, AB Hjertquist & Co
Located in Karlstad, SE
Stunning Swedish lounge chairs "Bodö¨" in oak with wool cushions and leather details designed in
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Danish Modern, Curved Lounge Chair in Oak, Attributed to Viggo Boesen, 1950s
By Viggo Boesen
Located in Odense, DK
clean lines and organic forms. Crafted from oak, this lounge chair showcases the warmth and beauty of
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Danish Modern Highback Lounge Chair by Kurt Østervig, Teakwood & Oak, 1958
By Hans J. Wegner, Kurt Østervig
Located in Odense, DK
Beautiful vintage highback lounge chair from 1958 by Danish designer Kurt Østervig. The chair is
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Oak, Teak

Teak Danish Modern Lounge Chair
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Teak Danish lounge chair 1960's. Elegant lines with floating solid wood armrests and sleek legs
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Oak, Teak

Teak Danish Modern Lounge Chair
Teak Danish Modern Lounge Chair
H 31 in W 26 in D 29.5 in
Poul Volther Danish Oak Lounge Chair
By Poul Volther, FDB Møbler
Located in Oakland, CA
Danish lounge designed by Poul Volther crafted of a solid white oak frame, newly upholstered in a
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Oak

Poul Volther Danish Oak Lounge Chair
Poul Volther Danish Oak Lounge Chair
H 31.5 in W 25.98 in D 29.92 in
Danish Modern Lounge Chair by Henry Kjærnulff Oak & Green Mohair, Denmark, 1950s
By Henning Kjærnulf
Located in Odense, DK
. The chair is made of solid oak and the loose cushions are upholstered in green mohair. Great seating
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Oak

1930s Danish Modern Lounge Chair in Solid Oak and Striped Velvet Upholstery
Located in København K, 84
1930s danish cabinet maker made lounge chair or ear flap chair in solid oak and the most beautiful
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Oak

Hans Wegner Mid-Century Modern Brown Danish Oak Lounge Chair
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Weesp, NL
outstanding craftsmanship by GETAMA in the 1960s. This beautiful oak lounge chair has become an icon, stylish
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

Hans Wegner, Oak Lounge Chair GE-290
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Klintehamn, SE
Hans J Wegner, lounge chair model "GE-290". Made of oak. New leather cushions. Designed in 1953
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Hans Wegner, Oak Lounge Chair GE-290
Hans Wegner, Oak Lounge Chair GE-290
H 30.71 in W 29.53 in D 30.71 in
Lounge Chair in Oak & Lambswool, Henning Kjærnulf, "Razorblade", Danish Modern
By Henning Kjærnulf
Located in Odense, DK
This Lounge Chair designed by Henning Kjærnulf in the 1960s is a stunning piece of Danish Modern
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Lambskin, Wool, Oak

Large Sculptural Danish Oak Mid-Century Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
A pair of large sculptural Danish mid-century lounge chairs featuring finely constructed oak frames
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

Henning Kjaernulf Oak Brutalist Rustic Danish Lounge Chairs
By Henning Kjærnulf
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Stunning Pair of Henning Kjaernulf Danish Oak Lounge Rustic Chairs. Original Cushions.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

Oak and leather lounge chair with ottoman
Located in München, DE
enrichment for every home. The oak frame is whitewashed. Condition: Very good vintage condition with slight
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Oak and leather lounge chair with ottoman
Oak and leather lounge chair with ottoman
H 35.44 in W 37.41 in D 35.44 in
Danish Designer, Lounge Chair, Oak, Fabric, Denmark, 1940s
Located in High Point, NC
An oak and white fabric lounge chair designed and produced in Denmark, c. 1940s. Seat height 16.75”.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Danish Designer, Lounge Chair, Oak, Fabric, Denmark, 1960s
Located in High Point, NC
An oak and white fabric lounge chair designed and produced in Denmark, 1960s. Seat height: 17.25”
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Danish Modern Lounge Chair in Patinated Oak & Black Leather by Hans Olsen, 1950s
By Hans Olsen
Located in Odense, DK
Beautiful and rare lounge chair designed in the early 1950s by Danish designer Hans Olsen and
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Danish Designer, Lounge Chair, Oak, Rush, Denmark, 1940s
Located in High Point, NC
A dark-stained oak and rush lounge chairs designed and produced in Denmark, c. 1940s. seat height
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Rush, Oak

Henning Kjaernulf Oak Rustic Brutalist Lounge Chairs - a
By Henning Kjærnulf
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Stunning Pair of Henning Kjaernulf attrib Danish Oak Lounge Rustic Chairs. Original cushions.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak

Danish Designer, Lounge Chairs, Fabric, Oak, Denmark, 1940s
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of beige bouclé fabric and oak lounge chairs designed and produced in Denmark, 1940s. Seat
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Danish Designer, Lounge Chairs, Oak, Fabric, Denmark, 1930s
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of oak and off-white fabric lounge chairs or armchairs designed and produced in Denmark, c
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Hans J. Wegner Danish Modern "GE-240" Lounge Chairs in Oak, GETAMA 1955
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Odense, DK
Rare early set of "Cigar" lounge chairs by Hans J. Wegner from the original GETAMA production of
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Oak

Danish Designer, Lounge Chair, Oak, Shearling, Denmark, 1940s
Located in High Point, NC
An oak and shearling lounge chair designed and produced in Denmark, 1940s.
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin, Oak

Vintage Scandinavian "Safari" Lounge Chairs by Kaare Klint, Denmark, 1960s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of cool “Safari” lounge chairs by Kaare Klint. Oak frame with nicely tapering legs, cognac
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Pair of Scandinavian Lounge Chairs in Wool with Ottoman 1960s
Located in Tilburg, NL
Pair of Scandinavian Lounge Chairs in Wool with one Ottoman, Scandinavia, 1960s. This is a pair of
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Scandinavian Lounge Chair Esko Pajamies “Pele” for Lepokalusto, Finland, 1970s
By Esko Pajamies
Located in Hillringsberg, SE
This lounge chair was manufactured by the Finnish furniture company, Lahden Lepokalusto Oy in the
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Vintage 1970s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Suede, Oak

'Hippo' Lounge Chair by Norr11, Black Oak, Hallingdal
By Kristian Sofus Hansen, Norr11, Tommy Hyldahl
Located in Paris, FR
HIPPO lounge chair Signed by Kristian Sofus Hansen and Tommy Hyldahl for Norr11. Model shown on
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Oak

Modernist Oak Lounge Chair, Tove & Edvard Kindt Larsen
By Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen, France & Daverkosen
Located in London, GB
A superbly designed lounge chair by Tove & Edvard Kindt Larsen. Model 117 constructed from European
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak, Teak

'Elephant' Wooden Lounge Chair by Norr11, Natural Oak, Sheepskin
By Norr11, Kristian Sofus Hansen, Tommy Hyldahl
Located in Paris, FR
chair is designed as a modern lounge chair and draws inspiration from the upholstered chairs of the
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Oak, Sheepskin

'Elephant' Lounge Chair by Norr11, Black Oak, Barnum Bouclé
By Tommy Hyldahl, Norr11, Kristian Sofus Hansen
Located in Paris, FR
. The Elephant Lounge Chair is designed as a modern lounge chair and draws inspiration from the
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Oak, Bouclé

Danish Modern, A Pair of Lounge Chairs in Oak, Henning Kjærnulf, 1960s
By Henning Kjærnulf
Located in Odense, DK
A fascinating sculptural pair of Danish modern lounge chairs in the style of Henning (Henry
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Pair of Midcentury Danish Modern Lounge Chair in Oak, Viggo Boesen, 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
Presenting a stunning pair of Danish modern lounge chairs in oak, reminiscent of the iconic style
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Danish Modern Lounge Chair by Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen, Teak and Oak, 1960s
By France & Daverkosen, Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen
Located in Rosendahl, DE
. Organically shaped oak frame with beautiful teak armrests. The innerspring cushions were reupholstered with
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Oak, Teak

Teak Danish Modern High Back Lounge Chair
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Teak Danish lounge chair 1960's. Elegant lines with floating solid wood armrests and sleek legs
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Oak, Teak

Pair of Danish Modern Brutalist Lounge Chairs in Oak, Henning Kjærnulf, 1960s
By Hans J. Wegner, Henning Kjærnulf, Arne Vodder
Located in Odense, DK
A magnificent sculptural pair of Danish modern lounge chairs in the manner of Henning (Henry
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Oak, Wool

Pair of Danish Modern Lounge Chairs in Oak, Reupholstered, Viggo Boesen, 1950s
By Viggo Boesen
Located in Odense, DK
Presenting a stunning pair of lounge chairs from the 1950s, expertly crafted in oak and
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Italian Designer, Lounge Chairs, Oak, Brass, Fabric, Italy, 1940s
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of adjustable high-back oak, brass and off-white fabric lounge chairs designed and produced
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Vintage 1940s Italian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Danish Modern Brutalist Lounge Chairs in Oak, Henning Kjærnulf, 1960s
By Arne Vodder, Hans J. Wegner, Henning Kjærnulf
Located in Odense, DK
A magnificent sculptural pair of Danish modern lounge chairs in the manner of Henning (Henry
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Oak, Silk, Velvet

Karl-Erik Ekselius - Oak lounge chair by JOC Sweden
By Karl-Erik Ekselius
Located in Klintehamn, SE
Oak lounge chair, and Ekselius´ version of the popular TV-chair from the 60´s. New cushions with a
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Oak

'Hippo' Lounge Chair by Norr11, Dark Smoked Oak, Hallingdal
By Tommy Hyldahl, Norr11, Kristian Sofus Hansen
Located in Paris, FR
HIPPO lounge chair Signed by Kristian Sofus Hansen and Tommy Hyldahl for Norr11. Model shown on
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Oak

'Elephant' Lounge Chair by Norr11, Dark Smoked Oak, Barnum Bouclé
By Tommy Hyldahl, Norr11, Kristian Sofus Hansen
Located in Paris, FR
. The Elephant Lounge Chair is designed as a modern lounge chair and draws inspiration from the
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Oak

'Hippo' Lounge Chair by Norr11, Light Smoked Oak, Hallingdal
By Kristian Sofus Hansen, Norr11, Tommy Hyldahl
Located in Paris, FR
HIPPO lounge chair Signed by Kristian Sofus Hansen and Tommy Hyldahl for Norr11. Model shown on
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Oak

'Hippo' Lounge Chair by Norr11, Natural Oak, Hallingdal Wool
By Tommy Hyldahl, Kristian Sofus Hansen, Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
HIPPO lounge chair Signed by Kristian Sofus Hansen and Tommy Hyldahl for Norr11. Model shown on
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Oak

Danish Mid-Century Carved Oak Lounge Chairs in Oak by Kjaernulf, 1960's
By Henning Kjærnulf
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Rare and sought after pair of lounge chairs by Danish Designer, Henning Kjaernulf made from
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wool, Oak

Henning Kjaernulf Danish Mid-Century Carved Oak Lounge Chairs in Oak, 1970's
By Henning Kjærnulf
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Rare and sought after pair of lounge chairs by Danish Designer, Henning Kjaernulf made from
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak, Wool

'Elephant' Wood Lounge Chair by Norr11, Natural Oak, Dunes, Brown
By Tommy Hyldahl, Kristian Sofus Hansen, Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
chair is designed as a modern lounge chair and draws inspiration from the upholstered chairs of the
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Mid Century Danish Oak Wingback Lounge Chairs, A Pair
Located in Portland, OR
Unique pair of carved Oak lounge chairs, recently imported from Denmark. High backrests make these
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

'Elephant' Wood Lounge Chair by Norr11, Dark Smoked Oak, Anthracite
By Kristian Sofus Hansen, Norr11, Tommy Hyldahl
Located in Paris, FR
elephant lounge chair is designed as a modern lounge chair and draws inspiration from the upholstered
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Henning Kjaernulf Danish Mid-Century Carved Oak Lounge Chairs in Oak, 1970's
By Henning Kjærnulf
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Rare and sought after pair of "his and hers" lounge chairs by Danish Designer, Henning Kjaernulf
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Oak

Steen Østergaard Lounge Chair in Oak and Moss Green Upholstery
By Stol-Ex, Steen Ostergaard
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Steen Østergaard for Stol-Ex, lounge chair, oak, fabric, Denmark, 1962 Made in 1962, this armchair
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Illum Wikkelsø Lounge Chair in Blue Upholstery and Oak
By Illum Wikkelsø
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Illum Wikkelsø, armchair, oak, fabric, Denmark, 1950s This well-designed armchair shows an unusual
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

'Elephant' Lounge Chair by Norr11, Light Smoked Oak, Barnum Bouclé
By Tommy Hyldahl, Kristian Sofus Hansen, Norr11
Located in Paris, FR
. The Elephant lounge chair is designed as a modern lounge chair and draws inspiration from the
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak, Wool, Bouclé

'Elephant' Lounge Chair + Stool, Natural Oak, Sheepskin Set by Norr11
By Kristian Sofus Hansen, Norr11, Tommy Hyldahl
Located in Paris, FR
elephant lounge chair is designed as a modern lounge chair and draws inspiration from the upholstered
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin, Leather, Oak

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Scandinavian Modern Oak Lounge Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of Scandinavian modern oak lounge chairs available for sale. Frequently made of wood, oak and fabric, all Scandinavian modern oak lounge chairs available were constructed with great care. We have 817 antique and vintage Scandinavian modern oak lounge chairs in-stock, while there are 16 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of Scandinavian modern oak lounge chairs available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Scandinavian modern oak lounge chairs are generally popular furniture pieces, but Scandinavian Modern and Mid-Century Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Some Scandinavian modern oak lounge chairs are too large for some spaces — a variety of smaller Scandinavian modern oak lounge chairs, measuring 18.51 inches across, are available at 1stDibs. Scandinavian modern oak lounge chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Hans J. Wegner, Børge Mogensen and GETAMA are consistently popular.

How Much are Scandinavian Modern Oak Lounge Chairs?

Scandinavian modern oak lounge chairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $5,481, while the lowest priced sells for $540 and the highest can go for as much as $91,985.

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 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.