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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 Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Fabric, Oak

1970s, Scandinavian lounge chair, original very good condition, art deco style.
Located in Tarm, 82
1970s, Scandinavian lounge chair in original very good condition: no smells and no stains. Art deco
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1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Leather, Fabric, Bentwood

Scandinavian Lounge Chair "Pernilla 1" by Bruno Mathsson, 1940s
By Bruno Mathsson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"The Scandinavian Lounge Chair 'Pernilla 1,' designed by the Swedish furniture designer Bruno
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1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Lounge Chair in Rio Rosewood Model Paperknive
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern scandinavian lounge chair in Rio rosewood model paper Knive by Kai Kristiansen
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1960s French Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

Materials

Teak

1950 Scandinavian Lounge Chairs, Set of 2
Located in Praha, CZ
New fabric upholstery. Re-polished stained beech legs. Dimensions small one: H 77 (seat is 39) cm, L 65 cm, D 52 cm.
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1950s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Fabric, Beech

Vintage 1950 Scandinavian Lounge Chairs, Set of 2
1950 Scandinavian Lounge Chairs, Set of 2
H 36.23 in W 24.81 in D 19.69 in
Scandinavian Lounge Chair "Holmenkollen" by Arne Tidemand Ruud
By Arne Tidemand Ruud
Located in Karlstad, SE
The Holmenkollen lounge chair, designed by Arne Tidemand Ruud and produced by AS Inventar, is a
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20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Leather, Teak

Scandinavian Lounge Chair Model "Vila" by KF, 1930s
Located in Karlstad, SE
Early modernist lounge chair, model "Vila", manufactured by KF, Sweden, 1930s. This rare chair
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Bouclé, Birch

Midcentury Scandinavian Lounge Chairs "Kandidaten" by Ib Kofod Larsen
By OPE Möbler, Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Karlstad, SE
A beautiful pair of lounge chairs, model "Kandidaten" by Ib Kofod Larsen (Denmark) for OPE Möbler
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Leather, Teak

Mid Century Scandinavian Lounge Chair by Ib Kofod Larsen
By Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Solid teak frame with a curved high back, angled seat and high quality leather cushions make for an exceptionally comfortable seat. Designed by Danish-born architect and furniture de...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Teak

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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1970s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Suede, Oak

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Lounge Chair in Mahogany Frame & Bouclé
Located in Plainview, NY
a paragon of Scandinavian modernism. In its essence, this lounge chair becomes not merely a
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Bouclé, Mahogany

Scandinavian Lounge Chairs model 'Pele' by Esko Pajamies
By Esko Pajamies
Located in Karlstad, SE
Finnish lounge chairs, model 'Pele' by Esko Pajamies for Lepokalusto, Finland. This is Pajamies
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Leather, 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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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Wool, Oak

Rare Scandinavian lounge chair 'Siesta' by Gustaf Hiort af Ornäs, Finland, 1950s
By Puunveisto OY, Carl Gustaf Hiort af Ornäs
Located in Eskilstuna, SE
'Siesta' lounge chair designed by Gustaf Hiort af Ornäs. A bold organic design that still allures
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Leather, Walnut

Mid Century Scandinavian Lounge Chair, 1950's
Located in Oud Beijerland, NL
Stunning lounge chair designed and produced in Scandinavia, 1950's. It has a very comfortable
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Bouclé, Wood

Mid Century Scandinavian Lounge Chair, 1950's
Mid Century Scandinavian Lounge Chair, 1950's
H 31.5 in W 32.29 in D 29.53 in
Finn Juhl NV-45 Scandinavian Lounge Chairs in Walnut and Black Leather 1950s
By Finn Juhl, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Dallas, TX
Original vintage pair of NV-45 lounge chairs by Finn Juhl in lacquered walnut & waxed leather
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1950s American Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Leather, Walnut

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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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Wool, Oak

Pair of Scandinavian Lounge Chairs "755" by Svante Skogh for Ope Möbler, Sweden
By OPE Möbler, Svante Skogh
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare lounge chairs "Fåtölj nr 755" by Svante Skogh for Olof Persons Fåtöljindustri. Designed at the
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Wool, Beech

Scandinavian Lounge Chair "Pernilla 1" by Bruno Mathsson, 1940s
By Firma Karl Mathsson, Bruno Mathsson
Located in Karlstad, SE
Gorgeous lounge chair and ottoman "Pernilla 1", designed by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Andersson
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Birch

Scandinavian 'Ox' Lounge Chair, 1960
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unique Scandinavian lounge chair from the 1960/70's, with original leather and cow hide upholstery
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Cowhide, Leather, Teak

Scandinavian 'Ox' Lounge Chair, 1960
Scandinavian 'Ox' Lounge Chair, 1960
H 29.5 in W 30 in D 32 in
Mid Century Danish Modern Swivel Reclining Lounge Chair in Brown Leather
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A great vintage Scandinavian lounge chair and ottoman set circa 1970's. The set features a
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Leather, Wood

Vintage Danish Teak Lounge Chair
Located in Pasadena, TX
Scandinavian lounge chair. Solid teak with off-white cushions This Danish teak lounge chair
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Teak

Vintage Danish Teak Lounge Chair
Vintage Danish Teak Lounge Chair
H 37 in W 22 in D 34 in
Pair Of Mid Century Lounge Chairs
By Grete Jalk
Located in Bunnik, NL
A pair of Scandinavian lounge chairs from the 1960s. The construction is made of varnished beech
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Fabric, Wood

Pair Of Mid Century Lounge Chairs
Pair Of Mid Century Lounge Chairs
H 26.38 in W 27.56 in D 29.53 in
Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Lounge Chair
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Teak Scandinavian lounge chair, circa 1960's. High back on lounge chair provides great support for
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Teak

Scandinavian Wingback Lounge Chair in Grey Upholstery and Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Comfortable Scandinavian lounge chair with a wingback and sculptural armrests. With this piece, the designer
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1950s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Fabric, Wood

Dux Lounge Chair by Alf Svensson, Sweden, circa 1950
By Dux of Sweden, Alf Svensson
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Minimalistic Scandinavian lounge chair. Clean and simple Swedish design. The cushions have been
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Metal

1930's Fritz Hansen Danish Lounge Chairs in New Mohair
By Frits Hansen/Soren Hansen
Located in Oakland, CA
1930s Scandinavian lounge chairs by Frits Hansen, Odense, Denmark. Handcrafted with solid wood
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Mohair

Finn Juhl for France & Daverkosen FD 136, Teak Lounge Chair in Leather
By Finn Juhl, France & Daverkosen
Located in Oakland, CA
Scandinavian lounge chair designed by Finn Juhl for France & Daverkosen, Denmark. Model FD 136 is
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Leather, Teak

1960s Pair Wool and Oak Lounge Chairs by Leif Hansen for Kronen in Denmark
By Kronen, Leif Hansen
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Rare and beautiful pair solid high and low back Scandinavian lounge chairs with the original
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Wool, Oak

1960s Natural High Back Lounge Chair by Leif Hansen for Kronen in Denmark
By Kronen, Leif Hansen
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Rare and beautiful solid high back Scandinavian lounge chair with the original natural colored
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Wool, Oak

1960s Natural Wool and Oak Lounge Chair by Leif Hansen for Kronen in Denmark
By Kronen, Leif Hansen
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Rare and beautiful solid low back Scandinavian lounge chair with the original natural colored
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Wool, Oak

20th Century Danish Pair of Vintage Scandinavian Teakwood Lounge Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A grey Mid-Century Modern Danish pair of Scandinavian lounge chairs featuring slightly curved
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Fabric, Teak

Harlequin set of 8 Scandinavian modern lounge chairs
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Collection of 8 scandinavian lounge chairs from the 1960's. Some slight variations in sizes but
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Fabric, Beech, Pine

Scandinavian Nanna Ditzel style lounge chairs elm and wool Denmark 1960
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Beautiful pair of Scandinavian lounge chairs in the style of Nanna Ditzel, Denmark 1960. It´s shape
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Brass

20th Century Swedish Pair of Vintage O.H. Sjögren Armchairs by Carl Malmsten
By Carl Malmsten, O.H. Sjögren
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
produced by O.H. Sjögren, in good condition. The backrests of the Scandinavian lounge chairs are slightly
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Fabric, Cotton, Upholstery, Birch

Scandinavian Modern Leather Lounge Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
Scandinavian Modern teak and leather lounge chair. Dramatic angular design just newly refinished
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Teak

Scandinavian Midcentury Lounge Chairs in Sheepskin
By Flemming Lassen
Located in Karlstad, SE
Pair of large high-back lounge chairs manufactured in Denmark, 1930s. These majestic chairs
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Sheepskin, Wood

Scandinavian Modern High Back Lounge Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scandinavian modern, lounge chair produced in Yugoslavia features a minimal beech frame with high
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Mid-20th Century Macedonian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Chenille, Beech

Mid-Century Scandinavian DUX Lounge Chair
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Pasadena, TX
A Mid-Century Modern lounge chair made in Sweden by DUX with the original upholstery. Some fading
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Fabric, Teak

Westnofa Scandinavian Rosewood & Leather Lounge Chair
By Westnofa Furniture
Located in Pasadena, TX
A mid century modern lounge chair made in Norway by Westnofa. A rosewood bentwood frame brown
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1970s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Leather, Rosewood

Scandinavian Teak Lounge Chairs, 1960s
Located in Delft, NL
Scandinavian teak lounge chairs, 1960s Unknown designer, but see details of the wood in the
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Fabric, Teak

Scandinavian Teak Lounge Chairs, 1960s
Scandinavian Teak Lounge Chairs, 1960s
H 31.11 in W 27.17 in D 29.53 in
Scandinavian Mid Century Lounge Chairs in Sheepskin
Located in Karlstad, SE
Low-back lounge chairs manufactured in Sweden ca 1940. Cozy lounge chairs with exceptional
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Sheepskin, Wood

Scandinavian Mid Century Lounge Chair in Sheepskin
By Flemming Lassen
Located in Karlstad, SE
High-back lounge chair manufactured in Denmark ca 1940. This majestic chair surrounds you with
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Sheepskin, Wood

Scandinavian Mid Century Lounge Chair in Sheepskin
Located in Karlstad, SE
High-back lounge chair manufactured in Denmark ca 1940. This majestic chair surrounds you with
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Sheepskin, Wood

Scandinavian-Modern Lounge Chairs in Wool, 1950s
Located in Westport, CT
A stunning set of lounge chairs, original from Denmark, circa 1950-1959. Completely restored and
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Wool, Walnut

Scandinavian Mid Century Lounge Chair in Sheepskin
By Ib Madsen and Acton Schubell
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare version of the famous clam chair, upholstered in off-white sheepskin and leather buttons. This
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Sheepskin, Wood

Scandinavian Modern Teak Lounge Chair By Grete Jalk
By Grete Jalk, France & Søn
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scandinavian modern, lounge chair by Grete Jalk for France & Son features a teak frame with
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Fabric, Teak

Scandinavian Midcentury Lounge Chairs "Bodö" by Svante Skogh
By AB Hjertquist & Co, Svante Skogh
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 Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Leather, Oak

Scandinavian modern lounge chairs, unknown designer, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Eskilstuna, SE
Swedish modern armchairs by anonymous designer from the 1960s. Legs of stained beech and upholstered in a beautiful blue fabric. Generous armrests.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Beech, Fabric

1960s, Scandinavian "Safari" lounge chair, original condition, leather, beech.
Located in Tarm, 82
1960s, Scandinavian "Safari" lounge chair in original good condition: no smells and no stains
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Leather, Beech

Pair of Scandinavian Mid-Century Lounge Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Scandinavian Mid-Century Lounge Chairs upholstered in Boucle Fabric
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Fabric, Mahogany

Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chair in Gold Mohair, C. 1950s
Located in Westport, CT
Discover timeless elegance with this Scandinavian-Modern lounge chair from the 1950s. Meticulously
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Mid-20th Century American Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Mohair

Amazing Set of 2 Scandinavian Highback Lounge Chairs
Located in Munich, DE
Bamboo construction with metal base. wrapped with plastic.
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Bamboo

Scandinavian Modern lounge chair by Gösta Jonsson, Sweden, 1950s
By Gösta Jonsson
Located in Eskilstuna, SE
Chunky lounge chair designed and made by Gösta Jonsson, Sweden, during the 1950s. Upholstered
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Leather, Sheepskin, Beech

Scandinavian modern Cane Birch Leather lounge chairs Rud Thygesen
By Rud Thygesen and Johnny Sorensen, Botium
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Scandinavian modern Cane Birch Leather lounge chairs. Beautiful design solid birch with cane seat
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Leather, Cane, Birch

Vintage Scandinavian functionalist lounge chair, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Forserum, SE
A functionalist lounge chair designed in the manner of Florence Knoll, produced by an unidentified
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Steel

Classic Scandinavian Modern Walnut Lounge Chair by Dux, Sweden
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Scandinavian Modern walnut lounge chair by DUX / Sweden, amazing sculptural walnut curved
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Fabric, Walnut

Westnofa Scandinavian Rosewood Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Ingmar Relling
By Westnofa Furniture
Located in Pasadena, TX
Westnofa Scandinavian rosewood lounge chair & ottoman by Ingmar Relling A Mid-Century Modern
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1970s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Leather, Rosewood

Scandinavian elegant lounge chair by Carl Malmsten, Sweden, 1950s
By Carl Malmsten
Located in Eskilstuna, SE
Great lounge chair by Carl Malmsten. Model is 'Hemmakväll' and was designed in the 1940s
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Fabric, Beech

Scandinavian Midcentury Lounge Chairs by Torbjørn Afdal
By Torbjørn Afdal
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare lounge chairs by Torbjørn Afdal model "Studio open", designed in 1965. These chairs consist of
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20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair

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Leather, Wood

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Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the vintage Scandinavian lounge chair you’re looking for. A vintage Scandinavian lounge chair — often made from wood, animal skin and leather — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer vintage Scandinavian lounge chair, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right vintage Scandinavian lounge chair, those designed in Scandinavian Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. A well-made vintage Scandinavian lounge chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Fritz Hansen, Ekornes ASA and Arne Jacobsen are consistently popular.

How Much is a Vintage Scandinavian Lounge Chair?

A vintage Scandinavian lounge chair can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,995, while the lowest priced sells for $566 and the highest can go for as much as $34,351.

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.