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Scandinavian Modern Furniture Collection

Denmark, Finland, Sweden (ca. 1930 - present)

The designers of Scandinavian Modernism created the warmest and most human iteration of modernist ideals. Their work was founded on a centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. The gentle, organic contours that are typical of Scandinavian Modern furniture appear in the work of 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 a Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic “Grasshopper” chair, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian Modern pieces 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. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarapaneva.

     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 he 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, maker of the bold “Chieftain”chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

     As you scroll through the pages below, you will note both instantly recognizable Scandinavian Modern designs and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

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Large "AJ" Brass Pendant by Arne Jacobsen for Loui...
Arne Jacobsen
Vintage 1960s Danish Chandeliers and Pendants
Rare Jacobsen design in excellent condition, vented top gives great light effect - simple, elegant and highly functional. Perfect over table lighting.
Group of Five Vases by Erich and Ingrid Triller
Erich and Ingrid Triller
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics
Stoneware
Group of five vases ranging in height from 4.5" to 7". With a sophisticated multi-chromatic gun-metal, greenish brown palette. Studio work by the husband-and-wife team of Erich and Ingr...
Acton Schubell and Ib Madsen lounge chair
Ib Madsen, Acton Schubell
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Beech, Velvet
A lounge chair by Acton Schubell and Ib Madsen with legs of stained beech, upholstered in a deep gold velvet with covered buttons.
Foliate Chandelier in Brass with Handblown Glass S...
Paavo Tynell
Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Glass
Brass pendant fixture with handblown glass shades in a whimsical organic theme. This rare piece is complete and in original vintage condition. Takes standard A-lamp base bulbs.
"Living Stones" Bowl by Axel Salto
Axel Salto
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Bowls and Baskets
Stoneware
Unique stoneware bowl with carved line pattern to exterior with sung glaze, 1944.
Flemming Lassen 'The Tired Man' A. J. Iversen, 1936
Galleri Feldt
Flemming Lassen 'The Tired Man' A. J. Iversen, 193...
Flemming Lassen
Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Rare Flemming Lassen 'The Tired Man.' Upholstered with white sheepskin, partly fitted with buttons. Hind legs of elmwood, front legs made of brass and bakelite wheels. Designed b...
PK 33 Stool by Poul Kjaerholm, Denmark, circa 1959...
Poul Kjaerholm, E. Kold Christensen
Vintage 1950s Danish Footstools
Oversize PK 33 stool with leather seat and steel frame. Designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen for Tarnby Town Hall, Denmark, circa 1959.
New York by Georg Jensen Stainless Steel Flatware ...
Georg Jensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Tableware
Stainless Steel
For over 100 years Georg Jensen has been a leader in Scandinavian design, crafting gorgeous, original products in an inimitable style. Bernadotte embodies the story of the Georg Jensen ...
Divan 2 Pendant by Simon Henningsen for Lyfa, Chro...
Simon Poul Henningsen
Vintage 1960s Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal
Pendant by Simon Henningsen, called Tivoli or Divan 2. Produced by Lyfa, it was originally designed in 1962 for the restaurant Divan 2 in Denmark's Tivoli Park. The interior of the blad...
Table by Hans J. Wegner
WYETH
Table by Hans J. Wegner
Hans Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Oak, Teak
A drop-leaf dining table with a teak top, on curved, x-form oak legs with angled brass rod braces. Made by Andreas Tuck. Each leaf is 21.5" --- total open length is 91.5"
Rare NV-48 Settee by Finn Juhl
Collage 20th Century Classics
Rare NV-48 Settee by Finn Juhl
Finn Juhl
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Settees
Important and early production Juhl design, rarely found. Solid teak sculptured frame with heart-shaped floating back and seat. Original leather. Handmade by Niels Vodder. Signed.
Bench “BO101″ Designed by Finn Juhl for Bovirke, D...
Finn Juhl Bovirke
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Benches
Brass, Rosewood
Bench “BO101″ designed by Finn Juhl for Bovirke, Denmark. 1953. Rosewood, gunmetal and brass. This is the longest version and it is very rare.
Norwegian Teak Sofa by Ekornes
Weinberg Modern
Norwegian Teak Sofa by Ekornes
Ekornes ASA
Vintage 1970s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Sofas
Fabric, Teak
Three-seat sofa with sculptural solid teak frame and vintage fabric. Produced by J.E. Ekornes, circa 1970s. A comfortable and gently organic design by one of Norway's main furniture mak...
PK 61 Table by Poul Kjaerhom, Denmark, 1960s
R & Company
PK 61 Table by Poul Kjaerhom, Denmark, 1960s
Poul Kjaerholm, E. Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Coffee and Cocktail Tables
PK 61 coffee table with frame in chromed steel and square top in flintrolled Cipollino marble. Designed by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1960s.
Large Stoneware Vase by Svend Hammershøi
Kähler Keramik, Svend Hammershøi
Vintage 1930s Danish Vases and Vessels
Large, classical form stoneware Art Deco vase by the artist Hammershøi, inspired by ancient Chinese bronze objects. Multi-toned, light gray, green-blue and black glaze. Incised on bo...
Flemming Lassen "Attributed" Pair of Easy Chairs
Kobenhavns Mobelgalleri ApS.
Flemming Lassen "Attributed" Pair of Easy Chairs
Flemming Lassen
Early 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Beech, Sheepskin
Flemming Lassen attributed. Easy chairs upholstered with sheepskin, partly fitted with buttons. Mounted on beech legs.
Jacob Kjaer Nest of Tables
Weinberg Modern
Jacob Kjaer Nest of Tables
Jacob Kjær
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables
Rare nest of three solid teak tables designed and fabricated by Danish master cabinetmaker Jacob Kjaer (1896-1957). Kjaer's use of the finest materials and handcrafted construction meth...
Vicke Lindstrand for Kosta Art Polyoptic Prism
Vicke Lindstrand
Vintage 1960s Swedish Sculptures
Amazing crystal prism on wooden base, engraved with a ballerina. Different views from each angle. Signed and numbered. Made by Kosta.
Pair of Cased Glass Table Lamps by Johanfors
Johansfors Glasbruk
Vintage 1960s Swedish Table Lamps
Brass, Glass
Pair of cerulean blue table lamps by Johanfors, with brass hardware and drum shades. The vibrant blue glass is cased within clear glass. Dimensions with the shade are 23"H x 13.25" Diam...
Contemporary Glazed Stoneware Urn by Per Weiss
Per Weiss
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Vases and Vessels
Stoneware
Contemporary glazed stoneware urn by Per Weiss
Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair and Ottoman for Fritz Hans...
Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Aluminum, Leather, Plastic
Arne Jacobsen. Chair and ottoman. Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1958. Leather, cast aluminum, plastic. Measures: 34 W x 32 D x 42 H inches. Pair available.
Poul Henningsen Ceiling Lamp Model Ph-1/1 Cascade ...
Poul Henningsen
Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Glass
Rare ceiling lamp model PH-1/1 Cascade designed by Poul Henningsen. Produced by Louis Poulsen in Denmark.
Armchair “Spanish Chair” Designed by Börge Mogens...
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Oak
Armchair “Spanish Chair” designed by Börge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabriken, Denmark. 1950s. Solid oak and original congac leather.
Kai Kristiansen Set of Six Rosewood Chairs
Imperio Dos Sentidos
Kai Kristiansen Set of Six Rosewood Chairs
Kai Kristiansen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Rosewood
Set of six massive rosewood curved back dining chairs re-upholstered in natural waxed leather.
Pair of Side or End Tables by Henning Norgaard for...
Komfort, Henning Norgaard
Vintage 1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern End Tables
Brass, Glass, Teak
Beautiful pair of teak side tables with original glass tops. The glass doesn't just sit on the base. Brass pegs extend out of the base at four points on each table and insert into 1/8" ...
Scandinavian Lounge Chair, Rosewood and Leather, 1...
Vintage 1960s European Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Rosewood
Scandinavian Lounge Chair, Rosewood & Leather, 1960s Excellent Condition. Worldwide shipping.
8 dining chairs by Danish Cabinet maker in mahogan...
Unknown
20th Century Danish Dining Room Chairs
Mahogany, Upholstery
8 beautiful dining chairs with inset leg detail. Hand crafted in mahogany with original wool seats.Great scale for long dinners.
A Pair Of Ruby Red Cased Glass Lamps By Orrefors. ...
Orrefors
Vintage 1950s Swedish Table Lamps
Glass, Blown Glass
A Pair of Ruby Red Cased Glass Lamps by Orrefors. SWEDEN, c.1950s. Thick cased glass exterior with a ruby red interior. The glass on each lamp is hand-blown, not molded. Each lamp is a...
Rare Bronze Fountains by Bjorn Wiinblad
Bjorn Wiinblad
Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Fountains
Three bronze fountains in the form of peacocks; impressed decorations with spouts on back of tails to spray water. All signed with artist signature and foundry mark with date. Largest 4...
Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair
Pegboard Modern
Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair
A.P. Stolen, Hans Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs
Teak, Upholstery
Renowned for it's beautiful design and incredible comfort, the Papa Bear chair has become an icon of 20th century Danish design. This exceptional example of Wegner's masterpiece is in a...
Rare Pair of Easy Chairs by Sven Staaf
Nordlings
Rare Pair of Easy Chairs by Sven Staaf
Unknown, Almgren & Staaf
Vintage 1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Elm, Velvet
Pair of stunning easy chairs by architect and furniture designer Sven Staaf, produced by his own Helsingborg-based firm in the 1940s. With their bold, sweeping lines, these chairs were ...
Pendant Fixture by Uno and Osten Kristiansson
Luxus, Uno & Osten Kristiansson
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal, Opaline Glass, Teak
Teardrop-shaped hanging fixture of opaline cased glass with a teak finial. Designed by Uno and Osten Kristiansson and produced by Luxus, Vittsjo, Sweden, circa 1960. In excellent origi...
Rare Teak Credenza by Hans J. Wegner
WYETH
Rare Teak Credenza by Hans J. Wegner
Carl Hansen, Hans Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas
Steel, Teak
A rare teak wall mount credenza with two sliding doors and four drawers.
Poul Henningsen 'Water Pump' Floor Lamp, 1940s
Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Brass, Glass
Poul Henningsen floor lamp, model 'water pump'. Model PH 3/2. Brass and frosted glass shades. Made 1940s by Louis Poulsen.
Viggo Boesen for Slagelse Møbelvaerk, A Pair of Ra...
Viggo Boesen, Slagelse Møbelværk
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Beech, Upholstery
Incredibly comfortable, exuberant, and superbly made, these chairs perfectly capture the essence of 1940s Danish design. Each curved backrest, issuing pronounced arching wooden armrests...
Paavo Tynell Lamp for the Borough Hall at Mikkeli ...
Paavo Tynell, Taito Oy
Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Metal, Opaline Glass
Paavo Tynell. Mikelli Borough lamp. Taito, Finland, circa 1940s. Brass, painted metal, opaline glass. Dimension: 40 H x 12 D inches. Rare custom designed light by Paavo Tyne...
Apple Vase by Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors
Ingeborg Lundin
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Glass
Beautiful grey "Apple" vase designed by Ingeborg Lundin and executed by Orrefors, Sweden. Artist signed and dated 1959 Orrefors expo. Iconic Swedish design in perfect condition.
Custom Pair of Wall Sconces
Collage 20th Century Classics
Custom Pair of Wall Sconces
Aage Herlow
Vintage 1950s Danish Wall Lights and Sconces
Custom made by architect Aage Herlow for St. Michaelis Church in Fredericia Denmark. Only 23 in this size made. Painted aluminum blades. Accompanied by bill of sale and architect's draw...
Egg Chair with Stool by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Ha...
Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Aluminum, Fabric
Iconic Jacobsens egg chair designed 1958 with original red wool fabric, four star base, swiveling and reclining function.
Large Scandinavian Modern Flush Mount Fixture by L...
Lisa Johansson-Pape, Stockmann Orno
Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Flush Mount
Brass, Glass
A large Scandinavian modern white glass flush mount with a five pointed and circular brass finial. Designed by Lisa Johansson-Pape for Orno. Newly electrified with three standard base s...
Poul Kjaerholm PK 22 Chairs for E. Kold Christense...
Poul Kjaerholm, E. Kold Christensen
20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Leather, Steel
Poul Kjaerholm, PK 22 lounge chairs. E. Kold Christensen. Denmark, 1956. Leather, chrome-plated steel. Measures: 24.75 W x 27 D x 27 H inches. Signed with manufacturer's mark...
Mirror with mahogany and brass frame, Sweden ca. 1...
Nickey Kehoe (NK Shop)
20th Century Swedish Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Mahogany, Brass
Beautiful mirror from NK Studios Sweden ca. 1950's. Mirror framed in mahogany and brass wire frame. 34"L x 24"W
Hans Wegner Coffee Table With Brass Stretchers
Histoire Gallery
Hans Wegner Coffee Table With Brass Stretchers
Hans Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Oak, Teak
Smaller cross legged table by Hans Wegner for Andreas Tuck, model AT 308 designed in 1955 for Andreas Tuck, as signed with burn mark. Table top of teakwood with cross legged base of s...
Danish Presidential Desk Lamp by Jo Hammerborg, Br...
Fog & Mørup
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Teak
Presidential lamp by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup. Three branch base, neck and shade, all in brass, with teak details such as the three wood blocks that raise the lamp slightly to conv...
Illum Wikkelsø Large Rosewood Desk
Kobenhavns Mobelgalleri ApS.
Illum Wikkelsø Large Rosewood Desk
Illum Wikkelsø, P. Schultz & Co
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Rosewood, Steel
Illum Wikkelsø. An impressive free-standing Brazilian rosewood desk, steel frame, front with two drawers. Manufactured by P. Schultz & Co.   
Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg Large Size "Springar...
Stig Lindberg
Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Ceramics
Stoneware
Stoneware horse with hand-painted decoration in brown black and white matte glaze, 1950s-1960s. This is for large size horse only, smaller horse (pictured here for scale) listed separa...
Arne Vodder Occasional Chair for Vamo Mobefabrik
Arne Vodder
Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Teak
Offered is a single teak Danish Modern armchair designed by Arne Vodder c.1962. A well executed design featuring a “swivel back” and sculpted arms. Vodder designed the back to swivel/pi...
Sideboard by Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen, 1961
Galerie Carole Decombe
Sideboard by Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen, 1961
Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen, Seffle Möbelfabrik
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sideboards
Oak, Teak
Low sideboard with four doors, teak and oak. Danish work by designers Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen. Edited by AB Seffle Möbelfabrik. (Manufacturer's stamp on the back of the side...
Set of Four PK-9 Dining Chairs by Poul Kjærholm
Poul Kjaerholm, E. Kold Christensen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Steel
Designed in 1960 and considered one of Kjærholm's masterpieces, the leather seat and back of this chair sit on three beautifully curved steel legs in a way so as to appear to be floatin...
Poul Henningsen 3/2 Standard Lamp, 1931
Galleri Feldt
Poul Henningsen 3/2 Standard Lamp, 1931
Poul Henningsen
Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Bronze
Poul Henningsen floor lamp with stand and socket house of browned brass, 3/2 shades of white opal glass. Designed 1931, made by Louis Poulsen Denmark. Stamped 'patended'. Early ...
Dining Chair by Ole Wanscher
WYETH
Dining Chair by Ole Wanscher
Ole Wanscher
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Rosewood
A refined and elegant dining chair having spare Brazilian rosewood frames and oiled black leather upholstery.
Finn Juhl Armchair Model 192
DeAngelis
Finn Juhl Armchair Model 192
Finn Juhl
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Finn Juhl design teak armchair Model 192 for France & Son, Denmark. Sculptural and comfortable desk or pull up armchair, newly upholstered in black leather.
Palshus Lamp with Pleated Shade
Palshus, Per Linneman Schmidt
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
Metal, Paper, Stoneware
Factory-drilled stoneware lamp with blue hare's fur glaze, by Per Linneman-Schmidt for Palshus, c. 1960. With original laminated paper pleated shade and fittings. Incised Palshus marki...
Oversized Chandelier by Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Hans Agne Jakobsson
Vintage 1960s Swedish Streamlined Moderne Chandeliers and Pendants
Large chandelier designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd, Sweden, circa 1960s. Newly rewired with nine porcelain Edison style sockets. Ready for installation. Some scratches on ...
Hans J. Wegner Papa Bear Chair for A.P. Stolen
Galleri Feldt
Hans J. Wegner Papa Bear Chair for A.P. Stolen
Hans Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Teak
Hans J. Wegner teak "Papa Bear" chair upholstered with dark grey wool. Designed 1951 and manufactured by A.P. Stolen, Denmark, model AP19. Arms, legs and stool of teak, new grey...
Kaare Klint Armchairs Model 4395 Produced by Rud R...
Kaare Klint
Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Cane, Leather, Mahogany
Very rare set of eight armchairs model 4395 designed by Kaare Klint. Produced by Rud Rasmussen in Denmark. Designed in 1916 for the Dansk Kunsthandel sculpture shop. Cuban mahogany, wov...
"President" Credenza by Hans Wegner
LUNA Modern
"President" Credenza by Hans Wegner
Hans Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas
Brass, Oak, Stainless Steel, Teak
"President" credenza designed by Hans Wegner, and produced by Ry Mobler of Denmark, circa 1965. The teak cabinet features two sliding tamboured doors concealing a soaped oak interior wi...
Mogens Lassen Attributed Lounge Chairs in Sheepski...
Mogens Lassen
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Beech, Sheepskin
Mogens Lassen attributed. Pair of lounge chairs upholstered in sheepskin. Manufactured circa 1940.  
Rare Arne Jacobsen Rosewood Swivel Desk Chair with...
Arne Jacobsen
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Chrome, Plywood, Rosewood, Steel
Rare rosewood edition swivel desk chair with armrests, model 3217 on four caster chromed swivel base. Originally designed in 1955, executed (as marked) by Fritz Hansen, Denmark. Chair...
Tapio Wirkkala Brass and Metal Table or Wall Lamp ...
Tapio Wirkkala, Itsu
Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Metal
A Tapio Wirkkala table or wall lamp for Itsu. The lamp is made of a black lacquered metal base with a perforated brass shade. The lamp rests on a brass ball with ring, which can also be...