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Scandinavian Modern Furniture Collection <p><font size="4">Denmark, Finland, Sweden (ca. 1930 - present)</font></p>

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.

Mid 20th Century Blue Marta Maas-Fjetterström Rug
Mid 20th Century Blue Marta Maas-Fjetterström Rug
Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Mid-20th Century Swedish Russian and Scandinavian Rugs
Wool
Titled 'Blue Rays' this masterpiece of Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern was designed by textile artist Marianne Richter (1916-2010) of the Marta Maas-Fjetterström workshop in Bastad,...
Eight-Arm Fog & Mørup Chandelier
Eight-Arm Fog & Mørup Chandelier
Fog & Mørup
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Signed Fog & Mørup. Solid brass chandelier with eight arms and opal glass.
Per Weiss, Contemporary Glazed Stoneware Urn, Denmark, 2013
Per Weiss, Contemporary Glazed Stoneware Urn, D...
Per Weiss
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Urns
Stoneware
A very large urn in glazed stoneware by Danish artist Per Weiss.
Group of Five Vases by Erich and Ingrid Triller
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 I...
Acton Schubell and Ib Madsen Lounge Chair
Acton Schubell and Ib Madsen Lounge Chair
Ib Madsen, Ib Madsen and Acton Schubell
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Velvet, Beech
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 Shades by Paavo Tynell
Foliate Chandelier in Brass with Handblown Glas...
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.
Swedish Modern Rug

Swedish Modern Rug

By Doris Leslie Blau
Swedish Modern Rug
Doris Leslie Blau
21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Sc...
Wool
Swedish rug. Size: 13'4'' × 9'9''.
Hans J. Wegner Papa Bear Easy Chair by AP Stolen Model AP90, 1951
Hans J. Wegner Papa Bear Easy Chair by AP Stole...
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Oak, Teak
Hans J.Wegner easy chair by AP Stolen Bamsestol (Bear chair) - known as Papa Bear chair. Measures: Height 90 cm x width 101 cm x depth 95 cm. Seat: 42 cm arm: 65 cm Designed by...
Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Sideboard for Soborg Furniture
Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Sideboard for Sobor...
Hvidt & Mølgaard
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas
Solid teak sideboard by Peter Hvidt & Olga Mølgaard Nielsen Produced by Soborg Furniture Denmark, cabinet features five drawers, two tamboured doors and solid wood construction with...
Hans Wegner Armchairs Model JH-501 by Johannes ...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Cane, Teak
Rare armchair model JH-501, the chair designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by Johannes Hansen in Denmark.
Louis Weisdorf Ceiling Lamp Model Konkylie Prod...
Louis Weisdorf
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Lacquer
Rare ceiling lamp model Konkylie designed by Louis Weisdorf. Produced by Lyfa in Denmark.
Scandinavian Sheepskin Lounge Chair
Unknown
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Sheepskin, Beech
Scandinavian sheepskin lounge chair.
Two Plates by Royal Copenhagen, Denmark, circa ...
Royal Copenhagen
Early 2000s Danish Modern Porcelain
Porcelain
Porcelain oval dishes, depicting finely painted mushrooms, from the “Flora Danica Fungi” series. Royal Copenhagen markings on the underside. OUR REFERENCE N7855
Hans Wegner Settee Model JH 555
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Settees
Beautiful and rare example by Hans Wegner for Johannes Hanse, Denmark, circa 1950. Very good original condition oak frame and fabric, branded and tagged with original order from Ge...
Lisa Larson Wall Mirror for Gustavsberg
Lisa Larson
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Mirrors
Whimsical Swedish Modern ceramic mirror by Lisa Larsen for Gustavsberg. With multicolored birds in relief. Signed.
Limited Edition Dining Table by Ask Emil Skovgaard
Ask Emil Skovgaard
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Spider dining table, designed and handmade personally by Ask Emil Skovgaard, Denmark. Limited edition. This table was originally made for “The Cabinetmakers Autumn Exhibition” in Cop...
Søren Risvang prototype lounge chair in rosewoo...
Søren Risvang
Early 2000s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues
Steel, Rosewood
Rare prototype lounge chair designed by Søren Risvang. Produced by Søren Risvang in Denmark. Exhibited: SE-2004 “Furniture Haute Couture”.
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.
Drop-Leaf Table by Hans J. Wegner
Hans J. 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. Measure: Each leaf is 21.5" W.
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 ...
Poul Henningsen Ceiling Lamp Model Ph-1/1 Casca...
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.
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 m...
Set of eight Dining Chairs by Danish Cabinet Ma...
Unknown
20th Century Danish Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Mahogany
Eight beautiful dining chairs with inset leg detail. Handcrafted in mahogany with original wool seats.
Scandinavian Lounge Chair, Mahogany and Leather...
Vintage 1960s European Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Mahogany
Scandinavian Lounge Chair, Mahogany &amp; Leather, 1960s Excellent Condition. Worldwide shipping.
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. Larges...
Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair
A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs
Upholstery, Teak
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 i...
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.
Large Scandinavian Modern Flush Mount Fixture b...
Lisa Johansson-Pape, Orno Stockmann
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 bas...
Hans Wegner Coffee Table with Brass Stretchers
Hans J. 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 o...
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.
Palshus Lamp with Pleated Shade
Palshus, Per Linnemann-Schmidt
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
Metal
Factory-drilled stoneware lamp with blue hare's fur glaze by Per Linneman-Schmidt for Palshus, circa 1960. With original laminated paper pleated shade and fittings. Incised Palshus m...
Oversized Chandelier by Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Unknown
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 o...
A Rosewood Dining Table by Finn Juhl
Finn Juhl
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Rosewood
A rosewood dining table with an oval top on tapered dowel legs. Including two 21" extensions.
Kaare Klint Armchairs Model 4395 Produced by Ru...
Kaare Klint
Vintage 1910s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Cane, 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, ...
Reversible Top Low Table by Hans J. Wegner
Johannes Hansen, Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern End Tables
Oak, Teak
A superb and spare low table having a reversible solid teak top on an architectural oak base.
Pair of Wall Lights Attributed to Svend Aage Ho...
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
A Pair of Danish wall lights, Denmark, circa 1960th. Design attributed to Svend Aage Holm Sorensen. Tinted glass and brass. Height 12.5". Existing European wiring, rewiring availa...
Pair of Table Lamps by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors
Carl Fagerlund
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
A pair of table lamps by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden, circa 1960s. Blue glass cubes and brass fittings. Measures: Glass base height 13.75". Base 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" Newly re...
Paavo Tynell Lamp for the Borough Hall at Mikke...
Paavo Tynell, Taito Oy
Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal
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 T...
Rare Hans Wegner AT-314 Dining Table in Teak by...
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Brass, Teak
Hard to find Hans Wegner AT-314 dining table in teak with brass struts. Featuring extensions at both ends and sabre form legs, this table manufactured by Andreas Tuck in the 1960s is...
Large 1960s Danish Modern Curved Lounge Sofa At...
Illum Wikkelsø, Leif Hansen
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Fabric, Wood
Beautiful and very rare Danish modern curved four-seat sofa from 1968 on solid teak base - it was restored, the innerspring cushions and the base were newly upholstered and covered w...
Table Lamp by Carl Harry Stalhane for Rörstrand
Carl-Harry Stålhane
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
Stoneware table lamp by Carl Harry Stalhane for Rörstrand, Sweden, circa 1960s. Signed. Measure: Base height 13.75". Overall height 25". Diameter 5.5" Newly rewired.
Scandinavian Modern Textured Bowl 'Gold' by Ger...
Gertrud Lönegren, Unknown
Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls
Ceramic
Scandinavian modern ceramic shallow bowl by Gertrud Lonegren in golden glaze and a highly textured surface. Diameter: 11.25&quot;, Height: 2&quot;. Lonegren studied in Vienna and ...

Frits Henningsen Armchair

By Frits Henningsen
Frits Henningsen Armchair
Frits Henningsen
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs
Leather, Mahogany
Frits Henningsen black leather armchair. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC

Pendant by Hans Agne Jakobsson

By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Pendant by Hans Agne Jakobsson
Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
A pendant by Hans Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd, Sweden. Existing European wiring we do not guaranty functionality. Rewiring available upon request.
Scandinavian Modern Wool Flat-Weave Rug by Judi...
Judith Johansson
Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavi...
Wool
Scandinavian Modern Mid-Century Modern wool flat-weave rug with a field of shapes in light blues, soft greens and hints of pink and purple on a heather-ed blue background. Designed b...
Ib Kofod-Larsen Elizabeth Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Ib Kofod-Larsen
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Rosewood
Acclaimed design by Ib Kofod-Larsen, the sculptural rosewood frame is sublime. Excellent original finish with minor age appropriate wear, original vinyl upholstery in very good condi...
Paavo Tynell Chandelier Model No. 9013 for Tait...
Paavo Tynell, Taito Oy
Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Glass
Paavo Tynell, large six-arm brass chandelier with vellum shades, spring and mesh snowflake details. Taito Oy Finland, late 1940s. Brass, Vellum, frosted glass. Measures: 24 di...
Scandinavian Modern Brass Candleholder Mobile b...
Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
The Finnish candle mobile's centre stem issues seven arms, each hung with a rod and circle holding a candle. Each candleholder plate is stamped on base: AARIKA FINLAND
Barbo Nilsson, AB Marta Maas-Fjetterström Carp...
Barbro Nilsson, Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs
Wool
&quot;Blaarp&quot; MMF Rolakan, large example, 239&quot; x 84&quot;. Sweden, circa 1962 Barbro Nilsson, AB Marta Maas-Fjetterström  BN AB MMF Blue, white Measure: 607 x 213 cm. Ha...
Tapio Wirkkala TW-4 Sterling Silver Dish, Set o...
Tapio Wirkkala, Kultakeskus Oy
Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
Tapio Wirkkala silver dish. TW-4 (four available). Kultakeskus Oy, Finland, 1954. Sterling silver. Measuring: circa 3.5&quot; W x 5&quot; D x 2&quot; H. (length circa 12 ...
Jens Quistgaard Odin Flatware for Dansk, 59 Pieces
Løvig Design, Jens Quistgaard
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Tableware
Stainless Steel
Jens Quistgaard Odin for Dansk Silverware, 59 pieces. Germany, circa 1958. Stainless steel. Labeled &quot;Dansk Design Germany.&quot;

Finn Juhl Double Pedestal Desk by Baker

By Baker Furniture Company
Finn Juhl Double Pedestal Desk by Baker
Baker Furniture Company, Finn Juhl
Vintage 1950s American Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Walnut
This spectacular desk by Finn Juhl is very rare. Designed for Baker Furniture in the 1950s, it features his signature "floating" top with its delicately sculpted edge over a base sup...
New Vivianna Georg Jensen Stainless Steel Flatw...
Georg Jensen
Vintage 1940s 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. A Classic is revitalized. By telling Vivian...
Pierre Forsell carafe in brass produced by Skul...
Pierre Forssell
Vintage 1950s Swedish Pitchers
Brass
Rare Pierre Forsell carafe in brass produced by Skultuna in Sweden.
Paavo Tynell Pair of Floor Lamps Model K10-10, ...
Paavo Tynell, Taito-idman
Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Metal
Paavo Tynell. Floor lamps, pair. Idman, Finland, 1950s. Brass, metal, painted perforated aluminum, cane. Measures: 10 diameter x 64.5 H inches. Impressed with manufacture...
Ceramic and Wenge Cluster Set by Jens Quistgaard
Jens Harald Quistgaard, Richard Nissen
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic, Wenge
A textured ceramic set with a warm glaze consisting of salt and pepper shakers and a honey pot with dripper nestled in a wenge base.   
Paavo Tynell Snowflake Chandelier, 1950s
Paavo Tynell, Taito Oy
Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
Paavo Tynell Snowflake chandelier with rare ceiling ornament, model 9065. Taito OY, Finland, circa 1950 Original unpolished condition. Brass, perforated and enameled brass. ...
Ceiling Lamp in Brass by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, S...
Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
Hans-Agne Jakobsson ceiling lamp in brass. Produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson in Markaryd, Sweden.
Poul Kjærholm PK-31/3 Sofa by E. Kold Christens...
Poul Kjaerholm
Vintage 1950s Danish Sofas
Steel, Leather
Rare PK-31/3 sofa in cognac brown leather with amazing patina and flat steel designed by Poul Kjærholm. Produced by first producer E. Kold Christensen in Denmark. Designed in 1958.

The Cigar Chair by Wegner

By Hans J. Wegner
The Cigar Chair by Wegner
Hans J. Wegner
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Oak
Easy chair GE240 - Oak frame & upholstered with New fabric by Hanne Vedel - Designed by Maa. Hans J Wegner - Edited by Getama - Danish 1950's Great condition.