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Scandinavian Modern Collection

Scandinavian Modern Furniture Collection (Denmark, Finland, Sweden; 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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Eight-Arm Fog & Mørup Chandelier
By Fog & Mørup
Located in Dallas, TX
Signed Fog & Mørup. Solid brass chandelier with eight arms and opal glass.
Category

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Per Weiss, Contemporary Glazed Stoneware Urn, Denmark, 2013
By Per Weiss
Located in New York, NY
A very large urn in glazed stoneware by Danish artist Per Weiss.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Stoneware

Acton Schubell and Ib Madsen Lounge Chair
By Ib Madsen and Acton Schubell, Ib Madsen
Located in San Francisco, CA
A lounge chair by Acton Schubell and Ib Madsen with legs of stained beech, upholstered in a deep gold velvet with covered buttons.  
Category

1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Velvet, Beech

Foliate Chandelier in Brass with Handblown Glass Shades by Paavo Tynell
By Paavo Tynell
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Brass pendant fixture with hand blown glass shades in a whimsical organic theme. This rare piece is complete and in original vintage condition. Takes standard A-lamp base bulbs.
Category

1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Brass

Hans Wegner Armchairs Model JH-501 by Johannes Hansen in Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare armchair model JH-501, the chair designed by Hans Wegner. Produced by Johannes Hansen in Denmark.
Category

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Cane, Teak

Louis Weisdorf Ceiling Lamp Model Konkylie Produced by Lyfa in Denmark
By Louis Weisdorf
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare ceiling lamp model Konkylie designed by Louis Weisdorf. Produced by Lyfa in Denmark.
Category

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Brass

Scandinavian Sheepskin Lounge Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Scandinavian sheepskin lounge chair.
Category

1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Beech, Sheepskin

Hans Wegner Settee Model JH 555
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Beautiful and rare example by Hans Wegner, Model JH 555 for Johannes Hansen, Denmark, circa 1950. Very good original condition oak frame and original fabric, branded and tagged with...
Category

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Oak

Lisa Larson Wall Mirror for Gustavsberg
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Whimsical Swedish Modern ceramic mirror by Lisa Larsen for Gustavsberg. With multicolored birds in relief. Signed.
Category

1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Ceramic, Mirror

Rare NV-48 Settee by Finn Juhl
By Finn Juhl
Located in Dallas, TX
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.
Category

1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Poul Henningsen Ceiling Lamp Model Ph-1/1 Cascade by Louis Poulsen in Denmark
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare ceiling lamp model PH-1/1 Cascade designed by Poul Henningsen. Produced by Louis Poulsen in Denmark.
Category

1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Brass

Set of Eight Dining Chairs by Danish Cabinet Maker in Mahogany
Located in New York, NY
Eight beautiful dining chairs with inset leg detail. Handcrafted in mahogany with original wool seats.
Category

20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Scandinavian Lounge Chair, Mahogany and Leather, 1960s
Located in Frankfurt / Dreieich, DE
Scandinavian Lounge Chair, Mahogany & Leather, 1960s Excellent Condition. Worldwide shipping.
Category

1960s European Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair
By A.P. Stolen, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Highland, IN
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...
Category

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Teak, Upholstery

Oversized Chandelier by Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Long Island City, NY
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...
Category

1960s Swedish Streamlined Moderne Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Teak and Steel Desk by Larsen and Madsen
By Ejner Larsen, Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A teak desk with steel frame and pulls, with a left side return housing filing shelves designed by Ejner Larsen & Aksel Bender Madsen. Return dimensions; 39.5" W, 17.5" D, 26.5" H.
Category

1960s Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Steel

Pair of Wall Lights Attributed to Svend Aage Holm Sorensen
Located in Long Island City, NY
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...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Pair of Table Lamps by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors
By Carl Fagerlund
Located in Long Island City, NY
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 rewired...
Category

1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Scandinavian Modern Textured Bowl 'Gold' by Gertrud Lonegren
By Gertrud Lönegren
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian modern ceramic shallow bowl by Gertrud Lonegren in golden glaze and a highly textured surface. Diameter: 11.25", Height: 2". Lonegren studied in Vienna and ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Ceramic

Frits Henningsen Armchair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen black leather armchair. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
Category

1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Pendant by Hans Agne Jakobsson
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pendant by Hans Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd, Sweden. Existing European wiring we do not guaranty functionality. Rewiring available upon request.
Category

1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Scandinavian Modern Wool Flat-Weave Rug "Spice Hall" by Judith Johansson
By Judith Johansson
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian Modern Mid-Century Modern "Spice Hall" 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 backgroun...
Category

Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Wool

Ib Kofod-Larsen Elizabeth Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in San Francisco, CA
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...
Category

1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Rosewood

Barbo Nilsson, AB Marta Maas-Fjetterström Carpet "Blaarp" MMF 1962
By Barbro Lundberg-Nilsson, Märta Måås-Fjetterström
Located in Houston, TX
"Blaarp" MMF Rolakan, large example, 239" x 84". Sweden, circa 1962 Barbro Nilsson, AB Marta Maas-Fjetterström  BN AB MMF Blue, white Measure: 607 x 213 cm. Handwoven wool in blue...
Category

1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Wool

Jens Quistgaard Odin Flatware for Dansk, 59 Pieces
By Jens Harald Quistgaard, Løvig Design
Located in Houston, TX
Jens Quistgaard Odin for Dansk Silverware, 59 pieces. Germany, circa 1958. Stainless steel. Labeled "Dansk Design Germany."
Category

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Stainless Steel

Finn Juhl Double Pedestal Desk by Baker
By Finn Juhl, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Highland, IN
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...
Category

1950s American Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Walnut

Ceramic and Wenge Cluster Set by Jens Quistgaard
By Richard Nissen, Jens Harald Quistgaard
Located in Sagaponack, NY
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.   
Category

1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Ceramic, Wenge

Paavo Tynell Snowflake Chandelier, 1950s
By Taito Oy, Paavo Tynell
Located in Houston, TX
Paavo Tynell Snowflake chandelier with rare ceiling ornament, model 9065. Taito OY, Finland, circa 1950 Original unpolished condition. Brass, perforated and enameled brass. ...
Category

1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Brass

The Cigar Chair by Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Lejre, DK
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.
Category

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Oak, Fabric

Carl Fagerlund Chandelier for Orrefors
By Carl Fagerlund
Located in Berlin, DE
Bowl shaped chandelier by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors of Sweden, in pressed glass with glass stem and brass fitments. To be on the the safe side, the lamp should be checked locally b...
Category

1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Glass

Paavo Tynell Chandelier, Model K2-10, 1955
By Idman, Paavo Tynell
Located in Houston, TX
Paavo Tynell chandelier Model K2-10 Manufacture: Idman, Finland, circa 1955. Enameled steel, glass, brass. Measures: 9 diameter x 15 height inches.
Category

1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Brass, Steel

306 Lamp by Kaare Klint
By Kaare Klint, Le Klint
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A sculptural, versatile and elegant lamp in warm lacquered brass with a pleated paper shade, having a rotating mechanism that enables different angles to be locked in place, allowing...
Category

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Brass

Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chair by Svante Skogh for Säffle Möbelfabrik, Sweden
By Seffle Möbelfabrik, Svante Skogh
Located in New York, NY
A dramatic Scandinavian Modern Mid-Century armchair with a polished solid beech wood frame by Svante Skogh for Säffle Möbelfabrik. This chair has been completely restored and re-upho...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Wood

Frits Henningsen Arm Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen arm chair With Original Horsehair Material
Category

1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Mahogany

"Holscher" Chair by Poul Kjaerholm, Denmark, 1952
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in New York, NY
"Holscher" chair with welded steel tube frame and natural halyard seat and back. Designed by Poul Kjaerholm, Denmark, 1952. Measure: Seat height 13.5".
Category

1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Metal

Axel Salto Vase made by Royal Copenhagen
By Royal Copenhagen, Axel Salto
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Axel Salto vase made by Royal Copenhagen
Category

1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Ceramic

Large 6 Armed Scandinavian Double Glass Chandelier. Manner of Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Maastricht, NL
Large chandelier with 6 double glass pendants. White metal armature with two variations in armlenght. The shades have opaline white inner shades with amber coloured glass outer shade...
Category

1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Metal

Solid Brass Paavo Tynell Wall Lamp
By Paavo Tynell
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
An interesting wall lamp by Paavo Tynell for Taito Oy. SIlk shade and solid brass construction.
Category

1950s Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Brass

Large Teal Gullaskruf Vase by Arthur Percy
By Arthur Percy
Located in Jersey City, NJ
This vase has an elongated, elegant neck. Very rare as it is the largest Gullaskruf vase fabricated.
Category

20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Blown Glass, Glass

Large Organic Form Stoneware Pot by B & G
Located in Hudson, NY
Unique organic form stoneware pot by Danish pottery factory, Bing & Grundahl, mid-century modern, signed by artist Agnethe Jorgensen with monogram
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Danish Sofa
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A cushion less sofa with high back and button tufting with teak legs.
Category

1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Upholstery

Vintage Swedish Red Art Glass Vase by Erik Höglund for Boda
By Kosta Boda, Erik Hoglund
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Swedish Red Art Glass Vase by Erik Hoglund for Boda (1932 - 1998). Engraved on bottom: "H 961/160."
Category

Swedish Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Blown Glass

Colorful Vintage Swedish Wall Hanging
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vivid wall hanging from 1960's Sweden of forest on tomato red/orange red ground. Silk screened on burlap. "Old New Stock" from a department store in Sweden that went out of busines...
Category

1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Fabric

Kaare Klint Bergere armchair
By Kaare Klint
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Klint was a mastermind of design, named Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by London's Royal Society of Arts. He was known, and most proud, of his analytical work and the meticulou...
Category

20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Mahogany, Cane, Leather

Arne Jacobsen, Armchair, the Lily, Model 3208
Located in San Francisco, CA
Armchair with teak shell and armrests, chromed tubular steel base. Designed in 1970. Produced by Fritz Hansen, year 1970. (Capsule underneath seat stamped 1970). Both first editions ...
Category

1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Chrome, Steel

Paavo Tynell Floor Lamp, Model 9602, 1940s
By Idman, Paavo Tynell
Located in Houston, TX
Paavo Tynell floor lamp. Taito Oy. Finland, circa 1940s. Solid brass, metal, rattan and original silk shade. Measures: 24 diameter x 60 H inches. Model nr: 9602, designed ...
Category

1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Metal, Brass

Kähler Pottery Vase
Located in Hudson, NY
Unusual tall vase from the Kähler Pottery factory in Denmark, in white with thick black applique in an animal pattern, signed O. Knudsen, HAK.
Category

20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Collection

Mogens Kold Extension Table
By Mogens Kold Møbelfabrik
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Danish modern extension table in Brazilian rosewood by Mogens Kold (with 2 leaves)
Category

1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Rosewood

Large Quantity Old Stock Tapio Wirkkala 4619/4620 Pendants, for IIttala by Idman
By Tapio Wirkkala, Iittala
Located in Maastricht, NL
Beautiful white opaque mold-blown glass diffuser model 4619 with blue glass shade model 4620 by Tapio Wirkkala for IIttala by Idman, 1962. Old stock, never used, mint condition. ...
Category

1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Glass

Vintage Mid-Century Swedish Copper & Glass Pendant
Located in Atlanta, GA
Brushed aluminum in a copper coated finish. Newly rewired to US standards. New 6 foot white cord.
Category

1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Aluminum

Set of 4 Candleholders by Sigurd Persson
By Sigurd Persson
Located in Long Island City, NY
Set of four rhomb-shaped brass Candleholders designed by Sigurd Persson (1914-2003) Sweden. Solid brass cylindrical base with polished rhomb plate. Each example marked: SIG.P
Category

1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Brass

Poul Kjaerholm PK71 bt E. Kold Christiansen
By Poul Kjærholm
Located in Los Angeles, CA
PK 71 sidetables The 71 tables are a departure for kjaerholm…these unusual tables were designed to be simplified versions of his more complex tables, crafted as 3 dimensional scul...
Category

Danish Scandinavian Modern Collection

Fritz Henningsen Coffee Table
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rosewood coffee table with two drawers by Fritz Henningsen.
Category

Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Rosewood

Large Quantity Old Stock by Tapio Wirkkala 4617 Pendants, Iittala, Finland 1950s
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Maastricht, NL
Old stock pendant lamps designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala. White inner shade with stone grey outer glass shade. Perfect condition. We have a large quantity of various models o...
Category

1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Glass

Vintage Wegner Poster in Wyeth Frame
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rare vintage poster of the cover art for the Hans J. Wegner book "Sitting Pretty". Framed by Wyeth in oak with leather inset trim.
Category

1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Ash, Leather, Oak, Paper

Frits Henningsen Armchair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Armchair
Category

1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Collection of Four Gullaskruf Vases by Arthur Percy
By Arthur Percy
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Four vases (Three teal and one amethyst): teal vase #1: 19 3/4" H x 6 3/4" W teal vase #2: 19 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W teal vase #3: 16" H x 4 3/4" W amethyst vase #4: 15 3/4" H x 5 1...
Category

20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Glass, Blown Glass

Frits Henningsen Settee
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Settee. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
Category

1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Scandinavian Modern Collection

Materials

Leather, Mahogany