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Arne Norell Chairs

Swedish, 1917-1971

Arne Norell’s enduring designs mixed leather and metal as well as turned and bentwood in pieces that allowed the natural beauty of these materials to shine. Simple and casual yet sophisticated, his vintage sofas, lounge chairs and other furniture epitomize the Scandinavian modern style that took post–World War II design by storm.

Although he created versatile furnishings that promoted comfort along with style, Norell is lesser known than many other mid-century designers, with some of his work produced only after his death. Born in Åsele, Sweden, Norell opened a furniture workshop in Solna, just north of Stockholm, in 1954. In 1958, he established Møbel AB Arne Norell on a farm in Småland. (This region is also the birthplace of IKEA, which opened its first store that same year.) The beauty and tranquility of this location were a source of inspiration.

In Småland, Norell created his most well-known designs, among them the Inca armchair with visible wooden dowels and plush leather, the Indra and Ilona sofas and the spare but elegant wood-framed Sirocco chair (1964). For many of his designs, Norell looked to the same military-campaign-style furniture that had, decades prior, inspired the revered Safari chair (1933) crafted by Kaare Klint, a legendary Danish designer and Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts professor who taught the likes of Hans Wegner, Ole Wanscher and others. Like these earlier furniture designers, Norell was committed to making comfortable and practical furniture. Using leather and warm woods as the building blocks of his work, he eschewed glue and screws, instead securing his designs with buckles and leather straps. In 1973, Norell earned posthumous recognition from the British Furniture Manufacturers for his sumptuous Ari chair, a luxurious lounge set on a chrome-plated steel frame with foam cushions covered in leather.

During his lifetime, Norell’s work was popular among European interior designers. However, it became more widely known after 1971, when many of his designs were finally put into production. Norell’s furnishings, as well as work by his daughter Marie Norell-Möller and other Swedish designers, are still crafted by hand in the Aneby, Sweden, factory operated by Norell Furniture, which has remained a family-run company.

Find a collection of authentic vintage Arne Norell furniture today on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Arne Norell
Arne Norell 'Ari' Lounge Chair in Camel Leather
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Arne Norell for Norell Møbel AB, 'Ari' lounge chair, leather, chrome-plated steel, Sweden, 1966 This lounge chair is designed by Arne Norell. The whole frame is executed in chrom...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Arne Norell Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Arne Norell Easy Chairs Model ARI
By Arne Norell
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Arne Norell 1917-1971. Pair of Ari easy chairs designed and produced by Arne Norell in Solna, Sweden. Made in chromed steel and black leather upholstery. Designed in 1966. This...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Arne Norell Chairs

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Steel

Scandinavian Modern Ari Easy Chair Arne Norell AB Sweden
By Arne Norell
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This classic lounge designed by Arne Norell for Arne Norell AB Sweden is crafted from a chromed steel frame and boasts new high quality upholstery in Italian leather by Studio Art. ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Arne Norell Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Arne Norell ‘Ariet’ Lounge Chair in Original Cognac/Brown Leather
By Arne Norell
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Comfortable 'Ariet' easy-lounge chair and ottoman designed by Arne Norell. This chair is made of high quality flat matt, chrome-plated steel and original cognac/brown leather. The ch...
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1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Arne Norell Chairs

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Leather

Rare pair of Suede Arne Norell Safari 'Sirocco' Chairs, Sweden, 1970s
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in London, GB
A lovely pair of vintage Arne Norell safari sirocco chairs in very rare suede and leather. Made by Norell Mobler in Sweden. Good original condition but some sun fading to wooden part...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Arne Norell Chairs

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Brass

Pair of Arne Norell Safari Sirocco Lounge Chairs, Norell Mobel, Sweden, 1970s
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in London, GB
A pair of Arne Norell safari sirocco chairs in ashwood and newly reupholstered in canvas. Made by Norell Möbel AB, in Sweden. UK customers please note: displayed prices do no...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Arne Norell Chairs

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Brass

Arne Norell Ari Lounge Chair and Ottoman, 1970s, Sweden
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in London, GB
A superb Ari lounge chair and ottoman in the most covetable tan / cognac leather, 1970s, Sweden. Designed by Arne Norell for Norell Mobel AB, Sweden. In very good original condition ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Arne Norell Chairs

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Steel

Pair of "Kontiki" Easy Chairs by Arne Norell, 1970s
By Arne Norell
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare pair of Kontiki by Arne Norell. Produced by Möbel AB Arne Norell, Sweden, 1970s. Very good condition, the leather is in mint condition.  
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1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Arne Norell Chairs

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Leather, Beech

Arne Norell Ari Lounge Chair, Original Tan Leather, Norell Mobler, 1970s, Sweden
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in London, GB
A rare tan leather Ari lounge chair, 1970s, Sweden, designed by Arne Norell for Norell Mobel AB, Sweden. In good original condition with minor marks to the original buffalo leather. ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Arne Norell Chairs

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Steel

Midcentury Arne Norell Sirocco Safari Rosewood Leather Lounge Chair Swedish 1960
By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
A beautiful example of a 1960s Arne Norell “Sirocco” Safari chair in green leather and rosewood – in my opinion the most stunning of combinations! This ingenious chair was designed...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arne Norell Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

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Special listing for M: Arne Norell Lounge Chairs in Cognac Leather
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Located in Antwerp, BE
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H 29.53 in. W 25.99 in. D 37.41 in.
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By Arne Norell, Norell Möbel AB
Located in Antwerp, BE
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Vintage Swedish Safari Armchair Sirocco by Arne Norell
By Arne Norell
Located in Debrecen-Pallag, HU
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Rare Safari Style Easy Chair, Model Peter, by Arne Norell, 1970s
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H 28.35 in. W 27.17 in. D 25.6 in.

Arne Norell chairs for sale on 1stDibs

Arne Norell chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of Leather and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Arne Norell chairs to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 8 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original chairs by Arne Norell were created in Sweden during the 20th century in Scandinavian Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider chairs by Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson and Yngve Ekström. The prices for Arne Norell chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $3,200 and tops out at $16,187, while pieces like these can sell for $5,832.

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