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Dux of Sweden

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Today, Swedish manufacturer DUX’s most popular furniture lines — as well as the furnishings created by its first president, Folke Ohlsson — are synonymous with the work that vintage mid-century modern design obsessives love. Also important, the brand is known for some of the most commonplace means of furniture shipping and production in the modern era.

In Sweden, Studio Ljungs Industrier AB is the large family-owned parent company of Duxiana (in America, DUX). Initially a purveyor of bedding that is today celebrated for its ergonomically guided designs, Ljungs Industrier was founded by entrepreneur (and chocolate maker) Efraim Ljung in 1926. In 1950, Folke Ohlsson, then leading Ljungs Industrier’s design team, decamped to the States to explore how he could expand DUX’s business, which at that point included a wide range of furniture. Ohlsson established a DUX office not long after he arrived in California, first in San Francisco and later in Burlingame.

On the West Coast, the booming postwar American market was eager to embrace DUX’s affordable and practical bedroom furnishings, tables, armchairs and other seating. Characterized by sleek walnut and teak frames and low-slung silhouettes, the brand’s designs were emblematic of a generation of Scandinavian modernism that had gained popularity owing to visionaries such as product designer and architect Greta Magnusson-Grossman, who arrived in California from Sweden a decade prior to Ohlsson, and Finn Juhl, who created a Danish modern line for Michigan’s Baker Furniture Company in 1951.

DUX frequently collaborated with top-tier furniture design talent — among them Bruno Mathsson, Edward Wormley and Alf Svensson, a chief designer in the Malmö, Sweden, office of Ljungs Industrier — expanding the brand’s portfolio and establishing credibility as a design source. Ohlsson’s own designs, such as his comfortable leather lounges and wool-upholstered reclining rocking chairs, continue to be among the brand’s most desirable — and most imitated — however.

In 1949, DUX put into practice an idea that Ohlsson patented for the so-called “knock-down,” or “KD,” chair, a term referencing easy, flat-pack assembly. It saved DUX space in warehouses and money on transportation and was a concept that would provide inspiration to hundreds of subsequent companies — most notably fellow Swedish brand IKEA.

Today, vintage DUX sofas and dining chairs are valuable collector’s items. Find this coveted seating and other authentic DUX furniture on 1stDibs.

Average Sold Price
$2,960
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Elegant Pair of Mid-Century Teak Guitar Pick Tables, 1960s
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Santa Fe, NM
A pair of guitar pick tables in teak with elegant lines, produced by DUX, Sweden, 1960s.
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden

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Teak

Pair of Swedish Modern Leather Sofas by Dux, c. 1970's
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Norwalk, CT
Transform your living space with this rare pair of two-seat sofas by Dux of Sweden, featuring a curved silhouette with slightly flared arms over black painted cylindrical wood legs. ...
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1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden

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Leather, Wood

Mid Century Dux 6 Person Teak Dining Set
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern Danish dining set with six chairs. Unrestored original finish. Chairs feature new textured beige, gray and blue upholstered seats. Comes with two leaves measuring ...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden

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Upholstery, Teak

Midcentury Pair of Easy Chairs DUX in Sheepskin shearling, Sweden, 1950s
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Langserud, SE
Wonderful armchairs / easy chairs in beech produced for the famous DUX company in Sweden. Wonderful, detailed, and curved stained beech wood and all new upholstery in quality sheeps...
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden

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Sheepskin, Beech

Alf Svensson Galaxy Swivel Armchair #1
By Alf Svensson & Yngve Sandström, Dux of Sweden
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Denmark Designer: Alf Svensson & Yngve Sandstrøm Manufacturer: DUX Era: 1960s Dimensions: 27.5? wide x 36? tall Condition: Frame in great original condition with light...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dux of Sweden

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Fabric

  • Alf Svensson Galaxy Swivel Armchair #1
  • Alf Svensson Galaxy Swivel Armchair #1
  • Alf Svensson Galaxy Swivel Armchair #1
  • Alf Svensson Galaxy Swivel Armchair #1
H 36 in. W 27.5 in. D 29 in.
Scandinavian Modern Fenix Lounge Chairs for DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Sam Larsson
Located in Kramfors, SE
Sam Larsson lounge chairs 'Fenix' for DUX. The chairs are from the second half of the 20th century and an original pair. Chromed metal frame with a canvas seat and detached cushions ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dux of Sweden

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Leather

  • Scandinavian Modern Fenix Lounge Chairs for DUX
  • Scandinavian Modern Fenix Lounge Chairs for DUX
  • Scandinavian Modern Fenix Lounge Chairs for DUX
  • Scandinavian Modern Fenix Lounge Chairs for DUX
H 38.19 in. W 23.63 in. D 55.12 in.
Scandinavian-Modern Lounge Chairs by DUX, Sweden 1960s
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Stamford, CT
Stunning pair of large profile Scandinavian-Modern lounge chairs designed by Folke Ohlsson for DUX of Sweden, circa 1960s. Signature teak frames have been fully restored and ebon...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dux of Sweden

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Teak, Wool

Dux Mid Century Teak Record Cabinet
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Countryside, IL
Dux Mid Century Teak Record Cabinet The cabinet measures: 35.25 wide x 15.75 deep x 28.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage conditi...
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1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden

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Teak

  • Dux Mid Century Teak Record Cabinet
  • Dux Mid Century Teak Record Cabinet
  • Dux Mid Century Teak Record Cabinet
  • Dux Mid Century Teak Record Cabinet
H 28.5 in. W 35.25 in. D 15.75 in.
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Dux of Sweden furniture for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs Dux of Sweden furniture are available for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of furniture from Dux of Sweden, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular.. In-stock of these items we have 130 vintage editions, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. During the 20th century, many of the original furniture by Dux of Sweden were created in Scandinavian modern style in Europe. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Folke Ohlsson, Bruno Mathsson and Yngve Ekström. Prices for furniture from Dux of Sweden can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$100 and tops out at US$17,200, while pieces like these can sell for US$2,938 on average.

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