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Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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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.

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Creator: Dux of Sweden
Galaxy Chair Designed by Alf Svensson for DUX
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Bronx, NY
A 1970s Galaxy chair designed by Alf Svensson for DUX. This chairs features an upholstered and tufted yellow-green cushion with white stripes, a mahogany colored plastic frame and pe...
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1980s Danish Vintage Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

Folk Ohlsson Teak Scissor Chairs - A Pair
By Folke Ohlsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Garnerville, NY
Pair of Folk Ohlsson designed scissor chairs. Solid teak construction with very clean original oiled finish. Ergonomically slatted back contour and tapered legs. Freshly upholstered ...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Galaxy Vintage Lounge Armchairs by Alf Svensson
By Yngvar Sandström, Dux of Sweden, Alf Svensson
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of vintage futuristic Space Age "Galaxy" swivel armchairs by Alf Svensson & Yngvar Sandstorm for Dux Sweden. The design dates back to 1968. The base of the vintage lounge chair...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

Materials

Steel

Folke Ohlsson for DUX Pair Upholstered Teak Lounge Chairs
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Fulton, CA
A pair of solid teak upholstered lounge chairs designed by Folke Ohlsson for Dux of Sweden. Classic Scandinavian / Danish Modern design with exoskeleton frames cradling a curvaceous ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Folke Ohlsson Pasedena Chair with Walnut Frame and Textured Velvet Mid Century
By Folke Ohlsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful lounge chair 'Pasadena' designed by Folke Ohlsson and produced by DUX Ljungs Industrier, Sweden. It is a very solid chair with a textured white velvet upholstery and teak f...
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Mid-20th Century European Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Dux Lounge Chair by Alf Svensson, Sweden, circa 1950
By Dux of Sweden, Alf Svensson
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Minimalistic Scandinavian lounge chair. Clean and simple Swedish design. The cushions have been reupholstered with the new Chivasso fabric from the 2020 collection. This chair has ...
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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Metal

Pair of New Blue Upholstery Teak Danish Mid-Century Modern Arm Lounge Chairs
By Hans J. Wegner, Dux of Sweden
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of DUX Danish Modern teak lounge newly upholstery in navy blue fabric. Nice solid teak wrap around back connected arms similar to barrel back design.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

Materials

Wool, Upholstery, Teak

Contemporary Modern Gray Club Lounge Joacim Armchair by DUX
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a wonderful club armchair, on black painted wood legs, called the Joacim chair by DUX. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 29" Sq x 28.5" B.H. x 23" ...
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Late 20th Century Scandinavian Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

Materials

Wood

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Elegant Club Chair and Ottoman by Geoffrey Bradfield in a Moss Green Velour
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2010s North American Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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Avalon club chair
H 33.5 in. Dm 34 in.
Toulouse Club Chair
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The Toulouse club chair takes it inspiration from Jean-Michael Frank and was designed as the ultimate club chair for long term seating! It's scaled and composed to provide the maximu...
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh Cassina Club Chair
By Cassina, Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Located in Bronx, NY
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Early 20th Century Modern Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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Luberon Club Chair from The Francophile Collection
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21st Century and Contemporary American Art Deco Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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Set of 4 Skirted Bridgewater Style Club Chairs
Located in Bronx, NY
Set of 4 skirted Bridgewater style club chairs upholstered in a pale palette brocade fabric with loose seat and back cushions.
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1960s English Vintage Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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Hardwood

Classic And Luxurious Lawson Style Club Chair
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French Bergere Chairs/Chaise like with Ottoman
Located in Bronx, NY
A French Bergere chairs/chaise like with Ottoman. ottman size 24 D " x 28" W x18"H.
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1960s French Baroque Revival Vintage Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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Fruitwood

Elegant and Very Comfortable Club Chair and Ottoman
Located in Bronx, NY
Elegant and very comfortable skirted club chair and ottoman in a pale gray checkered silk with a contrast welt. Superior construction and down/down feather seating composition. The o...
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2010s American Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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Silk

Fully Restored Mid-Century Modern Barrel Backed Club Chairs
Located in Bronx, NY
Fully restored Mid-Century Modern barrel backed club chairs. The feet are original with self-leveling sabots. The fabric is a rich, loosely woven blend of black, white and gray.
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Previously Available Items
1960s Pair of Lounge Chairs 'Profil', Folke Ohlsson for DUX in Leather and Teak
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Stunning set of two easy or lounge chair in teak and upholstered with black leather by Folke Ohlsson for DUX, Sweden, model: Profil overall in good and both in original condition. On...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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1960s, Lounge Chair Profil by Folke Ohlsson for DUX in Black Leather and Teak
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Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Stunning easy / lounge chair in teak and upholstered in black leather by Folke Ohlsson for DUX, Sweden, Model; Profile Overall in good condition.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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Teak, Leather

Low Lounge Chairs in Walnut by Folke Ohlsson for DUX Model 72-C
By Folke Ohlsson, Dux of Sweden, Milo Baughman, Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Framingham, MA
Excellent pair of walnut Swedish Modern low-profile slat back lounge chairs by Folke Ohlsson for Dux - 1950's. Model 72-C. Refinished walnut frames. New straps and cushions with off-...
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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Fabric, Wood, Walnut

Lounge Club Chair by Folke Ohlssen for DUX
By Folke Ohlsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Classic Danish Modern lounge chair designed by Folke Ohlssen for DUX. This example shows some cosmetic wear to both e fabric, and the finish on the exposed teak wood frame, as shown....
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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DUX Chair Re-Upholstered
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A nice designed DUX chair re-upholstered and re-done. Well executed. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO VISIT OUR ART GALLERY ON 1STDIBS LISTED UNDER KOREN GALLERY IN THE FINE ART SECTION.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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H 29 in. W 25 in. D 35 in.
Danish Modern Lounge Chair by Folke Ohlsson for Dux
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Located in Philadelphia, PA
A masterfully designed and crafted lounge chair in teak. Designed by Folke Ohlsson and produced by Dux. Upholstery is new, and ready to use.
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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Pair of Norwegian DUX Danish Modern Teak Frame Club Chairs
By Dux of Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Pr. of club chairs by DUX - teak frames with original with off white fabric. The fabric ( cotton ) is usable but would benefit from a steam cleaning.
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1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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Pair of Dux Club Chairs
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large, masculine club chairs with solid walnut frames. Freshly reupholstered with beautiful rough-weave fabric in shades of brown and tan. Chairs retain original labels.
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1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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Walnut, Fabric

  • Pair of Dux Club Chairs
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H 26 in. W 32 in. D 32 in.
Pair of Florence Knoll Style Stainless Steel Club Chairs, 1960
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Hamburg, PA
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Dux Club Chairs
By Dux of Sweden
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Beautiful pair of Danish modern upholstered club chairs by Dux. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).
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1960s Danish Vintage Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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H 28 in. W 32 in. D 31 in.
Pair of Highback Scandinavian Lounge Chairs by Dux
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Pair of Armchair by Bruno Mathsson
By Bruno Mathsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Brussels, BE
Pair of armchair by Bruno Mathsson for Dux Model Karin, Circa 1970 in very good conditions.
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1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Club Chairs

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Metal

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H 31.5 in. W 27.56 in. L 31.5 in.

Dux of Sweden club chairs for sale on 1stDibs

Club chairs from Dux of Sweden are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Dux of Sweden club chairs there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 7 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. During the 20th century, many of the original club chairs by Dux of Sweden were created in Scandinavian modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider club chairs by Arne Norell, Folke Ohlsson and Carl Malmsten. The prices for Dux of Sweden club chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,030 on 1stDibs and tops at $10,321, while pieces like these can sell for $5,731.

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