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Dux of Sweden Sofas

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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
Edward Wormley 'New York' Sofa in Orange Upholstery
By Dux of Sweden, Edward Wormley
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture / DUX of Sweden, sofa model 5316, fabric, beech, metal, United States, design 1952 This three-seat sofa was designed by Edward Wormley for Dunb...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Metal

Rare Sofa by Edward Wormley for DUX Mod., New York, 1960s
By Edward Wormley, Dux of Sweden, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Berlin, DE
Very beautiful sofa designed by Edward Wormley for DUX/Llungs Industrier in the 1960s. The sofa is completely new upholstered and covered with a high quality fabric by ROMO in warmgr...
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20th Century Dux of Sweden Sofas

Danish Modern Loveseat by DUX
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Distinctive Scandinavian Modern design sets this vintage DUX love seat apart from other seating options. The midcentury Swedish design features stylish two-seat arrangement, solid te...
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1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Teak

Swedish Dux Leather Sofa by Folke Ohlsson
By Folke Ohlsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Pasadena, TX
8ft four-seat dux leather sofa by Folke Ohlsson Sweden, 1960s Danish modern sofa upholstered in tan and black grass cloth Black leather detachable cushions Tapered wood legs ...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Leather

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian 3 Seat Mustard Sofa Couch by DUX
By Dux of Sweden
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern 3 seat low Scandinavian sofa couch by DUX in mustard yellow with teak base. All Original woven Upholstery in beautiful condition. Has 2 extra small pillows and arm...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Upholstery, Teak

Folke Ohlsson for Dux ‘Passadena’ Sofa in Dark Brown Upholstery
By Folke Jansson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Folke Ohlsson for Dux, sofa model ‘Passadena’, wood, fabric, Denmark, 1960s This three-seat sofa features a wonderful shell that bents outwards on top. The shell comfortably surro...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

Edward Wormley "New York" Sofa Mod. 5316 DUX Sweden Mid-Century Modern 1956
By Dux of Sweden, Edward Wormley
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Very rare Edward Wormley "New York" Sofa Mod. 5316 DUX Sweden Mid-Century Modern 1956 - a beautiful Mid-Century Modern piece from the 1950s in fantastic condition, reupholstered in D...
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

20th Century Swedish Dux Three Seater Teakwood Sofa, Settee by Folke Ohlsson
By Folke Ohlsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A dark-brown, vintage Mid-Century Modern Swedish three seater sofa with two pillows made of hand carved polished Teakwood, designed by Folke Ohlsson and produced by DUX, in good cond...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Fabric, Cotton, Upholstery, Teak

Edward Wormley Pair of 'New York' Sofas in Original Blue and Khaki Wool
By Dux of Sweden, Edward Wormley
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture / DUX of Sweden, sofa model 5316, wool, stained beech, brass, United States, design 1952 This three-seat sofa was designed by Edward Wormley fo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Brass

Swedish Mid-Century Sofa by Folke Ohlsson for DUX
By Folke Ohlsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern three seat sofa by Folke Ohlsson for Dux. Wonderful sleek silhouette. Upholstered by the previous owners in a cream microsuede.
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Upholstery, Teak

Folke Ohlsson Two-Seat Sofa by DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Highland, IN
This two-seat by Folke Ohlsson has a terrific scale and an upholstered body with soft contours supported by a walnut base. Newly upholstered in a textured warm grey fabric, it is wel...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Upholstery, Walnut

Rare Folke Ohlsson Walnut Sofa by DUX, Sweden, 1960s
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Stunning walnut sofa by Swedish designer Folke Ohlsson. Produced by DUX, Sweden, 1960s. Rare model, very high quality and lovely grain. Model name unknown.  
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Walnut

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Edward Wormley Pair of 'New York' Sofas in Original Blue and Khaki Wool
By Dux of Sweden, Edward Wormley
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Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture / DUX of Sweden, sofa model 5316, wool, stained beech, brass, United States, design 1952 This three-seat sofa was designed by Edward Wormley fo...
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Guillerme & Chambron Sofa with Orange Upholstery
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme & Chambron, settee, orange fabric, dark stained oak, France, 1950s A small sofa by Guillerme et Chambron. This French designer duo is known for their extreme high qualit...
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H 33.47 in. W 54.34 in. D 35.44 in.
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Sofa in Light Blue Upholstery
By Edward Wormley
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar, sofa 5150, grey fabric, metal, United States, 1950s.  The style of the sofa is simple and elegant as it bears features of classic design as where Edward W...
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Guillerme & Chambron Sofa in Teal Upholstery
By Votre Maison, Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme & Chambron, sofa, oak, fabric, France, 1960s. Beautiful two-seat settee by Guillerme & Chambron, in solid oak. The back of the seat has been beautifully finished with woo...
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  • Guillerme & Chambron Sofa in Teal Upholstery
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H 37.6 in. W 51.97 in. D 35.83 in.
Small Italian Sofa in Red Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Settee, red fabric, wood, metal, Italy, circa 1960 This elegant Italian two-seat settee features a striking red color and can be placed in an entranceway or serve as a taste of deli...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Metal

  • Small Italian Sofa in Red Upholstery
  • Small Italian Sofa in Red Upholstery
  • Small Italian Sofa in Red Upholstery
  • Small Italian Sofa in Red Upholstery
H 29.14 in. W 57.09 in. D 27.56 in.
Guillerme & Chambron Sofa in Soft Blue Upholstery
By Guillerme et Chambron, Votre Maison
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme & Chambron, sofa, oak, fabric, France, 1960s. Beautiful two-seat settee by Guillerme & Chambron, in solid oak. The back of the seat has been beautifully finished with w...
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Fabric, Oak

  • Guillerme & Chambron Sofa in Soft Blue Upholstery
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  • Guillerme & Chambron Sofa in Soft Blue Upholstery
  • Guillerme & Chambron Sofa in Soft Blue Upholstery
H 25.4 in. W 37.01 in. D 31.89 in.
Danish Banana Sofa in Floral Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Banana sofa, floral upholstery, wood, Denmark, 1940s. This voluptuous sofa is executed in a floral fabric with wooden legs. The sofa has a high lined and curved back. The backrest...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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  • Danish Banana Sofa in Floral Upholstery
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  • Danish Banana Sofa in Floral Upholstery
  • Danish Banana Sofa in Floral Upholstery
H 27.17 in. W 70.87 in. D 35.44 in.
Danish Banana Sofa in Striped Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Banana sofa in red and white striped upholstery, wooden, Denmark, 1940s. This voluptuous sofa is executed in a striped fabric with wooden legs. The sofa has a high lined and curve...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

  • Danish Banana Sofa in Striped Upholstery
  • Danish Banana Sofa in Striped Upholstery
  • Danish Banana Sofa in Striped Upholstery
  • Danish Banana Sofa in Striped Upholstery
H 26.38 in. W 54.34 in. D 27.56 in.
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Four-Seat Sofa in Off-White Upholstery
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Edward J. Wormley for Dunbar, sofa, fabric and wood, United States, circa 1970 The white upholstery is a striking combination with the darkened frame that is especially visible at...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Elegant Italian Sofa in Blue Upholstery and Metal
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Sofa, Brevettato, fabric, metal, Italy, 1950s This Italian sofa is characterized by a modest aesthetic due to its straight lines and round edges. The seating area is supported by ...
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Metal

  • Elegant Italian Sofa in Blue Upholstery and Metal
  • Elegant Italian Sofa in Blue Upholstery and Metal
  • Elegant Italian Sofa in Blue Upholstery and Metal
  • Elegant Italian Sofa in Blue Upholstery and Metal
H 25.99 in. W 80.71 in. D 30.32 in.
Cor Alons Early Dutch Design Sofa in Camel Upholstery
By Cor Alons
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cor Alons for Den Boer, sofa, beech plywood, fabric, the Netherlands, design 1947 This sofa in plywood gets its aesthetics come mostly from its functionality and materials. Cor Alon...
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1940s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Fabric, Plywood, Beech

Theo Ruth for Artifort Sofa in Yellow and Black Upholstery
By Theo Ruth, Artifort
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Theo Ruth for Artifort, sofa, fabric, wood, Netherlands 1970.  A Dutch settee in a two-toned, printed fabric by Theo Ruth. The back tilts slightly backward and has the recognizabl...
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Previously Available Items
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian 3 Seat brown Sofa Couch by DUX
By Dux of Sweden
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-century Scandinavian Modern 3 seat low sofa couch by DUX in Brown stripe velvet upholstery with solid teak base. All Original velvet Upholstery in beautiful condition. Has 2 arm ...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Velvet, Upholstery, Teak

Slat Back Black Leather Folke Ohlsson Model 72-S Walnut Sofa for Dux
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Chattanooga, TN
This stunning Swedish made sofa by Dux is one of the finest walnut wood frame sofa’s we have seen from the period. Vintage 19560s, the designer, Folke Ohlsson expands on the quintess...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Walnut, Leather

Mid-Century Modern Dux Green Tweed Four Cushion Sofa
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Toledo, OH
Mid-Century Modern green tweed four cushion sofa by Dux. Original fabric in excellent condition. No stains or wear.
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Mid-20th Century European Modern Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Fabric

Modern Erik Ole Jorgensen Dux Sofa Brushed Steel Legs
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Toledo, OH
Upholstered modern sofa by Erik Ole Jorgensen for Dux. Brushed steel "T" shaped legs.
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20th Century European Modern Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Chrome

Contemporary Modern Low Scandinavian Swedish Dux Sofa, 1980s
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is an original, low, two-seat sofa by Swedish company Dux. Needs to be recovered. The dimensions are 86" W x 36" D x 29.5" B.H. x 19" A.H. x 15" S.H.   
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1980s Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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DUX Mid Century Teak Upholstered Sofa
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Countryside, IL
DUX Mid Century teak upholstered sofa Sofa measures: 75.5 wide x 33 deep x 28.5 high, with a seat height of 17 inches All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vin...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Upholstery, Teak

  • DUX Mid Century Teak Upholstered Sofa
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H 28.5 in. W 75.5 in. D 33 in.
Folke Ohlsson Sofa with Teak Frame
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern sofa by DUX with great sculpted teak frame. Vinyl cushions, exposed slat back, tapered legs. Great Danish style and design. (Please confirm item locat...
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  • Folke Ohlsson Sofa with Teak Frame
  • Folke Ohlsson Sofa with Teak Frame
H 25 in. W 75 in. D 31 in.
Folke Ohlsson for DUX Teak Danish Modern Sofa
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Fulton, CA
A very nice, original example of a 1960s teak Danish modern 3-seat sofa designed by Folke Ohlsson for DUX. Amazing original condition with original fabric. All 6 reversible cushions ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Teak

  • Folke Ohlsson for DUX Teak Danish Modern Sofa
  • Folke Ohlsson for DUX Teak Danish Modern Sofa
  • Folke Ohlsson for DUX Teak Danish Modern Sofa
  • Folke Ohlsson for DUX Teak Danish Modern Sofa
H 29.25 in. W 86 in. L 29.25 in.
Midcentury walnut sofa by Folke Ohlsson
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Cool and comfy sofa by Folke Ohlsson in luxurious walnut. Beautiful ribbed back and curved armrests that. Reupholstered with a sand colored linen fabric.
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Linen, Walnut

  • Midcentury walnut sofa by Folke Ohlsson
  • Midcentury walnut sofa by Folke Ohlsson
  • Midcentury walnut sofa by Folke Ohlsson
  • Midcentury walnut sofa by Folke Ohlsson
H 25.99 in. W 74.81 in. D 31.5 in.
Folke Ohlsson Sofa for Dux of Sweden
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Denver, CO
Four-seat sofa by Folke Ohlsson for Dux of Sweden in heathered beige and light grey wool upholstery and teak.  
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Wool, Teak

  • Folke Ohlsson Sofa for Dux of Sweden
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H 27 in. W 98 in. L 27 in.
Mid-Century Modern Teak Sofa with Sled Legs by DUX
By Dux of Sweden
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Contemporary Modern Hans DUX Sofa Made in Sweden 1990s Floral Pattern
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Located in Keego Harbor, MI
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1990s Swedish Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Fabric

Dux of Sweden sofas for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs Dux of Sweden sofas are available for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of dux Swedish sofas, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 13 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original sofas by Dux of Sweden were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider sofas by Folke Ohlsson, Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist and Yngve Ekström. Prices for duplex Swedish sofas can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $2,000 and tops out at $13,297, while pieces like these can sell for $3,900 on average..

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