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Dux of Sweden Tables

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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
Pair of Bedside Tables, Anonymous for DUX, Sweden, 1960s
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of bedside tables, anonymous for DUX, Sweden. 1960s. Bamboo, cane and wood. The colonial-style combination of stained bamboo, cane, and wood makes this Scandinavian bedside...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Dux of Sweden Tables

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Bamboo, Cane, Wood

Walnut Dining Table, Two Flip Top Extensions, DUX of Sweden
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Crockett, CA
Beautiful Swedish walnut dining table with an unusual design to access the leaf extensions To expand the table slide each half of the double thick table top to each end which creates...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dux of Sweden Tables

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Pair of Bedside Tables, Anonymous for DUX, Sweden, 1960s
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of bedside tables, anonymous for DUX, Sweden. 1960s. Cane, rattan and teak. The colonial-style combination of cane, rattan, and teak makes this Scandinavian bedside table d...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Dux of Sweden Tables

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Cane, Rattan, Teak

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Dux of Sweden tables for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs Dux of Sweden tables are available for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Dux of Sweden tables, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 1 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original tables by Dux of Sweden were created in Sweden during the mid-20th century in Scandinavian Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider tables by AM Mobler, Karl Mathsson and Carl Malmsten. Prices for tables from Dux of Sweden can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $4,500 and tops out at $4,500, while pieces like these can sell for $4,500 on average.

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