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Fritz Hansen Sofas

Danish, 1847-1902

When the Copenhagen-based furniture maker Fritz Hansen opened for business more than 140 years ago, the company — which today styles itself The Republic of Fritz Hansen — adhered to the traditional, time-honored Danish values of craftsmanship in woodworking and joinery. Yet thanks to the postwar innovations of Arne Jacobsen and others, Fritz Hansen would become the country’s leader in Scandinavian modern design using new, forward-looking materials and methods.

Fritz Hansen started his company in 1872, specializing in the manufacture of small furniture parts. In 1915, the firm became the first in Denmark to make chairs using steam-bent wood (a technique most familiar from birch used in the ubiquitous café chairs by Austrian maker Thonet). At the time, Fritz Hansen was best known for seating that featured curved legs and curlicue splats and referenced 18th-century Chippendale designs.

In the next few decades, the company promoted simple, plain chairs with slatted backs and cane or rush seats designed by such proto-modernist masters as Kaare Klint and Søren Hansen. Still, the most aesthetically striking piece Fritz Hansen produced in the first half of the 20th century was arguably the China chair of 1944 by Hans Wegner — and that piece, with its yoke-shaped bentwood back- and armrest, was based on seating manufactured in China during the Ming dynasty. (Wegner was moved by portraits he’d seen of Danish merchants in the Chinese chairs.) 

Everything changed in 1952 with Arne Jacobsen’s Ant chair. The collaboration between the architect and Fritz Hansen officially originated in 1934 — that year, Jacobsen created his inaugural piece for the manufacturer, the solid beechwood Bellevue chair for a restaurant commission. The Ant chair, however, was the breakthrough.

With assistance from his then-apprentice Verner Panton, Jacobsen designed the Ant chair for the cafeteria of a Danish healthcare company called Novo Nordisk. The chair was composed of a seat and backrest formed from a single piece of molded plywood attached, in its original iteration, to three tubular metal legs. Its silhouette suggests the shape of the insect’s body, and the lightweight, stackable chair and its biomorphic form became an international hit.

Jacobsen followed with more plywood successes, such as the Grand Prix chair of 1957. The following year he designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen and its furnishings, including the Egg chair and the Swan chair. Those two upholstered pieces, with their lush, organic frames made of fiberglass-reinforced polyurethane, have become the two chairs most emblematic of mid-20th-century cool. Moreover, the Egg and Swan led Fritz Hansen to fully embrace new man-made materials, like foam, plastic and steel wire used to realize the avant-garde creations of later generations of designers with whom the firm collaborated, such as Piet Hein, Jørn Utzon (the architect of the Sydney Opera House) and Verner Panton. If the Fritz Hansen of 1872 would not now recognize his company, today’s connoisseurs certainly do.

Find a collection of vintage Fritz Hansen tables, lounge chairs, sofas and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Fritz Hansen
Poul Kjærholm 'PK31' 3-Seater Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Leather (Cat. 5)
By Poul Kjærholm, Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Kjærholm 'PK31' 3-Seater Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Leather (Cat. 5) Established in 1872, Fritz Hansen has become synonymous with legendary Danish design. Combining timeless craf...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Steel

Verner Panton Danish Modern 'Pantonova' Sectional with Glass Coffee Table 1970s
By Fritz Hansen, Verner Panton
Located in Belmont, MA
Four 'Pantonova' chair units and glass coffee / cocktail table by Verner Panton. 'Pantonova' sofa group with four sofa modules on chrome-plated metal frames. Cushions upholstered in ...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Chrome

Arne Jacobsen Swan Sofa in Grace Walnut Leather for Fritz Hansen, Denmark 1958
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic design from 1958 by Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen Denmark (known now as the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel). This (re-)edition of the Swan Sofa (Model 3321) wa...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Aluminum

3-Seat Sofa for Fritz Hansen by Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, Denmark 1940s
By Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen's significant work has been mainly carried out together with his partner, Peter Hvidt, but the designer’s earlier models - like this sofa - are widely renowned ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Wool, Beech

Classic Danish Midcentury Sofa by Folke Ohlsson for Fritz Hansen, 1950s
By Fritz Hansen, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic and very elegant three-seat sofa designed by Folke Ohlsson in 1955 as Model 5464 for Fritz Hansen. We love the elegant angles of the sofa and the legs combined the slim cushi...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Wool, Teak

Danish Airport Sofa From Copenhagen Airport by Fritz Hansen 1991
By Fritz Hansen, Jens Ammunsen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
This very cool airport sofa was part of the actual decor in Copenhagen Airport in Denmark until they remodeled a few years back. The furniture was designe...
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1990s Danish Scandinavian Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Steel, Chrome

Fritz Hansen by Jaime Hayon Blue & Grey RO Sofa
By Jaime Hayon, Fritz Hansen
Located in London, GB
Designed by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen, the RO sofa is named after the Danish word for ‘tranquility’. The soft curves of the sofa combined with the high b...
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2010s Polish Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Fabric

Danish Mid Century model 3330 Arne Vodder 3 seater leather sofa for Fritz Hansen
By Arne Vodder, Fritz Hansen
Located in Highclere, Newbury
Vintage Danish mid century 1960’s model 3330 Arne Vodder 3 seater sofa for Fritz Hansen in recently reupholstered dark chocolate coloured leather. Arne Vodder was one of the grea...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Leather

1940s Sofa Designed by Peter Hvidt for Fritz Hansen Fabric by Soane Britain
By Fritz Hansen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Uxbridge, GB
We have for sale a three seat sofa designed by Peter Hvidt for Fritz Hansen. The sofa dates from the Mid 1940s. The sofa has been upholstered in Persian Flower fabric, a Linen Stone ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Birch, Linen

2 person DUX Sofa Made In Light Wool By Folke Ohlsson For Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Lejre, DK
The two-seater DUX sofa in light wool, designed by Folke Ohlsson and produced by Fritz Hansen, represents a fusion of form, function and finesse. Folke Ohlsson, a prominent Swedish f...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Wool

Scandinavian Modern Sofa Model "1590" by Fritz Hansen in Solid Elmwood, 1940
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Odense, DK
Rare and magnificent "Model 1590" sofa produced in 1940 by the famous Danish furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen. Entirely made from elm, it is made up of a 6-legged base, a backrest...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Elm

"RO" Sofa by Fritz Hansen, Designed by Jaime Hayon
By Jaime Hayon, Fritz Hansen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Jaime Hayon "RO" Sofa for Fritz Hansen. RO translates to Tranquility! Outer shell is a Charcoal Gray and Seat Back and Seat Cushion is a light gray. Sculptural Form looks great fr...
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2010s Polish Scandinavian Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Aluminum

Poul Kjærholm 'PK31' 3-Seater Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Aura Leather
By Poul Kjærholm, Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Kjærholm 'PK31' 3-Seater Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Aura Leather Established in 1872, Fritz Hansen has become synonymous with legendary Danish design. Combining timeless craftsma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Steel

Poul Kjærholm 'PK31' 2-Seater Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Leather (Cat. 5)
By Poul Kjærholm, Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Kjærholm 'PK31' 2-Seater Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Leather (Cat. 5) Established in 1872, Fritz Hansen has become synonymous with legendary Danish design. Combining timeless craf...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Steel

Poul Kjærholm 'PK31' 2-Seater Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Aura Leather
By Poul Kjærholm, Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Kjærholm 'PK31' 2-Seater Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Aura Leather Established in 1872, Fritz Hansen has become synonymous with legendary Danish design. Combining timeless craftsma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Steel

Fritz Hansen, Model "Canada", Almue Painted 3-Seater Sofa, Danish Modern, 1939
By Christian E. Hansen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Odense, DK
Such a charming example of the "Canada" sofa, designed by Christian E. Hansen for Fritz Hansen in the 1940s. The sofa is made of wood, later painted in a Swedish "Almue" style, with ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Fabric, Beech

Denmark Three-seater sofa 3303 Airport by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, 1993
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in MIlano, IT
Denmark Three-seater sofa 3303 Airport by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, 1993 Three-seater sofa mod. 3303 Airport with square seat and backrest, padded and covered in red fabric. Sq...
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1990s Danish Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Metal

Børge Mogensen "Spoke-back" Sofa by Fritz Hansen, 1963, Danish Modern
By Fritz Hansen, Børge Mogensen
Located in Odense, DK
Early production "Spoke-Back" sofa by Børge Mogensen. This example manufactured in 1963, the first year of production, by Fritz Hansen, Copenhagen. Beautifully patinated beechwood an...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Beech

1960s, Danish 2 seater sofa by Fritz Hansen, very good condition, velour.
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Tarm, 82
1960s, Danish 2 seater sofa by Fritz Hansen. Very good condition: no smells and no stains. Sofa was reupholstered about 20 years ago by craftsman. Green furniture velour. Renewed bee...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Velvet, Beech

Søren Hansen, Rare Sofa / Bench Model 2240 for Fritz Hansen, 1939
By Søren Hansen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Paris, FR
Two-seat sofa, model 2240, made of Beech wood designed by Søren Hansen in 1939 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen. A rare find and very collectable piece. As a sculptural piece, this ...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Upholstery, Velvet, Beech, Fabric

Rare Luigi Colani for Fritz Hansen Sofa in Orange Upholstery
By Fritz Hansen, Luigi Colani
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Luigi Colani for Fritz Hansen, sofa, chrome-plated steel, metal, orange fabric, Denmark, 1970s The German industrial designer Luigi Colani was renowned for incorporating organic sha...
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1970s German Post-Modern Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Metal, Steel, Chrome

Rare Aage Herman Olsen Sofa for Fritz Hansen, Scandinavian Modern
By Fritz Hansen, Aage Herman Olsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Aage Herman Olsen & Fritz Hansen - Scandinavian Modern Design A sculptural mid-century modern sofa, rare model 1778, by designer Aage Herman Ols...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Wool, Beech

Arne Jacobsen 'Swan' Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Leather Upholstery (Cat. 5)
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Arne Jacobsen 'Swan' Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Leather Upholstery (Cat. 5). Established in 1872, Fritz Hansen has become synonymous with legendary Danish design. Combining timeless c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Metal, Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen 'Swan' Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Fabric Upholstery (Cat. 3)
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Arne Jacobsen 'Swan' Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Fabric Upholstery (Cat. 3). Established in 1872, Fritz Hansen has become synonymous with legendary Danish design. Combining timeless cr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Metal, Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen 'Swan' Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Leather Upholstery (Cat. 4)
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Arne Jacobsen 'Swan' Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Leather Upholstery (Cat. 4). Established in 1872, Fritz Hansen has become synonymous with legendary Danish design. Combining timeless c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Metal, Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen 'Swan' Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Fabric Upholstery (Cat. 2)
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Arne Jacobsen 'Swan' Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Fabric Upholstery (Cat. 2). Established in 1872, Fritz Hansen has become synonymous with legendary Danish design. Combining timeless cr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Metal, Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen 'Swan' Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Leather Upholstery (Cat. 3)
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Arne Jacobsen 'Swan' Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Leather Upholstery (Cat. 3). Established in 1872, Fritz Hansen has become synonymous with legendary Danish design. Combining timeless c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Metal, Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen 'Swan' Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Fabric Upholstery (Cat. 1)
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Arne Jacobsen 'Swan' Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Fabric Upholstery (Cat. 1). Established in 1872, Fritz Hansen has become synonymous with legendary Danish design. Combining timeless cr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Metal, Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen 'Swan' Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Christianshavn Fabric Upholstery
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Arne Jacobsen 'Swan' Sofa for Fritz Hansen in Christianshavn Fabric Upholstery. Established in 1872, Fritz Hansen has become synonymous with legendary Danish design. Combining timel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Metal, Aluminum

1957 Arne Jacobsen Fritz Hansen of Denmark Sofa Model 3300/4 4-Seat Sofa Knoll
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a Model 3300/4 sofa, designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen of Denmark. This examples was produced circa 1957. While it is more common to see the single-seater...
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1950s American Modern Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Metal

Fritz Hansen Model 1669 Sofa, C. 1950s
By Mogens Lassen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Norwalk, CT
Inspired by Mogens Lassen, the timeless Model 1669 sofa by Fritz Hansen features bold curved arms and a subtly winged back. Finished in turquoise tweed fabric with classic splayed be...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Arne Jacobsen Sofa Model 3300-4 Fritz Hansen Denmark 1957, In White Boucle
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Culver City, CA
Available right now we have a truly exceptional vintage Airport Sofa, designed by the acclaimed Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen and produce...
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1950s Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Steel

Frits Henningsen Leather Sofa, Mahogany, Denmark 
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Leather Sofa, Mahogany, Denmark 
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Early 20th Century Danish Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Leather, Mahogany

Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 3-Seater Sofa in Teak and Yellow Striped Fabric for Skagerak
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 3-seater sofa in teak and yellow striped fabric for Skagerak Skagerak was founded in 1976 by Jesper and Vibeke Panduro, who took inspiration from their love of Scandinavian design and its rich tradition. The brand emphasizes sustainability by using responsibly sourced materials and production methods that minimize waste and reduce environmental impact. Each piece of handcrafted furniture is designed to age with grace and last for generations. Virkelyst is a series of modern outdoor furniture with the seating comfort of indoor furniture. The simple wooden 100% FSC Certified Teak frame strikes a contrast with the thick, soft cushions. Able to withstand wind and weather, the upholstery fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Fabric, Wood, Teak

Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 3-Seater Sofa in Teak and Blue Striped Fabric for Skagerak
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 3-seater sofa in teak and blue striped fabric for Skagerak Skagerak was founded in 1976 by Jesper and Vibeke Panduro, who took inspiration from their love of S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Fabric, Wood, Teak

Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 2-Seater Sofa in Teak and Yellow Striped Fabric for Skagerak
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 2-seater sofa in teak and yellow striped fabric for Skagerak Skagerak was founded in 1976 by Jesper and Vibeke Panduro, who took inspiration from their love of Scandinavian design and its rich tradition. The brand emphasizes sustainability by using responsibly sourced materials and production methods that minimize waste and reduce environmental impact. Each piece of handcrafted furniture is designed to age with grace and last for generations. Virkelyst is a series of modern outdoor furniture with the seating comfort of indoor furniture. The simple wooden 100% FSC Certified Teak frame strikes a contrast with the thick, soft cushions. Able to withstand wind and weather, the upholstery fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Fabric, Wood, Teak

Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 2-Seater Sofa in Teak and Ash Fabric for Skagerak
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 2-seater sofa in teak and ash fabric for Skagerak Skagerak was founded in 1976 by Jesper and Vibeke Panduro, who took inspiration from their love of Scandinavi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Fabric, Wood, Teak

Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 2-Seater Sofa in Teak and Papyrus Fabric for Skagerak
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 2-seater sofa in teak and papyrus fabric for Skagerak Skagerak was founded in 1976 by Jesper and Vibeke Panduro, who took inspiration from their love of Scandi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Fabric, Wood, Teak

Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 2-Seater Sofa in Teak and White Fabric for Skagerak
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 2-seater sofa in teak and white fabric for Skagerak Skagerak was founded in 1976 by Jesper and Vibeke Panduro, who took inspiration from their love of Scandinavian design and its rich tradition. The brand emphasizes sustainability by using responsibly sourced materials and production methods that minimize waste and reduce environmental impact. Each piece of handcrafted furniture is designed to age with grace and last for generations. Virkelyst is a series of modern outdoor furniture with the seating comfort of indoor furniture. The simple wooden 100% FSC Certified Teak frame strikes a contrast with the thick, soft cushions. Able to withstand wind and weather, the upholstery fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Fabric, Wood, Teak

Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 2-Seater Sofa in Teak and Blue Striped Fabric for Skagerak
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 2-seater sofa in teak and blue striped fabric for Skagerak Skagerak was founded in 1976 by Jesper and Vibeke Panduro, who took inspiration from their love of Scandinavian design and its rich tradition. The brand emphasizes sustainability by using responsibly sourced materials and production methods that minimize waste and reduce environmental impact. Each piece of handcrafted furniture is designed to age with grace and last for generations. Virkelyst is a series of modern outdoor furniture with the seating comfort of indoor furniture. The simple wooden 100% FSC Certified Teak frame strikes a contrast with the thick, soft cushions. Able to withstand wind and weather, the upholstery fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Fabric, Wood, Teak

Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 2-Seater Sofa in Teak and Charcoal Fabric for Skagerak
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Willy Daro midcentury Brass Bonsai Coffee Table This coffee table measures: 44.5 wide x 29.5 deep x 16.75 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restore...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Fabric, Wood, Teak

Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 3-Seater Sofa in Teak and White Fabric for Skagerak
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 3-seater sofa in teak and white fabric for Skagerak Skagerak was founded in 1976 by Jesper and Vibeke Panduro, who took inspiration from their love of Scandinavian design and its rich tradition. The brand emphasizes sustainability by using responsibly sourced materials and production methods that minimize waste and reduce environmental impact. Each piece of handcrafted furniture is designed to age with grace and last for generations. Virkelyst is a series of modern outdoor furniture with the seating comfort of indoor furniture. The simple wooden 100% FSC Certified Teak frame strikes a contrast with the thick, soft cushions. Able to withstand wind and weather, the upholstery fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Fabric, Wood, Teak

Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 3-Seater Sofa in Teak and Papyrus Fabric for Skagerak
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 3-seater sofa in teak and papyrus fabric for Skagerak Skagerak was founded in 1976 by Jesper and Vibeke Panduro, who took inspiration from their love of Scandi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Wood, Teak, Fabric

Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 3-Seater Sofa in Teak and Charcoal Fabric for Skagerak
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 3-seater sofa in teak and charcoal fabric for Skagerak Skagerak was founded in 1976 by Jesper and Vibeke Panduro, who took inspiration from their love of Scand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Fabric, Wood, Teak

Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 2-Seater Sofa in Teak and Honey Yellow Fabric for Skagerak
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 2-seater sofa in teak and honey yellow fabric for Skagerak Skagerak was founded in 1976 by Jesper and Vibeke Panduro, who took inspiration from their love of S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Fabric, Wood, Teak

Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 3-Seater Sofa in Teak and Honey Yellow Fabric for Skagerak
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 3-seater sofa in teak and honey yellow fabric for Skagerak Skagerak was founded in 1976 by Jesper and Vibeke Panduro, who took inspiration from their love of S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Fabric, Wood, Teak

Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 3-Seater Sofa in Teak and Ash Fabric for Skagerak
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Glendale, CA
Outdoor 'Virkelyst' 3-seater sofa in teak and ash fabric for Skagerak Skagerak was founded in 1976 by Jesper and Vibeke Panduro, who took inspiration from their love of Scandinavian design and its rich tradition. The brand emphasizes sustainability by using responsibly sourced materials and production methods that minimize waste and reduce environmental impact. Each piece of handcrafted furniture is designed to age with grace and last for generations. Virkelyst is a series of modern outdoor furniture with the seating comfort of indoor furniture. The simple wooden 100% FSC Certified Teak frame strikes a contrast with the thick, soft cushions. Able to withstand wind and weather, the upholstery fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Fabric, Wood, Teak

Leather Swan Sofas by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Dallas, TX
Easily one of Arne Jacobsen's most recognizable designs is the rare 'Swan' settee model no. 3321, for The Republic of Fritz Hansen. Devised as an extension and produced in far fewer numbers than the famous Swan chair. The settee is a sculptural masterpiece that forgoes boring straight lines in favor of a unique shape composed of smooth curves and soft round edges with outstanding comfort, mounted on the polished aluminium base, an innovative design. Retains the original manufacturers label. Recently professionally reupholstered in leather with a very nice patina. It was an immediate star when it was unveiled at the opening of the Royal SAS Hotel in Copenhagen in 1958. Jacobsen was the principal architect and designer for the cutting-edge hotel. The furniture he created for the project make up some of his most iconic designs. Two available, price is per item. Literature: Arne Jacobsen, Thau and Vindum, pg. 470 An icon of Danish furniture design, Arne Jacobsen was first and foremost an architect, he used that skill to create a catalog of groundbreaking product designs. He embodied the spirit of simple, functional elegance that defined the movement now known as Danish mid-century modernism. Some of his designs include the iconic Series 7 Chair, Ant Chair, Egg Chair, Swan Chair and Settee, Mayor Sofa...
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Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Aluminum

Two Leather Swan Sofas by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Dallas, TX
Easily one of Arne Jacobsen's most recognizable designs is the rare 'Swan' settee model no. 3321, for The Republic of Fritz Hansen. Devised as an extension and produced in far fewer numbers than the famous Swan chair. The settee is a sculptural masterpiece that forgoes boring straight lines in favor of a unique shape composed of smooth curves and soft round edges with outstanding comfort, mounted on the polished aluminium base, an innovative design. Retains the original manufacturers label. Recently professionally reupholstered in leather with a very nice patina. It was an immediate star when it was unveiled at the opening of the Royal SAS Hotel in Copenhagen in 1958. Jacobsen was the principal architect and designer for the cutting-edge hotel. The furniture he created for the project make up some of his most iconic designs. Literature: Arne Jacobsen, Thau and Vindum, pg. 470 An icon of Danish furniture design, Arne Jacobsen was first and foremost an architect, he used that skill to create a catalog of groundbreaking product designs. He embodied the spirit of simple, functional elegance that defined the movement now known as Danish mid-century modernism. Some of his designs include the iconic Series 7 Chair, Ant Chair, Egg Chair, Swan Chair and Settee, Mayor Sofa...
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Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Four-Seat Sofa by Folke Ohlsson & Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1960
By Fritz Hansen, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Deland, FL
Attention designers and creatives! This exceptional Danish sofa designed by Folke Ohlsson & Fritz Hansen is need of new upholstery and we want to leave it up to you to choose the fab...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Maple

Mid-Century Modern 2-Seater Brown Leather Sofa3330 by A. Vodder for Fritz Hansen
By Arne Vodder, Fritz Hansen
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This two-seater sofa model 3330 was designed by Arne Vodder for the Danish manufacturer Fritz Hansen during the 1960s. A museum piece, rarely available for sale, especially in the two-seater version. This sofa is upholstered in high-quality amber brown natural leather. Spacious and comfortable pillows are loosely placed. The wide armrests resemble the shape of a wing. The legs are made of black lacquered steel. Perfect proportions, Scandinavian craftsmanship with a clearly marked line of furniture due this project timelessness. The traditions and philosophical assumptions of Danish craftsmanship have been translated into a modern furniture idiom. Vodder was born in Denmark in 1926. Trained as a carpenter and architect, he studied with Finn Juhl at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. After school, he worked as a designer in Hindsgaul, focusing primarily on office decor. In 1950, Vodder founded his own architectural and design studio with architect Anton Borg. Over the years, the studio moved to several locations in Copenhagen before finally settling in the suburb of Holte, north of the city. Vodder and Borg worked together until the 1970s. Vodder is best known for its furniture designs that were usually simple pieces consisting of natural materials such as rosewood and teak. His designs were often inspired by natural forms. Vodder collaborated with respected brands, designing furniture for manufacturers such as Fritz Hansen, France & Søn, Nielaus, Sibast, Kircodan. In the 1950s and 1970s, Vodder furniture designs were used by President Jimmy Carter at the White House and President Anwar Sadat in Cairo, and were incorporated into the United Nations Office in Geneva and graced many hotels, banks, and embassies around the world. His works have been widely presented both individually and in collective exhibitions with artists such as Verner Panton and Nanna Ditzel. Fritz Hansen, also known as the Republic of Fritz Hansen, is a Danish furniture design company whose history begins in 1872 in Nakskov. From the very beginning, Fritz Hansen and his son Christian placed emphasis on the high quality of their furniture, which is their hallmark until the present day. The long list of orders in the first fifty years of the company's operation confirms this. At the beginning of the 20th century, Christian Hansen began experimenting with the steam-bending of beech wood, and in 1915 he created the first laminated chairs, which became the company's specialty. Arne Jacobsen completely dominated the 1950s in the company. He started working together in 1934, but his breakthrough came when he created the Ant laminated chair in 1952. The next projects: Series 7 (1955), Swan (1958) and Egg (1958), which were designed for the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, became milestones in the history of Fritz Hansen and are still produced today. This sofa is in original vintage condition. It has a natural patina and traces of age, leather scrapes, pigment changes, traces of repair on the seat. The seat is 39 cm high. Literature: Catalog of Fritz Hansen, April 1968, page 72. Mobilia Magazine...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Metal

Fritz Hansen Two Seat Sofa, Model 2240
By Søren Hansen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Madrid, ES
Stained beech two seat sofa, model 2240, designed by Søren Hansen in 1939. Manufactured by Fritz Hansen. Veneered molded 'floating' back and seat reupholste...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Textile, Beech

Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Style Mid Century Swan Sofa
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Countryside, IL
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Style Mid Century Swan Sofa This sofa measures: 84 wide x 33 deep x 27 inches high, with a seat height of 16 ...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Vintage Cognac Leather "Swan" Sofa by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Originally designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, the Swan sofa by Danish design pioneer, Arne Jacobsen, has become iconic and synonymous with Danish Modern. Reupholstered i...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Aluminum

Vintage Scandinavian Sofa in Blue Fabric, Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Brussels , BE
Vintage Scandinavian sofa in blue fabric, Fritz Hansen.
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Wood

Ejner Larsen & Axel Bender Madsen Settee for Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A generous, two-seat sofa designed by Ejner Larsen & Axel Bender Madsen for Fritz Hansen c.1950s, Denmark. The sofa has an elongated wingback chair ...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Wool, Upholstery, Beech

Spokeback Sofa by Børge Mogensen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1963
By Hans J. Wegner, Fritz Hansen
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful spokeback sofa designed by Børge Mogensen, manufactured by Fritz Hansen in Denmark, 1963. This piece is made of high quality beechwood and is newly upholstered in light grey kvadrat fabric. The sofa has a very "open" design, showing it's structure and the used techniques from every angle. The details are really impressive, so is the unique feature of one reclining side and the leather streps that keep that side in place. The spokeback sofa has a unique history: it was designed in 1945, but didn't fit the fashion of that time. It turned out that Wegner was a true visionair, because after the sofa did get produced in 1963, it would grow to be one of Wegner most populair designs. It was copied many times, this original piece is a very rare find. A beautiful piece of Scandinavian design history that would make a true eye-catcher in any modern or Scandinavian interior! It remains in very good, vintage condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving an amazing patina. In 1958, Børge Mogensen and his family travelled to Spain. For the hardworking designer, the trip became more than just a holiday. In Andalucia he fell in love with an old chair with a wide seat and broad armrests. Once back in Denmark, he created the Spanish chair. The chair he fell in love with is a traditional type of chair and is very common in areas influenced by ancient Islamic culture from Spain to northern India. Børge Mogensen modernised the design by removing the elaborate carvings, and thus he created his own version with his customary geometrical precision. Yet he retained the most important feature: the broad armrests that give the chair its distinctive character. The broad armrests also serve as a practical place to place a cup or a glass. By designing The Spanish chair Mogensen...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Leather, Fabric, Beech

Rare Swan Sofa by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen in gray / grey, circa 1968
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Berlin, DE
Vintage Swan sofa model 3321 in patinated black leather.
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fritz Hansen Sofas

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Leather

Fritz Hansen sofas for sale on 1stDibs.

Fritz Hansen sofas are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of fabric and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Fritz Hansen sofas, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 34 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 21 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original sofas by Fritz Hansen were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider sofas by Illum Wikkelsø, Ole Wanscher, and France & Søn. Prices for Fritz Hansen sofas can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,997 and can go as high as $34,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,750.

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