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GETAMA Daybeds

The story of how GETAMA got its name is perhaps as unique as the range of subdued but sophisticated Scandinavian modern furniture for which the manufacturer is known (thanks to a partnership with Hans Wegner).

In the late 1890s in the Danish town of Gedsted, a young cabinetmaker by the name of Carl Pedersen opted to use seaweed — rather than the traditional heather or straw — as mattress stuffing. Pedersen named his new factory Gedsted Tang-og Madrasfabrik (the “Gedsted Seaweed and Mattress Factory”), which he abbreviated to GETAMA. Seaweed’s fire-retardant properties make it an excellent and safe upholstery material for mattresses, chairs and sofas. Pedersen leveraged this quality as a selling point — the abundance of seaweed on the shores of Denmark and its weightlessness added to its appeal as an economical but durable upholstery filling for all kinds of furnishings. The crowning quality was its softness.

GETAMA’s seaweed mattresses proved so popular for their comfort and durability that Pedersen had to expand into a larger factory within the first year. He felt almost obligated to launch a line of bedroom furniture to accompany his much-loved mattresses.

The working relationship established in 1959 between Hans Wegner and GETAMA afforded the company the opportunity to break into the international market. Wegner — a legendary Danish carpenter and furniture designer revered by mid-century modern collectors everywhere — became one of the brand’s principal designers and often spent a great deal of time at the factory — refining and adjusting each new piece until he felt satisfied that it was ready for production. For decades, Wegner’s impressive contributions to GETAMA’s daybeds, lounge chairs, sofas and dining room tables became the backbone of the company’s sales.

Over the years, other designers entered into working agreements with GETAMA, including Nissen & Gehl, OM Design, 2R Design, Blum and Balle, and Jørgen Gammelgaard. Copenhagen native Nanna Ditzel, a Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts alum who trained under Kaare Klint, designed GETAMA’s Mondial coffee table. Alongside her husband, Jørgen Ditzel, she also created the sensuously curvy and wildly popular Ring chair.

Today, the sleek modern furniture that GETAMA manufactures is still inclusive of their lauded mattresses.

On 1stDibs, find vintage GETAMA seating, tables, storage cabinets and other furniture.

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Creator: GETAMA
Midcentury Danish Oak & Teak Model GE6 Sofabed by Hans J Wegner for Getama
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Surrey, GB
A midcentury Danish sofa bed designed by Hans J Wegner for Getama model GE6 made in oak and teak. Very rare early model. Stain to interior sheet.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern GETAMA Daybeds

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Oak, Teak

Hans Wegner Model GE 258 for Getama Sleeper Sofa in Bubble Gum Pink
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hans Wegner attributed Model GE 258 for Getama sleeper sofa with newer bubble gum pink upholstery. The backrest can be raised, giving you added storage space for pillows and blankets...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Upholstery

Daybed Model GE19 by Hans Wegner for GETAMA, Denmark, 1950s
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Antwerp, BE
Daybed model GE19 by Hans Wegner for Getama, Denmark 1950s. This piece features an oak frame with freshly re-upholsterd seat and neck roll. Restored with love.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Fabric, Oak

Hans Wegner for GETAMA Teak & Caned Daybed
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in Norwalk, CT
A fabulous Danish mid-century daybed in teak with a caned headboard or footboard, designed by Hans Wegner for GETAMA. With GETAMA stamp to one rail. This fun piece features slat supp...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Cane, Teak

Hans Wegner for GETAMA Teak & Caned Daybed
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Norwalk, CT
A fabulous Danish mid-century daybed in teak with a caned headboard or footboard, designed by Hans Wegner for GETAMA. With GETAMA stamp to one rail. This fun piece features slat supp...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern GETAMA Daybeds

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Cane, Teak

Vintage Danish Oak Daybed GE259 by Hans J. Wegner for Getama, 1970s
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Asaa, DK
Vintage Danish Oak daybed GE 259 by Hans J. Wegner for Getama, 1970s. Danish modern design icon GE-259 convertible sofa by renowned Danish designer Hans J. Wegner. Elegant and pract...
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Oak

Vintage 1960s Danish Three-Seat Sofa Model GE-300/3 by Hans Wegner for GETAMA
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Vintage 1960s Danish three-seat sofa Rare model GE300/3 designed by Hans Wegner for GETAMA Manufacturer solid light oak solid wood frame and legs with original patina has original sp...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Upholstery, Oak

Hans Wegner Daybed Teak & Brass Model Ge19 GETAMA, Denmark, 1950s
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in Basel, BS
Hans Wegner daybed, model No. GE-19 for Getama in Denmark in the 1950s. Solid frame in teak with mattress framing brass details on both sides. New mattress with adjustable neck ro...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Brass

Danish Modern Teak Daybed by Hans Wegner Getama Model GE 19, 1960s
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in Munster, DE
Daybed GE 19 by Hans J. Wegner. The daybed is made of a beautiful teak wood. New foam and fabric.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern GETAMA Daybeds

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Wool, Teak

Hans J. Wegner Daybed
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Chicago, IL
Description: Hans J. Wegner daybed, model GE 19 Made by: Getama, Denmark, c. 1950 Material: teak, wool upholstery, brass Size: 75.25 W × 28.5 D × 16.25 H in.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

Materials

Brass

Hans J. Wegner GE6 Daybed Sofa for GETAMA
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Buffalo, NY
The perfect New York sofa and guest bed, and one of the finest daybed designs of the era. The model GE6 Daybed designed by Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA. This brilliantly constructed sof...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Metal

Hans Wegner GE-1 GETAMA Chaise
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in Camperdown, NSW
Designed by Hans Wegner in 1954, the GE 1 bench is a versatile piece of furniture. One side adjusts to create a backrest or can be lowered for flat bench seating. Made from oak w...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Fabric, Oak

Hans J. Wegner 1950s Danish Modern Daybed "Ge-258" Made at GETAMA
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Odense, DK
Designed by Hans Wegner for GETAMA this convertible daybed / sofa features a beautifully patinated oak frame and wool upholstery. The back reveals a hidden space for blankets, pillow...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Wool, Oak

Hans J. Wegner 1950s Danish Modern Daybed in Oak and Rattan "GE7" Made at GETAMA
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Odense, DK
Designed by Hans Wegner for GETAMA this amazing convertible daybed / sofa features a beautifully patinated oak frame and woven cane / rattan back seat which reveals a hidden space fo...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Cane, Rattan, Oak, Wool

Hans J. Wegner GE6 Daybed Sofa for GETAMA
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The perfect New York sofa and guest bed, and one of the finest daybed designs of the era. The model GE6 Daybed designed by Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA. This brilliantly constructed sof...
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1950s Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Teak

Teak Daybed by GETAMA
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A teak daybed with brass rails to hold the cushion in original plaid wool upholstery.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

Materials

Brass

Teak & Brass Daybed Model Ge19 by Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA, Denmark
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Utrecht, NL
Daybed model GE19 from 1956 by Danish designer Hans J. Wegner constructed from solid teak with taper legs and beautiful brass mattress support bars on both sides. The daybed comes ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Brass

Hans J. Wegner GE19 Teak and Brass Daybed in Cognac Leather for GETAMA, Denmark
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Great daybed Model GE19, designed by Hans Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA Denmark in 1956. Teak frame with tapered legs and brass brackets in good condition with minor traces of use. New m...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

Materials

Metal

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Vintage 1960s Danish Three-Seat Sofa Model GE-300/3 by Hans Wegner for GETAMA
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Located in BROOKLYN, NY
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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GE280 Modular Sofa by Hans Wegner for Getama, 1980s
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Hans J. Wegner, Three-Seat Sofa, Model GE530, Oak
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Hans J. Wegner three-seat sofa made of oak. New upholstered with grey Magrethe wool. Model GE530, made by Getama.
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Danish GE236/3 s by Hans J. Wegner for Getama, 1960s
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Elshout, NL
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Hans Wegner GE6 Daybed Sofa for GETAMA
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Low sofa with lifting backrest to open to a daybed. Designed by Hans Wegner with simple mid-century lines and construction. Please confirm location.
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H 29.75 in. W 80.88 in. D 36 in.
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By Pieter Compernol, Stephanie Grusenmeyer & Jerôme Barrier
Located in Bangkok, TH
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern GETAMA Daybeds

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Danish Modern Teak Daybed by Hans Wegner Getama Model GE 19, 1960s
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in Munster, DE
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1960s Hans J. Wegner Ge-258 Daybed for GETAMA
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Praha, CZ
- Good original condition with minor signs of use - The fabric upholstery in good condition with some signs of use, probably reupholstered some years ago.
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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H 29.53 in. W 81.11 in. D 35.44 in.
Hans Wegner Cigar Lounge Chair for Getama
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Velvet, Oak, Teak, Alpaca

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H 29 in. W 26.5 in. D 30.5 in.
Danish Modern GE 290 Oak Sofa by Hans Wegner for GETAMA
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
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By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Chicago, IL
Description: Hans J. Wegner daybed, model GE 19 Made by: Getama, Denmark, c. 1950 Material: teak, wool upholstery, brass Size: 75.25 W × 28.5 D × 16.25 H in.
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H 16.25 in. W 75.25 in. D 28.5 in.
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Hans Wegner 'attr' Model GE 258 for Getama Sleeper Sofa With Green Upholstery
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hans Wegner attributed Model GE 258 for Getama sleeper sofa with kiwi green upholstery. The backrest can be raised, giving you added storage space for pillows and blankets, but it ca...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Hans J. Wegner Ge19 Teak Daybed in Pierre Frey Bouclé Fabric for GETAMA Denmark
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful daybed Model GE19, designed by Hans Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA Denmark in 1956. Teak frame with tapered legs in very good condition with minor signs of wear. Original mattre...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Metal

Danish Modern Daybed, Reupholstered in Kvadrat Fabric, Made by GETAMA, 1980s
By GETAMA
Located in Odense, DK
Rare daybed / sofa by GETAMA, Denmark. Reupholstered in green fabric from Kvadrat - great Danish quality. Bed rail in French wicker, legs in solid beech. Fresh colors that complement...
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Hans J. Wegner GE19 Teak Daybed in Grey Kvadrat velvet fabric for GETAMA Denmark
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Amsterdam, NL
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Hans Wegner Hammock Chaise Lounge for GETAMA
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
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Early Hans J. Wegner Model GE-1 Daybed, Chaise, Getama, Denmark, c.1953
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Hans J. Wegner GE19 Teak Daybed in Cognac Leather for GETAMA, Denmark
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Located in Amsterdam, NL
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Hans J. Wegner, Danish Oak Daybed Model GE-258 for GETAMA, 1954
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Located in Paris, FR
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Hans J. Wegner 1950s Danish Modern Daybed in Oak and Rattan "GE7" Made at GETAMA
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in Odense, DK
Designed by Hans Wegner for GETAMA this amazing convertible daybed / sofa features a beautifully patinated oak frame and woven cane / rattan back seat which reveals a hidden space fo...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Rattan, Oak, Wool, Cane

Hans J. Wegner 1950s Danish Modern Daybed in Teakwood and Rattan "GE7", GETAMA
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in Odense, DK
Designed by Hans Wegner for GETAMA this amazing convertible daybed / sofa features a beautifully patinated teakwood frame and woven cane / rattan back seat which reveals a hidden spa...
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Mid-Century Hans Wegner Daybed Model GE 19 with Brass Rails
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-century Hans Wegner daybed with teak frame, tapered legs and brass end rail accents. In original condition with visible wear and patina consistent with age and use.
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Brass

GETAMA daybeds for sale on 1stDibs

GetAMA daybeds are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of GETAMA daybeds there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 8 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original GETAMA daybeds were created in Scandinavian modern style during the 1950s. If you want additional options, many customers also consider daybeds by Hvidt & Mølgaard, France & Søn and France & Daverkosen. The prices for GETAMA daybeds can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $5,503 and tops out at $13,297, while pieces like these can sell for $8,150 on average.

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