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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
Hans Wegner Daybed & Lounge Chair Model GE1
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Utrecht, NL
Exquisite daybed model GE1 by Hans Wegner in solid oak with oil finish and a bespoke fine bouclé fabric upholstery in seafoam-green from a premium Italian brand. Hans J. Wegner's id...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Stainless Steel

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 fo...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Upholstery

Vintage 1960s Danish Three-Seat Sofa Model GE-300/3 by Hans Wegner for GETAMA
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
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 ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Upholstery, Oak

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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Cane, Rattan, Oak, Wool

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

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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 brillia...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Metal

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 brillia...
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1950s Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Teak

Hans J. Wegner GE19 Daybed with Oak and Cognac Leather for Getama Denmark 1960s
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful Daybed Model GE19 designed by Hans J. Wegner for Getama Denmark 1960s. Oak frame with tapered legs and brass brackets in very good condition with minor traces of use. Origi...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Leather, Oak

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

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Brass

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Hans J. Wegner Lounge Chair, Model GE-375
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Hans J. Wegner lounge chair with loose cushions new upholstered with green Magrethe wool fabric from Nevotex. Frame of oak. With armrests. Model GE-375, made by GETAMA.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Wool, Oak

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H 37.41 in W 33.86 in D 40.56 in
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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Fabric, Wood

  • 1960s Hans J. Wegner Ge-258 Daybed for GETAMA
  • 1960s Hans J. Wegner Ge-258 Daybed for GETAMA
  • 1960s Hans J. Wegner Ge-258 Daybed for GETAMA
  • 1960s Hans J. Wegner Ge-258 Daybed for GETAMA
H 29.53 in W 81.11 in D 35.44 in
Daybed GE-258 Teak/Cane by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Handewitt, DE
Daybed GE-258 in teak by Hans J. Wegner for Getama Denmark 1954. Backrest in wicker cane. Original mattress with green fabric. Early production 1950s. With beatiful patina and round ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern GETAMA Daybeds

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Cane, Teak

  • Daybed GE-258 Teak/Cane by Hans J. Wegner
  • Daybed GE-258 Teak/Cane by Hans J. Wegner
  • Daybed GE-258 Teak/Cane by Hans J. Wegner
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H 29.14 in W 78.15 in D 33.86 in
Hans J. Wegner For Getama GE-259 Adjustable Oak Daybed
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Norwalk, CT
Designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1954, the GE-259 daybed is a versatile piece of furniture lending itself to both style and function. Not only easily used as a sofa in a living space to...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern GETAMA Daybeds

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Oak

GE280 Modular Sofa by Hans Wegner for Getama, 1980s
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in HEVERLEE, BE
Rare modular sofa designed by of of the best mid century designers Hans J Wegner for Getama. Model GE 280. The modular sofa consists of a beautifully bentwood oak frame with beau...
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1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Fabric, Oak

Hans Wegner High Back Lounge Chair, Model GE-375
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large-scale high back armchair by Hans Wegner with solid oak frame and original cushions in greenish striped wool, produced by GETAMA in 1969, model GE 375, detachable neck cushion, ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Wool, Oak

Original Hans Wegner GE-240 Cigar Sofa, Denmark, 1960s
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in London, GB
An oak GE-240 cigar sofa designed by Hans J. Wegner and produced by GETAMA, Denmark. The oak frame is in excellent vintage condition. Original sprung cushions, newly upholstered in K...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Fabric, Oak

Daybed "Model 161" by Hans Olsen, 1957, Denmark
By Hans Olsen, Bramin Mobler
Located in TOURS, FR
Daybed 'Model 161' in solid teak, designed in 1957 by Hans Olsen for Bramin, Denmark The mattress has been reupholstered with Main Line Flax by Camira fabric...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Teak

  • Daybed "Model 161" by Hans Olsen, 1957, Denmark
  • Daybed "Model 161" by Hans Olsen, 1957, Denmark
  • Daybed "Model 161" by Hans Olsen, 1957, Denmark
  • Daybed "Model 161" by Hans Olsen, 1957, Denmark
H 11.82 in W 76.78 in D 27.56 in
Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA Sofa Daybed Model GE7 in Teak and Cane 1950s
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Seattle, WA
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 Mid-Century Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Cane, Teak

Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA Model GE-290 Sofa
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Norwalk, CT
Transcend time with this resplendent Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA Model GE-290 Sofa—a beacon of 1960s Danish design and a testament to understated elegance. Craf...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Beech

Hans J. Wegner Lounge Chair, Model GE-375
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Hans J. Wegner lounge chair with loose cushions new upholstered with black pure full grain aniline leather. Frame of oak. Model GE-375, made by GETAMA.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Oak, Leather

  • Hans J. Wegner Lounge Chair, Model GE-375
  • Hans J. Wegner Lounge Chair, Model GE-375
  • Hans J. Wegner Lounge Chair, Model GE-375
  • Hans J. Wegner Lounge Chair, Model GE-375
H 37.41 in W 25.6 in D 40.56 in
GE236/4 Sofa by Hans J. Wegner for Getama
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Izegem, VWV
The model GE-236 / 4 sofa was designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1955 for Getama Denmark. It features a solid oak frame and loose cushions in green cotton fabric.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern GETAMA Daybeds

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Fabric, Oak

  • GE236/4 Sofa by Hans J. Wegner for Getama
  • GE236/4 Sofa by Hans J. Wegner for Getama
  • GE236/4 Sofa by Hans J. Wegner for Getama
  • GE236/4 Sofa by Hans J. Wegner for Getama
H 28.75 in W 92.92 in D 33.47 in
Previously Available Items
Pair of GE-236/3 Sofas in Oak by Hans J. Wegner
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Handewitt, DE
Pair of GE-236 / 3 sofas in solid oak, designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1955. Manufactured by Getama in 1960s. Original cushions and orange/grey wool fabric by Ryghynde Denmark. This se...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern GETAMA Daybeds

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Fabric, Oak

  • Pair of GE-236/3 Sofas in Oak by Hans J. Wegner
  • Pair of GE-236/3 Sofas in Oak by Hans J. Wegner
  • Pair of GE-236/3 Sofas in Oak by Hans J. Wegner
  • Pair of GE-236/3 Sofas in Oak by Hans J. Wegner
H 30.32 in W 82.68 in D 27.56 in
Daybed Model GE19 by Hans Wegner for GETAMA, Denmark, 1950s
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
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

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...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Brass

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 'attr' Model GE 258 for Getama Sleeper Sofa With Green Upholstery
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
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

Materials

Upholstery

Vintage Danish Oak Daybed GE259 by Hans J. Wegner for Getama, 1970s
By Hans J. Wegner, GETAMA
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. Weg...
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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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 Rosendahl, 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 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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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern GETAMA Daybeds

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Fabric, Wicker, Beech

Hans J. Wegner GE19 Teak Daybed in Grey Kvadrat velvet fabric for GETAMA Denmark
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Great daybed Model GE19, designed by Hans Hans J. Wegner for GETAMA Denmark in 1956. Teak frame with tapered legs in good condition with minor traces of use. New mattress and neck roll pillow upholstered in beautiful high quality soft Kvadrat Harald 3 velvet fabric. Multiple daybeds in stock...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage GETAMA Daybeds

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Metal

Hans Wegner Hammock Chaise Lounge for GETAMA
By GETAMA, Hans J. Wegner
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
A Hans Wegner GEZ Hammock chaise lounge chair. Beautiful original patinated oak frame and original Halyard with brass details. Designed by Hans J Wegner...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern GETAMA Daybeds

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Brass

Getama daybeds for sale on 1stDibs.

GETAMA daybeds are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of GETAMA daybeds, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original daybeds by GETAMA were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in scandinavia during the mid-20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider daybeds by Peter Hvidt, Børge Mogensen, and Hvidt & Mølgaard. Prices for GETAMA daybeds can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,750 and can go as high as $11,498, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $7,989.

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