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Kallemo Furniture

Swedish

“An object shall stand the wear of the eye!” proclaimed Swedish entrepreneur Sven Lundh (1925–2015), who took over operations at revered furniture company Källemo in 1971. For decades, the innovative brand has accomplished just that with a range of original and unconventional pieces that draw on — and regularly push the boundaries of — Scandinavian modern and postmodern design.

Based in Vänamo in southern Sweden, Källemo was originally established in 1947 before it was taken over by Lundh in 1971. Lundh’s vision for Källemo was to evolve the company and to create sustainable furniture that would be both functional and wholly sculptural. The interest in creating forward-looking seating, case pieces, tables and more that are as much furniture as they are art deepened for Lundh during the 1980s, when Swedish designers began to explore the ideas that underpin postmodernism in their work. 

Lundh sought to secure long-term partnerships with modernist and postmodernist Swedish and European artists and designers such as Jonas Bohlin, the creator of the scandalous Concrete chair, which caught Lundh’s attention at Konstfack’s student exhibition in 1982. Bohlin’s minimalist armchair, featuring an angular steel frame and concrete seat and headrest, was meant to be presented as a sculpture, but it fit Lundh’s idea of “artistic furniture.” Källemo produced the Concrete chair as a limited-edition series, and it became one of the company’s best known pieces. 

Over the years, Källemo has collaborated with Gustav Persson — designer of Källemo’s Bank bench — Mats Theselius, John Vedel-Rieper, Jens Harald Quistgaard, Gunnar Myrstrand and numerous other artists and designers to create its unique collection of furniture. In 1996, Lundh’s son Erik and daughter Karin took the helm at Källemo, which remains a family-owned firm. Today Källemo pieces are held in permanent museum collections throughout Sweden and Europe. 

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Creator: Källemo
Mats Theselius for Källemo AB Limited Edition Lounge Chairs 'El Dorado'
By Mats Theselius, Källemo
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mats Theselius for Källemo AB, pair of lounge chairs 'El Dorado’, limited edition, brass, nubuck leather, maple, Sweden, 2002 These distinct 'El Dorado’ lounge chairs by Mats Thesel...
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Early 2000s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Brass

The armchair by MATS THESELIUS. Limited edition of 33.
By Mats Theselius, Källemo
Located in Long Island City, NY
The armchair designed by MATS THESELIUS. Model “Aluminium chair”, produced by Källemo, numbered 2/33. Frame in aluminum. Cast aluminum legs. Frame in book. Firmly upholstered back ...
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Early 2000s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

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Aluminum

Mats Theselius for Källemo AB Limited Edition 'Järn Mocca' Lounge Chair
By Källemo, Mats Theselius
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mats Theselius for Källemo AB, 'Järn/Mocca' lounge chair, suede, patinated iron, stained beech, Sweden, after 1994 This distinct 'Järn/Mocca' lounge chair is created by the Swedis...
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1990s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Iron

Mats Theselius for Källemo Limited Edition Lounge Chair Älgskinnsfåtölj’
By Mats Theselius, Källemo
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mats Theselius for Källemo AB, lounge chair ‘Älgskinnsfåtölj’, patinated iron, stained beech, leather, Sweden, 1991. This distinct 'Älgskinnsfåtölj' lounge chair of Mats Theseli...
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1990s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Iron

Rare pair of "El Rey" by Mats Theselius, 1999
By Mats Theselius, Källemo
Located in Stockholm, SE
Brass frame, seat and back in crocodile patterned prime leather. Leatherclothes-wound armrests. Limited edition of 360 chairs produced in 1999. This is chair...
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1990s Swedish Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Brass

Trolley "Thea" by Yngve Ekström
By Yngve Ekström, Källemo
Located in Brescia, IT
Serving table designed by Yngve Ekström in the 1950s and manufactured by Källemo, Sweden. The ingenious flip-top slides sideways to create a large serving surface, complete with a b...
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Teak

Solid Oak Coffee/Tray Table by Gunnar Myrstrand for Källemo, Sweden, 1960s
By Källemo, Gunnar Myrstrand
Located in Helsinki, FI
Oak coffee table designed by Gunnar Myrstrand for Källemo, Sweden circa 1960s. A robust yet elegant blonde coffee table. A thick solid oak top on a solid oak frame that shows off th...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Oak

Mats Theselius Limited Edition Lounge Chair in Woven Birch Bark
By Mats Theselius, Källemo
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mats Theselius for Källemo AB, limited edition lounge chair, aluminum, beech, birch bark, Sweden, 1990 This distinct design of Mats Theselius features a body of aluminum on four scu...
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1990s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Swedish furniture designer John Kandell's Swivel Chair "Bon-Bon" for Källemo
By Källemo
Located in Stockholm, SE
Swedish furniture designer John Kandell, (1925-1991) Swivel Chair "Bon-Bon" for Källemo 1980s. Lacquered steel frame, seat and backplate in black lea...
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1980s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Steel

Mats Theselius for Källemo Limited Edition Chaise Lounge in Green Leather
By Källemo, Mats Theselius
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mats Theselius for Källemo, chaise longue 8/50, steel, patinated leather felt, Sweden, 1992 Limited edition daybed by Swedish designer Mats Theselius. The chaise lounge consists of ...
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1990s Swedish Post-Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Steel

Mats Theselius Limited Edition 'Rörligt Objekt' Folding Screen in Copper
By Källemo, Mats Theselius
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mats Theselius for Källemo AB, limited edition 'Rörligt Objekt' folding screen or room divider, no. 30/100, patinated copper, wood, Sweden, after 1989 Designed by Mats Theselius for...
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1980s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Copper

Jonas Bohlin, Mid-Century Modern Concrete Model Chair, 1982
By Jonas Bohlin, Källemo
Located in Madrid, ES
An astonishing "concrete" model chair designed by Jonas Bohlin and edited by Kallemo in 1982 .Ash frame and enamelled metal armrests.A sample of Swedish minimalistic design.Excellent...
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1980s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Metal

John Vedel Rieper for Källemo Set of Twelve Dining Chairs in Oak
By Källemo, John Vedel-Rieper
Located in Waalwijk, NL
John Vedel Rieper for Källemo, set of twelve dining chairs, oak, leather, Denmark, 1960s This design features a constructive frame with sleek lines ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Leather, Oak

"Keflavik" Sculptural Sofa by Sigurdur Gustafsson for Källemo AB, 2000s
By Källemo
Located in Rīga, LV
"Keflavik" sofa by Sigurdur Gustafsson for Källemo AB, 2000s. Signed and numbered 6/99. Solid mahogany, dark blue leather upholstery, black/blue steel back. An architectural central piece...
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Early 2000s Swedish Post-Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Metal

Mats Theselius for Källemo Ab Pair of Armchairs in Leather and Aluminum
By Källemo, Mats Theselius
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mats Theselius for Källemo AB, pair of armchairs limited edition, matt aluminum, beech, leather, birch, Sweden, 1990. This distinct design of Mats Theselius features a body of alum...
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1990s Swedish Post-Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

Mats Theselius for Källemo AB Limited Edition Chair in Aluminum and Leather
By Mats Theselius, Källemo
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mats Theselius for Källemo AB, limited edition lounge chair, aluminum, birch, leather Sweden, 1990 This distinct design of Mats Theselius features a body of aluminium on four metal ...
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1990s Swedish Post-Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Aluminum

NON Rubber Chair
By Källemo, Komplot Design
Located in Courbevoie, FR
If the comfort and credential of being in the permanent collection of the MoMA isn’t enough, I’m sure that the fact you can turn over this chair and show the credits to your friends ...
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2010s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Rubber

"El Rey" by Mats Theselius, 1999
By Källemo, Mats Theselius
Located in Stockholm, SE
Brass frame. Seat and back in crocodile patterned prime leather. Leatherclothes-wound armrests. Limited edition of 360 pcs produced 1999. This example is number 77.
Category

1990s Swedish Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Brass

Aluminium Easy Chair
By Mats Theselius, Källemo
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mats Theselius designed the Aluminum armchair in 1990. Today it belongs to the real Swedish classics and is used extensively both in homes and in the public environment. Manufactured...
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2010s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Leather, Foam

Bruno Easy Chair
By Källemo, Mats Theselius
Located in Courbevoie, FR
The armchair Bruno was designed by Mats Theselius in 1997 and can be found at most Swedish embassies worldwide. Theselius is the author of several of the most notable Swedish furnitu...
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2010s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Leather, Foam

National Geographic Bookcase
By Mats Theselius, Källemo
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Glass doors, stained in yellow, brass details. Base of solid natural beech. Suitable for storing The National Geographic Magazine. Each se...
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2010s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Brass

Rose Easy Chair
By Mats Theselius, Källemo
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mats Theselius is the author of several of the most notable Swedish furniture of the 1990s. Surprising and ingenious are the reviews that are often used about Mats furniture. His des...
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2010s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Copper

Copy and Paste Chair, Limited Edition
By Källemo
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Oak, red, black, white and natural with poly carbonate plates. Limited edition of 99 pcs.
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2010s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Oak

Star Easy Chair
By Källemo, Mats Theselius
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mats Theselius is the author of several of the most notable Swedish furniture of the 1990s. Surprising and ingenious are the reviews that are often used about Mats furniture. His des...
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2010s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Loggia Bench
By Källemo
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Table top and seat in Northern pine or Accoya. Base in cast iron. For indoor and outdoor use Price is for Northern pine. Accoya : + € 1300. Other woods and sizes offered on demand ...
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2010s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Iron

Ambassad Armchair
By Mats Theselius, Källemo
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Ambassad armchair The armchair ambassad is designed by Mats Theselius for Swedish Källemo. Mats Theselius is the author of several of the most notable Swedish furniture of the 1990s...
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2010s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Leather, Foam

Scandinavian Benches in Teak by John Vedel-Rieper for Källemo, 1960s
By John Vedel-Rieper, Källemo
Located in Karlstad, SE
Pair of Scandinavian benches in Teak by John Vedel-Rieper for Källemo (Sweden), 1960s. Beautiful benches made of solid teak, creating a cross pattern. Very...
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20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Teak

Star Easy Chair, Limited Edition
By Mats Theselius, Källemo
Located in Courbevoie, FR
The STAR armchair has so far been manufactured in White pearl but from the beginning Mats Theselius wanted to try more designs. Now we have succeeded. In addition to the White pearl...
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2010s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Steel

Theselius Noir Easy Chair
By Källemo, Mats Theselius
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mats Theselius is the author of several of the most notable Swedish furniture of the 1990s. Surprising and ingenious are the reviews that are often used about Mats furniture. His des...
Category

2010s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Bridland Easy Chair, Limited Edition
By Mats Theselius, Källemo
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Frame in birch, milled and chromed steel details, armrests in Corian, Tärnsjö leather. Frame in stainless steel, chromed frame and milled fittings, corian armrest, leather Indian re...
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2010s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Steel

A-EKI Chair, Limited Edition
By Källemo
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Plexiglass coverd with gold leaf. A´EKI means watch out! Naughty! In Icelandic. It describes something which is not the done thing to do. A´EKI - a comme...
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2010s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Plexiglass

Ingo Easy Chair
By Mats Theselius, Källemo
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Ingo armchair The armchair Ingo is designed by Mats Theselius for Swedish Källemo. Mats Theselius is the author of several of the most notable Swedish furniture of the 1990s. Surpri...
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2010s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Leather, Foam

Concrete Chair Jonas Bohlin, Sweden, 1980s
By Källemo, Jonas Bohlin
Located in Stockholm, SE
Concrete and steel. Designed in 1980. Produced by Källemo, Sweden, 1987. Signed.   
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1980s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Concrete

Scandinavian Modern Pair of Easy Chairs with Stool by Alf Svensson and Källemo
By Källemo, Alf Svensson
Located in Lejre, DK
A pair of easy chairs with stool designed by Alf Svensson and manufactured by Källemo. The chairs are of beech and with green cushions. Measurements of stool: H - 32 cm, W - 63 cm a...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kallemo Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Källemo furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Källemo furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Källemo furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 17 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 14 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Källemo were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in scandinavia during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Mats Theselius, O.H. Sjögren, and David Rosén. Prices for Källemo furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $876 and can go as high as $66,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $8,240.

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