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Niels Vodder Furniture

Danish, 1892-1982

One of the greatest cabinetmakers in Denmark, Niels Vodder had an illustrious career in Danish furniture. And just as like-minded duos Kaare Klint and Rudolph Rasmussen or Hans Wegner and Johannes Hansen had, Vodder — in partnership with Finn Juhl for more than 20 years — set a high standard for Scandinavian modernism.

Vodder had already established his position as an in-demand cabinetmaker by the time Juhl came into his small workshop in 1937. Juhl — a pioneer of 20th-century Danish design and a pivotal figure in the introduction of Danish modern in the United States — had often authored technically complicated designs that other woodworkers found impossible to execute. Vodder, however, would prove otherwise through his skill and ingenuity. Together, the two ushered in an era of innovative Danish design to an international audience at annual Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibitions in Copenhagen.

Some of Juhl’s most iconic lounge chairs, such as the NV 45 chair and the Chieftain chair, were first built by Vodder. Most of the seating executed by Vodder was done in teak, although some chairs were handcrafted in mahogany, rosewood and other attractive woods. The Chieftain, formally the FJ 49 A, won the Danish Design Award in the “Classic” category, while the NV 45 can be found in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Juhl’s FJ 51 chair was featured in the United Nations Trusteeship Council chamber — designing and furnishing the chamber was one of Juhl’s notable accomplishments in the early 1950s.

One of the keys to the pair’s success lay in the combination of Juhl’s self-taught approach and Vodder’s progressive outlook on his trade. The latter's workshop was modest in size and he was a pioneer with respect to the use of subcontractors in manufacturing, while Juhl had no formal training in furniture design. Juhl's early ambition was to pursue art history; instead, at his father’s request, he earned a degree in architecture. His studies and enthusiasm for art resulted in inspired pieces that were free from traditional norms, while Vodder possessed the technical prowess to refine and bring these ideas to fruition.

As Ejnar Pedersen — founder of P.P. Møbler — once said, “ (I)f we had no Niels Vodder, we would not have had the Finn Juhl we know today.” Vodder passed away in 1982.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage Niels Vodder seating, tables and case pieces.

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Creator: Niels Vodder
Niels Vodder Pair of Side Tables in Rosewood and Antique Delft Tiles
By Niels Vodder
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Niels Vodder-Scandinavian modern. The close companion of Finn Juhl, Niels Vodder, is the designer and cabinetmaker of these beautiful and rare side tables in rosewood and antique...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Niels Vodder Furniture

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Delft, Rosewood

Finn Juhl for Niels Vodder Armchair 'NV 45' in Teak and Blue Fabric Upholstery
By Finn Juhl, Niels Vodder
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Finn Juhl for Niels Vodder, NV45, teak, blue fabric, Denmark, design 1945, production, 1950s This ‘NV45’ chair by Finn Juhl is executed in teak and blue fabric. The chair is made ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Fabric, Teak

Mogens Voltelen for Niels Vodder 'Copenhagen Chair' in Original Leather
By Mogens Voltelen, Niels Vodder
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mogens Voltelen for cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, lounge chair model 'Københavnerstol', beech, brown leather, Denmark, 1936. This Copenhagen lounge chair is designed by Mogens Voltel...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Leather, Beech

Danish Modern Finn Juhl NV-53 Settee
By Finn Juhl, Niels Vodder
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Professional, skilled furniture restoration is an integral part of what we do every day. Our goal is to provide beautiful, functional furniture that honors its illustrious past. Our ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Niels Vodder Furniture

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Upholstery, Teak

Finn Juhl NV-53, Original Rosewood Lounge Chair, Niels Vodder, Denmark, 1953
By Finn Juhl, Niels Vodder
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Finn Juhl NV-53, Original Rosewood Lounge Chair, Niels Vodder, Denmark, 1953. Finn Juhl originally designed the 53-series for master joiner Niels Vodder. It was introduced at the Cop...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Brass

Finn Juhl NV-40 Desk for Niels Vodder in Teak, 1940
By Niels Vodder, Finn Juhl
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Finn Juhl writing desk in teak for cabinetmaker Niels Vodder. Tapering legs. Writing top with storage space, three small compartments with lids and brass handles. Stamped from cab...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Teak

Finn Juhl, NV-45 Lounge Chairs, Teak, Fabric, Niels Vodder, Denmark, 1945
By Niels Vodder, Finn Juhl
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Finn Juhl, a pair of NV-45 lounge chairs / Armchairs. Produced by cabinet maker Niels Vodder, Copenhagen Denmark. Each example branded Niels Vodder. Teak. Vintage fabric possibly ori...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Fabric, Teak

Danish Chair by Niels Vodder
By Niels Vodder
Located in Providence, RI
A single chair in teak, designed and produced by Niels Vodder of Copenhagen, Denmark, circa 1962. Most likely designed as a dining chair, but would be suitable as a desk chair. The g...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Niels Vodder Furniture

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Teak

Finn Juhl, Rare Teak Coffee Table FJ-57, 1950s
By Finn Juhl, Niels Vodder
Located in Paris, FR
Rare teak coffee model table FJ-57 designed by Finn Juhl in 1957. Top made from highly figured teak wood supported by a black lacquered metal X-base frame on turned teak wood feet. ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Metal

Finn Juhl Pair of NV46 Armchairs in Brazilian Rosewood for Niels Vodder, 1946
By Niels Vodder, Finn Juhl
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Finn Juhl, pair of NV46 armchairs in Brazilian rosewood and original black leather for master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder. Designed 1946. Each chair branded manufacturer’s mark to u...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Leather, Rosewood

Finn Juhl Pair of NV53 Easy Chairs in Teak for Niels Vodder, 1953
By Niels Vodder, Finn Juhl
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Pair of Finn Juhl NV53 easy chairs in teak with floating armrests, mounted with brass fittings. Seat, sides and back re-upholstered with light grey and blue fabric. Designed 1953. Bo...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Teak

Card Table in Teak by Finn Juhl for Niels Vodder
By Finn Juhl, Niels Vodder
Located in Goteborg, SE
Very rare card table in teak by Finn Juhl for Niels Vodder. The table was designed in 1955 and was shown at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibition the same year. The table to...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Teak

Outstanding Finn Juhl Rosewood and Silver Inlay "Judas" Dining Table, Restored
By Niels Vodder, Finn Juhl
Located in South Bend, IN
An extremely rare and exceptional mid-century Danish Modern "Judas" extension dining table. This iconic table was designed by Finn Juhl, expertly produced by cabinetmaker Niels Vodde...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Silver

1940s Teak and Black Leather Chieftain's Chair by Finn Juhl
By Hans J. Wegner, Finn Juhl, Niels Vodder
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Chieftain's chair, teak by Finn Juhl, manufactured by Niels Vodder, Denmark, 1949. The powerful design is supported by the size and extravagance of the impressive chieftain's chai...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Leather, Teak

Finn Juhl Two-Seat Sofa NV53
By Niels Vodder, Finn Juhl
Located in London, GB
NV53 two-seat sofa designed by Finn Juhland made by master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, Denmark, 1950s. The frame is carved out of teak and covered in a creamy white cotton upholstery....
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1950s Danish Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Upholstery, Teak

Niels Vodder Large NV54 Sideboard with Tambour Doors, 1954
By Niels Vodder
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Niels Vodder large NV54 sideboard in teak with two tambour doors over eight pullout trays on left and one adjustable shelf on right. Designed, 1954. Made by master cabinetmaker Niels...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Teak

Finn Juhl No.45 Teak Armchair for Niels Vodder
By Niels Vodder, Finn Juhl
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Finn Juhl all original NV45 armchair. Black leather with it's original black suede seat cushion. Often said the most beautiful chair ever designed and probably Juhl's masterpiece! Ch...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Leather, Teak

Finn Juhl NV48 Settee by Niels Vodder
By Niels Vodder, Finn Juhl
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
Extremely Rare NV48 settee designed by Finn Juhl and made by Niels Vodder. Gorgeous hand crafted solid old growth teak frame perfectly complemented by a 'floating' seat and butterfly...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Niels Vodder Furniture

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Leather, Teak

Danish Modern Tambour Door Credenza NV54
By Niels Vodder
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Professional, skilled furniture restoration is an integral part of what we do every day. Our goal is to provide beautiful, functional furniture that honors its illustrious past. Our ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Teak

1950s Scandinavian Modern Judas Dining Table by Finn Juhl for Niels Vodder
By Finn Juhl, Niels Vodder
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rare and superb solid wood Judas dining table by Finn Juhl. Manufactured by Niels Vodder, the table features an expandable oval top (no leaves). Round silver inlays accents floatin...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Silver

Fine Pair of NV53 Chairs by Finn Juhl for Niels Vodder
By Finn Juhl, Niels Vodder
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
These are a very fine pair of NV53 chairs designed by a master of chair design, Finn Juhl and made by a master cabinet maker, Niels Vodder.The beautiful shaped arms are held in place...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Brass

Mogens Voltelen "Københavnerstolen" for Niels Vodder, Denmark, circa 1936
By Niels Vodder, Mogens Voltelen
Located in Utrecht, NL
This “Københavnerstolen” (Copenhagen Chair) is Mogens Voltelen’s most famous design. This particular model is from an early edition, which can be observed in the armrests that are di...
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1930s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Brass

Hanging Tambour-Doored Bar/Cabinet by Niels Vodder
By Niels Vodder
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A hanging bar/cabinet in teak having vertical dividers, U-shaped shelving for glasses, and a milk glass bottom, the unit accessible by a tamboured sliding door and a brass-handled dr...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Brass

Teak Dresser by Borge Mogensen for Neils Vodder
By Børge Mogensen, Niels Vodder
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A tall seven (7) drawer dresser / chest of drawers designed by Borge Mogensen. Dresser is constructed of solid teak wood with integrated wood handles on an oak base with tapered dowe...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Oak, Teak

P. Vodder Dining Chairs Model PV55 for Niels Vodder
By Niels Vodder
Located in San Francisco, CA
P.Vodder design dining chairs Model PV55 for Niels Vodder, Denmark. High quality design and construction teak dining chairs in the original wool upholstery. Teak frames are in very...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Upholstery, Teak

Finn Juhl Coffee Table for Niels Vodder
By Finn Juhl, Niels Vodder
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Coffee table with walnut frame, rectangular top of marsh oak. Executed by cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, 1955. Stamped by maker. Measures: H. 60 cm., L. 129.5 cm., W. 65 cm. Acquired ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Niels Vodder Furniture

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Glass, Oak, Walnut

Unique Wall-Mounted Cabinet by Finn Juhl
By Niels Vodder
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Cabinet in white painted mahogany with frosted glass doors and teak grip. Designed in 1949. Maker Niels Vodder.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Niels Vodder Furniture

Finn Juhl Nv46 Armchair
By Niels Vodder, Finn Juhl
Located in London, GB
Considered one of Finn Juhl's masterpieces the NV46 armchair was first shown in 1946 and only ever made by Niels Vodder. Original black leather with an amazing color. Fantastic piece.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Rosewood

Finn Juhl Large 'Judas' Dining Table in Brazilian Rosewood for Niels Vodder 1949
By Niels Vodder, Finn Juhl
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Finn Juhl, large 'Judas' table in Brazilian rosewood for master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder. Comes with two extension leaves (each measures 55 cm / 21 2/3 in.). Designed 1955. Brand...
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1940s Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Rosewood

Copenhagen Lounge Chair by Mogens Voltelen
By Niels Vodder, Mogens Voltelen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An impressive lounge chair by Mogens Voltelen for Niels Vodder, c.1936, Denmark. This comfortable lounge chair features a stunning sculptural beech wood frame and legs. The aged cogn...
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1930s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Leather, Wood, Beech

Finn Juhl Rare NV53 Three-Seat Sofa for Niels Vodder
By Finn Juhl, Niels Vodder
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Finn Juhl NV53 three-seat sofa in teak and fabric for master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder. Sofa has been re-upholstered in Savak fabric (fabric designed by Tove Kindt-Larsen) and is fin...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Teak

1950s Teak and Tan Leather Chieftain's Chair by Finn Juhl
By Finn Juhl, Niels Vodder
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Chieftain's chair, teak by Finn Juhl, manufactured by Niels Vodder, Denmark. The powerful design is supported by the size and extravagance of the impressive chieftain's chair. Fin...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Leather, Teak

Armchair, Copenhagen / Københavnerstolen, by Mogens Voltelen for Niels Vodder
By Niels Vodder, Mogens Voltelen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Easy chair, model Copenhagen / Københavnerstolen, designed by Mogens Voltelen, in 1936 for Niels Vodder. In patinated oak, leather, brass.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Niels Vodder Furniture

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Leather, Oak

Finn Juhl Large Stool
By Finn Juhl, Niels Vodder
Located in London, GB
Teak and upholstery large stool by Finn Juhl. Made by mastercabinetmaker Niels Vodder this is an early example of the shapes Juhl perfected during the 1940s and 1950s
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1940s Danish Vintage Niels Vodder Furniture

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Upholstery, Teak

Niels Vodder furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Niels Vodder's furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our Niels Vodder collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 6 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many original furniture by Niels Vodder was created in Scandinavian modern style during the mid-20th century. Many customers also consider furniture from Philip Arctander, Soren Willadsen Mobelfabrik and Niels Eilersen if you are looking for additional options. Niels Vodder furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $650 and tops out at $176,099, while pieces like these can sell for $19,000 on average.

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