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Nordiska Kompaniet

Swedish

Since its inception, luxury retailer Nordiska Kompaniet, known affectionately to its customers as “NK,” has offered an influential platform for innovators in furniture design. Its department stores in Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden, have been home to many of the top names in mid-century modern design and in Scandinavian modernism. Admired for its production of high-quality pieces, it continues to support forward-looking designers.

Nordiska Kompaniet was founded in 1902 through the merger of the companies K.M. Lundberg and Joseph Leja. Its founder, Josef Sachs, envisioned a department store as a cultural arena that would rival the luxury stores of Paris. He opened a flagship store in Stockholm in 1915. Early on, the brand set its sights on quality furniture making, bringing on master cabinetmaker Axel Einar Hjorth, who headed its production from 1927 to 1938. 

The Stockholm Exhibition of 1930 was pivotal for both Nordiska Kompaniet and the world of design as a whole. NK’s installation, designed by Sven Markelius, positioned the artist as a key influencer and force majeure of Swedish functionalism.

Nordiska Kompaniet has continued to hire renowned designers throughout its operations, including such luminaries as Carl Bergsten, David Rosen and Gio Ponti. Many iconic sofas, lounge chairs, bookcases and dining room tables from the mid-century modern period originated in its furniture shop. The brand has also been at the forefront of textile, ceramic and wallpaper design, with artists Berndt Friberg, Josef Frank, Stig Lindberg and Elsa Gullberg among those who have contributed to NK’s brand legacy.

To cater to its growing customer base, Nordiska Kompaniet opened a second store in Gothenburg in 1971. Today, NK continues to provide patronage to top designers, remaining a leader in high-end furniture production. 

Find antique and vintage Nordiska Kompaniet tables, seating, mirrors, lighting and other furniture on 1stDibs.

Pair of Bertil Söderberg Armchairs in Mahogany for Nordiska Kompaniet, 1940s
By Nordiska Kompaniet, Bertil Söderberg 1
Located in The Hague, NL
This rare pair of armchairs was designed by Bertil Söderberg and produced by Nordiska Kompaniet in Sweden in the 1940s. The elegant shape of the desig...
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Nordiska Kompaniet

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Fabric, Wool, Upholstery, Wood, Mahogany

Chairs by Nordiska Kompaniet, 1926
By Nordiska Kompaniet
Located in Long Island City, NY
The chairs by Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden, circa 1926. Stained oak with cane. Manufacturer tug with numbers attached. Price is for each.
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1920s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Nordiska Kompaniet

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Oak

Chairs by Nordiska Kompaniet, 1926
Chairs by Nordiska Kompaniet, 1926
H 34 in W 28 in D 28 in
Mid century birch wardrobe by Oscar Nilsson Nordiska Kompaniet
By Nordiska Kompaniet
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mid century birch wardrobe by Oscar Nilsson for Nordiska Kompaniet circa 1939. We are pleased to offer this fitted wardrobe which is an early piece in the scandinavian modern furnit...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Nordiska Kompaniet

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Birch

Large Florence Knoll Teak Boat Shaped Dining Table
By Nordiska Kompaniet, Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Dronten, NL
Rare Florence Knoll for Knoll International model 578 dining table, circa 1958. Measures: 8 ft. long, seats 8-10 people. Large conference table with boat shaped top in teak and enam...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Nordiska Kompaniet

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Steel

A Swedish Black Lacquer Commode
By Nordiska Kompaniet
Located in New York, NY
Fitted with three drawers on four tapered brass feet. Each drawer features a brass-outlined escutcheon and ring pulls. Bearing Nordiska Kompaniet label.
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Nordiska Kompaniet

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Brass

A Swedish Black Lacquer Commode
A Swedish Black Lacquer Commode
H 31.25 in W 38.5 in D 18.5 in
Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist 'Holmqvist' Paradiset Sofa, Sweden, 1964
By Nordiska Kompaniet, Kerstin Horlin Holmquist
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Kerstin Horlin Holmquist is a Swedish designer. This sofa was made for Nordiska Kompaniet in the 1950's. This was part of her Paradise design. This is the larger version. It features...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Nordiska Kompaniet

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Lambskin, Teak

Axel Einar Hjorth 'Lovö' table for Nordiska Kompaniet, 1930th.
By Nordiska Kompaniet, Axel Einar Hjorth
Located in Long Island City, NY
A coffee or side table designed by Axel Einar Hjorth, for Nordiska Kompaniet, Model “L0v0″, Circa 1930th. Acid stained pine. Diam 24″. H 20”. Production drawing number by pencil on ...
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1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Nordiska Kompaniet

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Pine

Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist "Adam" Armchairs for Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1950s
By Nordiska Kompaniet, Kerstin Horlin Holmquist
Located in Utrecht, NL
The “Adam” chair model is from the timeless and iconic Paradise Collection from the Triva Series, which was created in 1958 by Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist during her time as a designer...
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Nordiska Kompaniet

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Fabric, Wood

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Nordiska Kompaniet furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Nordiska Kompaniet furniture 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 Nordiska Kompaniet furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Nordiska Kompaniet were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Folke Ohlsson, Alf Svensson, and Yngve Ekström. Prices for Nordiska Kompaniet furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $647 and can go as high as $72,120, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $6,479.

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