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Steen Østergaard Furniture

Danish, b. 1935

Danish architect and industrial designer Steen Østergaard was decades ahead of his time with his futuristic Space Age designs. Through his innovative chairs, tables and other furniture, Østergaard elevated Scandinavian modern design during the mid-20th century.

Born in 1935, Østergaard studied furniture design and architecture at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen in 1957, graduating with honors in 1960. That same year, he won first prize in furniture design at the Danish Upholstery Guild’s annual awards, presented at Copenhagen’s Designmuseum Danmark.

From 1962 to 1965, Østergaard worked in the studio of revered furniture designer and architect Finn Juhl before establishing his own firm. Østergaard’s watershed moment came in 1968 when he created the iconic Cado 290 chair. Later produced in 1970 by Danish designer Poul Cadovius’s Cado company, the chair — a brilliant one-piece work of polyamide nylon reinforced with fiberglass by way of injection-molding — features an elegant form inspired by the stackable seats created by Danish designer Verner Panton, who started experimenting with the concept of single-piece plastic chairs in the late 1950s. However, unlike the revolutionary Panton chair, Østergaard’s design includes optional cushions that can be affixed directly onto the chair’s frame.

Another of Østergaard’s exemplary seating pieces is the President Meteor lounge chair designed in 1968 as part of Cado’s A-Line collection. The indoor and outdoor chair was originally produced in six colors — beige, brown, green, white, red and blue — and incorporates a molded plastic frame with a deep, upholstered seat. The lounge chair appeared in the original Star Trek television series and film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and was used at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Østergaard is also known for furnishings such as his molded plastic dining room chairs, patio and garden furniture and ergonomic club chairs. In 1981, he designed and constructed the first Action Recliner chair, which included a built-in footrest, a piece now replicated around the world.

Østergaard’s furniture has been featured in exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Deutsches Museum in Munich and Designmuseum Danmark.

On 1stDibs, discover a range of vintage Steen Østergaard chairs and other furniture.

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Creator: Steen Østergaard
Space Age Vintage Red Plastic Dining Chairs Four Steen Ostergaard Denmark
By Steen Ostergaard
Located in Vienna, AT
Space Age four ( 4 ) red plastic vintage dining chairs designed by Steen Ostergaard 1966 for Cado Norway 1971. A set of wonderful poppy red 4 ( four ) dining chairs from plastic with...
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Late 20th Century Danish Space Age Steen Østergaard Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Plastic

Steen Østergaard Lounge Chair in Oak and Moss Green Upholstery
By Steen Ostergaard, Stol-Ex
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Steen Østergaard for Stol-Ex, lounge chair, oak, fabric, Denmark, 1962 Made in 1962, this armchair bears the mark of Danish architect and industrial designer, Steen Østergaard, craf...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Steen Østergaard Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Navy Blue Space Age Modo 290 Chairs by Steen Østergaard for Nielaus, Set of 4
By Nielaus, Steen Ostergaard
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This set of four iconic Modo 290 cantilever chairs was designed by architect and designer Steen Østergaard in 1966. Modo 290 is a one-piece shell chair with a design that still exude...
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2010s Danish Space Age Steen Østergaard Furniture

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Fabric, Plastic

Steen Østergaard Cantilever "290" by CADO, Dining Chairs, Danish Modern, 1970
By Steen Ostergaard, Cado, Nanna Ditzel
Located in Odense, DK
Rare set of original "290" cantilever dining chairs by Steen Østergaard from the early production by CADO, Denmark. Made of polyamide and fiberglass with the original wool cushions i...
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Steen Østergaard Furniture

Materials

Fiberglass

Ostergaard Steen Plastic White Chairs, 1970
By Steen Ostergaard
Located in Rome, IT
Chair "Cantilever 290": solid cast plastic structure. May sometimes have a yellow or orange color cushion on the seat. Published by "Cado" in 1970. Published on: La cote du Design 1950. 1960. 1970. Activities: Own Design offices in Denmark, respectively England, Germany and France. Main activities – Furniture design – Industrial Design – Professional product development. Designer and inventor of worlds first chair injection moulded in one piece. Developer and designer of the first Action Recliner...
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1870s Danish Mid-Century Modern Antique Steen Østergaard Furniture

Materials

Velvet, Plastic

1980s, Danish design by Steen Ostergård for Bramin Møbler. "Action Recliner".
By Bramin Mobler, Steen Ostergaard
Located in Tarm, 82
1980s, Danish design by Steen Ostergård for Bramin Møbler. "Action Recliner" relax chair in beige leather, beige furniture velour. Original good condition: no smells and no stains.
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Steen Østergaard Furniture

Materials

Leather, Velvet

President Meteor Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Steen Ostergaard for Cado
By Cado, Steen Ostergaard
Located in Turku, FI
The President Meteor lounge chair 265 was designed by the original king of space age design the Danish furniture designer Steen Ostergaard in 1968. Chair is also known as "Captain Lo...
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1960s Danish Space Age Vintage Steen Østergaard Furniture

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Fabric, Plastic, Fiberglass

'President' Fiberglass Lounge Chairs by Steen Ostergaard for Cado, 1968, Signed
By Steen Ostergaard, Cado
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful pair of rare 'President' Lounge chairs, Model #265 by Steen Ostergaard for Cado, Denmark (each chair signed with Cado embossed logo on frame), was designed in 1968 and produced at Krauss Maffei, Munich, Germany for a short time in limited quantities. For collectors of 1960s and 1970s Space Age, this is a sought-after and coveted design to have. Produced in fiberglass reinforced poly-amide nylon and is anti-static, full depth colored, and can not delaminate, and were cast in the largest injection mold in the world at the time. The head / neck rest is adjustable via the two dials on the back and can be raised or lowered to your desired setting. The President Lounge, which was part of the A-Line series, was prominently featured in many books, magazines and movies such as 'Star Trek' where it appears in Captain Kirk's 23rd century San Francisco apartment. ABOUT THE DESIGNER: Educated Cabinetmaker and Imagery Carver – Bronze Medal 1957. Graduated from the SCHOOL of ARTS & CRAFTS, Copenhagen, Denmark 1960, with certificate – Highest Marks. Officer in the Royal Danish Army 1960-1962. ACTIVITIES: Own Design offices in Denmark, respectively England, Germany and France. Main activities – Furniture design – Industrial Design – Professional product development. Designer and inventor of worlds first chair injection moulded in one piece. Developer and designer of the first Action Recliner furniture...
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1960s German Space Age Vintage Steen Østergaard Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Fiberglass

Steen Ostergaard Mid-century Danish Steel and Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Steen Ostergaard
Located in Oakland, CA
Steen Ostergaard steel frame lounge chair with original patinated leather cushions filled with down and rare foot stool.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Steen Østergaard Furniture

Materials

Steel

Set of 4 stackable Dining Chairs by Steen Østergaard for Cado, 1960s
By Steen Ostergaard
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Set of 4. Steen Ostergaard Cado period molded plastic all original stack chairs with original cushion in all original condition, rare and unusual...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steen Østergaard Furniture

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Plastic

Space Age Vintage Brown Orange Plastic Lounge Chair Steen Ostergaard 1960s
By Steen Ostergaard
Located in Vienna, AT
Space Age vintage lounge chair or club chair Meteor or President Chair from plastic and textile upholstery in the colors brown and orange. A bold authentic freestanding lounge chair perfect to relax and read a book as fireside chair or could work wonderfully in your library. Stamp embossed underneath: CADO Design Steen Ostergaard...
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1960s Danish Space Age Vintage Steen Østergaard Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Plastic

Steen Ostergaard Model 290 Pair of Red Chair for Cado, 1970
By Steen Ostergaard, Cado
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Steen Ostergaard model 290 red plastic stacking chairs manufactured by Cado, 1970. Set of 2. With some scratches and marks.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Steen Østergaard Furniture

Materials

Plastic

Set of Four Steen Østergaard Model 291 Chairs
By Steen Ostergaard, Paul Cadobius
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Denmark Designer: Steen Østergaard Manufacturer: Paul Cadovious Era: 1966 Materials: Plastic, wool Measurements: 33? wide x 37? deep x 36? tall Condition: Original plastic frame in good condition Restoration Includes: • Polish plastic frame • New custom upholstery...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Steen Østergaard Furniture

Materials

Plastic, Wool

Set of Three Steen Østergaard Model 291 Chairs
By Steen Ostergaard
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Denmark Designer: Steen Østergaard Manufacturer: Paul Cadovious Era: 1966 Materials: Plastic, wool Measurements: 33? wide x 37? deep x 36...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Steen Østergaard Furniture

Materials

Wool, Plastic

President Lounge Chair by Steen Ostergaard for Poul Cadovius, Denmark 1970s
By Steen Ostergaard, Poul Cadovius
Located in Haderslev, DK
Iconic lounge chair from the 1970s by Steen Ostergaard for Poul Cadovius. The model is called President lounge chair. It has been fully r...
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1970s Danish Space Age Vintage Steen Østergaard Furniture

Materials

Felt, Fiberglass

Steen Østergaard Dining / Outdoor Chairs A-Line 290 Produced by CADO in Denmark
By Steen Ostergaard
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare set of 8 dining / outdoor chairs model A-Line 290 designed by Steen Østergaard. Produced by CADO in Denmark.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Steen Østergaard Furniture

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Plastic

Steen Ostergaard for CADO 'born in 1935'
By Steen Ostergaard
Located in Mondorf les Bains, LU
Danish designer Pair of "President Lounge Chair 265" armchairs in molded white fiberglass, upholstered in dark brown fabric. CADO - Made in Denmark. Model having been used as a decoration in the famous television series Star-Streck. Period 20th century Dimensions: H 85, L 81, D 72 cm The 265 lounge chair was designed by the original king of space age design - Danish furniture designer Steen...
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1980s European Vintage Steen Østergaard Furniture

Materials

Resin

Steen Ostergaard Lounge Chair, Meteor for Cado
By Cado, Steen Ostergaard
Located in Munster, NRW
In good condition, this is one of the most Iconic pieces from the 1970s.   
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Steen Østergaard Furniture

Materials

Plastic

Steen Ostergaard Steel-Line Chair
By Steen Ostergaard
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Heavy chromium-plated flat bar steel frame with leather cushion. Wonderful tribute the Classic Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chair.
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1960s Danish Vintage Steen Østergaard Furniture

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Steen Østergaard furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Steen Østergaard furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of plastic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Steen Østergaard furniture, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Steen Østergaard were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Sorø Stolefabrik, Harry Østergaard, and Helge Sibast. Prices for Steen Østergaard furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $668 and can go as high as $8,490, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,650.

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