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Vatne Møbler Armchairs

Norwegian

Norwegian furniture manufacturer Vatne Møbler has a rich legacy underscored by visionary collaborations with iconic Norwegian furniture designers. The company’s mid-century modern and Scandinavian modern lounge chairs and armchairs are known for their quality leather upholstery that acquires a beautiful patina over time.

Vatne Møbler was established in 1946 by Knut Sæter in the village of Vatne, Norway. Sæter was an interior architect who studied at the Bergen School of Arts and Crafts. He designed and manufactured the company’s first pieces. In 1955, interior architect Gerhard Berg started working for Vatne Møbler. His designs — particularly for sofas — soon became popular.

Later in the 1950s, furniture designer Fredrik A. Kayser began creating pieces for Vatne Møbler. His furniture earned the company international acclaim. In 1960, Kayser’s 711 chair for Vatne Møbler won first place at an Industry Council chair competition. 

After Kayser died in 1968, the company was overseen by interior designer Sigurd Resell. Resell’s most enduring contribution to Vatne Møbler was the 1970 Falcon armchair. The comfortable, leather-upholstered, X-framed chair came in second place at an Industry Council chair competition. In the 1970s, Resell designed a series of striking glass-topped Falcon coffee tables.

Vatne Møbler’s success lasted through the 1980s, a decade which included a collaboration with furniture designer Olav Eldøy. In 1989, the company encountered financial problems and was sold to Norwegian manufacturer Stokke AS

In 2002, Knut Sæter’s son, Per Arne Sæter, reopened the family business by relaunching Kayser’s classic designs along with a new collection. Production shut down in 2008 due to the financial crisis, but started again in 2010.

In 2015, the grandson of Knut Sæter, Amund Sæter, published Møbeleventyret Vatne: Boken om Vatne Møbler 1946-1989, a book about the early history of Vatne Møbler. The company continues to operate the Vatne Møbler As store in Norway.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage Vatne Møbler seating and tables.

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Creator: Vatne Møbler
Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Teak, Leather & Brass Easy Chair #563, Norway, 1950s
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A brilliantly-conceived compact lounge chair in patinated hand-sculpted teak and cognac leather upholstery with baseball stitching designed by Norwegian industrial designer Fredrik A...
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1950s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Vatne Møbler Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Beech, Teak

Fredrik Kayser Vatne Møbler Model No. 935 Rosewood Armchairs
By Vatne Møbler
Located in Indianapolis, IN
A pair of model no. 935 armchairs designed by the Norwegian designer Fredrik Kayser (1924-1968) for Vatne Møbler. Made in Norway, these chairs are made of rosewood and feature newly ...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vatne Møbler Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Rosewood

Mid-century modern Fredrik Kayser ‘935’ Walnut Armchairs
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of walnut armchairs, model '935', designed by Fredrik A. Kayser for Vatne Møbler. Norway, 1960s. This pair of armchairs has been completely restored and the cushions renewed. ...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vatne Møbler Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Easy Chair Made In Patinated Brown Leather By Arne Norell From 1970s
By Vatne Møbler, Arne Norell
Located in Lejre, DK
This armchair in patinated brown leather and metal frame is a timeless piece of furniture designed by the renowned Swedish designer Arne Norell and manufactured by Vatne Møbler in th...
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1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vatne Møbler Armchairs

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Metal

Fredrik Kayser Model 710 Armchair
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Brooklyn, NY
For your consideration is this rare, out-of-production Model 710 armchair which is similar to Fredrik Keyser's more common Model 711, but features a more upright seating position. Th...
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1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Vatne Møbler Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Fredrik A. Kayser Rosewood Easy Chair, Model 711 for Vatne Mobler
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Designer: Fredrik A. Kayser (15 April 1924 – 19 August 1968) was a Norwegian furniture designer. He was born in Bergen, and educated at the Norwegian National Academy of Craftand Art...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vatne Møbler Armchairs

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Rosewood

Model 924 Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Knut Sæter for Vatne Mobler
By Vatne Møbler, Knut Sæter, Hans Olsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning Mid-Century Norwegian lounge chair features rich vintage leather and sculpted arms with a well-constructed rosewood frame. The high back ergonomic design paired with th...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vatne Møbler Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Fredrik A. Kayser Rosewood Easy Chair, Model 711
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fredrik A. Kayser rosewood easy chair, model 711, produced by Vatne Møbler, Norway.
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Vatne Møbler Armchairs

Materials

Rosewood, Upholstery

Frederik Kayser Rosewood Lounge Chair
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frederik Kayser Rosewood Model 711 Lounge Chair Re-Upholstered in Black Leather Produced by Vatne Lenestolfabrik
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1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vatne Møbler Armchairs

Materials

Rosewood

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Illum Wikkelsø Easy Chair In Teak and Oak for Søren Willadsen, Denmark 1950s
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Vatne "Florida" Easy Egg Chair Produced in Norway, 1950s
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Vatne "Florida" Easy Egg Chair Produced in Norway, 1950s
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Easy Chair "Nr. 935" by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Møbler, 1960s
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Vatne Møbler armchairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Vatne Møbler armchairs 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 Vatne Møbler armchairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original armchairs by Vatne Møbler were created in the mid-century modern style in scandinavia during the mid-20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider armchairs by Sven Ivar Dysthe, Torbjørn Afdal, and Adolf Relling and Rolf Rastad. Prices for Vatne Møbler armchairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,113 and can go as high as $3,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,900.

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