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Vatne Møbler Sofas

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 Vatne Mobler Teak Sofa by Knut Saeter for Vatne Mobler
By Knut Sæter, Vatne Møbler, Hans Olsen
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Vatne Mobler Teak Sofa by Knut Saeter for Vatne Mobler Beautiful Lines on this teak sofa. Just requires new upholstery as the pillows are no ...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vatne Møbler Sofas

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Teak

Rosewood Hans Olsen Sofa for Vatne Mobler
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Brazilian rosewood Hans Olsen 4 seater sofa for Vatne Mobler. The cushions are reversible one side has a pattern the other is plain. Please see pic...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vatne Møbler Sofas

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Fabric, Rosewood

Arne Norell 1970s Three-Seat Sofa in Brown Buffalo Leather with Chrome Base
By Vatne Møbler, Arne Norell
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A sofa in chocolate brown buffalo leather and chrome base with fabulous whipstitch trim, designed by Arne Norell for Vatne Møbler of Norway and produced in the late 1960's or early 1...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vatne Møbler Sofas

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Chrome

Midcentury 3-Seat Sofa by Hans Olsen for Vatne with Rosewood Armrests and Legs
By Hans Olsen, Vatne Møbler
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Very elegant and upscale sofa by Hans OIsen designed for Vatne Mobler and manufactured in Norway in the 1960's. Wool fabric sofa with rolling rosewood frame and armrests. The wood is...
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1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Vatne Møbler Sofas

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Wool, Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern 4-Seat Rosewood & Leather Sofa Knut Saeter for Vatne Møbler
By Knut Sæter, Vatne Møbler
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous leather with rosewood sofa by Knut Saeter for Vatne Møbler. Four seat sofa, very roomy and comfortable. Condition of sofa is grea...
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1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Vatne Møbler Sofas

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1960s Fredrik Kayser Rosewood Sofa and Lounge Chair by Vatne
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Knebel, DK
1960s Fredrik Kayser 3-seat rosewood sofa and lounge chair by Vatne This very elegant four-seat sofa set was designed by one of Norway's most iconic Designers, Fredrik A. Kayser f...
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1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Vatne Møbler Sofas

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Fabric, Rosewood

Beautiful Knut Saeter for Vatne Mobler cognac Leather and Rosewood Sofa
By Hans Olsen, Vatne Møbler, Knut Sæter
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Knut Saeter for Vatne Mobler Tan leather and rosewood three-seat sofa couch. All original cognac brown leather upholstery worn in nicely. Stunning rosewood curved arms and ...
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1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vatne Møbler Sofas

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Leather, Rosewood

1960's Knut Saeter Rosewood Sofa for Vatne Mobler Norway New Black Upholstery
By Vatne Møbler, Hans Olsen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a gorgeous and authentic Knut Saeter rosewood sofa, produced by Vatne Mobler. This example has just been freshly reupholst...
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1960s Norwegian Modern Vintage Vatne Møbler Sofas

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Faux Leather, Rosewood

"Varia" Five Piece Modular Sofa by Gerhard Berg
By Vatne Møbler
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Norway Designer: Gerhard Berg Manufacturer: Vatne Lenestolfabrikk Era: 1950s Materials: Beech, Wool Measurements: Inquire for measurements Condition: In good original condit...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vatne Møbler Sofas

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Wool, Beech

3. Seater Sofa Made In Patinated Brown Leather By Arne Norell From 1970s
By Arne Norell, Vatne Møbler
Located in Lejre, DK
The three-seater sofa in brown patinated leather with a metal frame, designed by Arne Norell in 1970, is a distinctive example of Scandinavian furniture design from the 20th century....
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vatne Møbler Sofas

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Metal

Sigurd Ressell Vintage Leather and Anodised Aluminum Sofa for Vatne Mobler 1968
By Vatne Møbler, Sigurd Ressell
Located in Geneva, CH
Rare vintage chocolate brown leather and anodised aluminum sofa by Sigurd Ressel produced by Vatne Mobler, Norway ca. 1968 Very good condition, high qu...
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Vatne Møbler Sofas

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Aluminum

Two Seater Sofa Made In Patinated Brown Leather By Arne Norell From 1970s
By Arne Norell, Vatne Møbler
Located in Lejre, DK
This two-seater sofa is a distinctive example of Arne Norell's design from the 1970s. With its upholstery of patinated leather and metal frame, the sofa exudes a stylish and modern a...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Vatne Møbler Sofas

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Metal

Scandinavian Sofa Modell 807 by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Lenestolfabrikk A/S
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Karlstad, SE
Sofa model 807 by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Lenestolfabrikk A/S, Norway. This high-quality sofa with timeless design is upholstered in cognac colo...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vatne Møbler Sofas

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Leather, Wood

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Vatne Møbler sofas for sale on 1stDibs.

Vatne Møbler sofas 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 sofas, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original sofas by Vatne Møbler were created in the mid-century modern style in scandinavia during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider sofas by Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson, and Slagelse Møbelvaerk. Prices for Vatne Møbler sofas can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $2,950 and can go as high as $10,200, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,348.

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