1st Modern

Karlstad, SE

About 1st Modern

Signe Tollefsen and Gustav Svartvik founded 1st Modern in 2015. Driven by a desire to offer an exclusive selection of Scandinavian design to the world, we put together our best qualities, the result of which was 1st Modern. To guarantee the best experience for you, we are involved in the whole process, from sourcing to packaging, and strive to give you our absolute best. Based in Karlstad, Sweden, we are at the heart of Scandinavian design, and can thus offer you a splendid amalgam of carefully selected items from the so-called Mid Century Modern design era. Can't find w...Read More

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Midcentury Swedish Lounge Chairs "Inca" by Arne...
Norell Möbel AB, Arne Norell
20th Century Sweden Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Beech
A set of four lounge chairs model "Inca" by Arne Norell, produced by Arne Norell AB, 1960s. These oversized chairs are not only a pleasure for the eye, but also very comfo...
Midcentury Swedish Lounge Chairs "Inca" by Arne...
Norell Möbel AB, Arne Norell
20th Century Sweden Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Beech
A pair of lounge chairs model "Inca" by Arne Norell, produced by Arne Norell AB, 1960s. These oversized chairs are not only a pleasure for the eye, but also very comfortab...
Midcentury Scandinavian Desk by Göran Strand fo...
Göran Strand, Lelangs Mobelfabrik
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Rosewood
A desk in rosewood by Göran Strand for Lelångs Möbelfabrik, Sweden, 1950s. This asymmetric-shaped desk shows beautiful details and great design quality. In the front you find three d...
Swedish Table Lamps in Perforated Brass by Hans...
AB Markaryd
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass
Pair of small Swedish table lamps in perforated brass by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd from the Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern era. The lamps give a cozy, ambient light when lit....
Floor Lamp in Brass by Eje Ahlgren for Bergboms
Bergboms, Eje Ahlgren
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Brass
Floorlamp in solid brass by Eje Ahlgren for Bergboms. This rare model was only in production for a short period of time. It features a thin brass pole, holding a large solid brass sh...
Scandinavian Midcentury Teak Sideboard by Lenna...
Ulferts Möbler, Lennart Bender
20th Century Sweden Scandinavian Modern Sideboards
Rosewood, Teak
Scandinavian midcentury teak sideboard by Lennart Bender for Ulferts, Sweden. This high-quality sideboard is made of solid wood with teak veneer and details of rosewood. The space a...
Swedish Floor Lamp in Brass and Rattan, 1930s
Unknown
20th Century Sweden Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Brass, Cane, Rattan, Glass
Swedish 1930s floor lamp by unknown manufacturer This great looking lamp consist of a raw-glass foot and a handle covered with rattan. The brass rod that holds the shade is adjustab...
Pair of Bar Stools by Börje Johanson Design, S...
Borje Johanson
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Stools
Metal, Faux Leather
Pair of bar stools by Bo¨rje Johanson Design in Markaryd. These are high-quality stools, made for public use. They feature a heavy base in metal and a seat made of soft faux leathe...
Midcentury Scandinavian Umbrella Stand in Teak ...
Unknown
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Umbrella Stands
Brass, Teak
Umbrella stand in solid teak with brass rings. Condition: Very good vintage condition.  
Midcentury Scandinavian Rosewood and Aluminium ...
Fröseke
20th Century Sweden Scandinavian Modern Wall Mirrors
Rosewood, Aluminum
Large rectangle mirror in rosewood model "Ambassadör" manufactured by Fröseke, Sweden. This rare model is of a great quality in construction and has beautiful details. Co...
Set of Four Verner Panton "Vilbert" Chairs
Verner Panton, Ikea
20th Century Denmark Post-Modern Chairs
Wood
A set of four post-modern "Vilbert" chairs by Verner Panton for Ikea, only circa 4000 examples of these chairs were produced in the early 1990s. This set is in near mint co...
Swedish Mid-Century Cabinet by Bertil Fridhagen...
Bertil Fridhagen, Bodafors
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Teak
A beautiful high-quality cabinet by Bertil Fridhagen for Bodafors, Sweden. This piece is made of solid wood and features two large lockers and three drawers. The veneer is beautifull...

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