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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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Featured Pieces

Swedish Midcentury Sideboard Model "Tove" by Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen
By Seffle Möbelfabrik, Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare sideboard model "Tove" in teak by Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen for Seffle Möbler (Sweden), 1962. This sideboard consists of 4 doors. Significant details are the handles, creating...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Swedish Candlesticks in Glass and Brass by Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall
By Gunnar Ander, Ystad-Metall
Located in Karlstad, SE
Set of three rare candlesticks in brass and colored glass by Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall, Sweden. Condition: Excellent vintage condition with small signs of use.
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

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Brass

Scandinavian Midcentury Lounge Chairs by Alf Svensson for DUX, 1960s
By Alf Svensson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare Scandinavian midcentury easy chairs by Alf Svensson for DUX, 1960s. These elegant organic shaped lounge chairs have been upholstered in high quality blue wool fabric, matching ...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Aluminum

Scandinavian Midcentury Floor Lamp by Falkenbergs, Sweden
By Falkenbergs Belysning
Located in Karlstad, SE
Lovely floor lamp in brass and metal, model 7071 by Swedish manufacturer Falkenbergs, circa 1950. The lampshade is adjustable, making it a perfect reading lamp beside the sofa. Con...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Metal

Curved Sheepskin 3-Seat Sofa 1940s, Denmark
Located in Karlstad, SE
Stunning 3-seat sofa manufactured in Denmark, 1940s. This organically shaped sofa is constructed with a very high sense of quality. Since the backrest is less curved than the front...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

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Sheepskin

Midcentury Ceiling Lamps by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup, Denmark
By Fog & Mørup, Jo Hammerborg
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare pair of midcentury ceiling lamps by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup Denmark, model "Nordlys". The lamps consist of a teak base with six brass arms, holding the frosted opaline gl...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Swedish Midcentury Chaise Longue in Sheepskin
Located in Karlstad, SE
Swedish midcentury chaise longue in sheepskin, manufactured in Sweden, 1950s. This chaise longue has a beautiful organic shape, supported by wooden drumstick legs. Condition: Co...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues

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Sheepskin

Sculptural Swedish Floor Lamp in Pine
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare floor lamp in pine, most likely produced in Sweden, 1970s. This beautifully designed lamp is made with an impressive quality. It consists of two light sources, hidden by lamel...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Swedish Iron and Glass Hanging Candelabra / Chandelier by Bertil Vallien
By Boda Smide AB, Bertil Vallien
Located in Karlstad, SE
Hanging candelabra in wrought iron and crystal by Bertil Vallien for Boda Smide, Sweden, circa 1970. It consists of 12 candleholders held by a circular wrought iron frame. Conditio...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wrought Iron

Swedish Midcentury Pendant in Oak and Opaline Glass by Luxus
By Luxus of Sweden, Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Karlstad, SE
A pendant by Uno and Östen Kristiansson for Luxus, 1950s. This lamp features a large sphere in frosted opaline glass, held by a teak piece with small holes around it that lets the li...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Teak, Opaline Glass

Pair of Swedish Midcentury Floor Lamps by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in Karlstad, SE
A pair of exclusive floor lamps by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors. This model is among the best that Carl Fagerlund designed and they rarely appear as floor lamps. They feature crystal ...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Eero Aarnio "Ball Chair" with Leather Upholstery and Speakers
By Adelta, Eero Aarnio
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare model of Eero Aarnio's "Ball Chair" attributed to Adelta. This chair is upholstered in black original leather. The chair features original integrated speakers, that you easily ...
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20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Metal

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