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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Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Art Glass
Beautiful wall lamps by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden. The lamps consist of a crystal glass block fixtured on a brass bottom. The glass consist of glass water drop shapes and s...
ASEA, Hans Bergström
20th Century Sweden Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Opaline Glass
A set of two wall lamps of brass with shades of frosted opaline glass by Hans Bergström for ASEA, Sweden, 1950s. These small wall lamps were made with an impressive sense of quality...
Bergboms
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Metal
Set of two rare table lamps by Bergboms, Sweden 1960s. The lamps are made of rosewood and brushed metal. The design is simple and elegant with the slim waist and the beautiful contra...
ASEA, Hans Bergström
20th Century Sweden Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Opaline Glass
Chandelier in brass with shades of frosted opaline glass by Hans Bergström for ASEA, Sweden, 1950s. This small chandelier was made with an impressive sense for quality and design. G...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
20th Century Finland Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Tables
Birch
Dining table by Alvar Aalto for Aartek, Finland 1950s. This beautiful table consists of a big round tabletop, veneered with Karelian birch, supported by Aalto's characteristic legs ...
Unknown
20th Century Sweden Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Linen, Birch
A rare armchair made of birch and linen webbing by unknown Swedish designer. This chair is designed with a great sense for proportions and quality. The legs that are made of one piec...
De Sede
20th Century Switzerland Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Leather, Chrome
Top quality sofa and daybed by De Sede. This sofa is in great vintage condition. It shows a perfect patina with the partly bleached leather, giving the sofa an extraordinary color sc...
Unknown, AB Markaryd
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Glass
Chandelier designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson in 1959. Six light sources of smokey glass with a polished brass frame, with a brass rod up to the ceiling. The rod can be made to desired ...
Hans-Agne Jakobsson, AB Markaryd
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Silk
A pair of wall lamps model v140 by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd with pink silk fringes. Condition: The brass parts are in very good condition with only light scratches and dots....
Hans-Agne Jakobsson, AB Markaryd
Vintage 1960-1969 Sweden Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Silk
Pair of ceiling lights with brass frame and yellow silk fringes by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd in Sweden, from the Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern era. Condition: The lamps are...
Torbjørn Afdal, Mellemstrands Trevarindustri
20th Century Norway Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Rosewood
Krobo bench in rosewood by Torbjørn Afdal for Mellemstrand, Norway, with flower or magazine box. This beautiful piece is made of solid wood with thick rosewood veneer with beautiful...
Torbjørn Afdal, Mellemstrands Trevarindustri
20th Century Norway Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Rosewood
Krobo bench in rosewood by Torbjørn Afdal for Mellemstrand, Norway. This beautiful piece is made of solid wood with thick rosewood veneer with beautiful grain. It can be used as a b...

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