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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Pair of Swedish Night Lights V239 by Hans-Agne ...
Unknown, AB Markaryd
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass
A pair of beautiful, minimalistic night lights model V-239 by Swedish designer Hans-Agne Jakobsson from the Scandinavian Modern era. These lamps are made of solid brass and show grea...
Pair of Scandinavian Leather and Rosewood Loung...
Ire Mobel, Eric Merthen
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Rosewood
A pair of gorgeous armchairs with ottomans, "Amiral" by Erik Merthen for Swedish IRE Möbler from the Scandinavian Modern era. These Brazilian inspired chairs feature a fra...
"Seal Chair" by Ib Kofod-Larsen
Ib Kofod-Larsen, OPE, Sweden
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Teak
"Sälen 799" or "Seal Chair" by Ib Kofod-Larsen for OPE möbler. The chair has been upholstered with soft black aniline leather, in keeping with the original uph...
Early Floor Lamp by Hans Bergström for Ateljé L...
Ateljé Lyktan, Hans Bergström
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Beech, Brass
Lovely tripod floor lamp in brass and stained beech by Hans Bergström for Swedish manufacturer Ateljé Lyktan. The brass parts show a perfect patina and the wood is in excellent condi...
Rare Stools or Side Tables by Roland Williamsso...
Roland Wiliamsson
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Pine
Small side tables in solid pine made by Roland Williamsson in 1969. Roland Williamsson made heavy and robust furniture, usually using old pinewood. With a great feeling for details a...
Pair of Scandinavian Midcentury Easy Chairs by ...
Jio Möbler, Otto Schultz
20th Century Sweden Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Velvet, Beech
A pair of easy chairs "Schulz" designed by Otto Schultz, manufactured by Jio Möbler. This chair was designed in 1936 by Swedish designer Otto Schulz, representing a more r...
Chandeliers by Luxus, Sweden, 1950s
Luxus, Uno & Östen Kristiansson
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Opaline Glass, Oak
Rare chandeliers by Uno & Osten Kristiansson for Luxus. The chandeliers feature five opaline glass globes, separated by an elegant star-shaped divider in oak, which can be moved ...
Rare Table Lamp by Luxus
Luxus, Uno & Östen Kristiansson
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Oak, Opaline Glass
An early table lamp by Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus. This lamp features a tripod base in oak with an opaline glass shade on top. Very minimalistic and great craftsmanship w...
Rare Chandeliers "Selectra" by Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Hans-Agne Jakobsson, AB Markaryd
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Metal
Pair of rare chandeliers by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd in white and black painted metal, and a grounded brass inner frame and pendulum. The pendulum can be made to desired len...
Set of Four Sconces in Copper by Hans-Agne Jako...
Unknown, AB Markaryd
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Copper
A set of four beautiful wall lights by Swedish master Hans-Agne Jakobsson. The lamps give a stunning soft light when lit up. They are rewired and will come with a switch on any dista...
Chandelier in Brass by Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Unknown
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Glass
Ceiling lamp in brass with twelve-light, each with a glass cone-shaped shade, dating from the 1970s. Great vintage condition. Some marks on the brass consistent with age and use. Th...
Very Rare Reading Stand with Light by Bruno Mat...
Bruno Mathsson
20th Century Sweden Scandinavian Modern Magazine Racks and Stands
Metal, Brass, Pine
Extremely rare reading stand by Bruno Mathsson, Sweden. This reading stand is, as far as we know, one of a pair. It was probably a special order or made in a very limited edition du...

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