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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

1st Modern

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Scandinavian Floor Lamp in Brass with Cocoon Shade
Located in Karlstad, SE
Beautiful floor lamp manufactured in Denmark, 1950s. This floor lamp consists of a beautifully curved brass rod, supported by a cone-shaped base. The light source is hidden by a lar...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass

Scandinavian Side Table in Solid Pine by Yngve Ekström
By Yngve Ekström, Swedese
Located in Karlstad, SE
Side table in pine by Yngve Ekström for Swedese, 1970s. This table is made of solid pine with a beautiful natural patina. Condition: Good original condition with patina, slight...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Pine

Midcentury Swedish Chandelier by Luxus, Sweden
By Luxus of Sweden, Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Karlstad, SE
Chandelier by Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus, Sweden. The chandelier features three large opaline glass shades, separated by an elegant divider in teak, which can be moved to ad...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass, Teak

Scandinavian Midcentury Lounge Chairs by Yngve Ekström for Swedese
By Yngve Ekström
Located in Karlstad, SE
Pair of rare lounge chairs by Yngve Ekström for Swedese, circa 1970. This model is a great example of the robust pine furniture era that grew popular in Sweden in the late 1960s. Th...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Sofas

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Pine

Scandinavian Dining Chairs in Pine, Model "Trybo" by Edvin Helseth, 1960s
By Edvin Helseth
Located in Karlstad, SE
Scandinavian dining chairs in pine, model "Trybo" by Edvin Helseth, 1960s. The "Trybo" series was designed in 1964 for the "Trysil-cabin" (Trysil is a Norwegian ski-resort). Signifi...
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20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

Scandinavian Midcentury Swivel Wall Lamp by Luco
By Luco
Located in Karlstad, SE
Scandinavian wall lamp produced by Luco in Sweden, 1950s, most likely designed by Eje Ahlgren. The lamp consists of a metal swivel arm, holding a white cone-shaped metal shade Co...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Swedish Midcentury Wall Lamps by Hans Bergström for Ateljé Lyktan
By Hans Bergström, Ateljé Lyktan
Located in Karlstad, SE
Pair of rare wall lights model "434" by Hans Bergström for Ateljé Lyktan. The lamps are made of brass with white plexi shades. The shades are held by elegant X-shaped brass poles. E...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Swedish Dining Table in Pine by Roland Wilhelmsson
By Roland Wilhelmsson
Located in Karlstad, SE
Large round dining table by Roland Wilhelmsson for Carl Andersson & söner, Sweden, 1970s. Beautiful table with Wilhelmsson’s significant visible joinery. Condition: Good orig...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Pine

Scandinavian Midcentury Sofa by Hans J. Wegner
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Karlstad, SE
Three-seater sofa Model 236/3 by Hans J. Wegner, Denmark. The sofa has a frame made of oak that looks great from any angle, making it perfect as a room divider. Condition: Th...
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20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Oak, Wool

Pair of Swedish Outdoor Wall Lamps in Copper by Hans-Agne Jakobsson
By Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Karlstad, SE
A pair of rare outdoor wall lamps by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, circa 1960. These lamps are made of solid copper with exceptional patina. The plastic diffusers are original. Conditi...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Copper

Pair of Swedish Mid-Century Wall Lamps in Brass and Glass
Located in Karlstad, SE
Pair of wall lights/sconces manufactured by in Sweden, 1940s. Each lamp features one light source, hidden by a large frosted glass shade. The shades are kept in place by a perfora...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Scandinavian Bookcase in Pine by Carl Malmsten
By Carl Malmsten
Located in Karlstad, SE
A beautiful shelf designed by Carl Malmsten, manufactured in his own studio, 1940s. This piece goes together well with pine furniture from other Swedish designers from the era, suc...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Shelves

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Pine

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