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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Gusums Bruk, Lars Bergsten
20th Century Sweden Scandinavian Modern Candelabras
Brass
Very large candelabra by Gusum Sweden. This is one of the biggest candelabras in this series and is rarely seen. It is made of solid brass and is therefore very heavy. Condition: Ex...
Svensk Fur, Goran Malmvall
20th Century Sweden Scandinavian Modern Cabinets
Brass, Teak
A rare and beautiful high-quality cabinet in the manner of Axel Einar Hjort, by Göran Malmvall for Svensk Fur, Sweden. This piece is made of solid wood and features two lockers with ...
Jean Gillon
20th Century South America Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Leather, Beech
High-quality easy chair in the style of Jean Gillon, probably produced in South America. The cushions are made of black buffalo leather and rest on thick fabric, attached by leather...
Futura Möbler, Ingvar Stockum
20th Century Sweden Scandinavian Modern Sofas
Leather, Rosewood
Top-quality sofas designed by Ingvar Stockum for Futura Möbler in 1965. This sofa was only in production for two years because production costs were too high. This luxury version wit...
A. Mikael Laursen, Illum Wikkelsø
20th Century Denmark Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Rosewood
Very rare easy chair and ottoman model 272 in rosewood and leather designed by Illum Wikkelsø. Beautifully designed chair in rosewood and black saddle leather. The solid rosewood le...
A. Mikael Laursen, Illum Wikkelsø
20th Century Denmark Scandinavian Modern Side Tables
Rosewood
Very rare side table chair model 103 in rosewood designed by Illum Wikkelsø. Beautifully designed side table in rosewood. The solid rosewood legs show a beautiful grain and lean sli...
Boréns, Borås
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
Large pendant made of solid brass by Swedish manufacturer Boréns. The diffuser is made of white painted perforated steel, creating a soft light from the two light sources. Condition...
Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Fabric
Rare pendant model C496 in brass and fabric by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. This pendant features three light sources on a brass frame. The lights are surrounded by a large fabric shade wit...
A. Mikael Laursen, Illum Wikkelsø
20th Century Denmark Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Oak
Rare easy chair model 103 in oak and leather designed by Illum Wikkelsø. Beautifully designed chair in oak and natural leather. The leather is attached by a stick that fits in the f...
Unknown, AB Markaryd
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Pendants modell "Flora" in brass by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Markaryd. The lamps are rewired and the length can be altered according to your requirements. Condition: Excell...
Helge Zimdal, Falkenbergs Belysning
20th Century Sweden Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
Helge Zimdal was most known for his architectural work, but tried his hand at lighting design as well. His "Onion" pendant, manufactured by Falkenberg, became a success, an...
Emile Guillot
Vintage 1930-1939 Germany Bauhaus Shelves
Glass, Chrome
Shelves by Emile Guillot, circa 1930. These shelves have three levels with three glass panels on a chrome tubular frame. Model B136. Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Two of ...

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