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Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Today, Swedish manufacturer DUX’s most popular furniture lines — as well as the furnishings created by its first president, Folke Ohlsson — are synonymous with the work that vintage mid-century modern design obsessives love. Also important, the brand is known for some of the most commonplace means of furniture shipping and production in the modern era.

In Sweden, Studio Ljungs Industrier AB is the large family-owned parent company of Duxiana (in America, DUX). Initially a purveyor of bedding that is today celebrated for its ergonomically guided designs, Ljungs Industrier was founded by entrepreneur (and chocolate maker) Efraim Ljung in 1926. In 1950, Folke Ohlsson, then leading Ljungs Industrier’s design team, decamped to the States to explore how he could expand DUX’s business, which at that point included a wide range of furniture. Ohlsson established a DUX office not long after he arrived in California, first in San Francisco and later in Burlingame.

On the West Coast, the booming postwar American market was eager to embrace DUX’s affordable and practical bedroom furnishings, tables, armchairs and other seating. Characterized by sleek walnut and teak frames and low-slung silhouettes, the brand’s designs were emblematic of a generation of Scandinavian modernism that had gained popularity owing to visionaries such as product designer and architect Greta Magnusson-Grossman, who arrived in California from Sweden a decade prior to Ohlsson, and Finn Juhl, who created a Danish modern line for Michigan’s Baker Furniture Company in 1951.

DUX frequently collaborated with top-tier furniture design talent — among them Bruno Mathsson, Edward Wormley and Alf Svensson, a chief designer in the Malmö, Sweden, office of Ljungs Industrier — expanding the brand’s portfolio and establishing credibility as a design source. Ohlsson’s own designs, such as his comfortable leather lounges and wool-upholstered reclining rocking chairs, continue to be among the brand’s most desirable — and most imitated — however.

In 1949, DUX put into practice an idea that Ohlsson patented for the so-called “knock-down,” or “KD,” chair, a term referencing easy, flat-pack assembly. It saved DUX space in warehouses and money on transportation and was a concept that would provide inspiration to hundreds of subsequent companies — most notably fellow Swedish brand IKEA.

Today, vintage DUX sofas and dining chairs are valuable collector’s items. Find this coveted seating and other authentic DUX furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Dux of Sweden
Midcentury Pair of Easy Chairs DUX in Sheepskin shearling, Sweden, 1950s
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Langserud, SE
Wonderful armchairs / easy chairs in beech produced for the famous DUX company in Sweden. Wonderful, detailed, and curved stained beech wood and all new upholstery in quality sheeps...
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Sheepskin, Beech

Sam Larsson for DUX Armchairs Model ‘Sam’ in Cognac Leather
By Dux of Sweden, Sam Larsson
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Sam Larsson for DUX International, dining chairs model 'Sam', cognac leather, fabric, metal, Sweden, design 1974 Dining chairs model ‘Sam’ designed by Sam Larsson (1910-1998) in 197...
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1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Steel

Folke Ohlsson Dux Profil Lounge Chair Set
By Folke Ohlsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Chicago, IL
This vintage reclining lounge chair with matching ottoman was designed in the 1960s by Swedish designer Folke Ohlsson for DUX. Known as the "Profil" chair, this Classic design has co...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Mohair, Teak

Sam Larsson for DUX Pair of Armchairs "1974" in Cognac Leather
By Sam Larsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Sam Larsson for DUX International, set 8 armchairs model '1974', leather, fabric, metal, Sweden, 1970 Pair of side chairs designed by Sam Larsson and manufactured by DUX Internati...
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1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Steel

Swedish Bruno Mathsson Pernilla Easy Chair of Beech and Cognac Colored Leather
By Dux of Sweden, Bruno Mathsson
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Pernilla easy chair by Swedish furniture designer Bruno Mathsson manufactured by Dux The chair is made of lacquered steam bend beech stretched with canvas. Upholstery of light bro...
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1980s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Leather, Beech, Canvas

Galaxy Vintage Lounge Armchairs by Alf Svensson
By Yngvar Sandström, Dux of Sweden, Alf Svensson
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of vintage futuristic Space Age "Galaxy" swivel armchairs by Alf Svensson & Yngvar Sandstorm for Dux Sweden. The design dates back to 1968. The base of the vintage lounge chair...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Teak Tall Back Armchair "Stanford" by Folke Ohlsson for DUX
By Folke Ohlsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Soquel, CA
Stylish mid century iconic tall teak back "Stanford" armchair by Folke Ohlsson (Sweden, 1919-2002), circa 1960. Condition: Fair: professional wood repairs made to left left leg and r...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Teak, Fabric, Foam

Pernille Easy Chair Designed by Bruno Mathsson and Manufactured by DUX, 1960s
By Dux of Sweden, Bruno Mathsson
Located in Lejre, DK
Pernille easy chair designed by Bruno Mathsson and manufactured by DUX from the 1960s. The chair is in great vintage condition, upholstered with hear fabric.
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Wood

Teak Lounge Chair by Folke Ohlsson for DUX of Sweden
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed by Folke Ohlsson and manufactured by Dux, this Scandinavian Modern lounge chair features an exposed teak frame and a very comfortable deep seat with wide armrests. At one...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Teak, Upholstery

Pair of Bruno Mathsson Brown Leather Karin Lounge Chairs
By Bruno Mathsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of armchairs, model 'Karin', designed by Bruno Mathsson 1969 and produced by Dux. Frame in chrome-plated metal, legs fitted with castors. Cushions and armrests newly upholstered...
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Late 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Danish Modern Solid Oiled Walnut Lounge Chairs
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of very nice quality organic shape solid walnut arms lounge chairs in wool upholstery. Frames are in excellent condition the upholstery has some signs of wear and overall in go...
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1960s American Vintage Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Walnut

Open Frame Sculpted Armchairs Dux for Dunbar in Solid Rosewood & Leather
By Dux of Sweden, Dunbar Furniture
Located in San Diego, CA
Open frame lounge chairs, Dux, for Dunbar. Rosewood frames are freshly finished and have black leather upholstery, nice condition solid and sturdy.
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Leather, Rosewood

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 Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Aluminum

Classic Scandinavian Modernist Teak Lounge Chair by Dux, Sweden
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Scandinavian modernist teak lounge chair by DUX / Sweden, beautiful teak wood frame, retains original upholstery, nice original condition, minor wear to piping (see photo), s...
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Teak, Fabric

1969, Bruno Mathsson for Dux, Pernilla Lounge Chair
By Bruno Mathsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in IJMuiden, NL
Beautiful wooden chair with special curved design. The chairs shows traces of heavy wear of the beige fabric on the base (see pictures #8, #10, #11 and #12, #14). The upholstery also...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Leather, Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

Swedish Modern Leather and Teak Lounge Chairs by Folke Ohlsson for DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Folke Ohlsson for Dux of Sweden sculptural staved-teak lounge chairs (Model 72-C) featuring a rounded / slatted back and loose cushions. Frames have been refinished and strapping is ...
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Leather, Teak

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Swedish Fabric Lounge Chair by Folke Ohlsson for Dux
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This modernist armchair was designed by Folke Ohlsson for the Swedish manufacture Dux, Ljungs Industrier AB during the 1960s. The frame of the armchair was made of solid beech wood. ...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Textile, Beech

Teak Occasional Chair by Dux / Ekselius, Ohlsson Sweden
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A solid teak framed occasional chair with flared arms and upholstered in a cream toned tightly woven linen. Retains the manufactures branded mark to the seat bottom by Dux made in Sw...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Midcentury Lounge Chair, Folke Ohlsson for DUX, Teak
By Folke Ohlsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Belmont, MA
Midcentury teak lounge chair with curved back. This iconic chair was designed by Folke Ohlsson for DUX (Model 72-C). It was made in Sweden and dates back to the 1950s-1960s. The woo...
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Teak

Classic Scandinavian Modern Walnut Lounge Chair by Dux, Sweden
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Scandinavian Modern walnut lounge chair by DUX / Sweden, amazing sculptural walnut curved arms, superior quality and construction, retains original upholstery, nice original ...
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Armchairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Vintage Dux Teak and Cane 532-A Rocking Chair by Hans Olsen for Juul Kristensen
By Juul Kristensen, Dux of Sweden, Hans Olsen
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern DUX rocking armchair designed by Hans Olsen for Juul Kristensen, circa 1960's. This piece features a natural cane tall backrest with sculpted teak and brass detail...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Armchairs

Materials

Brass

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Located in Waalwijk, NL
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Bruno Mathsson Pernilla Easy Chair and Ottoman in Beech Wood and Brown Leather
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"Pernilla 3" Chaise Lounge by Bruno Mathsson for DUX, Sweden 1970s
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Dux of Sweden armchairs for sale on 1stDibs

Armchairs by Dux of Sweden are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of dux Swedish armchairs, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 27 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original chairs by Dux of Sweden were created in Scandinavian Modern style during the 20th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider armchairs by Folke Ohlsson, Yngve Ekström and Bruno Mathsson. Prices for Dux of Sweden armchairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $725 and tops out at $17,200, while pieces like these can sell for $3,210 on average.

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