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Dux of Sweden Sofas

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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
Danish Modern Loveseat by DUX
By Dux of Sweden
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Distinctive Scandinavian Modern design sets this vintage DUX love seat apart from other seating options. The midcentury Swedish design features stylish two-seat arrangement, solid te...
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1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Teak

Rare Sofa by Edward Wormley for DUX Mod., New York, 1960s
By Edward Wormley, Dux of Sweden, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Berlin, DE
Very beautiful sofa designed by Edward Wormley for DUX/Llungs Industrier in the 1960s. The sofa is completely new upholstered and covered with a high quality fabric by ROMO in warmgr...
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20th Century Dux of Sweden Sofas

Edward Wormley 'New York' Sofa in Orange Upholstery
By Dux of Sweden, Edward Wormley
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture / DUX of Sweden, sofa model 5316, fabric, beech, metal, United States, design 1952 This three-seat sofa was designed by Edward Wormley for Dunb...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Metal

Edward Wormley Pair of 'New York' Sofas in Original Blue and Khaki Wool
By Edward Wormley, Dux of Sweden
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture / DUX of Sweden, sofa model 5316, wool, stained beech, brass, United States, design 1952 This three-seat sofa was designed by Edward Wormley fo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Brass

Folke Ohlsson for Dux ‘Passadena’ Sofa in Dark Brown Upholstery
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Jansson
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Folke Ohlsson for Dux, sofa model ‘Passadena’, wood, fabric, Denmark, 1960s This three-seat sofa features a wonderful shell that bents outwards on top. The shell comfortably surro...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian 3 Seat Mustard Sofa Couch by DUX
By Dux of Sweden
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern 3 seat low Scandinavian sofa couch by DUX in mustard yellow with teak base. All Original woven Upholstery in beautiful condition. Has 2 extra small pillows and arm...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Upholstery, Teak

Edward Wormley "New York" Sofa Mod. 5316 DUX Sweden Mid-Century Modern 1956
By Dux of Sweden, Edward Wormley
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Very rare Edward Wormley "New York" Sofa Mod. 5316 DUX Sweden Mid-Century Modern 1956 - a beautiful Mid-Century Modern piece from the 1950s in fantastic condition, reupholstered in D...
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Fabric, Wood

Swedish Dux Leather Sofa by Folke Ohlsson
By Folke Ohlsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Pasadena, TX
8ft four-seat dux leather sofa by Folke Ohlsson Sweden, 1960s Danish modern sofa upholstered in tan and black grass cloth Black leather detachable cushions Tapered wood legs ...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Leather

Swedish Rosewood Sofa by Folke Ohlsson for DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Burbank, CA
Wonderful Swedish rosewood sofa designed by Folke Ohlsson for Dux in Sweden, circa 1960s. This sofa has a minimalist design where the smooth lines that make up its structure stand ou...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Rosewood, Fabric

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian low 4 Seat brown Sofa Couch by DUX
By Dux of Sweden
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-century Scandinavian Modern low 4 seat low sofa couch by DUX in original Dark Brown woven wool upholstery with solid teak legs. All Original 1960's Upholstery in beautiful condit...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Upholstery

20th Century Swedish Dux Three Seater Teakwood Sofa, Settee by Folke Ohlsson
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A dark-brown, vintage Mid-Century Modern Swedish three seater sofa with two pillows made of hand carved polished Teakwood, designed by Folke Ohlsson and produced by DUX, in good cond...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Fabric, Cotton, Upholstery, Teak

Mid Century Folke Ohlsson for Dux Swedish Sofa in Slate Gray Bouclé
By Folke Ohlsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Raleigh, NC
Modern with clean lines describes this mid century sofa designed by Folk Ohlsson for Dux. We reupholstered the sofa in a slate gray bouclé to update it for the modern home. It seats ...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Fabric, Bouclé, Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

Swedish Mid-Century Sofa by Folke Ohlsson for DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern three seat sofa by Folke Ohlsson for Dux. Wonderful sleek silhouette. Upholstered by the previous owners in a cream microsuede.
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Upholstery, Teak

Folke Ohlsson Two-Seat Sofa by DUX
By Dux of Sweden, Folke Ohlsson
Located in Highland, IN
This two-seat by Folke Ohlsson has a terrific scale and an upholstered body with soft contours supported by a walnut base. Newly upholstered in a textured warm grey fabric, it is wel...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Upholstery, Walnut

Rare Folke Ohlsson Walnut Sofa by DUX, Sweden, 1960s
By Folke Ohlsson, Dux of Sweden
Located in Stockholm, SE
Stunning walnut sofa by Swedish designer Folke Ohlsson. Produced by DUX, Sweden, 1960s. Rare model, very high quality and lovely grain. Model name unknown.  
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Dux of Sweden Sofas

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Walnut

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Brass

Dux of Sweden sofas for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs Dux of Sweden sofas are available for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of dux Swedish sofas, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 13 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original sofas by Dux of Sweden were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider sofas by Folke Ohlsson, Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist and Yngve Ekström. Prices for duplex Swedish sofas can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $2,000 and tops out at $13,297, while pieces like these can sell for $3,900 on average..

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