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Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

SCANDINAVIAN MODERN STYLE

The designers of Scandinavian modernism created the warmest and most human iteration of modernist ideals. Their work was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarapaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak. Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while he produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

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Style:Scandinavian Modern
Set of 4 ‘J39’ Dining Chairs by Børge Mogensen for FDB Møbler, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Set of 4 model ‘J39’ dining chairs by Børge Mogensen for FDB Møbler, Denmark 1960’s. These chairs are made out of oak and got its original handwoven paper cord seats. Due to its diff...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Papercord, Oak

Early 20th Century Stained Pine Chair by Carl Malmsten, Model "Skedblad", 1930s
Located in Odense, DK
A rare dining / office chair in stained pine. Designed by Carl Malmsten in 1930s. Model "Skedblad". It has an incredibly strong character, with its rounded, bowl-shaped back. At ...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

Børge Mogensen, Armchairs in Oak and Woven Cane, BM-62, Denmark, 1957
Located in DE
A set of 2 Børge Mogensen dining chairs BM-62 in solid oak and woven cane from 1957. Manufactured by Frederica Stolefabrik in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cane, Oak

Arne Jacobsen Dining Chair
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Arne Jacobsen dining chair new upholstered with cognac vintage aniline leather. Base of chrome steel tube. Model 3130 Grand Prix, made by Fritz Hansen.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel

Oak, Green Velvet Modern Essex Arm Chair
Located in New York, NY
A sleek chair with an artistic appeal, that was inspired by the architecture of New York City buildings in this case The Essex Building in Central Park south. This chair is designed...
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2010s Portuguese Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Suede, Wood, Oak

Jacob Kielland-Brandt Sculptural Chair in Solid Pine
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jacob Kielland-Brandt, chair, solid pine, Denmark, 1960s This remarkable chair designed by Jacob Kielland-Brandt holds a strong expression. The backrest has an organically looking...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

Axel Einar Hjorth "Lovö" Pine Chair Produced by Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden 1930s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare dining chair in pine model "Lovö" designed by Axel Einar Hjorth for Nordiska Kompaniet in Stockholm, Sweden, 1930s. In good vintage condition with signs from age and use. A newl...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

Nanna Ditzel Pair of Trinidad Chairs
Located in Bochum, NRW
A pair of Trinidad Chairs, designed by Nanna Ditzel for Fredericia Furniture, Denmark, in 1993. Shell-shaped chair, stackable, Seat and back with cutouts, made of bent wood with elo...
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Early 2000s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Large Group of Verner Panton S Chairs for Vitra
Located in London, London
S chair by Verner Panton For Vitra World's first chair to be made from a single sheet of plastic Dyed through polypropylene Matte finish Indoor or outdoor use.
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Plastic

10 Jens Risom Side Chairs for Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Knoll Studio classic, Jens Risom's designs were the first pieces manufactured by Knoll. Due to war-time restrictions on materials, this style chair was originally constructed of si...
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1940s American Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Cotton, Wood

Set of Four Danish Modern Dining Chairs in Teak
Located in Berkeley, CA
This set of four Danish modern dining chairs offer beautifully sculpted teak frames and nested seat bottoms. Seat bottoms are covered in grey Hallingdal wool. In excellent original c...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Set of Four Dining Chairs by Johannes Andersen for Uldum Møbelfabrik
Located in Vienna, AT
Four teak dining chairs by Johannes Andersen made in Denmark in the early 1960s. New upholstery possible on request for 200usd/set + costs of the fabric.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Arne Jacobsen Dining Chair Model 3107 Cognac Leather
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Arne Jacobsen dining chair Model 3107 cognac leather. Model 3107 also know as series 7, Butterfly Chair or in Danish Syveren. One of the most famous and iconic designs from Danish a...
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Early 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Bentwood

Scandinavian Modern Dining Chairs by Borge Mogensen
Located in San Francisco, CA
A beautiful set of six dining set designed by Børge Mogensen, manufactured by Søborg Møbelfabrik in Denmark, circa 1950. In very good to excellent condition. High quality constructio...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Rare Blue Chair by Nanna Ditzel for Domus Danica, Denmark, 1969
Located in Haderslev, DK
Playful, Space Age and super rare collectors piece by Nanna Ditzel for OD Møbler / Domus Danica 1969. Light high glossy blue fibre glass designed chair for use indoor or outdoor. ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fiberglass

Black Leather 'Oxford' Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A swiveling 'Oxford' chair designed by Arne Jacobsen featuring a low black leather back on a cast aluminum five point base. Made in Denmark by Fritz Hansen.
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Steel, Aluminum

"Seven" Chair, Model 3107 by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen, 1967
Located in Lejre, DK
"Seven" chair, model 3107, designed by Arne Jacobsen and manufactured by Fritz Hansen in 1967. The chair is newly upholstered in dark brown patinated leather.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

Scandinavian Modern Göran Malmvall Svensk Fur Pine Chairs
Located in Kramfors, SE
Scandinavian modern set of 4 chairs by Göran Malmvall Svensk Fur, Sweden. The chairs are made in solid Swedish pine around 1950. The chairs follow the Scandinavian modern ideals with...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

Pair Of Eric Wørts Model 112 Rosewood Cow Horn Side Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of elegant, Danish modern, model 112 chairs by Erik Wørts for Vamo Møbelfabrik feature rosewood frames with cow Horn backs and floating leather seats.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Rosewood, Leather

Set of 4 Danish Dining Chairs in the Style of Jacob Kjær, 1940s
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Set of 4 Danish dining chairs in the style of Jacob Kjær, 1940s. Mahogany and seats with new wool (80%) upholstery. Good vintage condition with minor signs of wear consistent with ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Rud Thygesen & Johnny Sorensen Set Armchairs "5331 Model" by Magnus Olesen 1970s
Located in Antwerp, BE
These set rare cantilever armchairs "model 5331" was designed by Rud Thygesen & Johnny Sorensen and produced in Denmark by Magnus Olesen in 1970s, producer label Danish Control below...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Ash

Dining Room Chair in Teak and Light Fabric of Danish Design from the 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Dining room chair in teak and light fabric of Danish design from the 1960s. The chair is in great vintage condition.   
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Laakso, Lightweight Modern Scandinavian Dining Chair in Ash
By Saku Sysiö
Located in Halikko, Finland
This modern Classic is designed by Saku Sysiö from Aivan Design and Innovation agency. The soft and organic shaped furniture with its U-shaped “valley” as backrest gives safe ground ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Ash

Rosewood Chairs, Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Rosewood chairs, Danish design, 1960s Very good condition. Dimensions: height 85 cm, seat height 43 cm, width 46 cm, depth 52 cm.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Rosewood

Danish Set of Twelve Dining Chairs in Solid Pine
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Dining chairs, pine, Denmark, 1970s.  Large set of twelve beautiful, organic and natural dining chairs in light stained solid pine. A simplistic design with a round seating and at...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

Arne Vodder Set of Six Dining Chairs in Walnut and Light Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Arne Vodder for Sibast Møbler, dining chairs model '418', walnut, fabric, Denmark, 1960s Set of six graceful dining chairs by Arne Vodder. Model '418' is an elegant, sleek chair w...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Set of 10 Kaare Klint Red Chairs, Niger Leather, Mahogany
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint & Rud Rasmussen Snedkerier - Scandinavian modern design An extraordinary set of ten Kaare Klint red chairs, executed by cabinetmaker Rud. Rasmussen, Denmark. Profil...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Niels Otto Møller Set of Four Dining Chairs in Teak and Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Niels Otto Møller for J. L. Møller, set of dining chairs, model ´79´, teak and leather, Denmark, 1960s. A set of four beautifully crafted model ´79´ dining chairs. The design show...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Set of Ten Dining Chairs by Helge Vestergaard Jensen, Denmark, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Set of ten beautiful dining chairs by Helge Vestergaard Jensen, made from deep brown rosewood with black leather seats. Elegant woodgrain. Two armchairs and eight chairs without arms.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Rosewood, Leather

Set of Four Danish Chairs in Solid Birch
Located in Dronten, NL
Beautiful, organic and natural set of dining chairs in solid birch. A simplistic design with a round seating and attention for the natural expression and grain of the wood. These cha...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Birch

Set of Eight Danish Dining Chairs in Indian Red Leather by Arne Jacobsen 1960s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A set of 8 dining chairs, model 3107, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1955, manufactured by Fritz Hansen. The chairs are in great condition, the Indian red leather is nice and warmly pa...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Danish Armchairs in Solid Pine
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Armchairs or dining chairs, pine, Denmark 1970s.  Beautiful, organic and natural pair of dining chairs in solid pine. A simplistic design with a round seating and attention for th...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

Set of Six Restored Kai Kristiansen Rosewood Dining Chairs - Custom Upholstery
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of six restored 1960s rosewood dining chairs with adjustable backrest by Kai Kristiansen for Schous Møbelfabrik. The chairs have Kai Kristiansens typical light and elegant desig...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Rosewood

New Bentwood Armchair with Wood Seat and Back and Brown Skin Cushions
Located in Miami, FL
New bentwood armchair with wood seat and back and brown skin cushions Ideal for hospitality Measures: Arm height 23.62 in.
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2010s Spanish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Animal Skin, Bentwood

Kolho a Unique and Colorful Scandinavian Serpent like Chair
Located in Halikko, Finland
With Matthew Day Jackson "Kolho is a series of tables and chairs formed of right angles and serpentine forms. It is inspired by Apollo landing and a small town called Kolho in Fin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Plywood

Dining Chairs by Henning Kjærnulf
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Set of striking dining chairs by Henning Kjærnulf, made of oak and new upholstered with black aniline leather. Refreshing design with bold Baroque coming together nicely with mid...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Oak

1960s Set of Eight Restored Danish Teak Dining Chairs, Custom Upholstery
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of Eight Danish teak dining chairs from the 1960s The well designed set has been fully restored and refinished by our cabinetmaker and are in very good condition and will be r...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Alfred Christensen for Slagelse Møbelvaerk Pair of 'Boomerang' Armchairs
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Alfred Christiansen for Slagelse Mobelvaerk, 'Boomerang' armchairs model ‘370A’, teak, leatherette, Denmark, 1950s. Pair of sculptural armchairs designed by Danish designer Alfred...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Faux Leather, Teak

Erik Buch Restored and Refinished Danish Teak Dining Chairs with Black Leather
Located in Knebel, DK
Six Erik Buch dining chairs made by Oddense Maskinsnedkeri. The chairs feature a solid teak frame and are as all of Erik Buchs chairs characterized by high-quality materials, solid ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Hans J. Wegner Cushion for Wishbone Chair CH24
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Hans J. Wegner cushions for wishbone chair model CH24. Made in cognac boucle and good quality foam. Only the cushion, not the chair.
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Arne Jacobsen Dining Chair, Model ''Syveren'' 3107, Mokka Aniline Leather
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Arne Jacobsen dining chair new upholstered with Mokka aniline leather. Base of chrome steel tube. Model 3107 Syveren, made by Fritz Hansen.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Hans J. Wegner Cushion for Wishbone Chair CH24
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Hans J. Wegner cushions for wishbone chair model CH24. Made in cognac pure aniline leather and good quality foam. Only the cushion, not the chair.
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Grete Jalk Dining Chairs Model PJ-3-2 by P. Jeppesen in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare set of six dining chairs model PJ-3-2 designed by Grete Jalk. Produced by P. Jeppesen in Denmark.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Eight Danish Dining Chairs by H.W. Klein in Mahogany
Located in Dronten, NL
Excellent all original set of eight elegant dining chairs by Henry Walter Klein in mahogany with velvet seats. Produced by Bramin Møbler in Denmark. Marked with label.  
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Velvet, Mahogany

Arne Jacobsen Dining Chair
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Arne Jacobsen dining chair new upholstered with walnut elegance aniline leather. Base of chrome steel tube. Model 3107 Syveren, made by Fritz Hansen.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Set of 4 Seven Chairs, Model 3107, by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
A set of 4 seven chairs, model 3107, designed by Arne Jacobsen and manufactured by Fritz Hansen. The chairs are upholstered in cognac classic leather and in great used condition. We ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Four Chairs, Niels O. Møller, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Beautiful dining chairs made of teak wood, upholstered with new high quality Italian leather in black color. Produced in the 1960s in Denmark. Unique design by Niels Otto Møller. Exc...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Scandinavian Modern Vintage Teak Dining Chairs
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This set of 8 Classic vintage danish modern dining chairs have teak back splats and stained beechwood frames. Joints are solid and seats have been re-upholstered in a Classic black p...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Beech, Teak

Dining Chairs by Henning Kjærnulf
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Set of striking dining chairs by Henning Kjærnulf, made of oak and new upholstered with tan aniline leather. Refreshing design with bold Baroque coming together nicely with Mid-C...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Arne Hovmand-Olsen for Mogens Kold Dining Chairs in Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Arne Hovmand-Olsen for Mogens Kold Møbelfabrik, dining chairs model 71, teak, Denmark, 1959 These sculptural dining chairs are designed by the Dane Arne Hovmand-Olsen for Mogens Kol...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Carl Cederholm Set of Seven Dining Chairs, Sweden
Located in Maastricht, NL
A set of a seven neo classic elegant wooden dining chairs with a striped fabric upholstery, by Swedish designer Carl Cederholm for Stil & Form, Stockholm. Labeled by Cederholm.     
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Set of 6 Kai Kristiansen Chairs Model 42 in Santos Rosewood for Schou Andersen
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
These are a beautifully marked solid Santos Rosewood Model 42 dining chairs, designed by Kai Kristiansen for Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik C 1960. Totally original and in very good cond...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Faux Leather, Hardwood

Hans J. Wegner Cushion for Wishbone Chair Ch24
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Hans J. Wegner cushions for wishbone chair model CH24. Made in cognac vintage aniline leather and good quality foam. Only the cushion, not the chair.
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Set of Four Danish Johannes Andersen Dining Chairs in Teak, Inc. Reupholstery
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of four Danish Johannes Andersen dining chairs in teak by Chr. Linnebergs Møbelfabrik The comfortable organic designed chairs features carefully shaped teak frame with lots o...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

Set of 12, Danish Modern Dining Chairs in Pine and Leather, by Knud Færch, 1970s
Located in Odense, DK
Danish mid-century dining chairs in pine and leather, made by Knud Færch for Sorø Møbelfabrik in 1970s, set of 12. The set is in a overall great vintage condition. The wooden fra...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Pine

Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen Dining Chairs Model 195 by France & Son in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Very rare set of six dining chairs model 195 designed by Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen. Produced by France & Son in Denmark.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Erik Kirkegaard Set of Four Armchairs Model '53' in Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Erik Kirkegaard for Høng Stolefabrik, armchairs model '53', teak, rosewood, leather, Denmark, designed in 1956 Very comfortable dining chairs, due to well-shaped armrests and erg...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood, Teak

Niels Moller Model 77 Dining Chairs Teak Bouclé, Denmark, 1959
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice large quality set of dining chairs model 77 designed by Niels Moller and manufactured by J.L. Møller Mobelfabrik, Denmark 1959. These chairs are made of solid teak wood and...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak