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Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

SCANDINAVIAN MODERN STYLE

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.

Characterized by bold, clean lines and simple, sturdy symmetries, Scandinavian modernism is perhaps the warmest and most organic iteration of modernist design. The work of the designers associated with this style was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life.

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 and Berlin daybed, 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 Sarpaneva.

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 vintage 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 Four Dining Chairs by Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Set of four dining chairs in oak and paper cord. Hans J. Wegner / C. M. Madsen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Oak

Bruno Mathsson Dining Chairs Model Mimat Produced by Karl Mathsson in Värnamo
Located in Malmo, SE
Very rare set of 5 dining chairs model Mimat designed by Bruno Mathsson. Produced by Karl Mathsson in Värnamo, Sweden.
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Birch

Mid-Century Modern Danish Teak Dining Chairs by Kurt Østervig, 1960s, Set of 6
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This set of six modernist dinning chairs was created by Danish designer Kurt Østervig during the 1960s. The chairs were made of solid teak, with a visible structure and grain. This m...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Wood

Kaare Klint, 'Barcelona' Dining Chair, Model 3758
Located in Berlin, DE
Kaare Klint, 'Barcelona' dining chair. Designed 1927 Ash wood & Niger leather. Model 3758.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Ash

Bardot Chair Met, Fabric, Metal, Black, Red, Green Modern by Emilio Nanni
Located in MARANO VICENTINO, IT
BARDOT MET stands out for its elegance and brightness, extending its style to include new frames, pastel and vibrant shades, and refined, contemporary finishes. The frame of the new ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Kaare Klint the "Red Chair" for Rud Rasmussen Model 3758
Located in Vienna, AT
Mahogany frame covered in Indian red leather designed by Kaare Klint in 1927 for the lecture hall of the Danish Museum of Art & Design in Copenhagen and manufactured by Rud Rasmussen...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Beech

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

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Steen Ostergaard Model 290 Pair of Red Chair for Cado, 1970
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Steen Ostergaard model 290 red plastic stacking chairs manufactured by Cado, 1970. Set of 2. With some scratches and marks.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Set of 4 Vintage Dining Chairs by Habeo, Germany 1960s
Located in Ranst, VAN
Beautiful set of four vintage dining chairs produced by Habeo, Germany 1960s. The seats have been reupholstered.
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1960s German Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Pair of Scandinavian Chairs in Pine
Located in Karlstad, SE
Rare chairs in pine manufactured in Sweden, circa 1940. Beautiful, high quality chairs with curved backrest and original upholstery on the seats. Condition: Very good original co...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

Set of six Seven Chairs, Model 3107, Teak, by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
A set of four seven chairs, model 3107, of teak designed by Arne Jacobsen and manufactured by Fritz Hansen. The chairs are in great vintage condition and we have 12 pc. in stock.      
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Teak

Arne Jacobsen Series 7 Chairs by Fritz Hansen, Black Leather, Model 3107
Located in Lejre, DK
Six "Series Seven" chairs, model 3107, upholstered in Black savannah leather. The chairs were designed by Arne Jacobsen in the 1950s and manufactured by Fritz Hansen, circa 1960s Tw...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Six Arne Jacobsen Chairs by Fritz Hansen, Black Leather, Model 3107
Located in Lejre, DK
Six "Series Seven" chairs, model 3107, upholstered in black savannah leather. The chairs were designed by Arne Jacobsen in the 1950s and manufactured by Fritz Hansen, circa 1960s. T...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

"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

Materials

Chrome

Scandinavian Modern Black Vintage Chairs Arne Jacobsen 1952 for Fritz Hansen
Located in Vienna, AT
Scandinavian Modern set of 2 vintage black stairs, which was designed by Arne Jacobsen 1952 and executed for Fitz Hansen, 1970, Denmark. It is marked underneath. The stacking chairs ...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

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

Materials

Rosewood, Leather

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

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Set of Four Teak and Birch Danish Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a great set of four Danish dining chairs is excellent condition. They feature teak backs and black vinyl seats.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak, Birch

Danish Modern Dining Chairs
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Priced individually. 3 available. Price includes your choice upholstery. Original textile on seats is horsehair; useable but flawed condition.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Arne Jacobsen Ant Chairs, Original Set from Early Production, 1952
Located in Madrid, ES
Early pieces of the iconic 'Ant' chairs designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1952. Stackable three-legged dining chairs model 3100 made by Fritz Hansen in Denmark. This set was produced in b...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bentwood

Arne Vodder Set of 14 Dining Chairs Model '430' in Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Arne Vodder for Sibast Møbler, dining chairs model 430, teak, leather, Denmark, 1960s. This set of 14 dining chairs is designed by Arne Vodder. The basic and linear design gives ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Faux Leather, Teak

Timeless Oiled Walnut Drawn HM3 Chair, by Hvidt & Mølgaard for &Tradition
Located in Lebanon, LB
The 1956 Drawn chair by Hvidt & Mølgaard stands out as a definitive piece of Danish design. Relying upon traditional craftsmanship techniques and built out of organic materials, it ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Walnut

Set of Four Teak Dining Chairs by Johannes Andersen for Uldum, Denmark, 1960
Located in Le Grand-Saconnex, CH
A beautiful, sculptural set of Model 16 teak dining chairs designed by Johannes Andersen for Uldum Møbelfabrik, 1960s. These elegant chairs have been re-upholstered in high quality ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Teak

Original Hans J Wegner PP52 Chair, Oak
Located in London, GB
Incredible original Hans J Wegner PP52 chair. Constructed from European oak with Wenge wood visible exposed joints and feet. Absolutely superb craftsmanship from PP Mobler, circa 197...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak, Wenge

Niels Møller Teak / Leather Model 55 Armchair Denmark
Located in Buffalo, NY
Niels Møller teak / leather Model 55 armchair. Denmark, nice original condition, retains original ink stamp, price per chair, open to offers for set of 4.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Large Set of Ten Danish Dining Chairs in Pine
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Dining chairs, pine, Denmark, 1970s. Set of ten beautiful, organic and natural dining chairs in solid pine. A simplistic design with a round seating and attention for the natural...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Pine

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

Materials

Cotton, Wood

Set of Eight Scandinavian Ladder Chairs
Located in Dronten, NL
Great set of 8 Swedish dining chairs in Oregon Pine with twisted seagrass seats in beautiful vintage condition.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Seagrass, Pine

Bernt Petersen for Søborg Møbelfabrik Set of Four Dining Chairs in Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Bernt Petersen for Søborg Møbelfabrik, set of four dining chairs, leather, mahogany, Denmark, 1960s Elegant and comfortable set of four dining chairs designed by Bernt Petersen in...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Set of Six Series 7 Chairs, Model 3107, by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
A set of six chairs, model 3107, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1955 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen. The chairs have recently been upholstered in classic cognac colored leather.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Akademia Chair in Ash by Wesley Walters & Salla Luhtasela
Located in Fiskars, FI
The light Akademia chair is designed by Wesley Walters and Salla Luhtasela in 2019. As the name suggests, the Akademia chair was the result of Wesley Walter’s Master’s Thesis work at...
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2010s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Oak

Set of Four Folke Palsson for FDB Mobler Lacquered Danish "Pi" Dining Chairs
Located in Peabody, MA
Set of four side dining chairs designed by Folke Palsson for FDB Mobler, Denmark, circa 1960s. Often referred to as the "Pi" chair or its similarity to the mathematical symbol.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of 4 Santos Rosewood Dining Chairs by Kai Kristiansen
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
Very nice set of 4 chairs, the nicely figured solid Santos Rosewood is in very good condition, and the original quality wool fabric seats have been professionally cleaned, rewebbed a...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Niels Koefoed Teak Dining Chairs Denmark 1960s Set of 6
Located in New York, NY
Mid Century 1960s Teak "LIS" Model Dining Chairs By Niels Koefoed, Made in Denmark. Modern Ladder back design. All Original Materials. All chairs are marked. Complete set of 6 includ...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Teak

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

Materials

Suede, Wood, Oak

Kai Kristiansen Four Restored Teak Dining Chairs Custom Reupholstry Included
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of 4 model 42 teak dining chairs with adjustable backrest by Kai Kristiansen for Schous Møbelfabrik. The chairs have Kai Kristiansens typical light and elegant design that make ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Danish Mid Century Set of 6 Sculptural Dining Chairs in Douglas Pine, 1970s
Located in Odense, DK
Set of 6 sculptural dining chairs in solid douglas pine, reupholstered in wool. Made by a Danish Cabinetmaker in 1970s. These brutalist chairs have a really strong impression that pa...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wool, Pine

Set of Eight Arne Jacobsen Seven Series Chairs, Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1973
Located in Dronten, NL
Matching set of 6 arm chairs and 2 side chairs model 3107 designed by Arne Jacobsen, produced by Fritz Hansen in Denmark in 1973. Marked Fritz Hansen at the bottom. Priced as a set.
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Arne Vodder Dining Chairs Model 462 by Sibast Møbelfabrik in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare set of 6 dining chairs model 462 designed by Arne Vodder. Produced by Sibast Møbelfabrik in Denmark.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Rosewood

Rare Rosewood Armchairs by Enjer Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These are rare rosewood armchairs by Enjer Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen for Larsen + Madsen, c1955. Fully restored in beautiful Italian leather. Allow 3-4 weeks if upholstery servi...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Set of Four Niels O. Møller Rosewood Dining Chairs Model 79, Denmark 1960s
Located in Hellouw, NL
Set of Four Niels O. Møller Rosewood Dining Chairs Model 79, Denmark 1960s. These beautifully shaped chairs are manufactured by J.L. Møller Mobelfabrik. They are made of solid rosewo...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Rosewood

Fritz Hansen by Arne Jacobsen Orange Leather Series 7 Dining Chairs, Set of 4
Located in London, GB
Originally designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1955, the Series 7 Dining chair has been made by Fritz Hansen ever since. A true design icon, the Series 7 has become one of the best selling ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Plywood

Set of 4 Dining Chairs, Model 42, Designed by Kai Kristiansen, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
A set of 4 dining chairs, model 42, designed by Kai Kristiansen and manufactured by Schou Andersen in the 1960s. The chairs are of rosewood and upholstered in light striped wool fabric.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wool, Rosewood

Up to 12 Leather Dining Chairs by Haussmann for Dietiker, Sold in Pairs
Located in Austin, TX
Scandinavian modern styled armed dining chairs by Robert and Trix Haussmann for Dietiker. Designed in mid-1960's with continued manufacturing. Ebonized hardwood frames and buff color...
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1960s Swiss Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Teak Dining Chair by Niels Otto Møller Model 71
Located in Vienna, AT
Dining chair made of solid teak, designed 1951 by Niels Otto Møller and produced by J. L. Møller Møbelfabrik, model number 71. Fully restored, oiled wood surface with new foam and ne...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Teak

Midcentury Scandinavian Dining Chairs, Set of 4, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Set of 4 Scandinavian dining chairs with paper cord seats. Beautiful, quality dining chairs with eye for detail and craftsmanship. Original seats in good condition. Very charming ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Wood

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 shaped su...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Pine

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

Materials

Teak

Hans J. Wegner “China Chair” FH1783 for Fritz Hansen
Located in Vienna, AT
“China Chair”. Armchair with frame of stained beech. Seat with woven paper cord. Model FH1783. Designed 1945 by Hans Wegner and manufactured and marked by Fritz Hansen. Literature...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Beech

Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen Pair of Chairs Model ‘C23’
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen, dining chairs model ‘C23’, oak, beech, fabric upholstery, Denmark, designed in 1950 The chair model ‘C23’ features sophisticated details that chara...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech, Oak

Four Seven Chairs Model 3107, in Black Leather by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
A set of four Seven chairs, model 3107, designed by Arne Jacobsen and manufactured by Fritz Hansen in the 1980s. The chairs are upholstered in black classic leather. We can upholster...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Hans J. Wegner Set of Six “Wishbone” Chairs in Oak
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Hans J. Wegner “The Wishbone Chair”. Set of six armchairs of oak. Seat with woven papercord. CH 24. Designed 1949. Manufactured by Carl Hansen & Søn.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, 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 3107 Syveren, made by Fritz Hansen.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

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

Materials

Birch

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

Materials

Teak

Hans Wegner CH-23 Teak and Beech Dining Chairs, Set of 8
Located in Garnerville, NY
A fine set of eight Hans Wegner design CH-23 Teak, Beech and papercord woven seats. The CH-23 design originated circa 1951. A very simple and modern minimalist design where the small...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Beech, Teak

Set of Two Scandinavian Modern Teak Dining Chairs by H. W. Klein for Bramin
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare and original Scandinavian midcentury dining chairs designed by Henry Walter Klein for Bramin Mobler Denmark in the 1960s. The frame is made from solid teak with renewed Leather ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Danish Spindle Back Arm Chair by Thomas Harlev for Farstrup, 1960
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Danish spindle back arm chair by Thomas Harlev for Farstrup, 1960. Single dining chair with age appropriate wear but in good condition. Two tone black frame and legs with teak seat. ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Teak

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