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Scandinavian Modern Lounge 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
Gösta Jonsson Lounge Chair in Green Mohair Velvet and Beech, Sweden, 1940s
Located in The Hague, NL
This rare lounge chair was designed by Gösta Jonsson and produced in Jönköping, Sweden in the late 1940s. The beautifully curved backrest with tufted buttons make this a very comfort...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Mohair, Velvet, Beech

Danish, Lounge Chairs, Bamboo, Cane, Denmark, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of lounge chairs. Designed and produced in Denmark. 1940s. In moulded bamboo with rattan / cane details. Without seat cushions, will need custom made seat cushions. Othe...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bamboo, Cane, Rattan

Scandinavian Upholstered Lounge Chair in Sheepskin, Scandinavia, ca 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
Scandinavian design is a distinctive style that represents a design philosophy, guided by functionality, simplicity and clean lines. The maker of this lounge chair not only had a pre...
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1940s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin, Wood

Rare Set of 2 Pirkka Lounge Chairs by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Laukaan Puu 50s
Located in Amstenrade, NL
Rare set of 2 Pirkka lounge chairs by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Laukaan Puu, Finland 1955. The lounge chair was the only model of the Pirkka serie that was not put back in production. Bl...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Beech, Pine

Danish Pair of Midcentury Slipper or Cocktail Lounge Chairs, 1950's
Located in Ridgefield, CT
A very cool matching pair of Danish slipper or cocktail chairs from the 1950s. Very comfortable and light weight and thus easy to move around when the situation and guests require ex...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Teak

Danish Modern Pair of Lounge Chairs in Seagrass, by Fritz Hansen, 1930-1940s
Located in Odense, DK
Pair of Danish armchairs in solid red lacquered beechwood and woven seagrass. Anonymous designer, manufactured by Fritz Hansen. It could be designed by either Karl Schröder or Frits ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Seagrass, Beech

Pair of Cane & Teak FD-151 Chairs by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, 1956
Located in Utrecht, NL
These lounge chairs were designed in 1956 by Danish designers Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen. This designer duo has stood side by side for over 30 years, producing many famous...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bouclé, Cane, Teak

Vintage Danish Lambswool Lounge Chair 1940s
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Vintage Danish Lambswool Lounge chair 1940s Danish Mid-century modern armchair reupholstered in off white lambswool. Wide curved back and large rounded armrests. Thick round front l...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool

Danish Lounge Chair Attributed to Fritz Hansen
Located in Providence, RI
Danish lounge chair attributed to Fritz Hansen, circa 1948. A lounge chair with very generous proportions, it measures 33" wide x 40" deep x 29" tall, and has a seat height of 13". T...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool

"Razor Blade" Lounge Chair in Bouclé by Henning Kjærnulff, Scandinavian Modern
Located in Odense, DK
Set of vintage lounge chairs in solid patinated Scandinavian oak tree. designed in the 1950s by Henning Kjærnulff, Denmark. This chair takes its name from the razor blade shaped curv...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Oak, Bouclé

Lounge Chair in Leather and Rosewood by Larsen and Madsen
Located in Providence, RI
Lounge chair in leather and rosewood, designed by Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen, and produced in Denmark by Ludvig Pontoppidan, circa 1964.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Lounge Chair by Esko Pajamies for Asko, Finland, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Lounge chair by Esko Pajamies for Asko, made in Finland in the 1970s. New upholstered with walnut aniline leather. Frame of rosewood.
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Little Petra vb1 & Pouf atd1 in Sheepskin & Oak by Viggo Boesen for &tradition
Located in Lebanon, LB
Initially introduced back in 1938, Little Petra won instant praise at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition, subsequently winning awards at exhibits in New York and Berlin. I...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chair and Table by Sven Ivar Dysthe, 21st Century
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Scandinavian modern lounge chair and table by Sven Ivar Dysthe, 21st century The model planet chair was designed by Sven Ivar Dysthe in 1965. The chair is an established Norwegian f...
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2010s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Alf Svensson Easy Chair Model Domus by DUX, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Single Easy Chair Model "Domus 1" designed by Alf Svensson. Produced by DUX in Sweden, 1960s. Excellent condition with signs of usage and patina.  
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Beech

Danish ‘Safari’ Lounge Chair in Solid Beech and Cognac Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Lounge chair, leather, beech, brass, Denmark, 1960s This Danish 'Safari' armchair shows very elegant and well-designed lines, in combination with carefully crafted wood joints. The...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Carl-Johan Boman Rare Pair of Ivory Velvet Tufted Easy Chairs, Finland, 1940s
Located in New York, NY
Carl-Johan Boman for Oy Boman AB rare pair of ivory velvet easy, lounge or slipper chairs with elegantly curved tufted backs and tapering stained maple legs, Finland, 1940s. These ex...
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1940s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Maple, Velvet

Rosewood & Black Leather Capella Arm Chair by Illum Wikkelsø, Pair Available
Located in Utrecht, NL
Arm chair model 4 from the Capella Series designed in 1958 by Illum Wikkelsø executed in beautiful Rosewood with black leather loose cushions. Made by Danish manufacturer Niels Eil...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Pair of Henning Kjaernulf "Razor Blade" Armchairs in Oak and Sheepskin, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare pair of "Razor Blades" armchairs designed by Henning Kjaernulf / Henning Kjærnulf in solid stained oak (dark brown) and produced by EG Kvalitetsmøbel, Denmark 1960s. Professiona...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin, Oak

Bruno Mathsson "Eva" Easy Chair in Brown Original Leather, Sweden 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare easy chair model "Eva" in beech and brown original leather designed by Bruno Mathsson and produced by Firma Karl Mathsson in Värnamo, Sweden 1973. Signed and dated on the rear f...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Beech

Early Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son Lounge Chairs, CH-22 in Oak
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wegner designed the CH22 lounge chair in 1950 for the ‘Købestævnet’ exhibition in Denmark. The chair features Wegner’s characteristically shaped armrests and a paper cord seat in wha...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Papercord, Oak

N.O.Moller Pair of Lounge Rosewood Chairs, Model 64
Located in Madrid, ES
A pair of rosewood lounge chairs designed by N.O. Moller and edited by JL Mobelfabrick in 1960s. Solid rosewood frame and light leather upholstered. Excellent condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Hans J. Wegner, Lounge Chair CH 25, Denmark 1950s
Located in Madrid, ES
Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son CH 25 lounge chair, circa 1950. Early model in very good condition, marked on underside with Danish maker's label. Frame made in oiled oak. New pape...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Papercord, Oak

Swedish Rattan Chair, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Produced in Sweden, 1960s. Black lacquered steel and hand weaved wicker/rattan.   
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Ib Kofod-Larsen High Back Seal Chair in Teak and Black Leather for OPE, 1960s
Located in Santa Fe, NM
A fine example of the seal (Sålen) chair, model 800, in teak and black leather for OPE, Sweden, 1960s. High back version in excellent condition. Retailed by Illums Bolighus, with...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Black Scandinavian Modern Rocking Chair Chip by Teppo Asikainen Ikka Terho, 1995
Located in Vienna, AT
Scandinavian Modern black rocking chair or lounge chair model Chip designed by Teppo Asikainen & Ikka Terho 1995 in Finland and executed by snowcrash ( founded 1998 in Helsinki, Finl...
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1990s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Plywood

Hans Erik Johansson Easy Chair Produced by Westbergs Möbler in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare easy chair designed by Hans Erik Johansson. Produced by Westbergs möbler in Tranås, Sweden.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Rare Set of 4 Tapiovaara Congo Lounge Chairs
Located in Munich, DE
Made by Hagafors / Sweden. Two in natural wood, clear lacquered. One with removed lacquer and one lacquered black. All with various signs of use. Two part knock down construction.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Danish Midcentury Lounge Chair in Teak and Fabric, 1950s
Located in Lejre, DK
Lounge chair in oil finished teak and new fabric. Designed and made by a Danish cabinetmaker. Made in the 1950s. Great condition.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Nanna Ditzel Armchair, Model 114
Located in San Francisco, CA
Rare and sculptural design armchair designed by Nanna Ditzel model #114 for Kolds Savvaerk, Denmark. The teak frames is in very good original condition, the black leatherette should...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Teak

Wonderful Pair Danish Scoop Lounge Chairs in the Style of Nanna Ditzel
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful pair of Nanna Ditzel style teak scoop lounge chairs. This pair will need new upholstery but that's what you designers are looking for anyway -right? Chairs have gorgeous sl...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Easy Chair in Beech by Yngve Ekström for Swedese model Lamino, Sweden
Located in Hellouw, NL
Nice easy chair by Yngve Ekström model Lamino from Sweden. The chair has a typical Scandinavian design and is executed in beech wood and red fabric. The design is from 1956, however,...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood, Beech

Swedish 'Farmor' Armchair in Teak and Original Fabric, 1950s
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Armchair, teak and fabric, Sweden, 1950s. This easy chair features its original beige upholstery. The unique lines and curves of the design are striking and the tapered wooden legs ...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Handsome Teak Lounge Chair Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome teak lounge chair. We love the exaggerated protruding back legs that almost look like turkey legs.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Scandinavian Wingback Lounge Chair in Grey Upholstery and Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Lounge chair, new upholstery in Kvadrat fabric designed by Paul Smith, teak, Scandinavia, 1950s Comfortable Scandinavian lounge chair with a wingback and sculptural armrests. With...
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1950s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Danish Curved Easy Lounge Chair in Sheepskin Produced in Denmark, 1940s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare curved easy chair produced in Denmark in the 1940s by unknown designer. Fully restored and upholstered in sheepskin. Oak feet. Attributed to Flemming Lassen and Viggo Boesen. ...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin, Oak

Compact Sheepskin Club Chair Attributed to Viggo Boesen, Denmark, 1930s
Located in Echt, NL
Beautiful small danish club chair in very good condition. Attributed to Viggo Boesen, 1930s The chair has a simple yet elegant design, the organic bentwood armrests contrast with t...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin, Wool, Bentwood

Danish Modern Egg Chair & Footstool by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
"The Egg" lounge chair & footstool, by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen designed in 1958. Originally designed for the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, this unique organically designed shape ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Fiberglass

Classic Pair Teak Easy Chairs Designed by Grete Jalk, Made in Denmark
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic pair teak easy chairs designed by Grete Jalk for P. Jeppesens made in Denmark,, Frames in wonderful original condition,, Retain original strapping,, Original seat and back cu...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Teak

Peter Hvidt & Orla Moregaard Lounge Chairs Used on the Mad Men TV Series
Located in San Francisco, CA
Peter Hvidt & Orla Moregaard design lounge chairs for France & Davorecksen, Denmark. These are from the Emmy and Golden Globe award winning television show Mad Men and were prominate...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Upholstery, Cane, Teak

Teak Bwana Chair + Footstool by Finn Juhl for France & Son Model 152
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Teak and vinyl Danish modern, model 152, "Bwana" lounge chair & footstool by Finn Juhl for France & Son, circa 1950's. High back lounge chair provides exceptional support for your ne...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Naugahyde, Teak

Pair of Lounge Chairs Model Ge460 by Hans Wegner, 1970s
Located in Lejre, DK
Pair of GE 460 lounge chairs in original condition. Designed by Hans J. Wegner M.A.A for GETAMA in 1978. Great condition. Made in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Beech

Rare 1938 Large Easy Chairs by Bertil Söderberg
Located in Hudson, NY
Large sculptural lounge chair with curving arms of mahogany stained oak, high formed back, tapering front legs and curved back legs. Reupholstered in velvet. Similar chair pictured i...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

Bengt Ruda Triva Lounge Chair
Located in Dronten, NL
Black lacquered beech high back “Triva” chair designed by Bengt Ruda and made by Nordiska Kompaniet. Original red fabric in fair vintage condition with some wear, foam inside recent...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Beech

Armchair with Stool, by Gunnar Myrstrand for Källemo, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Armchair and stool in wood and leather. Designed by Gunnar Myrstrand for Källemo. Sweden, 1960´s.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood, Leather

Rare Lounge Chair in Original Fabric and Teak by Ib Kofod Larsen, 1950s
Located in Lejre, DK
Lounge chair in fabric and teak, model 423 designed in 1954 by Maa. Ib Kofod Larsen, edited by Christensen & Larsen Cabinetmakers. Original condition.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Teak

“Pele” Lounge Chair by Esko Pajamies for Lepokalusto, Finland, 1970s
Located in Utrecht, NL
This rare “Pele” lounge chair by Finnish designer Esko Pajamies is, without a doubt, his most stunning chair design. It is seldom we see a chair model and immediately recognize it, b...
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1970s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Mid Century Swedish Lounge Chair in Solid Pine, Made by Östen Kristiansson
Located in Odense, DK
Mid century Swedish Brutalist lounge chair in solid pine, Made by Östen Kristiansson own production, after hes work with Unö Kristiansson for Luxus. Velvet cushions and nice curves f...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Velvet, Pine

Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Birch Club Armchairs
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mid-20th century Scandinavian birch club armchairs, circa 1950. Fine pair of 1950s Swedish armchairs. Dark stained birch with shaped backs, allowing great comfort. Standing on ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Birch

Pair of Norwegian 1940s Sheepskin Chairs
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of cheeky lounge chairs, made in Norway in the 1940s. Rare, neat model with high comfort and a light look. Reupholstered with sheepskin.
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1940s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin, Beech

Kristian Solmer Vedel Easy Chair Model Modus by Søren Willadsen in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare easy chair model Modus designed by Kristian Solmer Vedel. Produced by Søren Willadsen møbelfabrik in Denmark.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Børge Mogensen Lounge Chair, Model 2207
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Børge Mogensen lounge chair new upholstered with black elegance aniline leather. Legs of teak. Model 2207, made by Fredericia furniture.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Pair of Arne Norell Armchairs Model "Pilot", Sweden, 1970s
Located in Lyon, FR
Rare armchairs designed by Arne Norell. Seat in beige leather with beautiful patina. Stamp on the seat.
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Danish Cabinetmaker, Lounge Chair Lambwool, 1940s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Danish cabinetmaker lounge chair new upholstered with lambwool. Buttons of leather. Legs of stained beech. Made in the 1940s.
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin

Pair of Scandinavian Easy Chairs, circa 1960
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Easy chairs, grey and white dotted fabric, teak, Denmark, 1960s. These armchairs show refined Danish craftsmanship and aesthetics. The backs feature a slightly tilted back and com...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

1940's Lounge Chair in Sheepskin, Otto Schulz for Boet, Scandinavian Modern
Located in Odense, DK
Rare and important lounge chair made in the 1930s at "Boet", Sweden and designed by Otto Schulz. The frame are in beautifully patinated solid elm wood and the chair has been reuphols...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Lambskin, Elm

“Schulz” Lounge Chair by Otto Schulz for Jio Möbler Jönköping, Sweden, 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
The “Schulz” is a model with a design that dates back to 1936 and is a staple piece on lists detailing the most important Swedish furniture models of all time. This lounge chair exud...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wool, Alpaca, Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Easy Chairs in Beechwood Scandinavian, 1960s
Located in Halle, DE
Set of two wooden lounge chairs. Scandinavian style from the 1960s. Manufacturer or producer unknown. Frame is in light beechwood. Upholstery in light patterned fabric.  
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Beech