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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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Gold-Plated Candleholders by Hugo Asmussen, Denmark, Set of 3
Located in Stockholm, SE
Set of three gold-plated candleholders designed by Hugo Asmussen, produced by Asmussen in Denmark during the 1970s. Drop shaped candlesticks with 24-carat gold plating. Engraved u...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Gold Plate, Brass

Scandinavian Modern Adjustable Candleholder, Model Variation by Pierre Forsell
Located in Stockholm, SE
Scandinavian Modern adjustable candleholder. Model "Variabel", in solid brass by Pierre Forsell, Skultuna, Sweden. No 1607. Forssell (1925-2004) was a trained silversmith. During th...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

1960s Per Lutken Scandinavian Midcentury Glass Candlesticks for Holmegaard
Located in Modena, IT
Pair of Danish Mid-Century Modern glass candleholder designed by Per Lutken and production by Holmegaard, circa 1960s.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Glass

Six Brass Star Candleholders Designed by Pierre Forssell for Skultuna, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Six candleholders, brass stars, designed by Pierre Forssell for Skultuna, Sweden, 1960s. Bottom with maker's mark and signature.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Set of 2 Modernist Vintage 1970s Sculptural Brutalist Metal Candleholder, France
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Brutalist candleholder set of 2 Origin: France Material: Metal iron Decade: 1970s Description: This original vintage candleholder, was produced in the 1970s in ...
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Mid-20th Century French Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Candleholder
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage sculptural candelabra marked Boda Shop, Sweden, circa 1970s. This unique piece has a black metal finish and holds up to three taper candles.  
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Metal

Brass Candleholders by Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall Sweden
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of brass candleholders for smaller candles on wooden sockets. Designed by Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall. Stamped ”Ystad Metall Made In Sweden” in sockets.   
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Piet Hein "Ursa Major" Seven Arm Candelabrum in Solid Brass, Denmark 1953
Located in Copenhagen, DK
PIET HEIN - SCANDINAVIAN MODERN First edition of the beautiful candelabrum by the Danish modernist and designer, poet, mathematician and architect Piet Hein. The candelabrum h...
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Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Bjørn Wiinblad, Very Tall "Hurricane" Candleholder in Brass, 1970s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bjørn Wiinblad, (1918-2006). Very tall "Hurricane" candleholder in brass with blue-tinted glass, 1970s. Measures: 82 x 11 cm. In very good condition. Signed.    
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Danish Modern Lundtofte Rosewood and Stainless Steel Candle Holder
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern candle holder manufactured by DFK Lundtofte, Denmark, c. 1960's. Features a solid rosewood pedestal base and a polished stainless steel stem that fits two taper ca...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Stainless Steel

Piet Hein "Ursa Major" Seven Arm Candelabrum in Solid Brass
Located in Copenhagen, DK
PIET HEIN - SCANDINAVIAN MODERN An exceptionally beautiful candelabrum by the Danish modernist and designer, poet, mathematician and architect Piet Hein. The candelabrum has seven...
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Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Finnish Volcano Tulivuori Glass Candleholder by Pertti Kallioinen for Meri Lass
Located in Miami, FL
Scandinavian Brutalist modern textured glass candleholder by Meri Lassi designed by Pertti Kallioinen. Named Tulivuori or Volcano, it is a 6 tea light candleholder handmade in Finlan...
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1980s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Glass

Candlestick Holders by Jens H. Quistgaard for Dansk Designs, 1960s
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Set of two metal candleholders, designed by Jens Quistgaard and produced by Dansk designs in the 1960s. Comes with the matching candles. Dimensions: 3.5 height x 10.5 diameter cm....
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Metal

Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall. Chandelier for 4 Candles in Brass and Art Glass
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Gunnar Ander for Ystad Metall. Chandelier for four candles in brass and mouth-blown art glass shaped like flowers. Scandinavian design, mid 20th century. Measures: 21 x 12.5 cm. ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Rare Pair of Just Andersen Three Armed Candelabras, Pewter, Denmark 1930s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Just Andersen - Scandinavian Modern A pair of pewter candelabras with three arms, Dessin 1169, manufactured in Denmark 1930s. A matchinf pair is very rare. Each candelabra stam...
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Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Pewter

Six Pcs, Hans-Agne Jakobsson Brass Candleholders, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Six small candleholders in solid brass designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, model “Strix” L92.   
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Ten Wall-Mounted Candle Holders by Pierre Forsell, Sweden 1950s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Pierre Forsell & Skultuna - Scandinavian Modern Design A beautiful and decorative set of 10 wall-mounted candleholders, Pendal no 71, by Pierre Forsell. Made by Skultuna, Swede...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Bjørn Wiinblad ‘1918-2006’, Tall "Hurricane" Candleholder in Brass, 1970s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bjørn Wiinblad (1918-2006). Tall "Hurricane" candleholder in brass with blue-tinted glass, 1970s. Measures: 63 x 13 cm. In very good condition. Signed.
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Pair of Candalabras JL Hultman for Svenskt Tenn, Pewter, Sweden 1930s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
JL Hultman & Svenskt Tenn - Scandinavian Modern A beautiful pair of pewter candelabras with four candle arms each, designed by JL Hultman for Svenskt Tenn, Sweden 1930s. Stamp...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Pewter

Set of 2 Modernist Sculptural Organic Brass Candleholder, Germany, 1950s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Sculptural candleholder set of 2 Origin: Germany (marked on the stand) Material: Solid brass Decade: 1950s This original vintage candleho...
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Mid-20th Century German Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Midcentury Swedish Brass Candlestick by Lars Holmström, 1950s
Located in Malmo, SE
Midcentury Swedish brass candleholder by designer Lars Holmström. A very decorative piece in good vintage condition with patina and signs of usage consistent with age.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Candleholder by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for AB Markaryd, 1950s
Located in Helsinki, FI
Beautiful candleholder by Hans-Agne Jakobsson made of blue glass and brass base. Measurements: Diameter 8cm, height 13cm Very nice condition.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Pair of 1960's Scandinavian Brass Candle Holders
Located in London, GB
Pair of magnificent 1960's candle holders with perforated diffuser for regular candles. High quality engineering in brass, possible designed for a church altar. They are in style of ...
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1960s European Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Set of Rare Brass Candlesticks by Artur Pe Kolbäck, Sweden, 1950s
Located in London, GB
A set of three elegant and very rare midcentury brass candleholders, by Artur Pe Kolbäck. In very good vintage condition with a nice natural patina. Stamped with the makers mark. The...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Norwegian Candleholder Set of Three on a Brass Plate by Saulo, Sulitjelma, 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Decorative Norwegian brass and stone candleholder set with three candlelights on a brass dish. Underneath a blue padded fabric base labeled with: made in Norway by Saulo AS in Sulitj...
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1970s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Stone, Brass

Scandinavian Cobalt Blue Art Glass Votive Candle Holder
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful Scandinavian Modern style royal or cobalt blue and shimmering copper art glass votive candle holder from Finland. Marked made in Finland.  
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Late 20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Blown Glass, Art Glass

Swedish Candle Holder Pair with Coloured Glassdomes by Gnosjö Konstmide, 1960s
By Gnosjö Konstsmide Rydahls Lamps
Located in Stockholm, SE
Lovely pair of copper and coloured glass candle holders with one light blue and one red tulip shaped glass shade. Pole and base of polished copper. Gives a nice shine when the candle...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Copper

Swedish Candle Holder with Coloured Glassdome by Östlings, Gnosjö, 1960s
By Gnosjö Konstsmide Rydahls Lamps
Located in Stockholm, SE
Lovely brass candleholder with aubergine coloured glass shade by Östlings for Gnosjö, Sweden 1960s. Base of colored glass. Gives a nice shine when the candle is lit. Removable shade....
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Copper

1950s Swedish Adjustable Brass Candleholder by Pierre Forssell for Skultuna
Located in Sagaponack, NY
1950s Swedish adjustable brass candleholder by Pierre Forssell for Skultuna. An adjustable solid brass candleholder.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Bernadotte Tealight & Candlehold Stainless Steel, L, H:140MM
Located in New York, NY
With its stringent grooves running from top to bottom, this Art Deco influenced candle holder makes for a stylish addition to any tabletop. It can also be conveniently turned upside ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Steel

Bernadotte Tealight & Candlehold Stainless Steel, S, H: 80mm
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful example of Scandinavian modernism, this small candleholder brings together both form and function. The Art Deco-inspired grooves give it a strong graphic presence as it h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Steel

Cobra 4 Pillar Candleholder Stainless Steel
Located in New York, NY
Truly capturing a sense of fluidity and movement, this sculptural stainless steel candle holder makes a striking centrepiece to a table, especially when the candlelight is reflected ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Steel

Bernadotte Tealight & Candlehold Stanless Steel, M, H: 110MM
Located in New York, NY
Bringing together both modernist looks and a multifunctional versatility, this medium sized Art Deco candleholder looks beautiful with a taper candle or tea-light when turned upside ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Steel

Pair of Gunnar Ander Candelabras for Ystad Metall, 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of Gunnar Ander seven-armed candelabras in metal with bronze tops. Manufactured by Ystad Metall in the 1970s.     
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Metal, Bronze

Round Teak and Metal Candleholder by Digsmed, Danish Design, 1964
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A nice candleholder by Danish manufacturer Digsmed, famous for their teak herb wheel. Digsmed was a manufacturer of many functional teak object in the Danish midcentury. This candleh...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Metal

1960s Danish Pair of Cast Bronze Candleholders by Jens H. Quistgaard for Dansk
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A pair of petite cast bronze candleholders with weighted and chamfered bottoms. Each stamped "DANSK DESIGNS DENMARK JHQ".
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Bronze

Jens Quistgaard Cast Iron Candleholder for Dansk
Located in New York, NY
Two-piece cast iron candleholder or vessel designed by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk, circa 1960s. A sculptural and scarce form from Quistgaard's celebrated collaboration with Dansk.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Iron

Brass and Chrome Candlesticks by Englesson, Sweden, Set of 9
Located in Stockholm, SE
Group of 9 candlesticks, suitable for tea light candles. Manufactured by Englesson in Sweden during the 1970s. Made from brass and chrome-plated metal. Engraved underneath. ...
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1980s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Metal, Brass, Chrome

Max Brüel for Torben Ørskov Scandinavian Brass Candleholders, 1950s
Located in Modena, IT
Set of four Mid-Century Modern design solid brass Scandinavian candleholders designed by Max Brüel for Torben Ørskov with engraved manufacturer logo, Denmark, circa 1950. Please n...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Georg Jensen Candelabra for Four Candles, Denmark
Located in Maastricht, NL
An oval, stainless steel Scandinavian Modern candelabra for four candles designed by Maria Berntsen for Georg Jensen.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Stainless Steel

Pierre Forsell Swedish Brass Candleholder "Profil" No. 69 Skultuna, Sweden 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pierre Forsell Swedish brass candleholder "Profil" No. 69 Skultuna, Sweden, 1960s Pierre Forsell (1925 - 2004) grew up in central Stockholm. He was trained as a silversmith and go...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Oil Lamp Model L-47 by Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare kerosene / oil lamp model L-47 designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson in Markaryd, Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Norwegian Candleholder Set of Three by Saulo- Sulitjelma, 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Stylish and decorative Norwegian brass and stone candleholder set with three different size candlelights on a stone dish. Underneath a blue padded fabric base labelled with: made in ...
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1970s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Stone, Brass

Articulating Swedish Brass Candlestick Collection
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Group of five Swedish articulating brass candlesticks. Each candlestick accommodates 11 taper candles and articulates to numerous shapes and designs. Often attributed to Josef Frank ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Organic Candlesticks, Turned Teak, Sweden
Located in Vienna, AT
Sculptural organic candlesticks designed and produced in Sweden in the 1960s.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Teak

Danish Pipe Tea Light Candleholders in Brass, 1970s, Set of 3
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A set of 3 Danish modern tea light candleholders. Made from pipe shaped solid brass in 3 diffrent heights. The tea lights are 'resting' in such a way that only the flame is visible. ...
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1970s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Pair of Candleholders Birds Design by Gunnar Cyren For Dansk Silverplate
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful, elegant pair of silver-plated love birds designed by Gunnar Cyren for Dansk circa 1980's it takes a thin tapered candle 1/4" diameter.
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Late 20th Century Japanese Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Silver Plate

Seven Scandinavian Modern Hurricanes by Hans Agne Jakobsson, Markaryd
Located in Stockholm, SE
Seven Scandinavian Modern hurricanes by Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB, Markaryd, Sweden, 1960s. Made of glass and brass, from 12 to 17 cm, height. Decal manufacturer's label to interior of ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Pair of Tapio Wirkkala Silver Candlesticks 1950s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
TAPIO WIRKKALA - SCANDINAVIAN MODERN A beautiful pair of silver candlesticks, model no. 89, were designed in 1957 by the famous Finnish multi designer Tapio Wirkkala. Artist signa...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Silver

Brass Vases, Sweden, Set of 2
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of solid brass vases from Karlshamn, Sweden. Manufactured during the 1970s.  
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Large Signed Clear Art Glass Vase Candleholder Oiva Toikka Nuutjarvi Notsjo 1964
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Early large sculptural "Lighthouse", candleholder or vase in clear handblown art glass designed in 1964 by Oiva Toikka and executed by Nuutajarvi Notsjo, Finland, and only produced u...
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1960s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Art Glass

Signed Scandinavian Modern Handcrafted Turned Wood and Brass Candleholders, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of signed Scandinavian Modern handcrafted turned wood and brass candleholders. Branded signature by Artist underneath.
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Swedish Iron Candle Holder with Crystal Centerpiece
Located in San Diego, CA
Ystad Metall Sweden iron candle holder with crystal sphere centerpiece. Sweden, 1950s.     
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Iron

Set of 2 Modernist Vintage 1970s Sculptural Brutalist Metal Candleholder, France
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Brutalist candleholder set of 2 Origin: France Material: Metal Decade: 1970s This original vintage candleholder, was produced in the 1970...
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Mid-20th Century French Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Metal

Swedish, Candle Holder, Steel, Glass, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A candle holder. Designed and produced in Sweden, 1940s. In steel and glass.  
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Steel

Pierre Forssell Adjustable Candleholder for Skultuna
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Pierre Forssell adjustable candlestick for Skultuna.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Max Brüel for Torben Orskov Scandinavian Brass Candleholders, 1950s
Located in Modena, IT
Pair of solid brass Mid-Century Modern design Scandinavian candleholders designed by Max Brüel for Torben Ørskov with engraved manufacturer logo, Denmark, circa 1950. Please note ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Brass

Swedish Modern Stoneware Candleholders Karin Björquist for Gustavsberg, 1970s
Located in Miami, FL
Set of 4 Swedish modern stoneware candleholders by Karin Björquist for Gustavsberg from the 1970s. Simple well designed cylindrical candleholder in their natural clay with glossy bla...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Candle Holders

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Ceramic, Earthenware, Pottery