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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 the revolutionary architect and furniture innovator 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, a stylistic maverick and maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Verner 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
Vintage Verner Panton Kreis (Spectrum) Textile in Tan. Size: 4 ft x 4 ft 1 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Verner Panton Textile, Country Of Origin: Denmark, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century. Size: 4 ft x 4 ft 1 in (1.22 m x 1.24 m) Verner Panton‘s penchant for using the elements o...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Cotton

Teak Nightstand
By AB Aronsson & Soner
Located in Roncadelle, BS
Teak nightstand with drawer produced in Sweden by the AB Carlström company in the 1950s/60s. A piece of furniture with an original mid-century Nordic design. There is also a teak ...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Teak

Mahogany Bedside or Sidetables by Axel Larsson for Bodafors, Sweden 1940s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Lovely pair of round nightstands or side tables designed by Axel Larsson in the 1940s produced by Bodafors in Sweden. Dark mahogany with round tinted glass table tops with etched squ...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Brass

Maple Collar Wall Hook by Loyal Loot
Located in calgary, CA
Monsieur DressUp tailored maple collar gives any room a sense of style. Perfect at the door, by your bed or in a change room; this gently curved hook can adorn your shirt, scarf or n...
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2010s Canadian Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Plywood, Maple, Bentwood

Scandinavian Oak Nightstand
Located in Roncadelle, BS
Oak cabinet with two drawers and handle carved in wood. The long squared legs give lightness to the whole structure. The small size makes it ideal for use in the entryway or as...
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Oak

Scandinavian Kilim Light Grey Cushion Cover Oriental Kilim Pillow
Located in Hampshire, GB
This new traditional kilim cushion cover is a handwoven piece constructed in the early 21st century. The design has been delicately woven by hand and features a symmetrical geometric...
Category

Early 2000s Afghan Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Kristian Vedel Fruit Bowl by Søren Willadsen, Denmark
Located in Utrecht, NL
In 1963, Danish designer Kristian Vedel designed a series of seating furniture and tables under the name 'Modus' for Danish manufacturer Søren Willadsen, from this series comes this ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

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Aluminum

1960s Scandinavian Nightstands with Magazine Racks
Located in Roncadelle, BS
Pair of original 1960s nightstands from Scandinavia, in excellent vintage condition. These nightstands clearly respond to mid-century lines from Northern Europe, made of teak with...
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Oak, Teak

Sheepskin Shearling Pillow, Brown Hazelnut
Located in Dural, AU
Elevate the cozy and charming textures in your decor with this hazelnut brown shearling pillow. The shearling, is a genuine Australian sheepskin featuring a short and curly wool pile...
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2010s Australian Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Sheepskin

Brass Vintage Clip on Earrings by Anna Greta Eker, Norway, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Midcentury brass clip earrings with a dark purple glass stone in the middle with a cut rock shape. Designed by Anna Greta Eker, Norway, 1960s. A typical couple of vintage earrings re...
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Stone, Brass

Boucle Pillow - Shearling Sheepskin 16x16" 40x40cm
Located in Dural, AU
Add layers of natural textures to your living room or bedroom decor with this captivating shearling sheepskin pillow. Its tight curly wool pile translates stylish comfort and express...
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2010s Australian Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Sheepskin

Boho White and Gold Sheepskin Pillow, Made in Australia
Located in Dural, AU
Add comforting and luxe textures to a bed or sofa with this super plush sheepskin pillow. Its Bohemian design brings a contemporary take on the classical sheepskin without the compro...
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2010s Australian Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Sheepskin

White and Pink Nursery Pillow Cushion Sheepskin, Made in Australia
Located in Dural, AU
Add comforting and soft textures to your little girl’s bedroom with our fluffy Marshmallow sheepskin pillow. Its Art Deco inspired design brings a contemporary take on the classical ...
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2010s Australian Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Sheepskin

Children’s Chair, Lilla M. Designed by Caroline Schlyter, Sweden, 1990s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Lacquered plywood. Measures: Height 58.0 cm/ 22 13/16" Width 30.0 cm/ 11 13/16" Seat height 30.0 cm/ 11 13/16" Depth 53.0 cm/ 20 13/16".
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1990s Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Plywood, Lacquer

Scandinavian Modern Silver Link Bracelet Jo’ans Koping Sweden, 1972
By Jo'Ans Guld AB 1
Located in New York, NY
A Scandinavian Modern handmade woven link bracelet in silver. Made by Jo'ans AB. Koping, Sweden, 1972. Diameter: 2.5". Open length: 8".
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Sterling Silver

Foldable Clothes Hanger / Hall Stand in Ash Oak or Black
Located in Visby, SE
Scandinavian contemporary foldable coat hanger / clothes hanger made with precision craftsmanship and quality in material and design, materialised in ash wood, oak wood or blackened ...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Oak

Fluffy Pillow Green Eucalyptus 20x20"
Located in Dural, AU
Inject charming and natural textures to your decor with this luxurious, eucalyptus green fluffy pillow. Featuring a New Zealand, pure wool pile with an irresistible silky feel. Hand-...
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2010s Australian Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Sheepskin

Danish Mid century "Razorblade" beds in solid oak, by Henning Kjærnulf, 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
Danish Mid century "Razorblade" beds in solid oak, by Henning Kjærnulf, 1960s. Rare set of 2. Made by EG Møbler. Sculptural piece that combines Baroque style and modernism. Measur...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Oak

Fur Pillow Taupe - Merino Lambskin
Located in Dural, AU
Introduce rich and enchanting accents to an interior with these sumptuous taupe pillows. With an irresitible pure wool pile and superior silky softness, this collection of fluffy pil...
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2010s Australian Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Lambskin

Set of Scandinavian Modern Screens or Room Dividers in Stained Beechwood, 1940s
Located in Odense, DK
Rare set of 5-sided vintage room dividers in stained beechwood handmade in the 1940s by a Scandinavian cabinetmaker. Beautiful five-panel screen, room divider, framing with intricate...
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1940s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Beech

Large Shearling Pillow - Euro 24x24" 60x60cm
Located in Dural, AU
Elevate the comfort to your decor with this extra large 24 x 24" shearling pillow. The shearling four panel front design, is hand-crafted from genuine Australian sheepskin featuring ...
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2010s Australian Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Sheepskin

Sky 5 Dice Set In Case Stainless Steel
Located in New York, NY
Look no further for the perfect gift for someone who has everything. Fastened with a leather strap, this dice case is fashioned from mirror polished stainless steel and is a luxuriou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Steel

Beautiful Pair of Swedish Teak and Brass Night/Side Tables 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Lovely and classic pair of Swedish teak and brass bedside tables with long black painted legs, brass handles and a brass magazine/newspaper shelf underneath. Great as nigh tables but...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Brass

Shearling Sheepskin Pillow, Hazelnut Brown
Located in Dural, AU
Elevate the cozy textures in your decor with this charming hazelnut brown shearling pillow. The boucle style wool pile features a short curly wool that will bring a room to life. Par...
Category

2010s Australian Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Sheepskin

Modern Kilim Cushion Cover Coffee Brown Handmade Geometric Wool Pillow
Located in Hampshire, GB
This new modern Scandinavian style kilim cushion cover is a handwoven piece constructed in the early 21st century. The design has been delicately woven by hand and features a symmetr...
Category

Early 2000s Afghan Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Bertil Vallien Fire Guard / Screen Produced by Boda in Sweden
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Fire guard / screen designed by Bertil Vallien. Produced by Boda in Sweden.
Category

1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Teak Night Stands with Bookcase by Westnofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Scandinavian Modern Night Stands manufactured in Norway by Westnofa Furniture circa 1960’s. This pair of beautiful nightstands features a teak case sitting on solid tapered legs. Bot...
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Wood, Teak

Kurt Ostervig Large Nightstand for KP Mobler
Located in Porto, PT
Rosewood large Danish Mid-Century Modern rosewood nightstand.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Rosewood

Schumacher Lubeck Stripe Pillow in Navy
Located in New York, NY
This pillow features Lubeck Stripe with a knife edge finish. Simple, charming and woven entirely by hand, this cotton stripe’s large scale makes it a shoe-in for large upholstery p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Cotton

Danish Bedside Table with Rattan Rack and Drawer, 1960s Denmark
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Shapely bedside table with a rattan shelf and a drawer for all your belongings. The beautiful V shape of the legs gives the nightstand a modern look and the entire bedside table is o...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Rattan, Teak

Danish Mid-Century Modern, a Pair of Vintage Night Stands in Solid Pine, 1970s
Located in Odense, DK
A pair of Scandinavian night stands / side tables in solid pine, made in Denmark, ca 1970s. The night stands are nicely patinated and in a good vintage condition. A fine brutal...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Pine

Boucle Shearling Sheepskin Pillow Cushion - 35*60cm Brown / Grey tip
Located in Dural, AU
From gentle softness to the perfectly tailored cushion, this grey / brown shearling sheepskin pillow brings natural styling to life with minimal fuss. The boucle wool style cushion f...
Category

2010s Australian Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Sheepskin

Pair of Vintage Nightstands
Located in Roncadelle, BS
Pair of vintage nightstands from the 1960s with drawer and magazine shelf. Elegant and functional, these Scandinavian-made nightstands feature modern lines and attention to detail. ...
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Oak

1960s Norwegian Rosewood Magazine Caddy
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rolling rosewood magazine caddy on four swivel casters with three divided compartments and a handle for ease of movement.
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Rosewood

Boucle Pillow Lumbar Coconut Cream - Shearling Sheepskin
Located in Dural, AU
Add layers of natural textures to your living room or bedroom decor with this captivating shearling sheepskin pillow. Its tight curly wool pile translates stylish comfort and express...
Category

2010s Australian Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Sheepskin

"Perronet" Rush Weave and French Oak Bed Frame 'King' by Christiane Lemieux
Located in New York, NY
Architectural rush weaves between clean, simple posts to make a textural headboard and footboard on this cerused European oak bed frame. Handmade by artisans in Vietnam, this piece i...
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2010s Vietnamese Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Rush, Oak

Danish Cabinetmaker, 20th Mid-Century, Pair of Night Stands in Solid Pine, 1970s
Located in Odense, DK
A pair of Scandinavian night stands / side tables in solid pine, made in Denmark, ca 1970s by a unknown cabinetmaker. The night stands are nicely patinated and in a good vintage c...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Pine

"Perronet" Rush Weave and French Oak Bed Frame 'Queen' by Christiane Lemieux
Located in New York, NY
Architectural rush weaves between clean, simple posts make a textural headboard and footboard on this cerused European oak bed frame. Handmade by artisans in Vietnam, this piece is a...
Category

2010s Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Rush, Oak

Pair of 20th Century Swedish Nightstands in Solid Pine
Located in Kramfors, SE
Pair of nightstands from Sweden made during the 1970s. The nightstands are lacquered solid pine with a large single drawer. Height to the table top is 45 cm and height to the back ri...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Pine

Nanna Ditzel High Chair with Nameplate by Carl Hansen, Denmark
Located in Utrecht, NL
Nanna Ditzel’s ND54 high chair, originally designed in 1954, is a beautiful and enduring piece of design, adaptable to the needs of growing children. Minimalist and sturdy, the FSC™-...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Beech

Sky Card Game Leather & Stainless Steel
Located in New York, NY
The perfect gift for the person who has everything! Perhaps the most versatile gaming set in the world, a deck of cards is the ultimate travel companion. This stylish stainless steel...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Steel

Sky Dice Travel Set Cup & 5 Dice Leather & Stainless Steel
Located in New York, NY
Solve the eternal problem of what to buy for someone who has everything! This stylish dice set with stainless steel cup is perfect for someone who likes to play games at home or when...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Steel

Green Fluffy Pillow Sheepskin - Eucalyptus 18x18"
Located in Dural, AU
Introduce charming tactile elements to your decor with this eucalyptus green fluffy pillow. Featuring a pure wool pile with superior silky softness, this collection of fluffy pillows...
Category

2010s Australian Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Sheepskin

Matched Pair 1-Drawer Teak Nite Stands Made in Denmark by Asbjørn-Mobler
Located in Buffalo, NY
Matched pair 1-drawer teak Nite stands made in Denmark by Asbjørn-Mobler. Attributed to Svend Madsen Classic Scandinavian Modern design, superior quality and construction, retains or...
Category

1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Teak, Birch

Natural White Round Fur Rug, Mongolian Fur 4 foot
Located in Dural, AU
Style your interior floors with the beauty of a natural fur rug that looks and feels luxurious whilst adding the natural charm, elegance and character that genuine fur / wool has to ...
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2010s Australian Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Sheepskin

Shearling Sheepskin Pillow Dark Linen - 18x18" / 45x45cm
Located in Dural, AU
Add soft and tactile textures to your decor with this dark linen shearling sheepskin pillow. The boucle style wool pile features a short curly wool that will bring natural styling to...
Category

2010s Australian Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Sheepskin

Shearling Sheepskin Cushion Dark Linen - 20x20"/50x50cm
Located in Dural, AU
Add charming tactile textures to your interior decor with this large shearling sheepskin pillow. The boucle style wool pile features a short curly wool that will bring sustainable st...
Category

2010s Australian Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Sheepskin

Modern Kilim Pillow Beige Blue Cushion Cover Oriental Kilim Handwoven
Located in Hampshire, GB
This new traditional kilim cushion cover is a handwoven piece constructed in the early 21st century. The design has been delicately woven by hand and features a symmetrical geometric...
Category

Early 2000s Afghan Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Blush Pink Wool Kilim Cushion Cover Handwoven Geometric Scatter Cushion
Located in Hampshire, GB
This new traditional kilim cushion cover is a handwoven piece constructed in the early 21st century. The design has been delicately woven by hand and features a symmetrical geometric...
Category

Early 2000s Afghan Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Teak Hanging Nightstand
Located in Roncadelle, BS
Small Scandinavian cabinet used as a phone stand. Consists of a simple teak wood shelf with rounded corners and a metal magazine rack. Original for use as a hanging nightstand....
Category

1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Metal

Bicycle Model Midcentury Design "Itera" Plastic for Volvo, Sweden
Located in Antwerp, BE
In the current period where the bicycle is undergoing major development and provides a sporty displacement is this very original green rare designed Volvo seventies bike a really co...
Category

1980s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Chrome, Metal

Piana Simple Bed
Located in Vandoma, PT
The Piana collection is one of Cacio's bestsellers, with Scandinavian inspiration, this line is available in several shades of oak ranging from lighter to darker tones. For greater p...
Category

2010s Portuguese Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Hardwood, Oak

Pair of Danish Mid Century Rectangular Night Stands in Solid Pine, 1970s
Located in Odense, DK
Pair of Scandinavian brutalist night stands in solid pine, made in Denmark, 1970s. The night stands are nicely patinated and in a good vintage condition.
Category

1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Pine

CC 2021 Tree Star Gold, Small
Located in New York, NY
A constellation of shooting stars crossing the sky forms this eye-catching tree. The abstracted cut-out shapes are plated in 18 karat gold creating a warm glow as they reflect the di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Gold Plate

Treasure Black and Gold Sheepskin Pillow, Made in Australia
Located in Dural, AU
Add layers of comforting texture to your living room or bedroom decor with this exotic inspired sheepskin pillow designed by Emily Barbara and exclusive to 1st Dibs. Its unique desig...
Category

2010s Australian Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Sheepskin

Hydrometer by Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A black enameled hydrometer, was a part of a weather station.
Category

1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Metal

Dark Blue Bedside Tables in Ash x 2, Design Eric Gizard and 100% Made in France
Located in Landivy, FR
Pair of 2 square bedsides tables with a wooden drawer under the top. Measures: Top side: 40 cm / 15.75'' Weight 5 kg / 11 lbs each Displaid Price is for 2 bedsides tables Mon...
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2010s French Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Wood, Ash, Lacquer

Brown Bedside Tables in Ash Wood, Pack of 2, Designer E. Gizard, Made in France
Located in Landivy, FR
Pair of 2 square bedsides tables with a wooden drawer under the top. Measures: Top side: 40 cm / 15.75'' Weight 5 kg / 11 lbs each Displaid Price is for 2 bedsides tables Mon...
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2010s French Scandinavian Modern More Furniture and Collectibles

Materials

Wood, Ash, Lacquer

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