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Scandinavian Modern Club 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 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
Scandinavian Modern Organic Two Lounge Chair Arabesque Folke Jansson 1955 Sweden
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern vintage authentic pair of lounge chairs or club chairs by Folke Jansson for SM Wincrantz from black yellow fabric, 1955, Sweden in beautiful organic shape. A gorge...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Metal

Antique Swedish Carved Primitive Wabi Sabi Brutalist Stump Chair, Early 20th C
Located in Odense, DK
Sculptural rare primitive stump chair made in solid wood. Hand carved by Swedish cabinetmaker in the early 20th century. A truely authentic unique and heavy wabi sabi piece. The over...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Lounge Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This comfortable pair of Danish style lounge chairs make an impressive addition to any interior, with unique sculpted armrests, tapered hardwood legs, and spacious proportions. Perfe...
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1970s European Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Art Deco Club Chair, Reupholstered, Made by Danish Cabinetmaker, 1940s
Located in Odense, DK
Cute low Art Deco lounge chair, reupholstered in plush an imitation of lambswool. Made by a Danish cabinetmaker, ca 1940s. A simple and refined design that will combine well with t...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Wool, Wood

'Scimitar' Chair by Fabricius & Kastholm for Ivan Schlecter, Signed, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This incredible 'Scimitar' chair by Preben Fabricius & Jørgen Kastholm was made by Ivan Schlecter in the 1960s, this example is signed on its stainless steel lower frame with the Iva...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Danish Mid-Century Armchair, 1950s
Located in ŚWINOUJŚCIE, 32
1950s Danish mid-century armchair Danish Mid-Century Modern armchair from 1950s. Upholstered in blue fabric. Wooden legs in mahogany color.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Fabric

Early Peter Hvidt Lounge Chair in Light Yellow Cream Leather
Located in Oakland, CA
Early Scandinavian lounge chair designed by Perter Hvidt. The chair crafted of a solid wood frame, hand-tied springs, and horsehair padding. The curved button-tufted backrest offers ...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Leather

Pair of Custom Made Sheepskin Armchairs and Round Ottoman
Located in London, GB
A pair of reproduction armchairs and single round ottoman in the 1940s Danish modern style. The legs of the ottoman will be modified to match the chair legs. These high-end, cust...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Sheepskin, Beech, Oak, Walnut

Pair of Bertil Söderberg Wingback Chairs
Located in Hudson, NY
Great pair of Swedish Wingback armchairs by Swedish designer Bertil Söderberg, with curved arms in walnut-stained beechwood sculptural high back from 1930's. Recovered in a gold-ton...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Beech, Wood

Pair of Custom Made Danish Modern Style Sheepskin Armchairs
Located in London, GB
A pair of custom-made armchairs based on the Danish Modern styles of the 1940-50s. These high-end productions are handmade to order at our workshops in England. The chair legs are ...
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2010s British Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Sheepskin, Beech

Pair of Custom Made 1940s Style Sheepskin Armchairs
Located in London, GB
A pair of reproduction armchairs in the 1940s Danish modern style. These high-end, custom-made pieces are handmade to order at our workshops in England. The chair legs are available...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Beech, Oak, Walnut, Sheepskin

Pair of Carl Malmsten "Lillasyster" Lounge Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Carl Malmsten "Lillasyster" lounge chairs produced by O.H. Sjögren.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Carl Malmsten "Samspel" Lounge Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Carl Malmsten "Samspel" lounge chair with original upholstery. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Birch, Fabric

Pair of Vintage Swedish Carl Malmsten Hemmakvall Armchairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
MCM Pair of Swedish Hemmakvall armchairs by Carl Malmsten in original fabric circa 1956. Very comfortable! Original upholstery has flaws. Price listed includes reupholstery in COM....
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Wool

Pair of Seven Bar Stools, Model 3187/3197, by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
A pair of seven bar stools, model 3187/3197, by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen. The stools are with original upholstery of black leather.    
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Metal

Danish 1940s Boesen Banana Style Curved Tub Club Chair with Channel Back
Located in Bridgeport, CT
This supercool 1940s Danish curved club chair is actually a match to the Danish curved or banana form sofas made in the 1930s-1940s. The sofas and chairs were very popular coming out...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Velvet, Beech

Mats Theselius for Källemo 'Älgskinnsfåtölj' Lounge Chairs in Metal
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mats Theselius for Källemo AB, lounge chairs ‘Älgskinnsfåtölj’, patinated metal, stained birch, leather, Sweden, 1991. These distinct 'Älgskinnsfåtölj' lounge chairs of Mats These...
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1990s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Metal

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen lounge chair.
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

1960s, Pair of Safari Chairs by Hans Olsen for Viska Möbler in Kinna, Sweden
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful pair of safari chairs designed by Hans Olsen for Viska Möbler in Kinna, Sweden. These chairs are made of oak with a new canvas upholstery. They are in a wonderful conditi...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Canvas, Oak

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen lounge chair. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Danish Cocktail Lounge Chairs, 1950
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderfully elegant original Danish cocktail chairs from 1950, with original spring supported seat cushions and riveted edge details on teak legs in great condition, the multi colore...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Folk Ohlsson Teak Scissor Chairs - A Pair
Located in Garnerville, NY
Pair of Folk Ohlsson designed scissor chairs. Solid teak construction with very clean original oiled finish. Ergonomically slatted back contour and tapered legs. Freshly upholstered ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Pairs 2 of Mid-Century Modern Safari Chairs by Karen & Ebbe Clemmensen 4 Hansen
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pair of Safari Chairs by Karen and Ebbe Clemmensen for Fritz Hansen. Ash frames with black leather straps. Green fabric is good and strong with no damage but a little sun bl...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Brass

Danish Cabinetmaker Club Chair in Original Black Leather, 1940s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Danish cabinetmaker club chair in original green patinated leather. Legs of stained beech. Made in the 1940s.
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Illum Wikkelso, Lounge Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
An Illum Wikkelsø easy chair, previously reupholstered in red nubuk leather, on tapered rosewood legs. 
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

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 Club Chairs

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Beech

Rare PK27 Easy Chair by Poul Kjaerholm for E. Kold Christensen, Denmark, 1971
Located in Echt, NL
Impressive PK27 easy chair in excellent condition. Designed by Poul Kjaerholm, Denmark Manufactured by E. Kold Christensen These chairs were only produced for three years, between...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Leather, Suede, Bentwood, Plywood

Carl Malmsten Armchair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Carl Malmsten armchair. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Birch, Fabric

Pair of Carl Malmsten Lounge Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Carl Malmsten lounge chairs.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Easy Chair / Armchair in Black Leather by Skalma Denmark
Located in Halle, DE
Scandinavian easy chair / armchair / club chair from the 90s by SKALMA, Denmark. Upholstered in original black Leather. Good condition. Marked with Manufacturer Tag.
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1990s Danish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Leather

1980's Pair Teak with Wool Cushions Lounge / Easy Chair by HS Design, Denmark
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Typical and beautiful set of two craftsman lounge / easy chairs from the 1980's and designed and made by HS Design from Denmark. Only the best materials and techniques are used for b...
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1980s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Wool, Teak

Danish Modern Set of Two Capella Lounge Chairs Illum Wikkelsø, Teak, 1960s
Located in Munster, DE
Set of two Danish Modern teak wood lounge chairs by Illum Wikkelsø. The chairs have been newly upholstered with a fabric by Kvadrat.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Wool, Teak

Beaumont Bouclé Lounge Chair
Located in New York, NY
New Traditionalism. Minimalist rigor meets cocoon-y comfort. Our Beaumont collection's architectural yet airy bases are juxtaposed with silhouettes softened by sculptural flair. Bala...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Brass

Folke Ohlsson for DUX Pair Upholstered Teak Lounge Chairs
Located in Fulton, CA
A pair of solid teak upholstered lounge chairs designed by Folke Ohlsson for Dux of Sweden. Classic Scandinavian / Danish Modern design with exoskeleton frames cradling a curvaceous ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Scandinavian Rocking Chair with Camel Leather Seating, 1940s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Scandinavian; Sweden; rocking chair; armchair; lounge chair; camel leather seating; wooden frame; wood; Scandinavian Design; 1940s; Sportstugemöbel; A rare and comfortable Scandin...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Arne Norell ‘Mexico’ Lounge Chair in Olive Green Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Arne Norell for Arne Norell Möbel AB, lounge chair model ‘Mexico’, leather, beech, Sweden, 1970s This high-quality lounge chair named ‘Mexico’ is designed by the talented Swedish ...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather, Beech

Sculptural Carved Wabi Sabi Brutalist Stump Chair in Solid Pine, Swedish, 1968
Located in Odense, DK
Sculptural rustic stump chair made in solid pine. Hand carved by Swedish cabinetmaker Göran Jalking. Stamped Nr. 33, okt 1968, Göran Jalking. Beautiful wood grains in this vintage pi...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Pine

Pair of Frits Henningsen Lounge Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Frits Henningsen lounge chairs. I have another pair that has not been reupholstered yet. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Danish Upholstered Armchair, circa 1940s
Located in New York, NY
A Danish upholstered club chair with stained beechwood legs, circa 1940s. Recently upholstered with a cotton blend and contrasting buttons and piping.      
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Sculptural Carved Wabi Sabi Brutalist Stump Chair in Solid Pine, Swedish, 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
Sculptural rustic stump chair made in solid pine. Hand carved by Swedish cabinetmaker. Beautiful wood grains in this vintage piece. A truely authentic brutalist piece. A great de...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Pine

1960s Sven Ellekaer Brown Leather Chairs For Coja
Located in ŚWINOUJŚCIE, 32
Set of 2 Coja armchairs by the Swedish designer Sven Ellekaer. The chocolate brown leather is in very good condition. Soft seating comfort from the 1960s. Price for pair.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather

Danish Club Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Danish club chair in the style of Frits Henningsen. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Pair of Danish Black Skai Lounge Chairs W/ Dark Tone Wood Frame
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern reclining arm chairs with fluted black skai cushions. They have a cushioned armrest and a dark tone wood frame. Priced as a pair.
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Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Clam Chair by Arnold Madsen, Denmark, 1940s
Located in Prague, CZ
Rare easy chair (also known as Clam Chair) designed by Arnold Madsen and Produced by Madsen & Schubell in Denmark, 1940s. Date of manufacture: 1940s Origin: Denmark Material: st...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Sheepskin, Beech

Lounge Chair by Otto Schulz for Boet, Sweden, 1940s
Located in Prague, CZ
Lounge chair model Schulz, designed by Otto Schulz and produced by Boet in Sweden, 1940s. Date of manufacture: 1940s Origin: Sweden Material: beech, sheepskin Dimensions: H 73 ...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Sheepskin, Beech

Rare Pair of Stig Poulsson 'Bequem' Lounge Chairs in Cognac Leather
By Stig P, Stig Poulsson
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Stig Poulsson, lounge chairs model 'Bequem', cognac leather, steel, ash, Denmark, designed 1968-1969 This grand set of 'Bequem' lounge chairs is designed by Stig Poulsson. The most ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Steel

Frits Henningsen Arm Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen arm chair reupholstered in new black leather and beech legs refinished in mahogany. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Beech, Leather

Mid-Century Swedish Sculptural Hand Carved Brutalist Stump Chair in Solid Pine
Located in Odense, DK
Sculptural stump chair made in solid pine. Hand carved by a unknown Swedish cabinetmaker. A general good vintage condition. A great decorativ brutalist object for the modern ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Pine

Mid-Century Otto Schultz Lounge Chairs in Bouclé, Sweden, ca 1950s
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful pair of 1950s easy chairs by Otto Schultz, Sweden. The elegant organic lines of the design create a striking silhouette. With its classic shape paired with modern design, t...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Bouclé

Danish Modern Club Chairs, a Pair
Located in North Miami, FL
Beautiful Danish modern club chairs, circa 1960. New white cotton velvet upholstery. Polished wood feet. In very good condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Wood, Cotton

Mid-Century Modern Danish Skipper Mobler Maple Bentwood Club Library Arm Chair
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid-Century Modern Skipper Mobler Furniture Co armchair. Made in Denmark featuring bentwood maple frame with rounded form a neutral upholstery.     
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Upholstery, Maple

Carl Malmsten "Samsas" Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Carl Malmsten "Samsas" chair produced by O. H. Sjogren. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Beech, Fabric

Pair of Illum Wikkelsø 'Wiki' Lounge Chairs in Teak and Black Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Illum Wikkelsø, easy chairs model 'Wiki', black leather, teak, Denmark,1960s This set of easy chairs feature a teak frame with a slatted back and an angular, geometric frame. The ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Teak, Leather

Flemming Lassen Style Armchair in Bouclé Wool, Scandinavian Design, 1960's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Danish; Scandinavian design; Mid-Century Modern: Flemming Lassen; armchair; lounge chair; wingback chair; Denmark Scandinavian Modern lounge armchair, in the style of Flemming Las...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Wool, Mahogany

Swivel Armchair by Carina Bengs, Sweden
Located in Amstelveen, NL
Very elegant club chair “Fridene” designed by Carina Bengs for Ikea. This 360 degree swivel chair has a frame in bent beech wood. The backrest and seat cushion are made of firm foam ...
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Early 2000s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Cotton, Bentwood

Danish Modern Chesterfield Tufted Brown Leather Lounge Chairs by Wiels Møbler
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Danish Modern Chesterfield style tufted leather club or lounge chairs By Wiels Møbler Denmark, Circa 1960s Measures: 42"W x 34"D x 27.5"H. Seat height 15"...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Arm Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Brown Leather Arm Chair. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen lounge chair from the 1940s. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Club Chairs

Materials

Beech, Fabric

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