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Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

SCANDINAVIAN MODERN STYLE

The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

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

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair and Berlin daybed, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak.

Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while he produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable vintage Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

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

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Leather, Teak

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wood Dinning Chair by Aksel Bender Madsen
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This set of two elegant dining chairs was designed by Aksel Bender Madsen for the Dutch manufacture Bovenkamp during the 1960s. Madsen is famous for its exquisite craftsmanship with ...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Faux Leather, Wood

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

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Faux Leather, Wood

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

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Leather, Ash

Rainer Daumiller Set of Six Dining Chairs in Pine
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Rainer Daumiller for Hirtshals Sawmill, set of six dining chairs, pine, Denmark, 1970s Beautiful, organic and natural dining chairs in solid pine. A simplistic design with a round...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

H.W. Klein for Bramin Teak Dining Chairs
Located in Garnerville, NY
Structurally sound and sturdy solid teak set of six dining chairs by H.W. Klein for Bramin Mobler. Featuring a contoured back rest, tapered legs, dowel stretcher base, freshly uphols...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Set of Kai Kristiansen Model 42 Dining Chairs, Rosewood, Aniline Leather, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Set of dining chairs produced by Skovman Andersen for the Illum Bolighus department store in Copenhagen. Rosewood frames with seat and back reupholstered with vintage tan aniline lea...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

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

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Beech

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

Materials

Metal

Arne Jacobsen Dining Chair, Model ''Syveren'' 3107, Mokka Aniline Leather
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Arne Jacobsen dining chair new upholstered with Mokka aniline leather. Base of chrome steel tube. Model 3107 Syveren, made by Fritz Hansen.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen Dining Chairs Model 195 by France & Son in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Very rare set of six dining chairs model 195 designed by Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen. Produced by France & Son in Denmark.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

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

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Plastic

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

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Pine

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

Materials

Steel

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

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Steel

"Seven" Chair, Model 3107 by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen, 1967
Located in Lejre, DK
"Seven" chair, model 3107, designed by Arne Jacobsen and manufactured by Fritz Hansen in 1967. The chair is newly upholstered in dark brown patinated leather.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Chrome

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

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Metal

Pair Of Eric Wørts Model 112 Rosewood Cow Horn Side Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of elegant, Danish modern, model 112 chairs by Erik Wørts for Vamo Møbelfabrik feature rosewood frames with cow Horn backs and floating leather seats.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Rosewood, Leather

Black Leather 'Oxford' Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A swiveling 'Oxford' chair designed by Arne Jacobsen featuring a low black leather back on a cast aluminum five point base. Made in Denmark by Fritz Hansen.
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

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

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Teak, Birch

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

Materials

Mahogany

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

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Teak

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

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Leather, Faux Leather, Teak

Set of Two Dining Room Chairs in the Style of Arne Vodder
Located in Vienna, AT
Pair of high-backed slatted chairs from the 1960s. Filigree construction made of solid wood, probably teak, upholstered seat made of plywood with covers made of light-colored fabric....
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

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

Materials

Papercord, Oak

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

Materials

Faux Leather, Teak

Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen Set of Four 'Red Chairs' in Original Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, set of four dining chairs 'The Red Chair', model 3758, original patinated leather, wood, Denmark, designed 1927, manufactured 1930s. Set of four din...
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1930s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather

Vintage Pair of Maple JL Moller Model 62 Armchairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
great Pair of maple JL Moller model 62 arm chairs. they have the original black danish cord. beautiful tiger maple or also called curly maple grain pattern. overall good condition, n...
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1980s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Papercord, Maple

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

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Pine

Erik Buch Set of Four 'Captains' Armchairs in Oak and Red Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Erik Buch for Ørum Møbler, set of four 'Captains' armchairs, in oak and fabric, Denmark, 1957. Set of four sculpted dining chairs in solid oak. These chairs show the characterist...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Alfred Christensen Large Set of Eight 'Boomerang' Chairs in Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Alfred Christensen for Slagelse Møbelvaerk, set of eight dining chairs model 370, teak, leatherette, Denmark, 1960s. Elegant set of Danish dining chairs, featuring a teak frame. S...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Teak

Set of Six Norwegian Dining Chairs with Soft Green Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Set of six dining chairs, in beech and green fabric, Norway, 1960s. These Norwegian elegant dining chairs show beautiful lines and stunning wood connections. The visually almost f...
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Set of 8 Dining Chairs by Louis van Teeffelen for Wébé, The Netherlands
Located in San Diego, CA
*Price includes Restoration and new upholstery. This is a very rare set of 8 dining chairs by Louis van Teeffelen in Afrormosia, also known as African teak. These chairs have am...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Teak

Arne Wahl Iversen Dining Chairs in Teak, Set of 8, Midcentury Danish Modern
Located in Decatur, GA
Arne Wahl Iversen for Glyngøre Stolefabrik ladder back dining chairs in teak. Set of eight (8) 6 side chairs - 2 arm captains chairs Solid sculpted teak + black naugahyde Atte...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Naugahyde, Teak

10 Jens Risom Side Chairs for Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Knoll Studio classic, Jens Risom's designs were the first pieces manufactured by Knoll. Due to war-time restrictions on materials, this style chair was originally constructed of si...
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1940s American Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cotton, Wood

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

Materials

Wood

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

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

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

Materials

Hardwood

Set of 6 Armchairs by Hans J. Wegner
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Set of 6 CH 35 - Armchairs in black lacquered beech and new seat in black canyon leather. Design 1959. Maker Carl Hansen & Son.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Lacquer

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

Materials

Chrome

Oak, Green Velvet Modern Essex Arm Chair
Located in New York, NY
A sleek chair with an artistic appeal, that was inspired by the architecture of New York City buildings in this case The Essex Building in Central Park south. This chair is designed...
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2010s Portuguese Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Suede, Wood, Oak

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

Materials

Fabric, Rosewood

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

Materials

Bentwood

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

Materials

Fabric, Rosewood

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

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Oak

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

Materials

Fabric, Teak

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

Materials

Teak

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

Materials

Leather, Plywood

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

Materials

Wool, Rosewood

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

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Papercord, Walnut

Jacob Kielland-Brandt Sculptural Chair in Solid Pine
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jacob Kielland-Brandt, chair, solid pine, Denmark, 1960s This remarkable chair designed by Jacob Kielland-Brandt holds a strong expression. The backrest has an organically shaped su...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Pine

Erik Buch Restored and Refinished Danish Teak Dining Chairs with Black Leather
Located in Knebel, DK
Six Erik Buch dining chairs made by Oddense Maskinsnedkeri. The chairs feature a solid teak frame and are as all of Erik Buchs chairs characterized by high-quality materials, solid ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Teak

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

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Teak

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

Materials

Chrome

Scandinavian Modern Teak Dining Chairs by Finn Juhl
Located in Minneapolis, MN
A set of six vintage original Scandinavian Modern Classic dining chairs designed by Finn Juhl for France & Son. Old growth teak frames with turned legs and crescent shaped side rails...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wool, Teak

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

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

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

Materials

Papercord, Wood

Set of Four Danish Modern Dining Chairs in Teak
Located in Berkeley, CA
This set of four Danish modern dining chairs offer beautifully sculpted teak frames and nested seat bottoms. Seat bottoms are covered in grey Hallingdal wool. In excellent original c...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Teak

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