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Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

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
Viggo Boesen Curved Sofa upholstered in Cream Shearling
Located in West Hollywood, CA
1930s Viggo Boesen banana shaped sofa/loveseat with channel back. Vintage MCM Danish design refurbished in 2019 and reupholstered in high quality cream shearling.
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Fur, Wood, Upholstery

1970s Danish Modern Teak Loveseat
Located in High Point, NC
This two-seat teak sofa was manufactured in Denmark, circa 1970. In this elegantly composed design, soft cushions rests on a dynamic bent hardwood frame. A contrast of textures and c...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Teak

Tage Poulsen Pair of Model TP632 Oak and Patinated Leather Sofas, circa 1962
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful pair of oak and leather Model TP632 settee sofas were designed by Danish architect and Professor Tage Poulsen in circa 1962. These Scandinavian Modern settees feature ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Oak

Unio Loveseat by Poiat
Located in Helsinki, FI
The Unio Collection, an arm chair and sofas, was born out of Poiat’s designers interest in studying the relationship of wood and soft furniture. From the very beginning, the idea was...
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2010s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Fabric, Ash, Plywood

1950s Swedish Velvet Samspel Sofa by Carl Malmsten
Located in London, GB
Carl Malmsten 'Samspel' sofa First designed in 1956 and produced by AB Record in Bollnas, Sweden, the 'Samspel' sofa is one of the finest pieces to be drawn by Sweden's design ico...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Beech

Midcentury Loveseat Attributed to Jens Risom
Located in Houston, TX
Midcentury loveseat attributed to Jens Risom, circa 1960. Newly upholstered.
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1960s Unknown Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Wood

Danish Cabinetmaker 1950s Boucle Love Seat Sofa
Located in London, GB
Danish Cabinetmaker Curved Loveseat, c1950s Two person love-seat sofa in the manner of Finn Juhl. Produced by an anonymous Danish cabinetmaker c1950s. The sofas has oak legs wi...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Beech

Vintage Loveseat Sofa by Juul Kristensen
Located in Ranst, VAN
This easy chair was designed by Juul Kristensen and produced in Denmark in the 1970s. The sofa has a teak frame and the cushions are reupholstered.  
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Fabric, Bouclé, Teak

Danish Modern Teak Loveseat by Domino Møbler, 1970s, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Danish Mid-Century Modern loveseat from Domino Møbler, was made in the 1970's in Denmark. Featuring sculpted arms with a solid teak frame and cylindrical legs, with tufted cushi...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Danish Sofa with Sheepskin by Edmun Jørgensen, 1940s
Located in Hägersten, SE
Two seater sofa made by cabinetmaker Edmund Jørgensen. Produced in Denmark during the 1940-50s. Dark stained oak legs and new sheepskin upholstery in light beige color. Very good vin...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Sheepskin, Oak

Danish Modern Loveseat by DUX
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Distinctive Scandinavian Modern design sets this vintage DUX love seat apart from other seating options. The midcentury Swedish design features stylish two-seat arrangement, solid te...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Teak

Mogens Lassen Rare Organic Sofa in Ivory Bouclé, Denmark, 1930s
Located in New York, NY
Mogens Lassen rare beautiful Scandinavian Modern sofa in ivory bouclé with slightly curved and tufted wingback and curved armrests on bowed stained beechwood legs. This iconic 1940s ...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Bouclé, Wood, Beech

Classical Style Loveseat by Frits Henningsen
Located in Hudson, NY
Pair of classical-style loveseats by Danish designer Frits Henningsen from 1950s newly upholstered in a grey wool fabric with beige trim and buttoned backs. Comfortable seat height a...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Beech

Danish Mid-Century Plaid Upholstered Loveseat
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Upholstered Danish loveseat, circa 1960's. Charming piece with original brown and cream plaid fabric and contrasting splayed wood legs. Compact footprint makes this a perfect seating...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery

1940s Danish Curved Boucle Sofa
Located in London, GB
Danish cabinetmaker made loveseat, circa 1940s. This compact curved sofa was produced in Denmark in the 1940s. It has been fully restored and reupholstered in our London workshop....
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Bouclé, Beech

Finn Juhl Japan Series Two-Seater Sofa, Early Label, Original Fabric / Denmark
Located in Buffalo, NY
Finn Juhl Japan Series Two-Seater Sofa,, Early label ,original fabric / Denmark.. excellent original condition,, Retains its original fabric as well as early button tag / label.. ext...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Brass

Danish Mid-Century Modern Leather Loveseat
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Leather Danish loveseat, circa 1960's. Leather is soft and supple, yet durable to ensure years enjoyment. Compact foot print make this the perfect seating solution for urban dwellers...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

Danish Midcentury Settee or Loveseat in the Style of Carl Malmsten
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Elegant Danish or Swedish settee or loveseat from circa 1950s in the style of Carl Malmsten. We found this charming settee near Copenhagen but it has clear Swedish design cues namely...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Wool, Beech

Danish Modern Leather Settee by Mogens Hansen
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Danish Modern settee by Mogens Hansen. The upholstery is a rich cognac leather. There are 6 separate cushions that make up the seating, backrest, and sides. The legs are m...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Maple

Vintage Danish Mid Century Teak and Oak Loveseat Sofa by Arne Hovmand Olsen
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is a rare and beautiful Scandinavian modern settee in teak and oak designed by Arne Hovmand Olsen and manufactured by Mogens Kold in Denmark in the 1960's. This exquisite piece,...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Teak

Børge Mogensen Model #2208 Two-Seat Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Børge Mogensen Model #2208 Two-Seat Sofa Designed in 1963 and Produced by Fredericia Stolefabrik. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Mahogany, Teak

Børge Mogensen Model #2212 Two-Seat Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Børge Mogensen model #2212 dark brown leather two-seat sofa designed in 1960 and produced by Fredericia.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

Ds-2011 Sofa from De Sede
Located in Ranst, VAN
Super comfortable from De Sede, model DS-2011. The sofa has a steel base and is made of black leather. The sofa is in very good and original condition.  
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1980s Swiss Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

Swedish Modern Folke Jansson Orion Wool Bouclé Sofa 1950's
Located in Brussels, BE
Rare sofa model Orion designed by Folke Jansson. Produced by SM Wincrantz in Sweden in 1950's. Reupholstered in wool bouclé.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Brass

Frits Henningsen Settee
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen settee.
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Carl Malmsten 1950s Cirkus Sofa in Boucle Fabric
Located in London, GB
Carl Malmsten - Cirkus Sofa, c1950s Model 'Cirkus' love-seat sofa, designed in the 1950s by Swedish Master designer Carl Malmsten and produced by OH Sjögren in Tranås, Sweden. The...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Bouclé, Elm

1970s Erkones Teak and Oxblood Leather Sofa
Located in High Point, NC
A 1970s sofa by Norwegian furniture designer Ekornes. Double cushions create an inviting loveseat of bright teak and rich oxblood leather. The rounded curves of the teak frame echo t...
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1970s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Teak

1960s Scandinavian Style Curved Arm 3-Seat Sofa
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1960s Scandinavian style 3-seat curved arm sofa. The sofa has a flat back and square walnut wood tapered legs. The sofa was previously recovered and the fabric needs replacem...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Arne Norell Merkur Two-Seat Sofa AB, Sweden, 1960
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice two-seat Merkur sofa designed by Arne Norell and manufactured by Arne Norell AB in Aneby, Sweden, 1960. The sofa has very nice olive green tufted leather cushions with soli...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Oak

Børge Mogensen, Coupé Sofa in Chocolate Leather, 1971 for Fredericia, Denmark
Located in Munster, NRW
Børge Mogensen - coupé sofa, designed in 1971 for Fredericia, Denmark Børge Mogensen designed the luxurious Coupé Sofa with the distinctive high 106 cm back, especially for cozy, ...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

Carl Malmsten Sofa
Located in Chicago, IL
Made in: Sweden, c. 1950. Material: faux shagreen upholstery, beech. Size: 63 W × 32 D × 33.25 H in seat height 16.5 inches.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery, Beech

Danish Lambswool Loveseat, Cabinetmaker, 1930s
Located in Los Gatos, CA
Freestanding curved two-seater sofa with five legs of stained beech. Sides, back and seat upholstered with lambswool. Made 1930–1940's. Solid construction and high quality lambswool ...
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1930s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Lambskin

Danish Love Seat, Soft Lambswool, 1940s
Located in Los Gatos, CA
Two-seater sofa with stained beech legs. Upholstered with light and very soft lambswool. Designed 1930–1940s. Measures: H. 77 cm. W. 135 cm. D. 84 cm.
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Lambskin

Ole Wanscher Sofa / Loveseat
Located in Epperstone, Nottinghamshire
Extra special rare loveseat / sofa designed by Ole Wanscher for master cabinet maker A J Iversen, 1950s, Denmark. Extremely high quality piece, very elegant and comfortable.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Mahogany

Frits Henningsen 1940s Settee
Located in Hudson, NY
Solid mahogany two-seat sofa designed and made by Frits Henningsen in the 1940s. Two-tone velour upholstery with black upper and silver seat.
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Wood

Moduline Rosewood Sofa Love Seat
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The iconic moduline sofa designed by Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen & Torben Lind for France & Son, Denmark, 1960. This sofa has a solid rosewood frame and flawless wool covered seats.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Wool, Rosewood

Unio Loveseat by Poiat
Located in Helsinki, FI
The Unio Collection, an arm chair and sofas, was born out of Poiat’s designers interest in studying the relationship of wood and soft furniture. From the very beginning, the idea was...
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2010s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Plywood, Fabric, Ash

Unio Loveseat by Poiat
Located in Helsinki, FI
The Unio Collection, an arm chair and sofas, was born out of Poiat’s designers interest in studying the relationship of wood and soft furniture. From the very beginning, the idea was...
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2010s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Fabric, Ash, Plywood

Unio Loveseat by Poiat
Located in Helsinki, FI
The Unio Collection, an arm chair and sofas, was born out of Poiat’s designers interest in studying the relationship of wood and soft furniture. From the very beginning, the idea was...
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2010s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Ash, Plywood, Fabric

Børge Mogensen, 2-Seat Sofa Model 2208, 1960s
Located in Paris, FR
Lovely 2-seat sofa designed by Borge Mogensen in 1963. Model 2208 produced by Fredericia Stolefabrik in the 1960s. Original light brown leather and teak wood feet.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Teak, Leather

Scandinavian Modern Vintage Slipper Settee by Ib Kofod-Larsen
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This dainty settee has a tailored look that would add style and character to a variety of spaces. Fabric is not original to the piece but is in good useable condition. We'd be happy ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Teak

Fabricius and Kastholm Classics of Mid-Century Modernism Two-Seat Sofa.
Located in Antwerp, BE
To be the classics of Midcentury Modernism,Fabricius and Kastholm two-seat sofa, feature in exclusively steel frames with elephant grey leather loose cushions and cord-wrapped armres...
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1960s German Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Steel

Slagelse Mobelvaerk Model 188 Loveseat, Denmark 1950s
Located in Norwalk, CT
Great form and quality construction in this curvy, modern loveseat. Note kidney shaped seat. Newly upholstered in a stripy cut-velvet in mossy green. Tight back and seat. A nice exam...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery

Scandinavian Modern Danish Teak Sofas, a Pair
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of teak sofas from 1970s Denmark. The clean lines of the frame evoke a sense of stylish ease, characteristic of Scandinavian modernist design. Seat cushions are upholstered in...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery, Teak, Fabric

Vintage Danish Mid Century Modern Teak Loveseat Sofa by Komfort
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is a beautiful scandinavian modern 2 seaters sofa settee in teak wood manufactured by Komfort in Denmark in the late 1960's. This comfortable loveseat, recently imported from D...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Teak

Scandinavian Modern Platform Couch with Side Table Hand Made by Stille Home
Located in Templeton, CA
The Restle couch was inspired by a particular afternoon spent at a vintage furniture market in Norway. The 16” side tables on either side of the couch are a hallmark of this design, ...
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2010s American Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Bouclé, Oak, Walnut

Grete Jalk Teak Loveseat for France and Daverkosen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Grete Jalk 2 seat sofa or loveseat. Great size and scale! Loveseat retains its original inner coil springs. Pieces look good from every angle, nice curved spine supports back cushions.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

1960s Danish Modern Wooden Sofa
Located in High Point, NC
This two-seat sofa was made in Denmark, circa 1960. The ivory white upholstered seats and backrests provide comfort and enhance the warm tones of the polished wood. The armrests and ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Fabric, Hardwood

Eric Merthen Scandinavian Modern Tornado Sofa 2-Seater for IRE Möbler Sweden 60s
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Two-seater sofa designed by Eric Merthen and manufactured by the IRE Möbler firm in Skillingaryd, Sweden, in the 1960s. The loverseats edition of this model is extremely hard to com...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Chenille, Hardwood

Rare Sofa Attributed to Gerhard Berg, Norway, 1950s
Located in Hägersten, SE
Rare sofa produced in Norway. Attributed to Norwegian designer Gerhard Berg. Most likely produced at LK Hjelle in Norway during the 1950s. Teak legs and armrests. New upholstery in o...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Teak, Bouclé

Børge Mogensen Model #2208 Two-Seat Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Børge Mogensen model no. 2208 two-seat sofa designed in 1963 and produced by Fredericia.
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Leather

Late 1940s Danish Settee in Manner of Finn Juhl Settee by Carl Brorup
Located in Oakland, CA
Danish loveseat sofa in manner Finn Juhl BO-55 by Carl Brorup. Original wool fabric in good condition.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Wool

Danish 2-Seated Loveseat Sofa by Kurt Østervig for Jason Møbler, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Danish Modern love seat newly upholsthered in a Norwegian cream white whool fabric named Amdal 100 from Gudbrandsdalen Uldvarefabrikk. This 2-seater sofa is designed by Kurt Østervig...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Fabric, Beech, Teak

1960s Leaving Room Set, Sofa & Armchairs by Knoll
Located in ŚWINOUJŚCIE, 32
This set of sofa + pair of armchairs + coffee table was designed in 1960. It features solid cherrywood, and loose-fitting cushions with patterned covers. Measures: Sofa: Length 19...
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20th Century German Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Wood

Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist Paradise Sofa Nordiska Kompaniet, 1958
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Stunning paradise sofa designed by Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist for Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden, 1958. This sofa has very nice typical for that time organic shapes, and curved organic leg...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery, Beech

Sculptural Swedish Modern Baroque Style Chair in Solid Wood, Early 20th Century
Located in Odense, DK
Sculptural Swedish Modern Baroque style chair in solid wood, early 20th century. A great decorative object for the modern interior. Great vintage condition.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Wood

Kerstin Horlin Holmquist Paradise 3 seater sofa 1950's
Located in Brussels, BE
Kerstin Horlin Holmquist is a Swedish designer. This sofa was made for Nordiska Kompaniet in the 1950's. This was part of her Paradise design. This is the larger version. It features...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Scandinavian Modern Platform Couch with Side Table Hand Made by Stille Home
Located in Templeton, CA
The Restle couch was inspired by a particular afternoon spent at a vintage furniture market in Norway. The 16” side tables on either side of the couch are a hallmark of this design, ...
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2010s American Scandinavian Modern Loveseats

Materials

Bouclé, Faux Leather, Oak, Walnut

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