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Scandinavian Modern Settees

SCANDINAVIAN MODERN STYLE

The designers of Scandinavian modernism created the warmest and most human iteration of modernist ideals. Their work was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

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

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

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

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

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Style:Scandinavian Modern
Ole Wanscher Teak 'Senator' Sofa
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This teak high-back two-seat sofa was designed by Ole Wanscher as part of his 'Senator' line, circa 1960s. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

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 Settees

Materials

Teak

Oxbend Bench, Entryway Seat in White Ashwood by Fernweh Woodworking
Located in Bend, OR
This entryway bench, designed by Justin Nelson for Fernweh Woodworking, evolved out of the Oxbend dining chair, leading also to a matching bar stool. The Oxbend Collection was born f...
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2010s American Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Ash

Oxbend Bench, Entryway Seat in Walnut Wood by Fernweh Woodworking
Located in Bend, OR
This entryway bench, designed by Justin Nelson for Fernweh Woodworking, evolved out of the Oxbend dining chair, leading also to a matching bar stool. The Oxbend Collection was born f...
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2010s American Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Walnut

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 Settees

Materials

Wood

Oxbend Bench, Entryway Seat in Black Charcoal Ashwood by Fernweh Woodworking
Located in Bend, OR
This entryway bench, designed by Justin Nelson for Fernweh Woodworking, evolved out of the Oxbend dining chair, leading also to a matching bar stool. The Oxbend Collection was born f...
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2010s American Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Ash

Scandinavian Modern Sofa by Fritz Hansen, 1960s
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Rare Fritz Hansen sofa with fine Danish Modern design lines and details. Laquered solid oak frame and wool fabric. The overall condition is good. The original fabric shows wear (as...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Two-Seat Danish Sofa, Original Piece from the 1940s Newly Upholstered
Located in Paris, FR
This two-seat bouclé sofa is an original piece from the 1940s, manufactured in Denmark. Beechwood natural color waxed feet. This sofa has been fully restored and newly upholstere...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Beech, Fabric, Wool, Bouclé

Ole Wanscher, Two-Seat Sofa, Leather, Wood, for A.J. Iversen, Denmark, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare two-seat sofa / settee / loveseat. Designed by Ole Wanscher for A.J. Iversen, Denmark, 1940s-1950s. In leather and stained wood.
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Leather, Wood

Sofa in Patinated Leather by Arne Norell
Located in Lejre, DK
Sofa in patinated green leather and solid wood frame. designed by Arne Norell for Norell Møbel AB in the mid-1960s. A Very comfortable sofa in timeless design and quality. Made in Sw...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Leather, Beech

Scandinavian Modern Architectural Sofa
Located in Dronten, NL
Elegant Danish 1950s sofa in original pink upholstery. Small scuff on the front edge of the right armrest, see photos. One-off piece made in the high end old school way with steel ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Danish Banana Sofa in Striped Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Banana sofa in red and white striped upholstery, wooden, Denmark, 1940s. This voluptuous sofa is executed in a striped fabric with wooden legs. The sofa has a high lined and curve...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Three-Seat Danish Curved Sofa, Original Piece from the 1950s Newly Upholstered
Located in Paris, FR
This three-seat curved sofa is an original piece from the 1950s, manufactured in Denmark. Lovely shape and curves. Very comfortable seat. Beechwood natural color waxed feet. Thi...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Fabric, Wool, Bouclé, Upholstery, Beech

Seldom Seen Danish Sofa Designed by Arne Hovmand Olsen for Mogens Kold
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare Danish modern sofa (frame) designed by Arne Hovmand Olsen for Mogens Kold. In original estate condition. Retain original finish, patina showing just the right amount of cosmetic...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Oak, Teak

Flemming Lassen Settee in Beige Sheepskin, 1940s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Flemming Lassen, two-seat settee for master cabinetmaker Jacob Kjær, Copenhagen. Beige sheepskin upholstery and ash legs. Designed, 1940. Please view 1stdibs item reference number L...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Sheepskin

Kaare Klint X-Base Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kaare Klint X-base sofa, Model #4118. Designed in 1930 and produced by Rud Rasmussen. Wool fabric with red leather piping. Cuban mahogany base. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DOD...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Fabric, Leather, Mahogany

Kaare Klint 'Addition' Lounge Chairs in Original Patinated Cognac Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, lounge chairs model '4698', warm cognac leather, mahogany, Denmark, designed in 1933 This set of lounge chairs is one of the most iconic designs by...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Mahogany, Leather

Erik Jørgensen Original Cognac Leather Sofa
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Erik Ole Jørgensen for Erik Jorgensen Møbelfabrik, sofa model EJ 315-3, wood and leather, Denmark, 1972  Elegant three-seat sofa by Erik Ole Jørgensen. This sofa has a luxurious a...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Leather, Oak

Philip Arctander 'Attributed' Scandinavian Modern Settee in Faux Sheepskin
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian Modern settee attribute to Phillip Arctander and first introduced circa 1944 and produced by Nordisk Staal & Møbel Central, Denmark. The settee is constructed of stained...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Wood

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 Settees

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Børge Mogensen 2209 Sofa
Located in Epperstone, Nottinghamshire
Beautiful example of Børge Mogensen’s classic sofa model 2209 for Fredericia Stolefabrik, Denmark. Designed in 1965, this original sofa is in wonderful condition with soft, thick and...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Leather

Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist, Curved Sofa for Nordiska Kompaniet, 1958
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful "Paradiset" sofa designed by Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist in 1958 and manufactured by Nordiska Kompaniet for the Triva collection. Triva was developed by Elias Svedberg and hi...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Fabric, Wool, Bouclé, Upholstery, Beech

Norwegian Modern Teak Settee / Daybed Edvard Kindt Larsen for Gustav Bahus
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Norwegian modern daybed / settee designed by Edvard Kindt Larsen for Gustav Bahus with two 12" extendable surfaces or 'wings', which can either be used as side tables or to create a ...
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Wool, Foam, Teak

Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen Sofa Model '4118' in Original Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, sofa model '4118', original leather, mahogany, Denmark, 1930s Classic and elegant Scandinavian two-seat sofa by Kaare Klint for manufacturer Rud Ras...
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1930s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

1950s Danish Oak Settee by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An oak bench, settee or sofa with diagonal tapered leg trusses, retaining the original green/brown wool upholstery. Designed by Hans Wegner circa 1949, manufactured by Johannes Hanse...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Jorgen Hoj for Niels Vitsøe Sofa '202' in Red Leather and Steel
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jorgen Hoj for Niels Vitsøe, settee, leather and aluminum, Denmark, 1950s. Exclusive cognac leather sofa designed by Jorgen Hoj who worked in the same atelier together with Poul Kja...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Aluminum

Laurel Settee, Modern Windsor Style Bench in Blackened Ash
Located in Chattanooga, TN
A clean modernization of a Classic Windsor bench, this settee features sculpted legs and slats instead of dowels and spindles. Constructed from sustainable Ash, the settee is artisan...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Wood, Ash

Laurel Settee, Modern Walnut Windsor Style Bench
Located in Chattanooga, TN
A clean modernization of a Classic Windsor bench, this settee features sculpted legs and slats instead of dowels and spindles. Constructed from sustainable walnut, the settee is arti...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Walnut, Wood

Kaare Klint 'Addition' Pair of Lounge Chairs Original Red Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, set of two lounge chairs model 4698, original leather, oak, Denmark, design 1933, production 1970s. This pair of lounge chairs is one of the most ic...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Leather, Oak

Arne Norell Inca Armless Settee in Teak-Colored Beech and Tan Leather, 1970s
Located in San Francisco, CA
A handsome 1970s Inca armless settee or two-seat sofa by Swedish designer Arne Norell in teak-colored beech and light tan leather. Solid beech frame with a tinted finish that give...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Brass

Danish Midcentury 1940s Sofa with Open Armrests Style of Alfred Christensen
Located in Ridgefield, CT
Fantastic 1940s Alfred Christensen style sofa with open armrests carved from solid beechwood in the 1940s. Beautiful refined lines with curving arms, coil springs in the seat and tuf...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Wool, Beech

Frits Henningsen Hand-Carved Mahogany Three-Seater Sofa, 1940s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A commodious and elegant piece of historic seating design, here we have a three-seat, eight-leg sofa in by the inimitable Fritz Henningsen in solid hand carved mahogany and gorgeous ...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Wool, Mahogany

Søren Hansen, Two-Seat Sofa Model 2240 for Fritz Hansen, 1939
Located in Paris, FR
Beech two-seat sofa, model 2240, designed by Søren Hansen in 1939 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen. Original piece newly re-upholstered in a light grey velvet fabric from the Kva...
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1930s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Velvet, Beech

Teak and Rope Settee
Located in Buffalo, NY
Teak and rope settee. Superior quality and construction. Extremely comfortable. Hand delivery avail to New York City or anywhere en route from Buffalo NY.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Teak, Rope

Vintage Signed Poul Cadovius 'Basketweave' Settee in Rosewood and Cotton, 1960s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Up for sale we have a wonderful pair of rare 'basketweave' settees in rosewood by the celebrated Danish designer Poul Cadovius, manufactured by France and Son, circa 1960 (applied ma...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Cotton, Rosewood, Teak

Frits Henningsen Settee
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen settee. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Finn Juhl Jupiter Sofa France and Son Denmark 1965 Black
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Danish modern so called Jupiter sofa model 218 designed by Finn Juhl and manufactured by France and Son, Denmark 1965. The sofa has a solid rosewood frame and black leather seating. ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Kaare Klint, Settee, Black-Dyed Nigerian Leather, Rud Rasmussen, Denmark, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An early all-original settee / two-seat sofa. Designed by Kaare Klint, produced by cabinetmaker Rud Rasmussen, Denmark, c. 1940s. Model 5011, designed in 1935. Legs in mahogany.
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Leather

Scandinavian Sofa in Leather, 1950s
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Scandinavian settee in red leather with wooden legs, 1950s. Elegant two-seat settee in style of Danish designer Arne Vodder. The high back is slightly curved end runs smoothly over ...
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1950s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Leather, Wood

Mid Century Danish Bo64 Sofa by Finn Juhl
Located in Camperdown, NSW
Here we have a stunning Sofa BO64, designed by Finn Juhl for Bovirke, Denmark. 1940’s. Finn Juhl's organic BO64 sofa shows the influence of the biomorphic sculpture of contemporary ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Hans Wegner GE-671 Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hans Wegner GE-671 sofa designed in 1967 and produced by Getama. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Danish Banana Sofa in Floral Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Banana sofa, floral upholstery, wood, Denmark, 1940s. This voluptuous sofa is executed in a floral fabric with wooden legs. The sofa has a high lined and curved back. The backrest...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Børge Mogensen Settee
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This classic Børge Mogensen settee with oak legs is upholstered in a butternut colored chenille. Down cushions.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Chenille, Oak

Hans Wegner Settee Model JH 555
Located in San Francisco, CA
Beautiful and rare example by Hans Wegner, Model JH 555 for Johannes Hansen, Denmark, circa 1950. Very good original condition oak frame and original fabric, branded and tagged with...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Oak

Finn Juhl Style Danish Settee in White Shearling
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Danish settee in the style of Finn Juhl. The settee's design is one of soft curves and rounded edges. The back curves subtly inward at the middle, creating an elegant furr...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Wool, Wood

Danish Flag Line Settee, circa 1960
Located in Lejre, DK
Flag line settee with frame in orange lacquered metal finished with pine feet. Designed in the manner of Hans Wegner, circa 1960. Made in Denmark.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Metal

Arne Norell Three-Seater Sofa in Brown Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Arne Norell, sofa, brown leather and wood, Sweden, 1960s Three-seat sofa by Arne Norell. This sofa is refined, modern and with a classical touch. A true Swedish and Norell design....
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Wood, Leather

Danish Modern Sofa in Mahogany and Patinated Leather by Rud Thygesen., 1980s
Located in Lejre, DK
Elegant sofa with mahogany frame and French caning in seat and back. Seat cushion in patinated leather. Designed by Danish architects Johnny Sørensen and Rud Thygesen.
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1980s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Leather, Cane, Mahogany

Danish Midcentury Settee or Loveseat Model "Allé Sofa" by Nanna Ditzel
Located in Ridgefield, CT
Beautiful and rare Danish settee or loveseat known as the "Alle Sofa" by Nanna Ditzel the Grand Dame of Danish modern design. Among her most coveted works the Alle sofa has a fine sc...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Rare Jacob Kjaer Sofa with 8 Tapered Legs
Located in San Francisco, CA
Jacob Kjaer sofa with 8 legs An elegant sofa with tight seat and back restored in a luxurious pale rose Prima Alpaca Fabric from Sandra Jordan. Denmark, circa 1950.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Wood, Alpaca

Hans Wegner Shell Settee
Located in San Francisco, CA
A settee by Hans Wegner and made by Fritz Hansen. Features a laminated teak back with a seat and frame of beech. Two matching shell chairs available, sold separately. Retains origina...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Beech, Teak

Sheepskin Settee Model 185 by Slagelse Møbelværk, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Newly upholstered in sheepskin. Excellent condition.  
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Sheepskin

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 Settees

Materials

Leather

Footstool, Seat with Storage Space, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Chorzów, PL
The seat with storage comes from Denmark from the 1960s. Dimensions: height 42 cm / width 48 cm / depth 31 cm.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Teak, Faux Leather

Børge Mogensen Model #2208 Two-Seat Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning two-seat sofa model no. 2208, designed by Børge Mogensen in 1963 and produced by Frederica Stolefabrik, Denmark, in red cognac colored leather on mahogany legs with loose do...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Leather, Mahogany, Down

Danish Midcentury 1940s Sofa with Open Armrests by Alfred Christensen
Located in Ridgefield, CT
Fantastic 1940s Alfred Christensen designed sofa in his characteristic style of open armrests carved from solid elm wood and made by Slagelse Møbelvaerk in the 1940s. Beautiful refin...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Wool, Beech

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 Settees

Materials

Leather, Oak

Poul Kjaerholm PK 31/2 Settee
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Beautifully patinated brown two-seat PK 31 settee designed by Poul Kjaerholm and Manufactured by E. Kold Christensen. Stamped to frame.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Steel