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Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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
Pair of GE 671 Easy Chairs by Hans Wegner for GETAMA, Denmark, 1967
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rare pair of GE 671 easy chairs by Hans Wegner for GETAMA, Denmark, 1967. This pair is made out of solid oak, original papercord and freshly re-upholstered cushions. Masterpiece.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Fabric, Papercord, Oak

Danish Cabinetmaker, Side Chair, Carved Solid Oak, Denmark, 1930s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A side chair, designed and produced in Denmark, 1930s-1940s. In solid carved oak. Other designers of the period include Axel Einar Hjorth, Frank Lloyd Wright, Emile Jacques Ruhlm...
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1930s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Oak

Tila Upholstered Green Sled Base Chair in Beech, by Christoph Hindermann
Located in Stein am Rhein, CH
The ultra-slim Tila is a clever, filigree, and innovative multipurpose stackable chair, with a sled frame and outstanding stackability up to 30 chairs. It is an optimal solution for ...
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2010s Hungarian Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Metal

Scandinavian Modern Carl Malmsten ”Lata Greven” Chair
Located in Kramfors, SE
Scandinavian modern ”Lata Greven” chair designed by Carl Malmsten during the mid 20th century, 1953. Produced by O.H Sjögren. The name translates to the ”lazy count” and is a classy ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Birch

Danish Cabinetmaker, Side Chairs, Carved Solid Oak, Denmark, 1930s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of side chairs, designed and produced in Denmark, 1930s-1940s. In solid carved oak. Other designers of the period include Axel Einar Hjorth, Frank Lloyd Wright, Emile Jacq...
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1930s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Oak

Pair Danish Modern Teak Wood Cow Horn Chairs in the style of Hans Wegner 1960s
Located in National City, CA
Cow Horn Chairs Danish Modern Teak Cow Horn Chairs, a Pair, in the style of Hans J Wegner. 1960s Dimensions are: 29.63 H x 18.75 x 21 .5 W, Seat 18 H , Armrest , 26.5 H inches Ref: S...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

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 Side Chairs

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Steel, Aluminum

Borge Mogensen Pair of Model 3242 Oak Side or Armchairs for Fredricia
Located in Ridgefield, CT
Very elegant pair of armchairs model 3242 designed by Borge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik, Denmark in the 1960s. Very modern and clean profile expressed in a design that was ah...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Oak, Linen

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 Side Chairs

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Rosewood, Leather

Goma with Thomas Sandell, Unique Scandinavian Design Armchair
By Thomas Sandell
Located in Halikko, Finland
Goma armchair with Thomas Sandell. Thomas Sandell chief architect (Born 1959 in Jakobstad, Finland) Thomas Sandell founded Sandellsandberg Architects in 1995. He is an award-winn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Plywood

Nordiska Kompaniet Chair
Located in Dronten, NL
Beautiful chair made by Nordiska Kompaniet, the Swedish manufacturer best known for the designs by Axel Einar Hjorth. Nordiska Kompaniet also produced furniture designed by Florence...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Bronze

Gilbert Marklund Chair, Furusnickarn AB Manft., Sweden, c. 1970
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gilbert Marklund chair, Furusnickarn AB Manft., Sweden, c. 1970 Pine, original black patina Measures: H: 30.25 D: W: 16.74 D: 20.5 in.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Pine

Set of Six Restored Kai Kristiansen Rosewood Dining Chairs - Custom Upholstery
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of six restored 1960s rosewood dining chairs with adjustable backrest by Kai Kristiansen for Schous Møbelfabrik. The chairs have Kai Kristiansens typical light and elegant desig...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Rosewood

1960s Set of Eight Restored Danish Teak Dining Chairs, Custom Upholstery
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of Eight Danish teak dining chairs from the 1960s The well designed set has been fully restored and refinished by our cabinetmaker and are in very good condition and will be r...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Teak

Set of Four Danish Johannes Andersen Dining Chairs in Teak, Inc. Reupholstery
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of four Danish Johannes Andersen dining chairs in teak by Chr. Linnebergs Møbelfabrik The comfortable organic designed chairs features carefully shaped teak frame with lots o...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Teak

Børge Mogensen Model 3233 Oak Armchair by Fredericia Stolefabric, Denmark
Located in Voorburg, NL
Solid and stylish oak armchair from the 1960s designed by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik of Denmark. Clean open profile with a solid oak frame. Overall excellent condition...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Oak, Upholstery

1960s Danish Arne Jacobsen T-Chair / Hammer Chair by Fritz Hansen
Located in Knebel, DK
Danish vintage, Arne Jacobsen model 3103 named "T chair" / "Hammer chair" due to the shape. The chairs are from an early production of the chairs in the 1960´s made of pressure mo...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Stainless Steel

Pine Occasional Chair by Gilbert Marlund
Located in Stockholm, SE
Cool occasional chair by Gilbert Marlund, made from pine in a constructed design. Large open spheres in the back and sides add to the interesting silhouette.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Pine

Pair of Danish Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Danish Chairs. I Have 4 of Them
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

Henning Kjaernulf for Bruno Hansen Teak Chair
Located in Garnerville, NY
Designed by Henning Kjærnulf for Bruno Hansen, Denmark. Solid teak frames with curved backrest and a beautiful splined detail. Paper cord seat has some wear and some frayed ends by t...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Papercord, Teak

Chrome and Leather Klinte Easy Chair by Tord Björklund for IKEA
Located in TORONTO, CA
Beautiful chrome and patinaed black leather Klinte Easy chair by Tord Björklund. A stunning piece in overall great vintage condition, with minor wear and amazing patinaed leather, sh...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Danish Wengé Armchairs by Thorup & Bonderup, 1970s
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Pair of Danish Wengé armchairs by Thorup & Bonderup, 1970s Set of two very rare armchairs designed by Torsten Thorup and Claus Bonderup exclusively for display at the Georg Jensen s...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Wenge

Unique Set of Eight Oak and Saddle Leather Scandinavian Chairs
Located in Voorburg, NL
Set of 8 unique Scandinavian chairs. With a solid honey colored oak base and a strong black saddle leather seat and backrest. The chairs are completely made of wood with the use of u...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Niels O. Møller Dining Chairs Model 71 by J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik
Located in Highland, IN
A handsome set of four model 71 dining chairs designed by Niels O. Møller and made by J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik. The sculptural teak frames and woven paper cord seats have a beautiful...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Papercord, Teak

Chair, Danish Design, 1960s Renovated
Located in Chorzów, PL
A Danish chair from the 1960s. Furniture in very good condition, after professional renovation, the seat and backrest are upholstered with new natural leather. Dimensions: height ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Set of 6 Christian Linneberg Dining Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 6 Christian Linneberg Dining Chairs. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Scandinavian Modern Teak Spindle Back Dining Chairs Møbelfabrik Denmark, Set 4
Located in Miami, FL
Set of 4 stylish teak spindle back dining chairs model 1102 by Skovby Møbelfabrik A/S in Denmark. Fully refinished condition and ready for Your Home. Handcrafted Mid-Century Modern...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Rosewood Telephone Table and Side Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern conjoined side chair and telephone table is made of Scandinavian rosewood. Unique design features a sculpted seat and base with tapered legs. Functional...
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1970s Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Rosewood

Set of Four Danish Modern Teak Dining Side Chairs in the Style of Niels Møller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A set of four (4) classic Danish Modern teak side chairs in the style of Niels O. Møller for J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik. The teak frames with curved seat backs are elegant and sophisti...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Scandinavian Post-War Beige Leather Chairs
Located in New York, NY
3 Scandinavian Post-War design (1970s) "Falcon" bentwood maple ply frame low slung chair stretched with brown canvas & beige leather cushion, One without cushion. Priced each (by SIG...
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20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Canvas, Maple, Bentwood, Leather, Upholstery, Wood

Set of 4 Danish Modern Kai Kristensen Style Teak Side Dining Chairs
Located in Wilmington, DE
What a find. Offered is a vintage set of 4 teak side or dining chairs. They are in decent vintage condition, but will need to be reupholstered or restored. Back of one chair needs to...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak

Rare Set of 6 Dining Chairs by Erik Wørts in Teak and Leather
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A set of 6 teak dining chairs by Erik Worts with leather seats and teak frames. Includes 2 captains chairs. Allow 2-3 weeks if upholstery service is desired.       
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Teak, Leather

1950s Borge Mogensen Set of Two Shell Chairs in Oak and Teak
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of two shell chairs designed in 1950 for Søborg Møbelfabrik. The shell chair distinguishes itself by the use of a plywood molding technique. The chair consists of two wide an...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Oak, Teak

Arne Vodder & Anton Borg, Teak Side Chair for Sibast, 1950s
Located in Uppsala, SE
Teak chair designed by Arne Vodder & Anton Borg for Danish manufacturer Sibast in the 1950s. Most likely original fabric in a dark charcoal coloured back and a light grey seat. Good ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Set of Six Midcentury Wishbone Chairs in Patinated Oak by Hans Wegner, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Set of six wishbone chairs in oak and paper cord designed by Hans J Wegner. Great original condition.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Papercord, Oak

N. O. Møller Set of Six Dining Chairs
Located in Esbjerg, DK
N. O. Møller set of six dining chairs in rosewood. Seat new upholstered with vintage tan aniline leather. Model 71, made by J. L. Møller, Denmark, 1960s.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Classic Set of Four W2 Dining Chairs by Hans Wegner / Denmark
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic set of four W2 dining chairs by Hans Wegner / Denmark, oak and teak construction,, Stamped C M Madsens, made in Denmark, Hans Wegner, nice original condition, patina.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Oak, Teak

Danish Modern Teak Set of Six Arne Hovmand-Olsen Dining Chairs for Mogens Kold
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern set of six dining chairs in teak designed by Arne Hovmand-Olsen for Mogens Kold, circa 1950's. Features sculptural teak frames with the original papercord seating ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Papercord, Teak

Jørgen Møller Set of 6 Danish Modern Cherry Bentwood M Stools for Askman
Located in Milford, NH
A fine set of six Danish Modern cherry veneer bentwood stacking Taburet M stools designed by Jørgen Møller (1930-2009) for Askman Wood & Furniture, with labels found on the underside...
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Cherry, Bentwood

Large Sheepskin Bean Bag Chair, Aqua Shaggy Fur Long Wool Made in Australia
Located in Dural, AU
Imagine sitting back and relaxing into this eco-friendly and super lush, aqua sheepskin bean bag. This large and long wool shaggy bean bag chair is handcrafted from the finest and ve...
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2010s Australian Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Sheepskin

Ansager Chair
Located in Dronten, NL
Sculptural chair made in solid maple by Ansager Møbler, Denmark. Danish craftsmanship, marked with stamp.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Maple

Danish Modern Børge Mogensen "BM62" Armchair by P. Lauritsen & Søn, 1950s
Located in Odense, DK
Vintage Danish Modern armchair in oak and rattan cane designed by Danish designer Børge Mogensen in the 1950s and manufactured at "P. Lauritsen & Søn". This chair is from the very ea...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Cane, Oak

Danish Side Chair in Oak and Leather by Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A sculptural and well crafted side chair in solid oak with original dark brown leather upholstery Designed by Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen in 1960. Made by master cabinetmaker Thora...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Set of Four Dining Room Chairs in Teak of Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
A set of four dining room chairs in teak and light wool fabric of Danish design from the 1960s. The chairs are in great vintage condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Teak, Wool

Kai Kristiansen Twelve Fully Restored Dining Chairs in Teak - Custom Upholstery
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of 12 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 ma...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Fabric, Teak

Side Chair by Axel Einar Hjorth, Nk, Sweden, 1930s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Elegant side chair by Axel Einar Hjorth, made from black lacquered wood with a rattan back. Black leather seat. Strict lines with curved details, beautiful contrast between dark and ...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Rattan, Birch

Campaign walnut safari Dining Chair with Brown or Black Leather
Located in Ballard, CA
The Campaign Safari dining chair is a reverence to midcentury Danish furniture design. Meticulously crafted from solid walnut, the dining chair combines design and extreme comfort. U...
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2010s American Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Leather, Walnut

Six Fully Restored Erik Buch Teak Dining Chairs, Reupholstered in Black Leather
Located in Knebel, DK
1960s set of six teak dining chairs with floating seat designed by Erik Buch for Oddense Maskinsnedkeri in 1949. The chairs have a simple yet solid construction with elegant lines...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Teak

Pair of Side Chairs by Carl Malmsten, Sweden, 1930s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of beautiful side chairs by Carl Malmsten. Made from stained wood with rattan backs, contrasting elegantly in color. Lovely, flowing lines, light expression.
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Rattan, Wood

1950s Danish Dining Chairs by Borge Mogensen in Teak and Beech
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A side chair with a solid beech frame and a seat and back of molded teak plywood. Most bear makers mark.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Beech, Teak

Danish Modern Folding Chair by John Hagen and Cabinetmaker I Christiansen
Located in Hägersten, SE
Danish folding chair designed by John Hagen in 1958. Produced by Cabinetmaker I. Christiansen in Denmark ca late 1950-1960s. Made from black lacquered beech wood with lightly padded ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Canvas, Beech

Hans Wegner Teak and Cane Round Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Model JH501 teak dining chair with cane seat, designed by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen, Denmark. This iconic Danish modern design is best known as "The Chair.” Elegant curvilin...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Cane, Teak

Lovely Side Chair by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1930s
Located in Santa Fe, NM
A classic example of 1930s elegant design by Fritz Hansen. Side chair with stained beech legs in new grey mohair velvet.
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1930s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Beech, Mohair

Kaare Klint Side Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kaare Klint side chair designed in 1927 and produced by Rud Rasmussen. Note: We have three chairs available. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Series 7 Chairs by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic, Scandinavian Modern, Series 7, model 3107 chairs by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen. Perfect for dining or office/desk use. 25 stackable chairs are available, in ash and maple...
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Steel

Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard Nielsen Portex Easy Chairs, 1944
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Fantastic pair of easy chairs designed by Peter Hvidt (Designer) and Orla Molgaar Nielsen (Architect and Designer) for Portex, Denmark 1944. This chair was originally designed as sta...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Fabric, Oak

1960s Kai Kristiansen Restored Dining Chairs in Teak and Black Leather
Located in Knebel, DK
Kai Kristiansens model 31 dining chairs with refinished frames and black leather upholstery. The A-frame model 31 chairs were designed by Kai Kristiansen in 1956. The model with its...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Leather, Teak

Set of 4 Danish Modern Teak Side Dining Chairs
Located in Wilmington, DE
Set of 4 Scandinavian Modern teak side dining chairs  Offered is a vintage set of 4 vintage Danish modern teak side dining chairs with teak backs. This set has simple, but modern ...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Scandinavian Modern Side Chairs

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Upholstery, Teak