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Scandinavian Modern Stools

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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Swedish Modern Rectangular Stool in Solid Pine by Carl Malmsten, 1950s
Located in Odense, DK
An early work by Swedish Deisgner Carl Malmsten. A rare wooden brutalist stool with a great warm patina. Made in the early 50s. Signed underneath.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Pine

Pair of Swedish Solid Pine Stools, Minimalism, 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
A pair of Swedish solid pine stools. Made in 1960s. In the style of Lisa Johansson-Pape. Measure: 40 cm H 32 x 32 cm - 42 cm H 32 x 32 A great pair with a nice warm patina. Pe...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Pine

Contemporary lo-pi Bar Stool, Fumed Oak with Danish Cord Seat & Brass Foot Rails
Located in Norwich, GB
Our low-pi bar stool at 61cm (24") tall has satin brass foot rails and is available in the following finishes: matt clear oak, limed oak, fumed oak or ebonised oak Our iconic pi s...
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2010s British Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Brass

Danish Cabinetmaker Stained Oak Stool, Denmark, 1940s
Located in Utrecht, NL
Denmark has a long history of furniture-making. Through the 19th century, the country also had a very strong tradition of cabinetmaking, or producing traditional furniture by hand. I...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Sheepskin, Oak

Vintage Scandinavian Modern Solid Wooden Stool
Located in Odense, DK
Vintage solid wood stool, Scandinavian Modern design.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood

Swedish, Stool, Solid Stained Pine, Sweden, C. 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Minimalist stool. Maker unknown. Sweden, c. 1940s.
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Pine

Lisa Johansson-Pape Apila Stool, Oy Stockmann Ab, Sweden
Located in San Diego, CA
Lisa Johansson-Pape "Apila" stool in pine. Produced by Oy Stockmann Ab, Sweden, 1960s.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Pine

Storia Counter Height Stool in Ash or Oak by Kari Virtanen
Located in Fiskars, FI
The four-legged stool is designed for both contract environment and domestic use with durable joints, comfortable seat and three different heights. Its Nordic craftsmanship soul can ...
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2010s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Ash, Oak

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

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Metal

Swedish Designer, Minimalist Stool, Pine, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Swedish pinewood stool. By unknown designer, 1970s.  
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Pine

Frama Scandinavian Design Adam Stool R031 Oak and Black Steel Frame H76
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Adam R031 is a natural addition to the iconic Adam Stool series. Adam RO31 takes a new form with its round expression, leaving an even softer silhouette in its environment. Maintaini...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Steel

Svend Ellekær Stools Produced by Christian Linneberg in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Very rare set of 3 stools designed by Svend Ellekær. Produced by Christian Linneberg in Denmark.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Faux Leather, Rosewood

Wrought Iron Industrial Foot Stools Designed by Foraform, Norway
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage set of industrial midcentury bar stools Mobelfakta designed by Foraform, Norway, 1980s. Black wrought iron frames with in wood grey painted seats. Vintage patina. Dimensio...
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1980s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

Ib Kofod-Larsen Stools Model Siesta Produced by OPE in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
A pair of stools model Siesta designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen. Produced by OPE in Sweden.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Leather, Teak

Josef Frank Stool Model 972 by Svenskt Tenn in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare stool model 972 designed by Josef Frank. Produced by Svenskt Tenn in Sweden.
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Leather, Mahogany

Contemporary lo-pi Bar Stool, Oak with Danish Cord Seat & Brass Foot Rails
Located in Norwich, GB
Our low-pi bar stool at 61cm (24") tall has satin brass foot rails and is available in the following finishes: matt clear oak, limed oak, fumed oak or ebonised oak Our iconic pi sto...
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2010s British Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Brass

Larsen & Madsen Solid Mahogany Leather Stool from Willy Beck, 1950
Located in Munich, DE
Ejner Larsen (1917-1987), Aksel Bender Madsen (1916-2000). Solid mahogany side chair-height stool built by Danish master cabinetmaker Willy Beck. Original black leather is in fin...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Leather, Mahogany

Rosewood Stool by Kai Lyngfeldt Larsen for Liljevalchs, 1964
Located in Madrid, ES
Molded one-piece rosewood stool or side table designed by Kai Lyngfeldt Larsen for Swedish Liljevalchs in 1964.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Rosewood

Minimal Three-Legged Stool in Blackened Ash by Coolican & Company
Located in Mississauga, Ontario
The Abbott is a stabile three-legged stool with a wedged through-Tenon joint and a round beveled top. The stool is great for occasional seating, as a small side table, or as a place ...
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2010s Canadian Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Ash, Cherry, Oak, Walnut

Contemporary Pi Stool, Ebonised Oak Frame, Black Danish Cord Seat
Located in Norwich, GB
Our iconic pi stool range draws it's inspiration from the 20th century modernist idiom, Scandinavian Modern design, Danish furniture, and Japanese aesthetics. Also influenced by the ...
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2010s British Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Papercord, Wood, Oak

Pair of Scandinavian Tripod Stools, 1950's
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Scandinavian (possibly French) 'Seat' tripod stools, 1950's Oak, fine construction details Measures: H: 16 D seat: 10 W seat: 13, legs at base are apart 15.5-18 in.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Oak

Canva Stool, Fumed Oak with Handwoven Danish Chord
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Featuring a mortice and tenon frame and handwoven seat, the Iso stool is artisan-crafted from recyclable paper cord, and sustainably harvested white oak. The seat features a continu...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Papercord, Wood, Oak

Vintage Scandinavian Modern Solid Wooden Stool
Located in Odense, DK
Vintage solid wood stool, Scandinavian Modern design.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood

Pouf / Stool Produced in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare and large pouf / stool by unknown designer. Produced in Denmark.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Leather

Bar Stools in Teak, Brass and Leather Produced in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Set of 6 bar stools by unknown designer. Produced in Sweden. Price is listed / stool.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Brass

Nanna Ditzel Nursing Chair Footstool, Denmark, 1956
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Rare footstool designed by Nanna Ditzel and manufactured by Kolds Savværk, Denmark 1956. This footstool belongs with the Nursing chair designed by Nanna Ditzel and this footstool wou...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Upholstery, Oak

Pair of Stools in Ash Wood, Design by Eric Gizard, 100% Made in France
Located in Landivy, FR
Pair of 2 round stools in solid Ash wood Diameter: 40 cm / 15.75'' Weight: 5 kg / 11 lbs each Displaid price is for 2 stools Mon Petit Meuble Français provides exclusively 10...
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2010s European Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood, Ash

Set of Four Mid-Century Modern Round Teak Stacking Stools
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage set of round stools or end tables circa 1960s. This stackable collection features a curved teak tabletop and a three legged base. Price is for the set of four.    Seat 12.13"...
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1960s Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Teak

Swedish Modern Overman Ottoman / Benches Brown Leatherette Chrome Feet, 1970
Located in Miami, FL
Great pair of Overman footstools benches in brown leatherette and chrome feet. These were manufactured in the 70s in Tennessee by Overman USA. They have four point star bases and swi...
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1970s American Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Chrome

Scandinavian Modern Solid Pine / Sheepskin Stool, Sweden, 1970s
Located in Barcelona, ES
Solid pine stool upholstered in sheepskin, manufactured in the 1970s. In the style of Roland Wilhelmsson, Gilbert Marklund, Yngve Ekström, Axel Einar Hjorth etc.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Pine

Swedish Stool Side Table in Pine and Cognac Brown Leather Produced in the 1940s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare stool in pine and cognac brown leather produced in Sweden in the 1940s. In good vintage condition with small signs from age and use. Leather appears to be newer but has aged bea...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Leather, Pine

Contemporary pi2 Stool, Fumed Oak Frame, Split Willow Skein Seat
Located in Norwich, GB
A variation of our original pi stool, the pi2 stool has all the same trademark features but with elongated proportions. The longer seat is ideal for the end of a bed, as a side/coffe...
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2010s British Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood, Oak, Willow

Swedish, Free-Form Stool, Carved Wood, Sweden, c. 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A carved free-form stool. Produced in Sweden, c. 1940s.   
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood

Minimal Three-Legged Stool by Coolican & Company
Located in Mississauga, Ontario
The Abbott is a stable three-legged stool with a wedged through-tenon joint and a round beveled top. The stool is great for occasional seating, as a small side table, or as a place t...
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2010s Canadian Scandinavian Modern Stools

Materials

Cherry, Maple, Oak

Swedish Modernist Designer, Minimalist Stools, Solid Pine, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Swedish pinewood stool or side table. By unknown designer, 1960s. Purity of form enhances the beauty of wood. Other designers of the period include Pierre Chapo, Charlotte Perr...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Pine

Oxbend Stool, Bar or Counter Seat in Black Charcoal Ashwood
Located in Bend, OR
This bar stool, designed by Justin Nelson for Fernweh Woodworking, evolved out of the Oxbend dining chair. The Oxbend collection was born from a desire to create seating that is comf...
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2010s American Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Ash

Swedish Designer, Minimalist Stool, Solid Pine, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Swedish pinewood stool. By unknown designer, c. 1970s.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Pine

Vintage Designer Danish Woven Stool, 1960s
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
This is a beautiful vintage stool from Denmark, produced in the 1960s. The frame is made of sturdy teak and the seat is made of woven sea grass. This is slightly thinner than cane...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Seagrass, Teak

Blackened Ash Minimalist Bar Stool by Coolican & Company
Located in Mississauga, Ontario
An instant Classic with a contemporary turned legs and a faceted top for comfort, this counter height stool will Stand the test of time and only get better with age. A light and dura...
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2010s Canadian Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Oak

Swedish Modernist Designer, Minimalist Stool, Pine, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Swedish pinewood stool or side table. By unknown designer, 1970s. Other designers of the period include Pierre Chapo, Charlotte Perriand, Axel Einar Hjorth, and Kaare Klint. ...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Pine

Leather Stool by Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Neat round stool by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, with a tripod rosewood base and black leather seat. Nicely patinated leather, three leather buttons in the middle.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Leather, Rosewood

Perch Stool in Oak by Wesley Walters & Salla Luhtasela
Located in Fiskars, FI
The Perch bar stool got its inspiration from a very round, solid wooden doorknob in Helsinki. The young designers participated in the Finnish Design Shop Design Competition, FDS Awar...
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2010s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Oak

Stool for the Egg, Model 3127, by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
Stool for the egg, model 3127, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen. The stool is originally upholstered with black leather and in great vintage conditi...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Leather

Trip Trap Cutter Stool of Oak Designed by Niels Hvass
Located in Lejre, DK
Trip trap cutter stool of oak designed by Niels Hvass. The item is in great used condition. We have more in stock.  
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Oak

Swedish Modernist Designer, Minimalist Stool, Solid Pine, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Swedish pinewood stool or side table. By unknown designer, c. 1950s. Other designers of the period include Pierre Chapo, Charlotte Perriand, Axel Einar Hjorth, and Kaare Klint. ...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Pine

Danish Modern Martin Nyrop Stools Rud Rasmussen for Copenhagen Town Hall, 1905
Located in Odense, DK
Rare and important set of stools in Oregon pine made at cabinetmaker Rud Rasmussen. The stools was made as part of the interior for Copenhagen Town Hall in 1905 which was also design...
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1910s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Pine

Scandinavian Modern Vintage Sculptural Organic Brown Birch Stool, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Scandinavian Modern vintage sculptural and organic tree legged stool from birch veneer and plywood 1950s. The tree legged stool with shellac polished surface by hand demonstrates a ...
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1950s Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Birch, Plywood

Set of 2 Ingvar Hildingsson Stools, Sweden, 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pinewood. Produced by Ingvar Hildingsson, Sweden. Signed. Excellent condition. Please note: Listed price is for a single.
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Cherry

Swedish, Stool, Stained Solid Wood, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A simple and modernist stool. Produced in Sweden, 1940s. In solid stained oak, with revealed joinery. Other designers of the period include Axel Einar Hjorth, Charlotte Perriand,...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Wood

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 Stools

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Cherry, Bentwood

Swedish Designer, Minimalist Stools, Pine, White Bouclé, Sweden, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of Swedish pinewood stools. By unknown designer, 1970s. Features revealed joinery, metal nails, and reupholstered in brand new high-end bouclé fabric sourced in Sweden. ...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Pine

Pair of Pine Stools by Carl Malmsten
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of pine stools by Carl Malmsten, clean and light in form combined with a rustic expression. Decorative circles cover the joinery of the legs.
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Pine

Danish Modern Teak Wood Stools by Arne Wahl Iversen from the 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
Pair of rare vintage Danish modern stools in teak wood and papercord designed by Arne Wahl Iversen made at "Glyngøre Stolefabrik" in the 1960s. Made in Bangkok teak wood of the highe...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Papercord, Teak

Bar Stools in Teak and Black Vinyl Probably Produced in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Set of three bar stools probably produced in Sweden.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Steel

Midcentury Teak and Leather Stools Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus, Sweden
Located in Langserud, SE
These stools in teak with seats in leather was designed by Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus, Sweden. The teak part is in excellent condition. The seats have a vintage wear and one...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Leather, Teak

Mid century Danish brutalist solid pine stool with leather upholstery, 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
Mid century Danish / Scandinavian solid pine stool with black leather upholstery, 1960s. Nice warm patina in this brutalist stool.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Pine

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

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Metal

Mid Century Gilbert Marklund, Stool Sculpted Pine, Furusnickarn, 1970s, Sweden
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Rare modernist, mid century, Scandinavian stool designed by Gilbert Marklund produced by Furusnickarn AB in Sweden The stool is made of pine in original condition. Other designers ...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Pine