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Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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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Mid Century Rosewood Chifferobe Wardrobe Armoire Made in Sweden
Located in New York, NY
Stunning rosewood chiferobe, amoire having two doors, which open to shelved storage and interior drawers. The wardrobe is in excellent , original, clean and ready to use condition. P...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Chrome

Modernist Wardrobe by František Jirák for Zapadoslovenske Zavody, 1960s
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Vintage Czechoslovak modernist wardrobe designed by Frantisek Jirak for Západoslovenské nábytkárské závody. Made in the former Czechoslovakia in the 1960´s. It is made of oak and ash...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood, Ash, Oak

Danish Tall Rosewood Falster Dresser Chest by Svend Madsen
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern highboy dresser chest in rosewood designed by Svend A. Madsen for Falster Møbelfabrik, Denmark. Features eight dovetailed storage drawers with sculpted pulls and a...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Rosewood

"Flora" Mahogany Cabinet Designed by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, 1951
Located in Stockholm, SE
Amazing “Flora” cabinet by Josef Frank, made from mahogany and decorated with antique prints cataloging flowers and plants. Beautiful patina. The design is originally from 1937, this...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Paper, Mahogany

Danish Modern Teak Wardrobe Dresser Chest by Arne Vodder for Sibast Møbler
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern tall wardrobe dresser chest designed by Arne Vodder for Sibast Møbler, circa 1960s, Denmark. Features a stunning and functional tambour sliding door that reveals p...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Teak

Mid Century Danish Modern Teak Chifferobe Wardrobe Armoire
Located in New York, NY
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Teak

Modernist Czech Walnut Wardrobe by Interiér Praha, 1950s, Czechoslovakia
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Czechoslovak modernist wardrobe, made in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s. It is made of walnut wood and plywood. This wardrobe is on the surface in very good Vintage condition, however, ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut, Plywood

Functionalist Cabinet by Erik Chambert for Chamberts Möbelfabrik, Sweden, 1930s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Stately functionalist cabinet by Erik Chambert, made from birch with birch root inlays. Large round brass door handle that splits seamlessly when the cabinet is opened. Elegant insid...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Brass

Fine Swedish Cabinet by Eugen Hoglund
Located in Hudson, NY
Fine 2-door cabinet by Swedish designer Eugen Hoglund, with 6 hand carved panels depicting various animals and landscapes in fruitwood and beech, The cabinet has two interior shelve...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Beech

Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Oak & Cane, Chest & Mirror, for Luxus, Sweden, 1960s
Located in DE
Uno & Östen Kristiansson, chest with wall mounted mirror, 2 parts. Executed in oak and cane by the Swedish furniture company Luxus Vittsjö in Sweden in the 1960s. The mirror with mou...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Cane, Oak

Midcentury Wardrobe in Walnut, Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Wardrobes in walnut, designed and made in Denmark. Great original condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Henning Korch Rosewood Campaign Jewelry Chest of Drawers from Denmark
Located in Hudson, NY
A beautiful petite rosewood campaign style jewelry chest designed by Henning Korch for Silkeborge Mobelfabrik. This particular piece has often been misattributed to Ole Wanscher in t...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Coat Stand in Mahogany Designed by Nanna Ditzel from 1992
Located in Lejre, DK
Coat stand in mahogany designed by Nanna Ditzel from 1992. The item is in great vintage condition.   
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Mahogany

Wall-Mounted Valet in Pine by Hoff & Østergaard, Denmark, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Wall-mounted valet designed by Adam Hoff & Poul Østergaard. Produced in Denmark during the late 1950s by Virum Møbelsnedkeri. Solid Oregon pine frame with visible joinery, leather st...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Masonite, Pine, Leather

Wall-Mounted Valet in Oak by Hoff & Østergaard, Denmark, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Wall-mounted valet designed by Adam Hoff & Poul Østergaard. Produced in Denmark during the late 1950s by Virum Møbelsnedkeri. Solid oak frame with visible joinery, leather straps and...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Pine, Masonite

Teak Dresser by Borge Mogensen for Neils Vodder, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
Teak dresser by Borge Mogensen for Neils Vodder, Denmark 1960s. A tall seven (7) drawer dresser or chest of drawers designed by Borge Mogensen. Dresser is constructed of solid teak w...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak, Teak

Mogens Koch Wardrobe of Teak for Rud. Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Wardrobe of teak with matching plinth. Made and marked by Rud. Rasmussen cabinetmakers, Copenhagen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Teak

Alvar Aalto, Wardrobe from Paimio Sanatorium, 1932
Located in Uppsala, SE
Rare wardrobe from the patient rooms of the Paimio sanatorium that was built in 1932. And manufactured by Hounekalu-ja Rekannustyötehdas Oy. Aalto was the architect for the whole bui...
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1930s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Birch, Plywood

1940s Danish Tambour Door Cabinet by Rudolf Rasmussen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A custom, solid mahogany breakfront cabinet with a crown moulding, on a plinth base. The central section with two pairs of reeded tambour doors, opening to numerous oak shelves, flan...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Mahogany, Oak

1940s Danish Pine Wardrobe by Mogens Koch for Rud Rasmussen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A two-door solid pine wardrobe with a dovetailed case and sliding brass hanger rod.
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Pine

Danish Modern Style Teak Wardrobe
Located in Denton, TX
Teak armoire with seven drawers and a right hand door that has two adjustable shelves and one small accessory drawer in the Danish modern highboy style.
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20th Century Asian Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Teak

Mid Century Danish Modern Chifferobe Dresser by Westnofa
Located in New York, NY
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Oak, Teak

Vintage Arne Vodder Tambour Armoire for Sibast Møbler
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This striking teak armoire features spacious interior shelf space with additional drawer storage all concealed behind well designed tambour doors. Carved handles stay in line with th...
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Teak

Swedish Art Deco Two-Door Cabinet with Mahogany and Macassar Ebony Veneer
Located in New York, NY
Swedish Art Deco two-door cabinet which hovers on a plinth and is veneered with mahogany and horizontal bands of Macassar ebony. A decorative steel circular plate covers the lock mec...
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20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Steel

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Located in Vancouver, BC
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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  • Danish Modern 3 Door Teak Wardrobe
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  • Danish Modern 3 Door Teak Wardrobe
  • Danish Modern 3 Door Teak Wardrobe
H 72 in. W 79 in. D 25 in.
Scandinavian Teak Armoire by J Clausen for Brande Mobelfabrik
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish Scandinavian Modern armoire by J Clausen for Brande Mobelfabrik features exquisite teak construction, dovetail joints, and unique carved handles. Substantial piece of qu...
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20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Adam Hoff & Poul Østergaard Trip-Trap Wall Valet for Virum Møbelsnedkeri
Located in Stockholm, SE
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Located in Stockholm, SE
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Located in Brooklyn, NY
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Located in Esbjerg, DK
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