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Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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 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 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
Chest of Drawers in Teak of Danish Design from the 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Chest of drawers in teak of danish design from the 1960s. The chest is in great vintage condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Teak

Mid Century Danish Modern Teak Chifferobe Wardrobe Armoire
Located in New York, NY
Stylish architectural Danish modern wardrobe in teak, having a tambour door which opens to (5) interior drawers, flanked by (7) exterior drawers. This example is in extra clean, orig...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Teak

Scandinavian Vintage Coat Rack in Pine, Made in 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
Sculptural coat rack made in pine. Probably a handcrafted Swedish piece, one of a kind. Simpel and decorativ design for the minimalistic interior home.   
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Pine

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

Materials

Teak

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

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

Materials

Teak

Fine Swedish Cabinet by Eugen Hoglund
By Eugen Höglund
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

Materials

Beech

Rosewood Danish Modern Wardrobe on Bright Chrome Legs
Located in New York, NY
Spectacular rosewood chifforobe on bright come legs. The cabinet features a vibrant rosewood veneer case with two large doors, which open to reveal interior drawers, and shelved stor...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Chrome

Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Oak & Cane, Chest & Mirror, for Luxus, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Berlin, 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

Materials

Cane, Oak

Scandinavian Design Shelf Cabinet in Solid Ash, 2 Doors 2 Shelves
Located in Landivy, FR
Shelf Cabinet designed by the parisian Designer Eric Gizard is equipped with 2 adjustable lacquered shelves and 2 doors with a push loose opening. The Kube itself (without the fe...
Category

2010s French Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Wood, Ash

Midcentury Cabinet in Oak Designed by Børge Mogensen, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Cabinet in oak, designed by Danish architect Børge Mogensen for Karl Andersson cabinetmakers. Made in Sweden in the 1960s. Great original condition.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Oak

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

Upcycled Mid-Century Wardrobe U-450 by Jiří Jiroutek, 1960's, Czechoslovakia
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Mid-century wardrobe, catalogue No. U-450, designed by Jiri Jiroutek. It´s made of beechwood, veneer, plywood and laminate. In excellent condition, fully refurbished. The cabinet ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Laminate, Wood, Beech, Plywood

Chest of Drawers in Rosewood of Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Chest of drawers in rosewood of Danish design from the 1960s. The chest is in great vintage condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Rosewood

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

Materials

Rosewood

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

Materials

Pine

Mid-Century modern valet clothes by Ico Parisi
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century modern valet clothes stand designed by Ico Parisi during the 1950s. Manufacturerd in Italy by Fratelli Reguitti, the stand is made of beech wood.
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1960s Italian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Beech

Mid-Century Modern Valet Clothes by Ico Parisi
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern valet clothes Stand designed by Ico Parisi during the 1950s. Manufacturerd in Italy by Fratelli Reguitti, the Stand is made of beech wood.
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1960s Italian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Beech

Mid Century Danish Modern Chifferobe Dresser by Westnofa
Located in New York, NY
Very nice Danish modern gentleman's wardrobe chest in solid teak, and oak by Westnofa. This stylish dresser features a tall bank of seven drawers flanked by two doors which open to r...
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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

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

Materials

Mahogany, Oak

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

Materials

Steel

Slide Wardrobe 2 Sliding Doors
Located in Vandoma, PT
The combination of the black base of its pieces and oak veneer geometric patterns, give this collection a modern, elegant and timeless character. Modern and widely customizable wi...
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2010s Portuguese Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Iron

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...
Category

1930s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Birch, Plywood

Wall-Mounted Valet in Pine by Hoff & Østergaard, Denmark, 1950s
Located in Hägersten, 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

Materials

Masonite, Pine, Leather

Mid Century Cubist Shoe Cabinet in Pine, Made by a Danish Cabinetmaker, 1980s
Located in Odense, DK
Unique mid century cubist shoe cabinet in pine, made by a Danish cabinetmaker, ca 1980s. Such a sculptural piece with great patina, ideal for your shoe collection. A great decora...
Category

1980s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

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.
Category

20th Century Asian Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Teak

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Located in Lejre, DK
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  • Bookcase in Teak of Danish Design from the 1960s
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Small Chest of Drawers on Wheels in Rosewood of Danish Design from the 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Chest of Drawers in Rosewood of Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Located in Lejre, DK
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Alvar Aalto, Wardrobe from Paimio Sanatorium, 1932
Located in Uppsala, SE
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1930s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Birch, Plywood

  • Alvar Aalto, Wardrobe from Paimio Sanatorium, 1932
  • Alvar Aalto, Wardrobe from Paimio Sanatorium, 1932
  • Alvar Aalto, Wardrobe from Paimio Sanatorium, 1932
  • Alvar Aalto, Wardrobe from Paimio Sanatorium, 1932
H 80.32 in. W 31.5 in. D 11.82 in.
Josef Frank Inspired ‘Flora’ Cabinet in Ash and Paper with Plant Motifs
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Inspired by Josef Frank, cabinet ‘Flora’, ash, paper with floral motifs, Scandinavia, 1950s Delicate cabinet with floral paper surfaces that resemble the famous ‘Flora’ cabinets b...
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1950s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Ash, Paper

Børge Mogensen Tall Wardrobe in Pine
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Børge Mogensen for FDB, cabinet, pine, Denmark, 1950s This modest Danish wardrobe has two normal doors and one folding door provides plenty of storage. The cabinet is exemplary for ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Pine

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H 69.49 in. W 36.23 in. D 23.43 in.
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

High Brutalist Cabinet in Solid Sculpted Oak, Early 20th Century
Located in Paris, FR
Rare high cabinet with four sculpted doors. This buffet is made of natural oakwood and sculpturally crafted by hand. Brutalist shaped. This cabinet has been fully cleaned and newl...
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Early 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

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

Materials

Pine

Tall Teak and Oak Cabinet by Hans Wegner
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed by Hans Wegner, this handsome clean-lined cabinet comprises two case pieces, each with abundant shelving. Giving the cabinet a subtle two-tone effect, the exterior frame is ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

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  • Tall Teak and Oak Cabinet by Hans Wegner
  • Tall Teak and Oak Cabinet by Hans Wegner
  • Tall Teak and Oak Cabinet by Hans Wegner
H 71.25 in. W 39.38 in. D 19.25 in.
Danish Modern Mogensen Wardrobe
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This Børge Mogensen wardrobe features an oiled teak exterior and a lacquered European beech wood interior. Hanger bar and three drawers with ledge provide storage and organization.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Beech, Teak

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H 71 in. W 39.5 in. D 24 in.
Midcentury Scandinavian Teak Dresser with Large Mirror
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Elegant Teak dresser with mirror and two drawers. In very good condition. 1950s-1960s.         
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Mirror, Teak

Danish Modern Armoire Wardrobe
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This Classic piece has an old growth teak exterior and a beechwood finished interior with hanging bars in both compartments as well as adjustable/removable shelves in the left compar...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Beech, Teak

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Scandinavian Valet by Adam Hoff and Poul Østergaard
Located in JM Haarlem, NL
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Leather, Formica, Teak

Danish Modern Jonsson Armoire
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Low chest designed by Nils Jonsson for Torring Mobelfabrik and produced by HJN Mobler. Armoire can be paired with matching chest or sold separately. Professional, skilled furnitur...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Teak

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H 48 in. W 47.25 in. D 18 in.

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