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Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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
Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Nielsen AX Series Side Tables
Located in San Francisco, CA
Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Nielsen AX series side tables. A rare pair of side tables in teak and beech form the AX series for Fritz Hansen. Denmark, circa 1950s.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Beech, Teak

Scandinavian Modern Teak Tray Coffee Table in the Style of Willumsen and Engholm
Located in Vienna, AT
Iconic Scandinavian circular foldable teak side table with removable tray top in the style of Svend Åge Willumsen & Hans Engholm for Fritz Hansen. This table was manufactured in th...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Teak

Dlm Cherry Red High Gloss Portable Side Table by Thomas Bentzen for Hay
Located in Lebanon, LB
Thomas Bentzen’s portable side table is aptly named ‘Don’t Leave Me’. Abbreviated to DLM, it features a convenient handle that allows the metal table to be carried from room to room....
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Steel

Aka R Side Table Scandinavian Style Functional Resistant High Quality
Located in Roma, IT
The Aka side tables collections is based on the simple and functional Nordic lines, combined with Leo Di Caprio's ludic style. It was launched during the Milan Design Week of 2018. ...
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2010s Italian Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Steel

Jacob Kjaer Set of Nesting Tables in Mahogany
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jacob Kjaer for lllum Bolighus, set of nesting tables, mahogany, Denmark, design 1938 This charming set of three nesting tables are designed by the Danish designer Jacob Kjaer for ...
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1930s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Neon Top Wood Stacking Stools or Side Tables, Pair
Located in New York, NY
A set/pair of two (2) wood neon stacking stools or tables in the Scandinavian Modern style. Stools can also double as side or drinks tables. Dimensions: Diameter top is 13.75" ...
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2010s Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Wood, Bentwood

Kai Kristiansen Flower Tables Produced by Aksel Kjersgaard in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare flower tables designed by Kai Kristiansen. Produced by Aksel Kjersgaard in Denmark. Price is listed / item.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Pair of Midcentury Side Tables in Brass and Travertine, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
A pair of side tables with travertine top on a solid brass frame. Great original condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Travertine, Brass

Sleek Rosewood & Chrome Rectangular Side Table on Rolling Casters 1960s Modern
Located in National City, CA
Scandinavian Danish modern sleek rectangular side table rosewood & chrome on rolling casters Single recessed rosewood drawer. Denmark circa 1960s. Unmarked. Reminiscent of Milo Baug...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Chrome

Bruno Mathsson, Berit Drop-Leaf Side Table, Mathsson International AB, 1980s
Located in Uppsala, SE
Side table / folding table, model Berit, designed by Bruno Mathsson in the 1960s for Mathsson International AB. This example is from the 1980s. Table top of ash with chrome plated le...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Chrome

Danish Modern Teak End Tables
Located in Denton, TX
Vintage pair of teak handcrafted end tables with box joint corners.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Teak

Vintage Scandinavian Teak Side Table by Westnofa
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern square end table by Westnofa of Norway in teak. Features solid teak curved edges and linear dowel legs. This piece functions as a side or occasional table. Off...
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Teak

Bruno Mathsson Side Table Produced by Karl Mathsson in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare side table designed by Bruno Mathsson. Produced by Karl Mathsson in Värnamo, Sweden.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Steel

Side Table with Drawer by O.O. Rykken & Co. Møbelfabrik in Norway
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare side table with drawer in rosewood. Produced by O.P. Rykken & Co Møbelfabrikk in Norway.
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Rosewood

July Stool-Table in Oak by Nao Tamura
Located in Fiskars, FI
Nao Tamura designed the July stool-table thinking about the log piles in the forest. The round, organic shapes of the product make it easy to combine many together, or use just one. ...
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2010s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Oak

Teak Side Table Model 8414 by Dyrlund, Denmark
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Teak side table with magazine rack, by the Danish manufacturer, Dyrlund. The top has been sand and oiled. In good condition.
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Teak

Round Oak Top & Marble Lato Ln8 Side Table by Luca Nichetto for &Tradition
Located in Lebanon, LB
At first glance, Lato resembles a sculpture, with its slim, round table top balanced by an oval-shaped base. The marble is turned into shape on a lather and then honed to a semi Ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble

Swedish Round Side Table in Mahogany
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Coffee table, mahogany, Sweden, 1950s This delicate table that originates from Sweden is well-constructed in a precise manner composed of subtle and modest lines, resulting in an el...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Nesting Table in Teak by Severin Hansen for Haslev Møbelfabrik, Denmark, 1950s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Elegant nesting table by Severin Hansen for Haslev Møbelfabrik, Denmark, 1950s. This side table is made out of teak and restored with love. Great example of high-end Scandinavian cra...
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1960s Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Teak

Oak Light Oil Islets Side Table by Maria Bruun for Fredericia
Located in Lebanon, LB
The Islets table is a precise design with a strong identity, based on a simple construction, where details are kept to a minimum. It’s an approach that reflects the sculptural minima...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Oak

Bruno Mathsson Large Coffee Table Model 'Annika' in Birch
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson, coffee table model 'Annika', birch, Sweden, 1950s. This coffee table, named 'Annika', is complemented with bent plywood with birch veneer legs exec...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Birch

Set of Two Midcentury Walnut Nightstands / Sidetables, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
This pair of sleek and minimal vintage Danish mid-century nightstands or sidetables designed in walnut. Each nightstand has a pull-out drawer and elegant tapered legs. This fine mini...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Walnut

Sven Larsson Pair of Side Tables in Solid Pine
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Sven Larsson, side tables, pine, Sweden, 1970s. Pair of side tables designed by Swedish designer Sven Larsson. Distinctive for his work is the use of solid pine wood and the refin...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Pine

Hans Wegner Round Tray Table, Mod. PP35, Denmark, c. 1960's
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Great Color/Material.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Oak

Axel Einar Hjorth, table, NK 1935
Located in Stockholm, SE
Axel Einar Hjorth, table model Typenko in red beech. Made in 1935 for the Spring Exhibition at Nordiska Kompaniet, Stockholm.
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Beech

Ingvar Hildingsson, Large Stool, Pine, Sweden, Signed and Labeled, 1970's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A large and sculptural stool, designed and produced in the studio of Ingvar Hildingsson, Kalmar Läns Slöjdare IH Slöjd Rugstorp. Signed and labeled. In lightly treated pine. Swede...
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Late 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Pine

Lato Set of Side Tables in White Steel & Marble by Luca Nichetto for &tradition
Located in Lebanon, LB
At first glance, Lato resembles a sculpture, with its slim, oval and round table top balanced by an oval-shaped base. Striking, graphic and poetic, its purity of form is proof that ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble, Steel

Vintage Danish Teak End Table by Møbelintarsia
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-century modern teak side table manufactured by Mobelintarsia, Denmark, circa 1960s. Features a sculpted raised lip with a contrasting edge band well-fitted by finger joinery. Fin...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Teak

Lato ln9, Oval White steel & Marble Side Table by Luca Nichetto for &Tradition
Located in Lebanon, LB
At first glance, Lato resembles a sculpture, with its slim, Oval table top balanced by an oval-shaped base. Measure: ln9 The marble is turned into shape on a lather and then honed to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Marble, Steel

David Rosén, Table, Pine, Mid 1900s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Table in pine designed by David Rosén, Sweden 1940/50s.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Pine

Danish Teak Tables with Reversible Tops by Magnus Olesen A/S
Located in Denver, CO
A trio of solid teak vintage mid-century Danish side tables with black faux leather applique "dots". The tops easily flip to a side with no dots. Unique design by Magnus Olesen A...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Faux Leather, Teak

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 Side Tables

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Pine

Tue Poulsen for Haslev Møbelsnedkeri Slate, Stainless Steel and Teak Side Tables
Located in Denver, CO
Tue Poulsen for Haslev Møbelsnedkeri side tables. Teak borders and legs frame sculptural cut slate tops with a stainless steel accent swath. These tables are beautiful vintage con...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Stone, Slate, Stainless Steel

LATO ln9,Warm Black steel & Marble Side Table by Luca Nichetto for &Tradition
Located in Lebanon, LB
At first glance, Lato resembles a sculpture, with its slim, Oval table top balanced by an oval-shaped base. The marble is turned into shape on a lather and then honed to a semi Matt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble, Steel

Side Table with Bookshelf Designed by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, 1950
Located in Stockholm, SE
Side table with bookshelf designed by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, 1950s. Mahogany. Literature: Josef Frank Möbelformgivare, Kristina Wängberg-Eriksson and Jan Christ...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Mahogany

Danish Modern Coffee Table by Quistgaard and Richard Nissen
Located in London, GB
This stylish coffee table was created by the famous designer, Jens Harald Quistgaard (Danish, 1919-2008). Quistgaard was the chief designer at an American company named Dansk Designs...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Metal

Severin Hansen Jr. Nesting Tables, Denmark 1960's 'Set of 3'
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Set of nesting tables (3) in rosewood Designed by Severin Hansen Jr. for Haslev Møbelsnedskeri, 1960's. In untouched, original good condition. The table top on the largest tab...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Rosewood

Shuffle Mh1 Array Side Table by Mia Hamborg for &Tradition
Located in Lebanon, LB
The shuffle side table in array colors seems to conjure images of classic wooden toys and with good reason. The choice of colors and the fact that you can unify and construct the t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Wood

Pair of Side Tables by Hans Andersen
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of stacking side tables in walnut by Hans Anderson with inset white laminate top and shaped legs. Retains the original makers label.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Laminate, Walnut

Danish Coffee Table in Wengé and Slate
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Coffee table, wengé, slate, Denmark, 1960s. This modest, simplistic coffee table is very convincing to the eye by means of the implementation of natural materials. The wengé showc...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Slate

Severin Hansen Side Table Produced by Haslev Møbelsnedkeri in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Side table designed by Severin Hansen. Produced by Haslev møbelsnedkeri in Denmark.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Rosewood

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 Side Tables

Materials

Pine

Early Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn 'Model 2139' Coffee Table in Walnut Burl
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn, early edition coffee table model 2139, walnut burl top, walnut legs, maple rim, Sweden, design 1948, manufactured ca. 1952 This classic coffee table ...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Maple, Walnut, Burl

Bowler Side Table in Cream White by Shane Schneck for Hay
Located in Lebanon, LB
Shane Schneck’s bowler table is a compact side table that is ideal for small spaces. The single tube that extends upwards creates a defined profile, which doubles as a functional han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Granite, Metal, Steel

Pair of Danish Bedside Tables in Rosewood, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Very good vintage condition with small signs of usage and patina. Measures: H 72 cm D 67 cm W 52 cm.   
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Rosewood

Pair of 'Méandre' Verdigris and Glass Side Tables in the Style of Jean Royère
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 'Méandre' verdigris steel and glass side tables by Design Frères, in the style of Jean Royère. Can be used separately as sofa side tables, or closer together as a two-part co...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Steel

Swedish Modernist Designer, Minimalist Stool, Pine, 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A small 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 Klin...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Pine

Solid Oak Slab Sofa Table "Naturbord" by Carl-Axel Beijbom, 1970, Sweden
Located in Hägersten, SE
Side or sofa table, so called "Naturbord" designed and made by Carl-Axel Beijbom. Table top made from a solid slab of oak and solid oak legs. Produced in 1970. Beijbom designed and m...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Oak

Pair of Coffee-Tables by Östen & Uno Kristiansson for Luxus, Sweden 1960s.
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of side or coffee-tables designed by Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus, Sweden 1960s. Executed in Rosewood and brushed steel. L: 120 cm D: 40 cm H: 40cm each table     
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Steel

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 Side Tables

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Pine

Swedish Modern Wood and Glass Sofa Table by Nordiska Kompaniet, Sweden, 1939
Located in Hägersten, SE
Swedish modern sofa table produced by Nordiska Kompaniet. According to the NK ledger the table is titled "Bord B 642" and was done on December 13, 1939. Made from "red" beech wood an...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Glass, Beech

Axel Einar Hjorth "Utö" Stool in Pine for Nordiska Kompaniet Stockholm, 1930s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare stool in solid pine by Axel Einar Hjorth for Nordiska Kompaniet in Stockholm, 1930s. This stool comes from the original owner family and could have been lowered at some time in ...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Pine

Johannes Andersen Refinished Set of Danish Teak Nesting Tables by CFC Silkeborg
Located in Knebel, DK
Johannes Andersen refinished set of Danish teak nesting tables by CFC Silkeborg. The nesting tables have been checked, restored and refinished by our cabinetmaker to ensure that t...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Teak

Set of Lacquered Walnut & Marble Side Tables by Luca Nichetto for & Tradition
Located in Lebanon, LB
At first glance, Lato resembles a sculpture, with its slim, oval and round table top balanced by an oval-shaped base. Striking, graphic and poetic, its purity of form is proof that ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Marble

1950 Teak Nightstands Bedside Tables by Carlström & Co Mobelfabrik Sweden, 1
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful set of two nightstands or bedside tables with drawer in teak from the 1950s and made by Carlström & Co Mobelfabrik in Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Teak

Scandinavian Site Table
Located in Long Island City, NY
Swedish Grace style Scandinavian site table. Stained wood with inlay on table top. Circa 1930th. Recently refinished.
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Birch

LATO ln8, Warm Black Steel & Marble Side Table by Luca Nichetto for &Tradition
Located in Lebanon, LB
At first glance, Lato resembles a sculpture, with its slim, round table top balanced by an oval-shaped base. The marble is turned into shape on a lather and then honed to a semi Mat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

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Marble, Steel

Nesting Table in Teak of Danish Design from the 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Nesting table in teak of Danish design from the 1960s. The tables are in great vintage condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Side Tables

Materials

Teak

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