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Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

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 the revolutionary architect and furniture innovator 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, a stylistic maverick and maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Verner 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
Large Ceramic "Sun" Wall Sconces Handmade by "Sejer" Denmark, 1960s Brutalism
Located in Odense, DK
Large wall hung "Sun" sconce handmade in the 1960s at "Sejer" ceramics workshop in Denmark in brutalist style. Enormous in size and beauty this wall sconce is just breathtaking and m...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

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Stoneware

Nice Vintage Polish Tapestry Kilim
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Very beautiful mid century polish tapestry Kilim, with beautiful native design and nice colors, entirely hand woven with wool on cotton foundation.
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Mid-20th Century Polish Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

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Wool, Cotton

Yellow Plastic Wall or Ceiling Panels from a 1970s Swiss Bank
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
We bought a large quantity of these very high quality cast plastic panels from a Swiss bank which was being totally refurbished. These panels were covering the ceiling and walls thro...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

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Plastic

Swedish Artist, Oil on Board, Modernist Landscape, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Swedish artist. Oil on board. Modernist landscape, 1960s. The board measures: 58 x 46 cm. The frame measures: 2 cm. Signed. In very good condition, 20th century Scandinavian Mid...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

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Other

Painting "Storm"
Located in Chorzów, PL
Painting "Storm". Dimensions: Frame height 44 cm, width 55 cm Image: 31 cm height, 41 cm width.
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1940s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

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Canvas, Wood

Sonja Henningsen, Danish Artist, Oil on Canvas, Modernist Still Life, 1979
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Sonja Henningsen, Danish artist. Oil on canvas. Modernist still life. Dated 1979. The canvas measures: 48.5 x 36.5 cm. The frame measures: 1 cm. In very good condition. Signed in...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

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Canvas

Flat-Weave Carpet, Sweden, 1950s Wall Hanging Tapestery
Located in Antwerp, BE
Sweden designed 1950s wool woven wall hanging tapestry. Vintage wool tapestry featuring an ombré stripe in black, brown, yellow and cream. Very good condition.  
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

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Wool

Abstract Oil on Board by John Wipp '1927-2005'
Located in Shepperton, Surrey
A very attractive abstract oil on board by Swedish artist John Wipp (1927-2005). An attendee of The Slade School of Fine Art London, Wipp had a critically acclaimed career which l...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

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Acrylic

Nice Vintage Hand Woven Polish Tapestry
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Very beautiful mid century polish tapestry Kilim with beautiful native design and beautiful colors, entirely hand woven with wool on cotton foundation.
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Mid-20th Century Polish Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Vintage Mid-Century Swedish Tapestry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Charming vintage mid-century Swedish tapestry signed HB. A geometric design in the style of Märta Måås Fjetterström featuring stars and circles in red, blue, brown and yellow shades....
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

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Wool, Linen

Abstract Modernist Wall Tapestry by Jette Thyssen Signed & Dated 1972, De Stijl
By Jette Thyssen
Located in Utrecht, NL
Abstract modernist wool wall tapestry from 1972 by Danish artist Jette Thyssen. In Signed and dated. Textile artist and graphic artist Jette Thyssen was born in 1933. She gradu...
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Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Wool

Poul Cadovius Cado Royal Wall Unit in Teak
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful, large Poul Cadovius Roayal wall unit in teak, circa 1960 made in Denmark. This set includes the hard to find magazine holder and large desk shelf. We have other units and ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

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Teak

Picture "mill" Tapestry
Located in Chorzów, PL
Picture "mill" tapestry Dimensions: Frame: Height 41.5 cm / width 48 cm / depth 4.5 cm Image: Height 29 cm / width 35 cm.
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1950s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Canvas, Wood

Greta Liljeblad-Lysén, Sweden, Oil on Canvas, Abstract Composition
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Greta Liljeblad-Lysén (1902-1988), Sweden. Oil on canvas. Abstract composition. Dated 1959. The canvas measures: 81.5 x 43 cm. The frame measures: 3.5 cm. Signed. In excellent co...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

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Other

1960s Large Hand Painted Enameled Copper Wall Mirror by Danish Artist Bodil Eje
Located in Knebel, DK
1960s large hand painted enameled copper wall mirror made by Danish Artist Bodil Eje The richly colorful and patterned mirror stamped by Bodil Eje is in good condition with only few...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

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Copper, Enamel

Korpus Shelf L in Sea Color by Andreas Bergsaker for Hay
Located in Lebanon, LB
Korpus is a colourful wall-mounted shelf created for HAY by Norwegian product designer Andreas Bergsaker. Based on the desire to create a durable multi-purpose shelf from recyclabl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Aluminum

Original Photo of Interior, Bruno Matthson, Alvar Aalto, Stylclair, 1951
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1951 - Museum of decorative Arts in Czech republic - photographed by Illek and Paul - suitable for framing jr.
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1950s Czech Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

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Paper

Sliced Shelf 600
Located in VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-SAÔNE, FR
Its simple lines and the bold presence of raw concrete make this small ciment shelf great to highlight what inspires you: frame, art object, plants, vase. Some will use it as an e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

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Concrete

Scandinavian Modernist, Oil on Canvas, Cubist Still Life, Dated 1975
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Scandinavian modernist. Oil on canvas. Cubist still life. Dated 1975. The canvas measures: 59 x 51 cm. The frame measures: 6 cm. In excellent condition. Signed and dated.
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1970s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Canvas

"Runsten" Wall Hanging by Berit Woelfer for Kasthall Atelje
Located in Dorchester, MA
Designed by textile artist Berit Woelfer and manufactured by the renowned Swedish rug company Kasthall, this double weave woolen wall hanging is titled "Runsten" (rune stone). The hi...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Wool

Set of 12 Wall Element in Dark and Light Green by Verner Panton
By Horlacher, Verner Panton
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
During a buying trip to Switzerland some years ago, we were fortunate enough to acquire a number of these panels, designed by Verner Panton for the Visiona2 exhibition in 1969-1970. ...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

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Plastic

Zodiac Artificial Stone Relief Sign of Virgo, c. 1940
Located in Stockholm, SE
A cast zodiac artificial stone relief of Virgo c. 1940-1950 by Manne Östlund (1904-1957) .  
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

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Cast Stone

Painting "Mountain landscape in winter"
Located in Chorzów, PL
Dimensions: Frame: Height 26 cm / width 33 cm Painting: Height 15 cm / width 22 cm.
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1960s Polish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Canvas

Rolf Erling Nygren, Sweden, Oil on Board, Abstract Composition, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rolf Erling Nygren (1925-2010), Sweden. Oil on board. Abstract composition, 1960's. The board measures: 28.5 x 22.5 cm. The frame measures: 2 cm. In excellent condition. Signed.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Other

Marta Maas-Fjetterström Framed Wall Tapestry
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A beautiful woven textile in tapestry technique by Marta Maas-Fjetterström. Framed in oak and double glass (sandwich) so that the wall colour shows next to the tapestry. Signed AB...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Wool

Mid-Century Modern Teak and Lucite Tabletop Shelf
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique small-scale two-tier shelf features vintage teak and Lucite construction in a stylish minimalistic design. This low (14.25") tabletop shelf is perfect for organization or...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Lucite, Teak

Sliced Shelf 300
Located in VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-SAÔNE, FR
Its simple lines and the bold presence of raw concrete make this small cement shelf perfect to elegantly enhances a plant or the objet d’art that you will place on it. Some will use...
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21st Century and Contemporary Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Concrete

Bjørn Wiinblad, Huge, Unique Candleholder Wall Plaque, Dated 1995
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Bjørn Wiinblad (1918-2006). Huge, unique candleholder wall plaque with six light arms made of blue glazed ceramic tiles. Hand painted with young couple and flowers surrounded by geo...
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1990s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Ceramic

Hand-Loomed Rya Rug / Wall Tapestry "the Fairy Tale Forest"
Located in Helsinki, FI
Satumetsä / The Fairy Tale Forest The Fairy Tale Forest was designed by Aappo Härkönen for the company Ryijypalvelu during the 1950s or 1960s. Aappo Härkönen was in fact a pseudonym...
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1960s European Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Painting "Forest River"
Located in Chorzów, PL
Painting "Forest River". Dimensions: Frame: 79 cm height, 59 cm width Image: Height 66 cm, width 46 cm.
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1940s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Canvas, Wood

Kähler Huge Ceramic Platter Stylised Bird & Fish Motif, Gete Petersen HAK 1950s
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Huge platter by Gete Petersen for Kähler´s ceramic workshop in Denmark. The decor shows a large stylised bird in center surrounded by four stylised fishes. The platter can be us...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Ceramic

Frama Contemporary Design Wooden Wall Atelier Shelf Trio
Located in Copenhagen, DK
The Atelier Shelf was designed to embody simplicity and openness and to inspire spatial serenity through the use of strong geometries and warm natural materials. The shelves can be c...
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2010s Lithuanian Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Spruce

Mid-20th Century Swedish Wall Hanging by Barbro Nilsson, AB MMF
Located in New York, NY
"Karvar" Vintage wall hanging, circa 1956 Sweden. All-over geometric/linear design on beige background. Initialed: "BN", "AB MMF" Designer: Barbro Nilsson Weaver: AB Märt...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Wool

Frama Contemporary Design Minimal Wall Shelf Library H1148 Natural Oak Single
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Shelf Library is a continuation of the recognised shelf design by Frama. Fastened with solid steel screws on oak rails, the shelves can easily be placed and re-styled in a variety of...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Stainless Steel

Small Modern Modular Teak Wall Unit by Poul Cadovius for Cado 1960's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage Danish teak wall unit by Poul Cadovius for Cado, 1960s.This modular system is perfect for use in a small space or as an addition to your already existing modular system. ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Wood

Stoneware Table Lamp Handmade by "Sejer" Denmark, 1960s Brutalism
Located in Odense, DK
Unique handmade table lamp made in the 1960s at "Sejer" ceramics workshop in Denmark in brutalist style. Beautiful running glaze in earth colors and subtle organic decorations. Grea...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Stoneware

Zodiac Artificial Stone Relief Sign of Taurus, c. 1940
Located in Stockholm, SE
A cast zodiac artificial stone relief of Taurus c. 1940-1950 by Manne Östlund (1904-1957) .  
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Cast Stone

1958 Danish Teak Cado Wall Unit by Poul Cadovius
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Highly versatile and functional Cado wall unit in walnut by Danish designer Poul Cadovius. Wall unit is in excellent condition. Each support rail is 78" long and each cabinet an...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Teak

Crazy Christmas Cat Wall Plaque by Tue Poulsen, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
The stoneware crazy cat Christmas wall plaque was designed and made by Tue Poulsen in Denmark in 1979. This is number 437 of af limited run of 500. Measurements: D: 22.5 cm, H/Dept: ...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Stoneware

Abstract Scandinavian Painting, Watercolor & Acrylic on Paper by Jens Birkemose
Located in Salzburg, AT
Amazing abstract painting, in blueish-turquois-grey-black, harmonic composition. Signed by a great "B" in the left corner. Large format, black handworked frame, covered with plexigla...
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1980s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Acrylic

Jørgen Waring, Oil on Canvas
Located in Porto, PT
Oil on canvas by Jørgen Waring, signed and dated. New lacquered frame. Canvas: 61 x 71 cm - 24.01 in x 27.95 in.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Canvas, Lacquer

Rare Wall Mount Teak Credenza by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen Made in 1952
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A teak wall mount credenza / cabinet with two sliding doors and four drawers. Designed by Hans Wegner, made by Johannes Hansen, Denmark, 1952.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Steel

Frama Minimal Scandinavian Design Home Office Shelf Library H1148 in oak Desk
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Shelf Library is a continuation of the recognised shelf design by Frama. Fastened with solid steel screws on oak rails, the shelves can easily be placed and re-styled in a variety of...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Stainless Steel

Painting "Q" by Lars Erik Falk, Sweden, 1987
Located in Stockholm, SE
Painting “Q” by Lars Erik Falk, oil on panel. Graphic color blocks and lines, tilted at Falk’s signature 73 degrees. Lars Erik Falk (1922-1918) was one of Sweden’s foremost constr...
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1980s Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Wood

Tapestry "Röd Crocus" by Ann-Mari Forsberg for Märta Måås-Fjetterström, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Important wall tapestry,"Röd Crocus" by Ann-Mari Forsberg for Märta Måås-Fjetterström, 1960s.. Wool and linen on wool warp. Designed in 1945. Handwoven flatware tapestry at Märta Måå...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Wool, Linen

Hvidt & Mølgaard Nielsen for Søborg Møbelfabrik Cabinets in Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for Søborg Møbelfabrik, cabinet, teak, Denmark, 1950s. Unique formation of conforming cabinets executed in solid teak designed by the Danish de...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Teak

Mid-Century Design Danish Metal Wall Unit, 1970’s
Located in Delft, NL
Metal holders with plastic shelves.
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Metal

Beautiful North European 1960s-1970s Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Nice modern rug probably Scandinavian rug, with a beautiful decorative design and nice colors, mechanical fabric with wool and acrylic velvet.
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Wool

Rosewood 3 Bay Cado Wall Unit
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful rosewood wall unit by Poul Cadovius. 3 bays. 1 4 drawer cabinet, 1 door cabinet with a shelf, 1 glass cabinet with 1 glass shelf. 5 10 inch shelves and 1 8 inch shelf. 4 up...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Rosewood

Large Stoneware Table Lamp w. Green Glazing Handmade in Denmark, 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
Large handmade table lamp made in the 1960s in Denmark in modern style. Beautiful green glazing and abstract organic incised decorations. Unsigned but of high quality in the style of...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Stoneware

Set of 4 Wall Element in Dark and Light Green by Verner Panton for Visiona2
By Horlacher, Verner Panton
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
During a buying trip to Switzerland some years ago, we were fortunate enough to acquire a number of these panels, designed by Verner Panton for the Visiona2 exhibition in 1969-1970. ...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Plastic

Modular String Wall Unit in Ashwood by Nisse Strinning, Sweden
Located in Vienna, AT
String regal wall unit designed by Nils and Kajsa Strinning in 1949. This one was made in the 1960s in Sweden. A very good vintage condition, slight traces of use due to the age, ni...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Steel

"Stream in the Meadow" Painting
Located in Chorzów, PL
Dimensions: Frame height 46.5 cm, width 36.5 cm Picture height 37 cm, width 27 cm.
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1940s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Canvas, Wood

1950's Näckroser Barbro Nilsson Tapestry
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous Vintage "Näckroser" tapestry by Barbro Nilsson for Märta Måås-Fjetterströms atelier in Båstad, Sweden. Wool inlay on linen in green shades and red details decapitating water...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Wool

Danish Modern Rosewood Modular Office Wall System
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Rosewood wall system, circa 1960's. Modular cabinetry and shelving make this versatile wall system the perfect solution for home or office, wherever space is limited but function is ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Metal

Danish Modern Sculptural Folding Screen / Room Divider in Pine, Made in 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
Unique and rare folding screen / roomdivider in solid pine. Made by a Danish Cabinetmaker in 1960s. A truly sculptural and artful piece, that with will complementary many interior st...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Pine

Painting "Ships at sea"
Located in Chorzów, PL
Dimensions: Frame: height 32 cm / width 37.5 cm / depth 4.5 cm Image: height 21.5 cm / width 27 cm.
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1930s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Canvas, Wood

Large Black And White Ceramic Wall Plate Centerpiece, Starck, Andersen, 1950s
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Danish modernist decorative plate / wall decoration / centerpiece with strong graphic decor from the Tribal Harlekin series by ceramic artist Marianne Starck (1931-2007). Shiny bone ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Decorations

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

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