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Friday, July 25, 2014

Scandinavian Collection at 1stdibs

1stdibs enjoyed record vintage furniture sales last year, selling over a billion dollars increase of 50% over the previous year.

This year founder Michael Bruno made a trip to Copenhagen and Stockholm in order to expand and add a special Scandinavian Modern collection to the popular website. Bruno calls Scandinavian design "the precursor to mid-century modern" and says there's still plenty of great pieces available in the areas he visited.

He furnishes his own home with half mid-century furniture and half antiques and says that Arne Jacobsen, Jean-Michel Frank and Gio Ponti are his personal favorites.

Here are some beautiful examples from the new collection.

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Yellow Carnaby vases by Per Lütken

Sofa by Børge Mogensen

Finn Juhl coffee table

Upholstered Peacock chair by Hans Wegner

Kaare Klint sofa

Rack of Papa Bear chairs by Hans Wegner


  1. I really like the understated elegance and unconventional shape of that Finn Juhl coffee table.

    1. I love the shape of that coffee table too. Anything with a drop-leaf gets me every time, and a drop-leaf with a cool shape is crazy good! :)

  2. The Kaare Klint sofa is beautiful, and beautifully understated.

    1. I think it's interesting that both you and Ton used the word "understated" in your comments. I think that's exactly what I love about Scandinavian design.