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Vintage Scandinavian Chairs

From iconic Kai Kristiansen Model 42 chairs to Alvar Aalto bentwood masterpieces, Scandinavian chairs have been sought after for decades. Whether you’re on the hunt for Scandinavian seating that envelopes you or you yearn for a Scandinavian accent chair that is more architectural in design, Vinterior’s got you covered with an achingly cool edit of thousands of hand-picked examples from across the U.K. and Europe.Eager to add a jolt of vibrancy to a neutral room? A vivid green Poul Volther armchair could fit the bill. Do you crave a statement Nordic chair for your snug? Whet your design appetite with a Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair - the perfect place to curl up with a good book. And if you want to sit your entire brood in ultimate comfort on movie nights, look to Sweden for design inspiration with a Carl Malmsten button-back sheepskin sofa.For those honey-hued teak lovers, Scandinavian chair design should be your go-to. Oozing clean lines, sleek forms, and minimalist tendencies, you can create a homage to a mid-century mood with a few statement pieces. So, what are you waiting for? Add character to your home the sustainable way with Vinterior. Connect with a trusted seller today and unearth your dream pre-owned Scandinavian chairs.

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Why are Scandinavian chairs so sought after?

Scandinavian furniture design has a reputation for being functional, minimalist, and understated. It emphasizes clean lines, natural materials, and attention to detail. This approach has been favoured by many people who prefer simple and elegant aesthetics over more ornate styles.

In addition to their aesthetics, Nordic chairs are also known for their exceptional quality. They are typically made using the finest materials and crafted by skilled artisans. This attention to detail ensures that they are durable and long-lasting, making them a valuable investment for anyone who appreciates quality.

Top Scandinavian chair designers

Scandinavian furniture design has a rich history, and there have been many talented designers over the years. Some of the most influential include:

  • Hans Wegner - a Danish designer who is widely considered to be the master of the chair. His designs are characterised by their organic forms and exceptional comfort.
  • Arne Jacobsen - a Danish architect and designer who is known for his minimalist style. He is perhaps best known for his iconic Egg Chair, which has become a symbol of Scandinavian design.
  • Alvar Aalto - a Finnish architect and designer who is known for his use of natural materials and his organic forms. His designs are highly influential and have had a significant impact on modern design.

Are Scandinavian chairs valuable?

Scandinavian chairs have become highly collectable in recent years, and as such, many vintage pieces have appreciated in value. The value of a chair will depend on a variety of factors, including the designer, the age, and the condition of the piece.

If you adore every element of Scandinavian chair design, then browse our curated collection of thousands of hand-picked pieces today.

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