Furniture Designer- Folke Ohlsson

Folke Ohlsson moved to the US from Sweden in 1953, and established DUX, Inc. in San Francisco the same year. In 1959 he moved the company to Burlingame, California. His design is generally referred to as "Scandinavian Modern" but frequently gets categorized as "Danish Modern" or "Danish Teak".  Six years later, Ohlsson moved the company to Burlingame, California. Ohlsson's designs blend graceful details of traditional style with the simplicity and good proportions of contemporary style.
A popular designer of the late 1950s early 60s, and highly collectable, Folke Ohlsson has been credited for creating the concept of knock down furniture, or KD. This is furniture which can be flattened and assembled at its final destination which makes it less expensive to ship.

Ohlsson received more than 30 awards including the Triennale Exhibit in Milan and the Good Design Show of the New York Museum of Modern Art. He lead the operation that has given DUX furniture its international distinction. In addition, his timely, but timeless designs are some of the world's most copied. A patented, knockdown armchair, has been widely copied and mass-produced by more than 100 furniture designers.
Folke Ohlsson made a significant contribution to the widespread acceptance and tremendous popularity in the United States of modern Scandinavian furniture design. In recognition of his work, he was awarded Sweden's Royal Order of Vasa decoration by King Gustav VI Adolf in 1964. 


Here's some of his work-



I actually bought two of the chairs on the right without arms.  I haven't seen any other photos of this chair anywhere.  It's not the scissor chair.








Dux Teak Arm Chairs by Folke Ohlsson, c. 1950

Dux "scissor" lounge chairs designed by Folke Ohlsson, c. 1959
Pair of Dux "scissor" lounge chairs designed by Folke Ohlsson, c. 1959.