This is a set of oh-so-desirable vintage dining chairs, designed in Denmark in the 1960s by Kai Kristiansen. These iconic Danish chairs are beautifully designed and have curves in all the right places, so typical of high end Scandinavian dining chairs of the mid century period. The paper knife is a rare and sought after design. Rarely found in rosewood and rarer again to find a set of 8.
Kai Kristiansen is one of the most innovative and talented Danish designers of the mid 20th century. Kristiansen was born in 1929 and trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. His mentor was the famed father of modern Danish furniture design Kaare Klint. Kristiansen excelled as a cabinetmaker and in 1955 set up his own design workshop. His talent was quickly recognised by some of Denmarks finest cabinet makers and the result is some of the most stunning furniture produced during the mid century era. Kristiansen was a multi faceted designer who was comfortable designing a range of furniture. His work is defined by clean lines and a perfect balance of form and function. He designed some of the most desirable lounge, dining and office furniture of the day in luxurious teak and rosewood. As an avid supporter of furniture design, Kristiansen also organised many of the large furniture fairs in Denmark during the 1960s. Today his designs are some of the most highly coveted examples of the mid century furniture to emerge from Denmark.
These gorgeous chairs are strong and structurally sound. Fabric is in good order with no marks. As you’d expect, some variation in shading to the rosewood and some signs of age and use.
W53cm x D56cm x H80cm – Seat Height : 45cm