Danish Metamorphic 'Elevator' Table in Teak Designed by Kai Kristiansen

Danish Metamorphic ‘Elevator’ Table in Teak Designed by Kai Kristiansen


A fantastic piece of Scandinavian mid century design.

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This is a cleverly designed and very desirable vintage coffee / dining table, designed in Denmark in the 1960s by Kai Kristiansen and manufactured by Trioh. The table converts easily from a compact coffee table to a super little dining table. Ingeniously designed and the ultimate space-saving solution.

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.

The table is in nice condition with some of the small signs of age and use that you’d expect.

Coffee Table: W135 x D54cm

Dining Table: W135 x D91 x H72cm




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