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Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

Norwegian, 1924-1968

Fredrik A. Kayser’s light, graceful, ultra-functional chairs, credenzas and dining room tables made him one of the foremost Scandinavian modern creators of his time. An apprentice-level carpenter by trade, he had his first design mass-produced at the young age of 15, foreshadowing a glorious future in the furniture industry.

Rastad & Relling, in Oslo, gave Kayser his start in furniture design straight out of the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry (now the Oslo National Academy of the Arts) in 1945. After a failed attempt to open his own factory, the young but determined designer returned to his former employer and stayed until 1956, when he successfully exited to launch a design studio. He offered freelance design services, created pieces for furnituremaker Viken Møbelfabrikk and collaborated with Knut Sæter, of armchair manufacturer Vatne Lenestolfabrikk.

Kayser and Sæter’s furniture was efficiently made to be packed flat, shipped and assembled at its destination. Introducing this innovative design to the world at the export fair in Helsingør in 1958, the pair found it well received. The partnership between Kayser and Sæter lasted until Kayser’s untimely death a decade later.

Kayser’s mid-century modern pieces won several accolades. In 1960, the iconic, streamlined Model 711 series won first prize in the Industry Council for Furniture and Furnishing Industry’s chair competition. And the Model 108 easy chair, created in 1965, won the Award for Design Excellence in 1968 and found fame at the Collection Price Furniture Fair in Oslo in 1983. Many of his pieces are still in production today, including rosewood and teak easy chairs and high-backed lounge chairs.

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Creator: Fredrik A. Kayser
Nordic Teak Arm Chair by Fredrik A. Kayser, 1950s
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in St-Brais, JU
A very rare teak arm chair designed by Fredrik A. Kayser. Made in Norway in the 1950s by the furniture manufacturer Vatne Lenestolfabrikk. The ch...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Wool, Upholstery, Teak

Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Teak, Leather & Brass Easy Chair #563, Norway, 1950s
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A brilliantly-conceived compact lounge chair in patinated hand-sculpted teak and cognac leather upholstery with baseball stitching designed by Norwegian industrial designer Fredrik A...
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1950s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Leather, Beech, Teak

Vintage Teak Pair of the Kamin Chair by Kayser & Relling, Norway, 1950s
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Adolf Relling
Located in Stockholm, SE
A great pair of the iconic "Kaminstolen" or "The Fire place chair" made by the Norwegian designers Fredrik Kayser & Adolf Relling and then produced by...
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1950s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Teak, Wool

Pair of Lounge Chairs by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Møbler, 1960s
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Elegant and exceptionally rare vintage circa 1968 model 108 lounge chairs, designed by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Möbler. The frame of the chairs is made with a stunning rosewood. ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Fredrik Kayser Lounge Chairs
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant pair of sculptural rosewood lounge chairs by the Danish designer Fredrik A. Kayser. This impressive mid-century pair of armchairs make comfortable office seating area chairs,...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Rosewood, Upholstery

Fredrik A. Kayser Rosewood Lounge Chair
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Fredrik A. Kayser rosewood lounge chair.
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20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

Fredrik A. Kayser Teak Vatne Lenestolfrabikk Side Tray Table, Norway, 1950s
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Rome, IT
Solid teak side table with removable tray, Norway, 1950s circa. Made and marked by VATNE Lenestolfabrikk Norway, by the designer Fredrik A. Kays...
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1950s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Wood, Teak

1960s Fredrik Kayser Rosewood Sofa and Lounge Chair by Vatne
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Knebel, DK
1960s Fredrik Kayser 3-seat rosewood sofa and lounge chair by Vatne This very elegant four-seat sofa set was designed by one of Norway's most iconic Designers, Fredrik A. Kayser f...
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1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Fabric, Rosewood

Frederik A. Kayser Wingback Chair Armchair Upholstered in Leather
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Vienna, AT
Cognac leather wingback armchairs, designed by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Møbler, Norway, circa 1964. Hardwood legs, and adjustable headrests with weighted straps. New upholstery.
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1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Leather, Hardwood

Pair of Norwegian Mid Century Moderne Lounge Chairs by Fredrik Kayser, 1954
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Bergen, NO
We are proud to present this incredibly rare and early design by Fredrik A. Kayser while he was working at the Rastad & Relling design offices in 1954. Only a very few examples are k...
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1950s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Brass

Vintage Scandinavian Egg Chair By Fredrik Kayser Ca 1960's
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual chair by Fredrik Kayser, Model No 860 for Vatne Lenestolfabrikk, Norway, ca' 1960's. Upholstered in natural Australian sheepskin. Legs are teak.
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1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Teak

A Fredrik Kayser Scandinavian Moderne Lounge Chair, Norway 1960s
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Bergen, NO
An amazing Mid- Century Modern swivel chair designed by Fredrik Kayser and produced at Vatne Lenestolfabrikk. Model 860. Fredrik A. Kayser is a well-known furniture designer from th...
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1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Stainless Steel

‘Hertug’ Model Credenza by Fredrik Kayser for Viken Møbelfabrik
By Viken Møbelfabrik, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Long 6+ foot Danish sideboard by Fredrik Kayser. Four drawers and three doors that open to two storage cabinets. Handsome Danish mid-century design. Please confirm location NY or NJ
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Teak

Mid- Century Modern chair by Fredrik Kayser, modell 2010, Norwegian, 1952
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Adolf Relling and Rolf Rastad
Located in Bergen, NO
Selling this rare amazing big and cozy chair designed by Fredrik Kayser at Rastad & Relling Tegnekontor in 1952. This chairs is one of a few produced and was only sold at the Rastad ...
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Mid-19th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Antique Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Teak

Fredrik Kayser, Kamin sofa in sheepskin and teak, Norway 1950s
By Adolf Relling, Fredrik A. Kayser, Adolf Relling and Rolf Rastad
Located in Bergen, NO
Designed in 1946 by Norwegian designers Adolf Relling & Fredrik Kayser, this “Kaminstol” (or "Fireplace chair/sofa") is a distinct early Norwegian modern design. Besides the unique l...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Lambskin, Teak

Pair of Lounge Easy Chairs by Frederik Kayser for Vatne Mobler, Norwary 1960ies
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful pair of lounge and easy chairs designed by Fredrik A. Kayser and manufactured by Vatne Møbler in the 1960s in Norway. Both chairs feature a teakwood frame with extraordinar...
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20th Century Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Teak

Mid Century 711 Lounge Chair by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Møbelfabrikk, c1950s
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Chino Hills, CA
Step back in time with this breathtaking mid-century modern teak chair, designed by the renowned Norwegian designer Fredrik A. Kayser for Vatne Møbelfabrik in the 1950s. This iconic ...
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1950s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Fabric, Teak

Mid-century modern Fredrik Kayser ‘935’ Walnut Armchairs
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of walnut armchairs, model '935', designed by Fredrik A. Kayser for Vatne Møbler. Norway, 1960s. This pair of armchairs has been completely restored and the cushions renewed. ...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

Rare set armchairs + ottoman by Fredrik A. Kayser for Vatne Möbler, Norway 1960s
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rare set armchairs and ottoman by Fredrik A. Kayser for Vatne Möbler, Norway 1960s. This set consists of two armchairs and one ottoman. This seating group features a brown leather up...
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1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Elm

Exceptional Scandinavian Rio Rosewood Sideboard By Fredrik A Kayser
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Portlaoise, IE
What can only be described as a Scandinavian masterpiece, sideboards simply don’t come any better. The beauty of this piece lies in its simplicity of design with beautiful clean line...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Rosewood

Mid Century Modern Fredrik Kayser Sideboard by Viken Norway, c1960
By Viken Møbelfabrik, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Chino Hills, CA
Delight in the flawless fusion of form and function with this exquisite Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Credenza designed by the legendary Fredrik Kayser. Crafted with meticulous precisi...
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1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Rosewood

Large Teak + Oak Credenza by Fredrik Kayser
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Norway Designer: Fredrik Kayser Manufacturer: Unknown Era: 1960s Materials: Teak Measurements: 76.75″ wide x 19″ deep x 34.75″ tall Condition: In excellent original condition.
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Teak

Rare Midcentury Teak Rocking Chair by Frederik Kayser Model 599 Norway, 1950s
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Richmond, Surrey
Rare Mid Century Modern Teak Rocking Chair, Frederik Kayser Model 599 By Norway, 1950s Magnificent mid century modern Frederik Kayser for Vatne Mobler, Model 599 Afromosia teak wi...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Papercord, Teak

Fredrik Kayser Teak Lounge Chair Model 710
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in San Diego, CA
This vintage lounge chair was designed by the Danish designer Fredrik A. Kayser. The frame is made of a beautiful teak with gently sloping arm rests and a deep-inclined seat for maxi...
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1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Leather, Teak

Scandinavian Modern"Captains" Dining Table by Fredrik Kayser, Norway, 1960s
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Stockholm, SE
Elegant “Captain’s” dining table by Fredrik Kayser, made from teak with brass feet. Two extra leaves stored cleverly inside the table. Cool chunky design with streamlined curves. ...
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1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Teak

Bentwood Lounge Chair w/ Ottoman by Fredrik A. Kayser for Vatne, Denmark, 1960s
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Deland, FL
As comfortable as it is aesthetically pleasing this visually stunning chair and ottoman set, designed by Fredrik A. Kayser for Vatne Møbler, is an exceptional example of Danish bentwood design. Constructed of Brazilian rosewood with fascinating curves and woodgrains this set is in 100% original, vintage condition. Though the fabric does show signs of wear, we wanted to leave the option of re-upholstery and fabric choice to the buyer. Please message us prior to checkout to discuss your options. Able to blend with a myriad of design backdrops from MCM to Contemporary to Spanish Hacienda...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Fabric

Scandinavian Mid-Century Easy Chair by Fredrik Kayser in Teak 1960s
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in St-Brais, JU
Rare Easy Chair Model 563, designed by Frederik Kayser for Vatne in Norway in the 1950s. Restored and equipped with new seat cushions in a classy removable cover, made from 100% new ...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Upholstery, Teak

Fredrik Kayser Model 710 Armchair
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
For your consideration is this rare, out-of-production Model 710 armchair which is similar to Fredrik Keyser's more common Model 711, but features a more upright seating position. Th...
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1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Upholstery, Teak

Fredrik Kayser Sculpted Teak Lounge Chair for Vatne Mobelfabrikk
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fredrik Kayser sculpted teak lounge chair for Vatne Mobelfabrikk. ________________________________________ Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing his...
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1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Fabric, Foam, Wood, Teak

Rare Pair of Loungers by Fredrik Kayser, Model No 860 for Vatne Lenestolfabrikk
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Hønefoss, 30
A rare pair of organic chaped lounge chairs, model 860 by Fredrik A. Kayser for Vatne Lenestolfabrikk. Upholstered in a 100% wool fabric in a ...
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Mid-19th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Antique Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Wool, Teak

Fredrick Kayser Leather Lounge Chair
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
Extremely comfortable reclining leather lounge chair on Brazilian Rosewood base designed by Fredrik A. Kayser for Vatne Mobler in Norway. Designed in the 1960s, this chair is a comfo...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Leather, Rosewood

Easy Chair by Fredrik A. Kayser
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning 1960's Mid-Century easy chair by Fredrik A. Kayser for Vatne, Norway. The chair has beautiful carved teak armrests and legs that echos the Scandinavian Mid-century style at ...
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1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Fabric, Wool, Mohair, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian 711 Loungechair by Fredrik Kayser, New Edition
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern scandinavian 711 lounge.chair by Fredrik Kayser. New edition. Designed in 1960 by Fredrik A. Kayser, it is now reissued by the Norwegian manufacturer Hjelle. Mode...
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2010s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Oak, Walnut

Adolf Relling & Frederik Kayser "Kaminstolen" for Arnestad Bruk, Norway, 1940s
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Adolf Relling
Located in Utrecht, NL
Designed in 1946 by Norwegian designers, Adolf Relling & Frederik Kayser, these so called “Kaminstolen” are a distinct pair thanks to their peculiar frame. The name can be roughly translated as “fireplace or stove chair”. Besides the unique look, these chairs’ manufacturer is also noteworthy as many of the Norwegian classic furniture pieces from the 1950s and 60s first saw the light of day at the furniture factory Arnestad bruk in Vollen. The fireplace chair as an expression refers to all kinds of chairs placed in front of fireplaces, connected by a single shared characteristic: their comfort. Here, comfort refers to both the ergonomic and visual aspect. Fireplace chairs usually come in pairs and feature an upholstered body designed for relaxing. The mahogany frames are very precisely crafted, showcasing the exciting angles and forms predominantly on the arms. At the same time, while there are numerous sharp angles and corners, the chairs still exude a cosy and welcoming appearance which is a result of the smoothed edges of the arms and legs. Both Relling and Kayser were of great importance for the functionalist furniture...
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1940s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Fredrik A. Kayser Rosewood Easy Chair, Model 711 for Vatne Mobler
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Designer: Fredrik A. Kayser (15 April 1924 – 19 August 1968) was a Norwegian furniture designer. He was born in Bergen, and educated at the Norwegian National Academy of Craftand Art...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Rosewood

Fredrik Kayser & Adolf Relling "Kaminstolen" African Teak & Boucle Wool Lounge
By Dokka Mobler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fredrik Kayser & Adolf Relling "Kaminstolen" African teak & boucle wool lounge chairs for Dokka Mobler. ________________________________________ Transfo...
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1950s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Fabric, Wool, Foam, Wood, Teak

Scandinavian Sofa Modell 807 by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Lenestolfabrikk A/S
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Karlstad, SE
Sofa model 807 by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Lenestolfabrikk A/S, Norway. This high-quality sofa with timeless design is upholstered in cognac colo...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Pair of Fredrik Kayser Rosewood Chairs
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of excellent model-806 chairs by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne, Norway, 1967. Rosewood (palisander) with original black leatherette upholstery. Imported for Carson Pirie Scott-fame...
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1960s Norwegian Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

Fredrik Kayser Lounge Chair
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fredrik Kayser lounge chair designed in 1961 and produced by Vatne Mobler. Note: We have a pair available.
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1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Leather, Teak

Vintage Norwegian Modern Loveseat in Leather and Teak by Fredrik Kayser
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This two-seat sofa was designed by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Lenestolfabrikk (ca. 1960s, Norway). Magnificent frame in sculpted teak with armrests resembling two conjoined cul-de-sac...
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1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Brass

Norwegian sideboard by Frederik A. Kayser (1924-1968), Viken Møbelfabrikk, 1960s
By Viken Møbelfabrik, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Deventer, NL
Norwegian Rosewood veneer sideboard by Frederik A. Kayser (1924-1968) and produced by Viken Møbelfabrikk, 1960s. The Credenza, Prince type, consists of two parts. The top part has 3...
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1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Rosewood, Walnut

Fredrik Kayser, Two-Seater Teak Sofa/Loveseat, Model 711, Norwegian circa 1960
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Beautiful Norwegian two-seater sofa or loveseat, model 711, designed by Fredrik A Kayser in 1960 and made by Vatne Lenestolfabrikk. The teak frame has a lovely patina and features r...
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1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Upholstery, Teak

Frederik A. Kayser Wingback Chair Upholstered in Cognac-Ccolored Leather
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Vienna, AT
Cognac leather wingback chairs, designed by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Møbler, Norway, circa 1964. Hardwood legs, and adjustable headrests with weighted straps. Used condition.
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1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Leather, Hardwood

Fredrik Kayser Rosewood Lounge Chair
By Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fredrik Kayser rosewood lounge chair designed in 1961 and Produced by Vatne.
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Leather, Rosewood

Fredrik A. Kayser Rosewood Easy Chair, Model 711
By Fredrik A. Kayser, Vatne Møbler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fredrik A. Kayser rosewood easy chair, model 711, produced by Vatne Møbler, Norway.
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Rosewood, Upholstery

Frederik Kayser Rosewood Lounge Chair
By Vatne Møbler, Fredrik A. Kayser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frederik Kayser Rosewood Model 711 Lounge Chair Re-Upholstered in Black Leather Produced by Vatne Lenestolfabrik
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1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fredrik A. Kayser Furniture

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Rosewood

Fredrik A. Kayser furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Fredrik A. Kayser furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Fredrik A. Kayser furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 40 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 1 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Fredrik A. Kayser were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in scandinavia during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Adolf Relling and Rolf Rastad, Sven Ivar Dysthe, and Vatne Møbler. Prices for Fredrik A. Kayser furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,189 and can go as high as $16,426, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,650.

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