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Kai Kristiansen Seating

Danish, b. 1929

With a passion for math and engineering, Kai Kristiansen has created high-quality wood furniture for decades. Beginning in the 1950s, his coffee tables, chairs, modular shelving and other furnishings were made in the style that would become internationally renowned as Danish modern and boasted clean lines, perfected functionality and exacting craftsmanship.

Born in Denmark, Kristiansen trained in cabinetmaking before studying with Kaare Klint, often cited as the “father of modern Danish design,” at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. At just 26 years old, Kristiansen opened his own studio.

Kristiansen had his mid-century breakthrough in 1956 with the Chair #42, which he made with Schou Andersen. Unlike most other chairs at the time, Chair #42’s armrests, with their wealth of radical angles, were connected to the back rather than the front legs. This unconventional flourish makes the backrest appear as though it is floating in midair above the seat.

Kristiansen’s next innovation was a modular wall system in 1957 — three years ahead of Dieter Rams’s more famous 606 Universal Shelving System. Called the Reolsystem Wall Unit, produced by SB Feldballes Møbelfabrik, it’s also known as the FM Wall Unit as FM/Fornem Møbelkunst began producing it in the 1960s.

Kristiansen would go on to work with other leading Danish furniture manufacturers such as Magnus Olesen, Fritz Hansen and Vildbjerg Møbelfabrik, designing everything from chairs and desks to sideboards and cabinets, frequently in rosewood and teak. (The latter was a sought-after wood by Scandinavian modern designers.)

While many of Kristiansen’s timeless designs remain in production, such as his Paper Knife sofa, which was reintroduced by Miyazaki Chair Factory in 2008, and his 1950s Entré collection, which was relaunched with Great Dane Furniture in 2016, others are prized as vintage mid-century pieces.

Today, Kristiansen is still at work on new furniture with an expert eye to thoughtfully functional designs that are made to last.

Find a collection of vintage Kai Kristiansen furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Kai Kristiansen
Twelve Restored Kai Kristiansen Rosewood Dining Chairs - Inc. Custom Upholstery
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of twelve fully restored, 1960s rosewood dining chairs by Kai Kristiansen for Schous Møbelfabrik. The chairs have Kai Kristiansens typical light and elegant design that make them fit in easily where you want them in your home - a design that was so uniqe that his colleague the famous designer Hans J. Wegner characterized model 42 as beautiful from all angles when the chair with it´s unique backrest swivel function was revealed in 1956. The chairs are in very good condition as they have been fully restored, sanded by hand and refinished by our experienced workshop to insure that they are in very good condition with only minimal signs of age and use and will be reupholstered without additional cost in fabric of your choice from "Kvadrat" / standard leathers from "Sorensen Leather" or for additional price luxury leathers (Elegance, Vegetal, Rustic, Pure and Royal Nubuck). Kai Kristiansen was one of the last pupils of the famous architect Kaare Klint who founded modern Danish design and laid the foundation for the "Danish Modern" style. During the years 1958-78 Kristiansen worked in his business in Aarhus owned jointly by himself and furniture maker Illum Wikkelsø (1919-99). Kristiansens works met their most intense demand during a few decades from 1950, then production of them was discontinued. However, several of them are now being produced again by the Japanese furniture producer Miyazaki Chair...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Fabric, Rosewood, Leather

Teak Chairs, Kai Kristiansen, Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1961
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in La Tour-de-Peilz, CH
These teak chairs designed by the Danish cabinetmaker Kai Kristiansen (born in 1929) are extremely fine. They perfectly exemplify the Scandinavian design philosophy of the mid-centur...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Fabric, Teak

Kai Kristiansen Scandinavian Midcentury Dark Wood Dining Chair 1960s
By Kai Kristiansen, Shou Andersen
Located in Reggio Emilia, IT
Scandinavian model 31 chair designed by Kai Kristiansen for Schou Andersen with dark solid wood frame and new fabric seat and back, Denmark 1960s production
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Fabric, Wood

6 Kai Kristiansen vintage chairs, model 31, dining chairs, 1960s, teak wood
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in Hannover, DE
Set of 6 teak chairs designed by Kai Kristiansen. Model 31 from the 1960s. Displayed price is for a set of 6 chairs. Stable teak chair frames. Refurbished and oiled. Some signs ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Teak

A Pair of Danish Teak 'Paper Knife' Model 121 Lounge Chair by Kai Kristiansen
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in Las Vegas, NV
A rare pair of 'Paper Knife' model 121 lounge chairs in teak and purple wool designed by Kai Kristiansen for Magnus Olesen in 1955. Features: • Gorgeous organic design style sculp...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Wool, Teak

Pair Of Paper Knife Lounge Chairs Kai Kristiansen Magnus Olesen 1962 Model 121
By Kai Kristiansen, Magnus Olesen
Located in Cambridge, GB
New Stock ✅ Pair of Paper Knife Lounge Chairs by Kai Kristiansen For Magnus Olesen 1962 Model 121 Teak Mid Century Retro Vintage MCM A pair of iconic and striking Danish 'Paper Kni...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Other

Set of 6 'Model 31' Dining Chairs by Kai Kristiansen for Schou Andersen, 1960s
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Ranst, VAN
Very nice set of six 'Model 31' chairs designed by Kai Kristiansen for Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Denmark. This set has been reupholstered with black leatherette upholstery. Dimens...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Faux Leather, Teak

Set of 8 Kai Kristiansen Rosewood & Boucle Model 31 Dining Chairs
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in London, GB
Kai Kristiansen - Model 31 Dining Chairs Dining chairs produced by Skovman Andersen Mobelfabrik in the early 1960s. The gorgeous rosewood frames have been refinished in Danish oil w...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Wool, Bouclé, Rosewood

Danish Kai Kristiansen for Aksel Kjersgaard Teak Hallway Bench With Two Drawers
By Aksel Kjersgaard, Kai Kristiansen
Located in London, GB
Danish designer Aksel Kjersgaard founded his eponymous furniture manufacturing company in 1952. Revered by mid-century furniture lovers for its straightforward approach to design of ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Teak

Danish Vintage Teak Compass Chair by Kai Kristiansen
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in London, GB
A stylish and extremely well made Danish vintage teak compass chair by Kai Kristiansen. This was recently imported from Denmark, it dates from the 1...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Bouclé, Teak

Compass Dining Chairs by Kai Kristiansen for SVA Møbler, 1960s, Set of 4
By Kai Kristiansen, SVA Møbler
Located in GNIEZNO, 30
Chairs set 4''Compass'', designed in 1958 by Kai Kristiansen for SVA Møbler and manufactured in Denmark. Ergonomic form, characterized by high comfort. Completely restored. Teak wood...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Fabric, Teak

Kai Kristiansen Eight Restored Oak Dining Chairs, Including Custom Reupholstery
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
Kai Kristiansen Eight Restored Oak Dining Chairs, Including Custom Reupholstery. The chairs have Kai Kristiansens typical light and elegant design that make them fit in easily where...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Oak

Set of Six Kai Kristiansen Dining Chairs
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in Dronten, NL
Rare matching all original set of 6 dining chairs in beautifully sculpted teak and black leather designed by Kai Kristiansen and produced by Oddensen Maskinsnedkeri in Denmark, circa...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Leather, Teak

Set of Eight Danish Teak Compass Dining Chairs by Kai Kristiansen
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in London, GB
A stylish and extremely well made set of eight Danish teak compass dining chairs by Kai Kristiansen. They were recently imported from Denmark, they date from the 1960’s. The quality...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Bouclé, Teak

Kai Kristiansen Six Restored Teak Dining Chairs Custom Reupholstry Included
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
Kai Kristiansen Six Restored Teak Dining Chairs Custom Reupholstry Included. The chairs have Kai Kristiansens typical light and elegant design that make them fit in easily where you...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Leather, Fabric, Teak

Kai Kristiansen Dining Chair Teak Denmark Model 42
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in Fraser, MI
Please feel free to reach out for accurate shipping to your location. Dining chair by Kai Kristiansen. Sculpted Teak construction. Made in Denmark
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1960s Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Naugahyde, Teak

Kai Kristiansen Model 31 for Schou Andersen. Set of Ten
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Denton, TX
Hard to find A-frame model 31 dining chairs were designed by Kai Kristiansen in 1956 for Schou-Andersens Møbelfabrik and the Danish Modern A-frame chair is one of the most well-know...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Upholstery, Teak

Model 31 Dining Chairs by Kai Kristiansen for Schou Andersen, Denmark, 1960s.
By V. Schou Andersen, Kai Kristiansen
Located in GNIEZNO, 30
A set of six chairs Model 31 designed by Kai Kristiansen for the Danish manufacture Schou-Andersens Møbelfabrik in the 1960s. Frame made of teak wood. Completely restored. Wood has b...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Leather, Teak

Dining Chairs by Kai Kristiansen Model 42
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Vienna, AT
Dining chairs, model 42, designed by Kai Kristiansen and manufactured in Denmark by Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik. The chairs are made from solid teak, featuring tapered legs, curved ar...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Hardwood, Teak

Rosewood bench by Kai Kristiansen, design 1960's
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in PARIS, FR
Clean and elegant bench signed by the great Danish designer Kai Kristiansen. Kristiansen places strong emphasis on quality, aesthetics, ergonomics and functionality. This piece is of...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Palisander

Set of 4 Teak Model 42 Armchairs by Kai Kristiansen for Schou Andersen
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
A very nice set of 4 classic Scandinavian Modern Teak Model 42 armchairs by Kai Kristiansen for Schou Andersen, with fresh black leatherette seats and backs.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Faux Leather, Teak

Ten Restored Kai Kristiansen Rosewood Dining Chairs Including Custom Upholstery
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of 10 model 42 rosewood dining chairs with adjustable backrest by Kai Kristiansen for Schous Møbelfabrik. The chairs have Kai Kristiansens typical light and elegant design that ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Rosewood

A Dansk MID-CENTURY-MODERN Scandinavian CHAIR by KAI KRISTIANSEN, Denmark 1950
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in PARIS, FR
An astonishing, thin & elegant chair with compass legs, Modernist, Free Form, Dansk, Scandinavian, compass legs and structure in rosewood, seat in black imitation leather, rare "desk...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Wood

Set of Danish Compass Chairs by Kai Kristiansen, 1960s
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in Benalmadena, ES
Beautiful set of 'Compass' chairs design by Kai Kristiansen in solid teak wood. Six Units Available.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Teak

Four Fully Restored Ebonized and Reupholstered Kai Kristiansen Oak Dining Chairs
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of four fully restored ebonized and reupholstered Kai Kristiansen Oak Dining Chairs The A-frame model 31 dining chairs were desig...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Oak

Set of 4 Kai Kristiansen chairs
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
Located in London, GB
A fine set of 4 Kai Kristiansen dining chair in blue wool, probably reupholstered about 20 years ago. Some signs of use but no stains nor unsightly marks. The frames have a nice pati...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Wool

Set Of 6 Dining Room Chairs Model 31 Made In Teak By Kai Kristiansen From 1950
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in Lejre, DK
The set of six dining room chairs, model 31, is a unique example of timeless Danish furniture design from the 1950s. Designed by renowned furniture designer Kai Kristiansen, these ch...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Teak

Kai Kristiansen Pair of Oak & Mohair Ottomans
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in London, GB
Kai Kristiansen - Oak Ottomans, c1950s. A pair of ottomans designed by Kai Kristiansen in the late 1950s as part of the Entre series. These examples are newly produced under license...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Mohair, Velvet, Oak

4 Rosewood Model 31 Danish Mid Century Modern Dining Chairs by Kai Kristiansen
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in New York, NY
Iconic Danish Mid Century Modern dining chairs designed by Kai Kristiansen, made in Denmark by Shou Andersen Mobelfabrik, circa 1960's. The chairs feature sculptural, architectural ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Naugahyde, Rosewood

Dining Room Chairs Model 31 Made In Rosewood By Kai Kristiansen From 1960s
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in Lejre, DK
A set of four dining room chairs, model 31, designed by the renowned Danish designer Kai Kristiansen around the 1960s. These exquisite chairs are crafted with rosewood frames by Scho...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Fabric, Teak

1960 Danish Yellow Ochre Upholstered Dining Chairs 'Model 31' by Kai Kristiansen
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful dining chair designed by Kai Kristiansen for Shou-Andersen Møbelfabrik in Denmark 1960s. The chairs are reupholstered in our workshop with the current yellow ochre fabric. ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Fabric, Walnut

1960s Kai Kristiansen Set of 6 Model 32 Teak Dining Chairs in Sheepskin Fabric
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in Praha, CZ
Carefully refurbished newly upholstered in fabric imitating sheepskin height of seat 46 cm.
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Faux Leather, Teak

Mid Century Danish dining chairs by Kai Kristiansen for Schou Andersen Model 170
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Gaggenau, DE
Mid Century Danish dining chairs by Kai Kristiansen for Schou Andersen Model 170 1960s a set of 2 The chair frames are made from solid teak. Seated teak structure covered with beig...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Fabric, Upholstery, Teak

Danish Design Reupholstered Paper Knife Sofa Model 121 by Kai Kristiansen, 1960s
By Kai Kristiansen, Magnus Olesen
Located in Elshout, NL
Model 121 sofa : Paper Knife sofa We are so pleased to present this drop-dead gorgeous and rare ‘Paperknife’ couch designed in the 1950s by Kai Kristiansen ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Wool, Teak

6 Kai Kristiansen Danish Dining Chairs in Original Fabric
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Oakland, CA
Kai Kristiansen walnut dining chairs, model 31 for Schou Andersen, circa 1955, Denmark. These dining chairs offer exceptional comfort and back support. The seat frames are constructe...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Fabric, Walnut

Eight Restored Kai Kristiansen Rosewood Dining Chairs Custom Upholstery Included
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of eight fully restored, 1960s rosewood dining chairs by Kai Kristiansen for Schous Møbelfabrik with custom upholstery. The chairs have Kai Kristiansens typical light and elegan...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Rosewood

Kai Kristiansen Set of Four Dining Chairs in Teak for K.S. Mobler Denmark, 1960s
By K.S. Mobler, Niels Otto Møller, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Fantastic set of four dining chairs in teak with wool seats designed in the 1960s by Kai Kristiansen for K.S. Mobler of Denmark. The style of these Kai Kristiansen chairs is often mi...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Teak

Kai Kristiansen Set of 4 "Universe 301" Dining Chairs, 1960, Denmark
By Kai Kristiansen, Magnus Olesen
Located in The Hague, NL
Mid-Century Modern set of 4 model "universe 301" dining chairs Made in Denmark, 1965. Designed by Kai Kristiansen for Magnus Olesen (marked on bottom of each chair). Seats are newl...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Teak, Fabric

Furniture Plugs Fit for Kai Kristiansen Model 42 and Other Rosewood Chairs
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of 25 button plugs fit for Kai Kristiansen model 42 rosewood dining chairs and other chairs. The button plugs are made og beech tanned in 3 rosewood variations - a bright colore...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Beech

Set of Kai Kristiansen Paper Knife Easy Chairs 1950s Denmark
By Kai Kristiansen, Magnus Olesen
Located in St-Brais, JU
A set of Kai Kristiansen’s most celebrated design: two ‘Paper knife’ chairs crafted from solid teak wood. One of the most graceful and beautiful chairs of the Danish Modern period. T...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Teak, Wool

Set of 6 Kai Kristiansen Model 42 Dining Chairs, Rosewood
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in London, GB
Kai Kristiansen Model 42 dining chairs, 1956. Set of 6 dining chairs produced by Skovman Andersen for the Illum Bolighus department store in Copenhagen. Refinished rosewood fra...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Wool, Rosewood

Ten Restored Kai Kristiansen Oak Dining Chairs Custom Reupholstery Included
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of ten model 31 dining chairs in oak designed by Kai Kristiansen for Schou Andersens Møbelfabrik in 1956. The chairs have been fully restored and refinished by our cabinetmaker ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Oak

Kai Kristiansen Paper Knife three seater sofa Magnus Olesen Denmark 1956
By Kai Kristiansen, Magnus Olesen
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Beautiful elegant shaped three-seat sofa model Paper Knife no. 121 designed by Kai Kristiansen and manufactured by Magnus Olesen, Denmark 1956. This sculpted sofa features a solid te...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Fabric, Teak

4 Chairs Model 42 by Kai Kristiansen
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in PARIS, FR
Delicacy and elegance is what best characterizes Kristiansen's modernist design. In 1956, he designed his most famous product, the No. 42 chair for Schou Andersen. The elegantly curv...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Palisander

Kai Kristiansen Leather Troja Armchair, c1960
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in London, GB
Kai Kristiansen 'Troja' round chair from circa 1960. The frame is made from Afromosia African teak wood. The seat has been reupholstered in premium aniline cognac brown leather.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Teak, Leather

Eight Restored Kai Kristiansen Oak Dining Chairs Custom Reupholstery Included
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of Eight Fully Restored Kai Kristiansen Oak Dining Chairs, Custom UpholsterySet of eight model 31 dining chairs in oak designed by...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Oak

Kai Kristiansen Univers corner chair in leather, cane and rosewood
By Kai Kristiansen, Magnus Olesen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Kai Kristiansen Corner chair in rosewood, cane and leather cushion. Model Univers, made by Magnus Olsen.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Cane

Kai Kristiansen Univers ottoman in leather and rosewood
By Kai Kristiansen, Magnus Olesen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Kai Kristiansen ottoman in rosewood and leather cushion. Model Univers, made by Magnus Olsen.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Rosewood, Leather

Kai Kristiansen Rosewood Bench and Drawers Set, circa 1960
By Aksel Kjersgaard, Kai Kristiansen
Located in London, GB
Stunning, exotic grained rosewood bench with matching, loose standing two-drawer unit which can be positioned anywhere along the bench surface. This piece was designed by Danish desi...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Rosewood

Kai Kristiansen Oak and Teak Curved Back Dining Chairs
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in Oakland, CA
Set of four mid-century Danish dining chairs designed by Kai Kristiansen, 1955, Denmark. The chairs are handcrafted of solid oak frames with dramatic curved teak backrest and cross s...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Leather, Oak, Teak

(6) Kai Kristiansen Model 42 "Z" Dining Chairs in Dark-Stained Oak, c. 1960's
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in Norwalk, CT
Introduce your living space to the epitome of Danish design mastery with this set of six Model 42 "Z" dining chairs, envisioned and brought to life by the legendary Kai Kristiansen i...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Oak

Kai Kristiansen Rosewood Bench and Drawers Set, circa 1960
By Kai Kristiansen, Aksel Kjersgaard
Located in London, GB
Stunning, exotic grained rosewood bench with matching, loose standing two-drawer unit which can be positioned anywhere along the bench surface. This piece was designed by Danish desi...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Rosewood

Four Restored Kai Kristiansen Teak Dining Chairs, Custom Reupholstery Included
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Knebel, DK
Kai Kristiansen set of four fully restored teak dining chairs by Schou Andersens Møbel Fabrik including custom upholstery. The A-frame model 31 dining chairs were designed by Kai Kr...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Teak

Kai Kristiansen Ivory Tweed Curved Back Teak Chairs, Danish, 1960s, Pair of Two
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in New York, NY
Set of two beautiful midcentury chairs, Kai Kristiansen’s iconic curved back chair Silhouette. Teak frame, seat and curved back reupholstered with ivory tweed. Structurally sound, in...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Fabric, Upholstery, Velvet, Teak

Mid-Century Teak Model 42 Dining Chairs by Kai Kristiansen for Schou Andersen.
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in GNIEZNO, 30
A set of four chairs model 42 designed by Kai Kristiansen for the Danish manufacture Schou-Andersens Møbelfabrik in the 1960s. Frame made of teak. Completely restored. Wood has been...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Fabric, Teak

Quirky 1960s Danish Teak Chairs By Kai Kristiansen for K.S. Mobler
By K.S. Mobler, Hans J. Wegner, Kai Kristiansen, Niels Otto Møller
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Quirky, cool and extremely beautiful. Carved from solid teak, these gorgeous Mid Century Modern chairs exemplify the finest Scandinavian craftsmanship. Made by K.S. Mobler in Denmark...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Wool, Wood, Teak

Kai Kristiansen for Aksel Kjersgaard Denmark 1960s Bench with Mirror
By Kai Kristiansen, Aksel Kjersgaard
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Kai Kristiansen for Aksel Kjersgaard Denmark 1960s. Bench, drawer cubby and mirror. 3 separate pieces. Cubby sits on top (not attached). Bench: 47w 13.5d 15.75h (Mirror 41.5H 16.5W).
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Kai Kristiansen Seating

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Mirror, Wood

Kai Kristiansen Twelve Restored Teak Dining Chairs Including Custom Reupholstery
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
Kai Kristiansen set of twelve fully restored teak dining chairs by Schou Andersens Møbel Fabrik. The A-frame model 31 dining chairs were designed by Kai Kristiansen in 1956 for Schou-Andersens Møbelfabrik and the A-frame chair is one of the most well-known chairs designed by Kai Kristiansen - a true Classic with its modest appearence but advanced design with curved backrest, crooked angles, straight yet at the same time curved and bended lines... and on top of that as all of Kai Kristiansens chairs very comfortable in use. The chairs have been checked, restored and reglued if needed, sanded and refinished by our cabinetmaker to insure that they are in very good condition with only minimal signs of age and use and and will be reupholstered in fabric from a wide list of "Kvadrat" / Romo fabrics of your choice or a list of standard leathers from "Sorensen Leather" / "Camo Leater". Kai Kristiansen who is still alive was born in 1929 and raised in Thy, North Denmark. Originally a carpenter, Kristiansen was educated as a building architect at the Royal Academi of Arts in Copenhagen and graduated from here in 1954. His father was the propritetor of at furniture production company, so his interest in furniture was founded early. Kristiansen was one of the last pupils of the famous architect Kaare Klint who died in 1959 and is considered the founder of modern Danish design. During the years 1958-1978 Kristiansen worked in his business in Aarhus owned jointly by himself and designer and cabinetmaker Illum Wikkelsø (1919-1999). Kristiansens works met their most intense demand during a few decades from 1950, then production of them was discontinued. However, several of the are now being produced again by the Japanese furniture producer Miyazaki Chair Mill in Tokushima. An Australien producer has also included Kristiansen production in their portfolio. Kai Kristiansen might have been the originator of mass produced furniture, had he accepted an offer from Ikea-founder Ingvar Kamprad. He declined to let himself enroll in the Ikea staff. Kristiansen exhibitions include numerous participations in furniture and design shows in Milano, Paris, Cologne and London. Among his most cherished works is the Paper Knife collection...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Seating

Materials

Teak

Kai Kristiansen seating for sale on 1stDibs.

Kai Kristiansen seating 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 Kai Kristiansen seating, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 175 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 1 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original seating by Kai Kristiansen were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider seating by Arne Vodder, France & Søn, and Illum Wikkelsø. Prices for Kai Kristiansen seating can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $72 and can go as high as $17,830, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,876.

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