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Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

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.

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Creator: Kai Kristiansen
Vintage Danish Modern Rosewood Chair Model 42 by Kai Kristiansen, 1960s
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Asaa, DK
Vintage Danish Modern rosewood chair Model 42 by Kai Kristiansen, 1960s. Mid-Century Modern armchair designed by Danish architec...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Rosewood

Kai Kristiansen Set of Four Dining Chairs in Teak for K.S. Mobler Denmark, 1960s
By K.S. Mobler, Kai Kristiansen, Niels Otto Møller
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 Side Chairs

Materials

Teak

Midcentury Side Chair in Rosewood and Patinated Leather by Gustav Bertelsen
By Gustav Bertelsen, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Lejre, DK
Side chair in rosewood and patinated leather, designed by Kai Kristiansen and made by Gustav Bertelsen cabinetmakers. Great original condition.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Rosewood, Leather

1960s Kai Kristiansen Fully Restored and Reupholstered Rosewood Dining Chairs
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Knebel, DK
Rosewood dining chair with adjustable swivel backrest by Kai Kristiansen for Schous Møbelfabrik. The chair have Kai Kristiansens typical light and elegant design that make it fit in...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Rosewood

Four Restored Kai Kristiansen Teak Dining Chairs Custom Reupholstery Included
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of 4 1960s teak dining chairs by Kai Kristiansen The chairs have Kai Kristiansens typical straight lines and crooked angles that gives the chairs life and personality. The chai...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Teak

Set of Four Restored Kai Kristiansen Rosewood Dining Chairs - Custom Upholstery
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of four 1960s fully restored rosewood dining chairs with adjustable backrest by Kai Kristiansen for Schous Møbelfabrik. he chairs have been restored and refinished by our experi...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Rosewood, Leather, Fabric

Midcentury Side Chair in Rosewood and Patinated Leather by Gustav Bertelsen
By Kai Kristiansen, Gustav Bertelsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Side chair in rosewood and patinated leather, designed by Kai Kristiansen and made by Gustav Bertelsen cabinetmakers. Great original condition.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Kai Kristiansen Six Restored Teak Dining Chairs Custom Reupholstry Included
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
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 Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, 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 Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

Set of Six Restored Kai Kristiansen Rosewood Dining Chairs - Custom Upholstery
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of six 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...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

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 Side Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

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 Side Chairs

Materials

Teak

Four Fully Restored Ebonized and Reupholstered Kai Kristiansen Oak Dining Chairs
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
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 Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

Kai Kristiansen Ten Fully Restored Teak Dining Chairs Custom Upholstery Included
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of ten fully restored, 1960s teak dining chairs by Kai Kristiansen for Schous Møbelfabrik. The chairs have Kai Kristiansens typical light and elegant design that make them fit i...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Teak

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 Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

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 Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

Ten Restored Kai Kristiansen Rosewood Dining Chairs Including Custom Upholstery
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
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 Side Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

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...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Rosewood, Leather

Kai Kristiansen Set of 4 "Universe 301" Dining Chairs, 1960, Denmark
By Magnus Olesen, Kai Kristiansen
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 Side Chairs

Materials

Teak, Fabric

Four Restored Kai Kristiansen Teak Dining Chairs, Custom Reupholstery Included
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
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...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Teak

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

Materials

Oak

Kai Kristiansen Ivory Tweed Curved Back Teak Chair, Danish, 1960s
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful midcentury chair, Kai Kristiansen’s iconic curved back chair Silhouette. Teak frame, seat and curved back reupholstered with ivory tweed. Structurally sound, in good vintag...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Teak

Six Restored Kai Kristiansen Oak Dining Chairs Custom Reupholstery Included
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of six restored and refinished dining chairs in oak with adjustable backrest 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 unique that his colleague the famous designer Hans J. Wegner characterized model 42 as beautiful from all angles when the chair was revealed in 1956. The chairs have been fully restored, sanded 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 1958-1978 Kristiansen worked in his business in Aarhus owned jointly by himself and furniture maker 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 them are now being produced again by the Japanese furniture producer Miyazaki Chair Mill in Tokushima. An Australian 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...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

Ten Restored Kai Kristiansen Oak Dining Chairs Custom Reupholstery Included
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of ten fully restored and refinished model 42 dining chairs in oak with adjustable backrest by Kai Kristiansen for Schous Møbelfabrik. The chairs have Kai Kristiansens typical l...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

Kai Kristiansen Mauve Pink Curved Back Chair, 1960s
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful midcentury chair, Kai Kristiansen’s iconic curved back chair Silhouette. Teak frame, seat reupholstered with mauve pink velvet and curved back reupholstered in a coordinati...
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, 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...
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Velvet, Teak

Eight Restored Ebonized Kai Kristiansen Dining Chairs Custom Upholstery Included
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of 8 fully restored and ebonized model 42 oak dining chairs with swivel backrests by Kai Kristiansen for Schous Møbelfabrik., The chairs have Kai Kristiansen’s typical light an...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

Eight Restored Kai Kristiansen Teak Dining Chairs Custom Reupholstery Included
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Knebel, DK
Kai Kristiansen set of eight fully restored teak dining chairs by Schou Andersens Møbel Fabrik including custom upholstery. 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 fully restored by our skilled cabinetmakers - all joints checked and reglued if needed which it often is, frames sanded by hand 2 - 3 times and waxed to bring out the natural warm glow in the teak wood in order to insure that they are in very good condition with only minimal signs of age and use. The chairs will be reupholstered with out additional cost in fabric of your choice from a wide list of "Kvadrat" or "Romo" fabrics or standard leathers from "Sorensen Leather" / "Camo Leather" before they are shipped. 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...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Teak

1960s Kai Kristiansen Fully Restored Dining Chairs in Teak and Black Leather
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Knebel, DK
Kai Kristiansens model 31 dining chairs with refinished frames and black leather upholstery. The A-frame model 31 chairs were designed by Kai Kristiansen in 1956. The model with its...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Six Fully Restored Kai Kristiansen Teak Dining Chairs Custom Upholstery Included
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
Kai Kristiansen set of six fully restored teak dining chairs by Schou Andersens Møbel Fabrik including custom upholstery. The A-frame model 31 dining chairs were designed by Kai Kri...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Teak

Kai Kristiansen Mauve Pink Curved Back Dining Side Chairs, 1960s, Pair of Two
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in New York, NY
Set of two beautiful mid-century chairs, Kai Kristiansen’s iconic curved back chair silhouette. Teak frame, seat reupholstered with mauve pink velvet and curved back reupholstered in...
Category

1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Velvet, Teak

Twelve Restored Kai Kristiansen Teak Dining Chairs Custom Reupholstery Included
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of twelve fully restored, 1960s teak 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 a wide list of fabrics from "Kvadrat" / "Romo" or leathers from "Sorensen Leather" / "Camo Leather". We are shipping our pieces to most of the world on regular basis at costefficient shipping quotes - so feel free to ask for a shipping quote for your destination. 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 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...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Teak

Four Restored Kai Kristiansen Teak Dining Chairs Custom Reupholstry Included
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of 4 model 42 teak dining chairs with swivel backrest by Kai Kristiansen for Schous Møbelfabrik. The chairs have Kai Kristiansens typical light and elegant yet daring design tha...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Eight Restored Ebonized Kai Kristiansen Dining Chairs Custom Upholstery Included
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of 8 restored and ebonized oak dining chairs, inc. reupholstery with swivel backrest by Kai Kristiansen for Schous Møbelfabrik. The chai...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

Mid Century 1960’s Kai Kristiansen No 31 Dining Chair for Schou Andersen
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in London, GB
The price listed is for one chair. There are two chairs available. Two model 31, chairs designed by Kai Kristiansen in 1956 and manufactured by Schou Andersen Mobelfabrik in the 196...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Rosewood

Kai Kristiansen Twelve Refinished Dining Chairs in Oak, Inc. Reupholstery
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of 12 model 42 oak dining chairs with swivel backrest by Kai Kristiansen for Schous Møbelfabrik. The chairs have Kai Kristiansens typical light and elegant design that make them...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Oak

Kai Kristiansen Twelve Fully Restored Dining Chairs in Teak - Custom Upholstery
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of twelve fully restored, 1960s teak 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 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...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Teak, Leather

Kai Kristiansen Eight Fully Restored Teak Dining Chairs inc. Custom Reupholstry
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of eight fully restored, 1960s teak 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, all joints chacked and split apart if any signs of them getting loose, those that are split apart reglued under pressure, all other needed repairs made, sanded by hand 2 - 3 times and vaxed 2 - 3 times 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 a large selection of fabrics from "Kvadrat" / "Romo" or a large selection of leathers from "Sorensen Leather" / Ca-mo Leather". 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 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 Side Chairs

Materials

Teak

Kai Kristiansen Set of Four Restored Dining Chairs in Oak, Inc. Reupholstery
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Knebel, DK
Set of four restored dining chairs in oak with adjustable backrest by Kai Kristiansen for Schous Møbelfabrik. The chairs have Kai Kristiansens typical light and elegant design tha...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Kai Kristiansen Set of Ten Fully Restored Teak Dining Chairs, Custom Upholstery
By Kai Kristiansen
Located in Knebel, DK
Model 31 is one of the most well-known chairs designed by Kai Kristiansen - a true Classic with its curved backrest, crooked angles, straight lines and is as all of Kai Kristiansens ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kai Kristiansen Side Chairs

Materials

Teak

Kai Kristiansen side chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Kai Kristiansen side chairs 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 side chairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original side chairs by Kai Kristiansen were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in scandinavia during the mid-20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider side chairs by Hans J. Wegner, Fritz Hansen, and Erik Buch. Prices for Kai Kristiansen side chairs can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $595 and can go as high as $17,309, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $6,224.

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