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Fredrik Kayser 860 Sofa for Vatne Møbler, Midcentury Modern, Norway 1960s.

About the Item

Model 860 design by Fredrik Kayser and produced by Vatne Møbler, Norway 1962. Fredrik A. Kayser is a well-known furniture designer from the Scandinavian Design period of the mid-twentieth century. He was born in the Norwegian town of Bergen, finding a lot of inspiration in music. His father Trygve Kayser had a furniture agency and a large network in the industry. Fredrik began his carpentry apprenticeship right after his middle school exam. At the age of 15, he had already drawn his first dining room, which was put into production at Viken Møbelfabrikk. Kayser got his diploma at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry in Oslo in 1945, the same year he started his career at Rastad & Relling Tegnekontor. His furniture is characterized by elegant design and material sensitivity, with a rare sense of proportions and composition. Kayser was inspired by the trends of the time, but always managed to give his creations a unique personal touch, with an elegance that made them instant classics. His large "860" sofa which he designed for Vatne Lenestolfabrikk in 1960, is characterized by beautiful threedimensional curves and an almost "Spaceage" feel. Our example has been fully restored by Vatne in May 2024, and is upholstered in the striking, yet warm, "Vidar 4" textile by Kvadrat. This is the only known example of its kind (4-seater) known to exist, and it is with great pride we can offer this outstanding example of Mid Century Modern design to collectors around the world.
  • Creator:
    Fredrik A. Kayser (Designer),Vatne Møbler (Cabinetmaker)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 25.6 in (65 cm)Width: 86.62 in (220 cm)Depth: 30.71 in (78 cm)Seat Height: 13.78 in (35 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1962
  • Condition:
    Reupholstered. Reupholstered and in excellent condition.
  • Seller Location:
    Bergen, NO
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU9571239804802
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