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Vintage Danish Modular Rosewood Wall Unit by Kai Kristiansen for FM 1960s

$3,409.81

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Vintage Danish modular Rosewood wall unit by Kai Kristiansen for Feldballes Møbelfabrik, Denmark, 1960s Danish mid-century modern modular 3 bay shelving system model FM Reolsystem. This set consist of: 2 Uprights 196 cm 1 Upright 140.5cm 1 Uprights 125 cm 1 Drawer section with 4 drawers, 40 x 85,5 x 23 cm 1 Cabinet with double glass sliding doors, 32 x 85.5 x 36 cm 6 Shelves, depth 18 cm 4 Shelves, depth 24 cm 4 Original FM bookends Each section is 86 cm wide. All elements can be placed as desired. Hundreds of combinations, as shown in the photos it is also possible to create two individual units. Easy mounting with hidden brackets that fit into the grooves on the uprights. When uprights are hanged, no tools are required for placing elements. Drawer in beech with dovetail joints. Very beautiful and expressive Rosewood grain pattern. Metal uprights are finished in satin black. Makers mark. A Classic Danish piece of Mid-Century Modern design, based on the brilliant idea of getting the bookcase of the floor for easier cleaning. Elegant and versatile. Good vintage condition. Light to normal wear, only superficial scratching. Chips on tips on two shelves and corner of one glass door. of the Gently restored with respect for the original patina, ready for use.

Details

  • Creator
    Kai Kristiansen (Designer),Feldballes Møbelfabrik (Manufacturer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 77.17 in. (196 cm)Width: 102.37 in. (260 cm)Depth: 16.15 in. (41 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960-1969
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Good vintage condition. Light to normal wear, only superficial scratching. Chips on tips on two shelves and corner of one glass door. of the Gently restored with respect for the original patina, ready for use.
  • Seller Location
    Nibe, DK
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 6561stDibs: LU4897224823262

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About the Designer

Kai Kristiansen

With a passion for math and engineering, Kai Kristiansen has created high-quality wood furniture for decades. Beginning in the 1950s, his 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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