Kai Kristiansen

Kai Kristiansen is one of the most innovative and talented Danish designers of the mid 20th century.

Kristiansen was born in 1929 and trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. His mentor was the famed father of modern Danish furniture design Kaare Klint.

Kristiansen excelled as a cabinetmaker and in 1955 set up his own design workshop. His talent was quickly recognised by some of Denmarks finest cabinet makers and the result is some of the most stunning furniture produced during the mid century era.

Kristiansen was a multi faceted designer who was comfortable designing a range of furniture. His work is defined by clean lines and a perfect balance of form and function. He designed some of the most desirable lounge, dining and office furniture of the day in luxurious teak and rosewood.

As an avid supporter of furniture design, Kristiansen also organised many of the large furnitue fairs in Denmark during the 1960s. Today his designs are some of the most highly coveted examples of the mid century furniture to emerge from Denmark.

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