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Kai Kristiansen


Kai Kristiansen was born in 1929 and plied his trade in the Golden age of mid-century modernism. He trained at Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakaemi in Copenhagen, and worked under fellow famed furniture designer Kaare Klint until 1950 as a journeyman cabinetmaker before setting up a design workshop of his own in 1955. Clean-lined teak and rosewood pieces—chairs, desks, tables, and sideboards—characterize his collection, and over the course of his career he collaborated with a wide range of manufacturers and organized regional and Scandinavian furniture fairs in the late 1960s.



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Kristiansen Teak Desk

A sleek and stunning teak piece, designed by Kai Kristiansen  in the 1960s. The floating design features three drawers with full-width tab pulls, a filing cabinet, brass keyholes, and 2 additional lockable cabinets in the front for extra storage.