Kristian Solmer Vedel (1923-2003) was a Danish industrial designer that began his career apprenticing as a cabinetmaker and then later as a furniture designer at the School of Decorative Art in Copenhagen. A student of Kaare Klint, Vedel was a pioneer in the use of melamine plastic. He is well known for his designs for children, including his wooden Danish Bird sculptures and his beech-plywood Child's Chair (1957).