Kai Kristiansen Chairs

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Seating is a vital component of any home décor, and designers like Kai Kristiansen make choosing the right seating easy. Kristiansen’s designs perfectly encapsulated the magic of modernist era, bringing together sleek lines and interesting silhouettes to offer comfort and style. Vinterior feature a range of authentic Kai Kristiansen pieces so you too can add some Scandinavian modernism to your home. Such timeless pieces fit any interior space and add a degree of sophistication, elegance and purity. Harmoniously designed with straight lines, modern proportions and high structural quality and strength, Kai Kristiansen chairs are a great option if you feel that your home needs a modernist vibe. Browse our Kai Kristiansen chair collection today.

Quality and grace from Kai Kristiansen

Kai Kristiansen’s most famous work is his number 42 chair. You will have likely seen copies of this famous chair, if you haven’t seen one of the originals. Its famous design has attained iconic status thanks to both its elegance and comfort. The angles of the rich wooden frame (often in rosewood or teak), deep curved backrest and leather upholstery ensure that your home will take on a quite unique look when you buy one or more of these chairs.

While these chairs first came to prominence in the mid-century, the look is just at home in an ultra modern dining room as in a retro-inspired space. While the design may look relatively simple at first glance, that does an injustice to the subtle angles and attention to detail that make this piece both captivating and incredibly comfortable.

Why choose Kai Kristiansen chairs?

At the age of 87, despite having worked for over 55 years, Kristiansen was still creating furniture design drawings from his family home in Denmark. Kai Kristiansen has been one of the pioneers of Scandinavian design which is world renowned for its elegance, clarity, minimalism and focus. Kai Kristiansen’s work has inspired a generation and his pieces have illuminated the way for all manner of designers and furniture makers including Ikea in recent years.

Kai Kristiansen furniture is not purely focussed on aesthetic style. His pieces always focussed on high structural strength and integrity, quality woods and impeccable joinery. He was a trained cabinet maker himself, always placing great onus on the practical aspects of design – that furniture should be built to last. Perhaps it is thanks to his impeccable work ethic and focus on quality that many of his original pieces have lasted in absolute pristine condition.

Kai Kristiansen furniture always made great use of newly available tropical hardwoods. These woods typically included teak and rosewood but he did also use oak in some more traditionally designed pieces. Both teak and rosewood are renowned for their high tensile and structural stability and strength, relatively low density and weight and resistance to water, sun and insect damage.

Find everything you need at Vinterior

Here at Vinterior we are delighted to feature many Kai Kristiansen chairs. Whether you prefer a Model 42, a number 31 or any number of other chairs from the designer’s collection you can find them here. While some are still available in their original form, others have been reupholstered in bold colours to help you make a real statement in your home.

A Kai Kristiansen brings that Danish sophistication into your home along with superb build quality and comfort! Browse out extensive collection of vintage, retro and contemporary furniture today, and fill your home with premium character.

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