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Kai Kristiansen desk

Designed by Kai Kristiansen
Product code: 991186


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Kai Kristiansen desk for Preben Schou Anderson, c. 1960.

Kristiansen is relatively unknown outside of Denmark, though his work is well respected in his home nation.

He trained as a cabinet-maker and following graduation in 1948 went on to Danish Academy of Fine Arts, under tutorage of Kaare Klint. Thereafter he opened his own office and worked for a host of respected furniture manufacturers including Fritz Hansen and Magnus Olesen.

His designs for shelving and case furniture utilised a geometric relationship inspired by Klint’s work, and his seating designs, such as the No.42 chair, captured the spirit of Denmark’s post-war golden period of design.

The rosewood desk produced by Preben Schou Anderson displays a simple and timeless outline. The arrangement of twin pedestals and shadow-gap delineation between drawers and top creates a striking elevation.

The use of inset aluminium drawer pulls and sabots on the legs reflect the high quality cabinet-making employed in the manufacture of the desk.

The desk is veneered all round and the rear-side has open storage.



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