Stunning set of (8) circa 1960’s Kai Kristiansen Danish Teak Chairs model #31 for Schou Andersen. Unmistakable form evidences Kristiansen’s genius. Each chair stands as a work of art, captivating the eye from every angle. Comfortable as they are beautiful. The deeply contoured backrest provides tons of comfort. The back legs flare inward slightly and are reminiscent of Kristiansen’s #42 chairs.
Warm amber patina to the decades old teak wood frames. Heirloom quality Danish design surely to elevate your collection. A profound set of chairs for any Scandinavian Modern dining arrangement. Consider pairing these with one our Danish teak dining tables and credenza / buffets (sold separate).
Kai Kristiansen Danish Teak Chairs restoration details:
— New commercial grade black vinyl upholstery and piping
— New webbing support for (1) seat
— New seat black bottoms
— Loose joints have been glued and clamped
— Chair frames have been completely refinished. Cleaned, detailed, and oiled.
— Chair frames with imperfection have been wood-filled, sanded and finished (see pics)
About Kai Kristiansen:
Danish furniture designer best known for his smooth and geometric Mid-Century Modern cabinets, tables, and dining chairs. Working in oak, teak, and rosewood, the designer produced popular, pioneering pieces including the FM Wall Unit, Model 42 Chair, and Model 31 Chair. Born in 1929 in Denmark, Kristiansen originally trained as a cabinetmaker and went on to study under famed architect and furniture designer Kaare Klint at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. The designer opened his own office in Copenhagen in 1955, a space he shared with his contemporary Illum Wikkelsø in the 1970s. In 2016, Kristiansen partnered with Great Dane Furniture, an Australian Importer of Danish furniture, to launch a reissue of his designs popularized in the mid-1950s. The designer continues to collaborate with designers and manufactures, and lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.