1960's Desk by Kai Kristiansen in Walnut
Kai Kristiansen started his professional career as an independent designer in 1954, the same year that the successful exhibition Design in Scandinavia started touring the United States, supporting the already established concept of “Danish Modern”, which contained a powerful image of functional, high-quality furniture. In 1951, Kristiansen had completed his studies, both as a cabinetmaker and a furniture architect as it was called back then. Kristiansen had settled his design practice in Brædstrup, a small town in the middle of Jutland, around one hour from Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark. During his year of studies in Copenhagen, being taught by one of the most highly esteemed profiles, Kaare Klint, Kristiansen had learned and seen enough to bring some innovation to the provincial cabinetmakers in the middle of Jutland.