Midcentury Kai Kristiansen Danish Teak Double Sided Desk


A beautiful double sided Midcentury classic design teak desk by Kai Kristiansen. Fabulous form and depth of patina. Six dovetailed flush fitting drawers with recessed hidden finger pull slides. Rear display/bookcases, brass escutcheons to front drawers, lovely grained legs and desk top. A design classic circa 1968. Original Los Angeles Invoice to inner drawer from renowned Californian Midcentury retailers Mel Brown. The desk was purchased with an original Eames chair and other high quality design pieces in 1968 from Mel Brown. Work from home in style. 129cm length x 64cm depth x 76cm height x kneehole 43cm width x 66cm height 

Designer Kai Kristiansen was born in 1929. He apprenticed in cabinetmaking before he in 1948 enrolled in the prestigious Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen under the highly influential designer Kaare Klint. At the age of only 26, Kristiansen opened his own studio and began to create furniture in what would soon became known as the Danish modern style. His designs would be produced by well-known Danish manufacturers, such as Feldballes Møbelfabrik, Fornem Møbelkunst, Fritz Hansen, Vildbjerg Møbelfabrik and Magnus Olesen. Kristiansens iconic design pieces are highly collectible and great investments for the future.

As a genuine antique/vintage item there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items.  All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.