KAI KRISTIANSEN’S “EYE” FOR DESIGN
One our favorite designers here at Mid Century Mobler is Kai Kristiansen. Not only are his designs distinctive but the construction is amazing. Whenever we’re shopping in Denmark, his pieces are always in top notch condition and maintained with care.
The masters of Scandinavian design seemed to effortlessly combine clean lines and functionality, with an individualized quirkiness. Kristiansen’s bean-shaped desk’s amorphic design is not only built like a tank but includes a rotating bar and of course the graceful and unmistakable “eyebrow” pulls. In fact, Kristiansens pulls, which appear as “eyebrows” or “eyelids”, are featured in the majority of his designs.
Kristiansen had many variations to his handles. Sometimes appearing rounder or larger, they were still his recognizable signature throughout the years.
When it comes to designer pieces, it’s hard to not want to fill your home with a single designer’s work. The collection can tell a story of the designer’s creative journey and also the evolving style queues of an era.