Kai Kristiansen is a plethora of information and inspiration, and a true artist. With a silhouette recognized the world over The #42 dining chair is by far Kai’s most celebrated work.
The #42 dining chair cannot be improved. The details speak not only timeless deign, but harmonious
and understated engineering, defying tradition, such as the sculpted armrests and angular legs.
A love of line, form, nature and simplicity runs parallel throughout Japanese and Scandinavian design. It was natural therefore for Kai to trust wholeheartedly Miyazaki, an iconic and highly regarded Japanese chair mill, with the #42. At Miyazaki the finest oak and walnut is monitored until a perfect level of moisture is reached (a precise 12%) and only the smoothest natural beeswax is used ensuring a long life. Here he is (above) proudly signing the frames of limited #42 chairs at Miyazaki.
Kai Kristiansen is a veteran of Scandinavian design I am proud to work with. With a career spanning more than 60 years and counting, his attitude, dedication and understated style continues to inspire us and is truly at the heart of Scandinavian Luxury.