Fredrik Kayser – A great designer that only reached the age of 44…..

Posted by Christel Lund on

Fredrik Andreas Kayser (1924-1968) was born in Bergen – Norway, and introduced to the World of Design at a very young age. Kayser’s first chair design was put into production by Viken Møbelfabrikk when he was just fifteen years old, foreshadowing a bright future in design.

Many of his furniture pieces are considered classics today, among them the armchair Modell 711, The Cross Chair (Krysset), The Hertug sideboard and Spekter Sideboard. We have even been so lucky to come owe the more seldom pieces of his designs – The beautiful Kayser sofa model 860 in which came to us in a destroyed and rather sad condition. Probably torn up by cat claws and just put away. 

But it only needed a “liftup” and new makeover to get back to life, and with help of new fabric cover and stuffing the sofa came out to be a true beauty again. The Kayser sofa 860 is now sold and the lucky person who got this piece for sure has a one of a kind sofa in his/her possession! 

Until next time,

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