Hotel Alexandra, H.C. Andersens Boulevard 8, 1553 Copenhagen (DK)
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 4–5 p.m
In presence of Kai Kristiansen
As part of the book launch and the celebration of Kristiansen’s work, Hotel Alexandra will reveal the ‘Kai Kristiansen room’ – a permanent hotel room decorated solely with his furniture design.
At ninety-two years old, Danish furniture designer Kai Kristiansen is still at it, practicing the same methods as he did in the 1950s when he set up his design studio. KAI KRISTIANSEN. An Industrious Designer is the first overview of his more than 70-year career and prolific output. In collaboration with numerous Danish furniture manufacturers, Kristiansen has conceived significant and well-crafted products which remain popular today. Classics of Danish Modern design, the furniture of Kai Kristiansen is durable, functional and adaptable—and still in demand globally.
The copiously illustrated biography reveals how Kristiansens basic tenets of economy and ecology influenced the manufacturing processes of the furniture industry outside the spotlight of Copenhagen. Looking back at his life and career, he now tells his own story, sharing his approach, experiences, and visions.