Fredrik A. Kayser - Design New York Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Born in the small town of Bergen on Norway’s west coast, Fredrik A. Kayser mastered his craft at an early age; his father, Trygve Kayser, owned a furniture business and had encouraged his son to pursue the same profession. Following in his father’s footsteps, the younger man opened his own factory in 1948. Although this venture failed to be a commercial success, Kayser went on to work for the manufacturing company Rastad & Relling in Oslo. A highly skilled craftsman with a vision for soft and organic forms, Kayser began designing for Vatne Møbler in 1956, where he would create his most classic designs. Kayser demonstrates these proficiencies in his elegant execution of a form that mimics a human smile.



Linen, teak.
26 x 75 x 31 1/2 in. (66 x 190.5 x 80 cm)
Manufactured by Vatne Møbler, Norway.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $7,500

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New York Auction 11 June 2014 11am