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Set of 6 Razorblade Dining Chairs by Henning Kjaernulf, Denmark 1960s

$ 3,990
  • Description
    Henning Kjaernulf’s Razorblade chairs are the designer’s most distinctive designs. This set was manufactured by the Danish company EG Kvalitetsmobel in the 1960s, making it a true Danish mid-century set.

    It is easy to see where the nickname of these chairs stem from. The slightly curved backrests are razorblade-shaped, an unparalleled design feature. The chairs are visually stimulating, featuring both angular and rounded shapes. The style and shape of the legs and frame recall an almost Baroque design, which is paired with Scandinavian modernism, an uncommon yet impressive combination.

    The natural wood grain and colour is complemented by the blue fabric of the seats. The set has been recently reupholstered in a premium blue coloured linen fabric by Pierre Frey. With a commitment to combine tradition and modernity, Pierre Fray has been a member of the Colbert Committee since 1976. Their fabrics and craftsmanship are of the highest quality.

    About the designer:
    Danish mid-century designer and architect, Henning Kjaernulf is somewhat of a mystery. A lot more is known about his designs than Kjaernulf himself. His wooden designs, crafted to perfection, speak for themselves. Kjaernulf mainly designed for the Danish manufacturers EG Kvalitetsmobel, Nyrup Møbelfabrik, and Vejle Stole Møbelfabrik. The latter produced the designer’s well-known teak extending dining table design. The historic archives of the Danish municipality, Stenlille, reveal the history of Nyrup Møbelfabrik, mentioning Kjaernulf’s architectural designs for the company’s factory, referring to him as an architect based in Odense, Denmark.

    Kjaernulf’s works reveal quality craftsmanship throughout, featuring clean Danish modern era lines with sculpted edges and shapes. The unique shapes, like his razorblade chair backrests, distinguish the designer from other Danish mid-century designers.

    In light of how sought after his dining sets and lounge chairs are, it remains a mystery why so little is known about the designer. The curious background of Kjaernulf if anything, adds more charm to his pieces.~H.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Denmark
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: wood, fabric
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Items have some small marks, scratches, and minor watermarks. The wood has a beautiful patina. Items have recently been re-upholstered in a premium linen fabric by Pierre Frey.
    Creation Date: 1960s
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20190309
    Incollect Reference #: 354101
  • Dimensions
    W. 25 in; H. 33.46 in; D. 24.61 in;
    W. 63.5 cm; H. 85 cm; D. 62.5 cm;
    Seat H. 17.91 in;
    Seat H. 45.5 cm;
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