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Kai 42 Chair

Kai Kristiansen 1956

A chair that will continue to stand the test of time with its elegant, practical and comfortable design.

Designed by Danish designer Kai Kristiansen who, at the age of only 26, began creating furniture that would become known as the Danish modern style.

Created from design drawings from Kai’s family home in Denmark, the Kai 42’s details speak not only of timeless design but the harmonious and understated engineering that defies traditions, such as sculpted armrests and angular legs. Predominantly used as a dining chair, the Kai 42 brings a sense of well-being and serenity to almost any room.

Available in various upholstery options, including Tärnsjö leather that ages beautifully with time.

Reserve Collection

With our Scandinavian artisans in high demand, 
Great Dane’s new Reserve Collection ensures an exclusive supply of our most coveted designs. These products are handcrafted after ordering.



Kai Kristiansen

Today, Kai Kristiansen is in his 80s and still oversees the production of the iconic Kai 42, ensuring it is produced to the same standards as it was more than 40 years ago


"Economy, ecology and common sense"

Kai Kristiansen