1960s Kai Kristiansen teak desk for FM Mobler of Denmark
This lovely quality mid-sized Danish teak desk has been cleaned and oiled . When we bought it one set of 3 drawers had been altered to form a deep filing drawer by taking the original drawer bottoms out . We’ve reversed that process and returned it to the original design . To do this we have used some teak veneered plywood to make new drawer bottoms . One set of 3 drawers will therefore have a different finish to the drawer linings , but this is only obvious when you open the drawers and doesn’t detract from the external appearance . After cleaning there are still some minor knocks that we’ve shown in one of the photos , but then it has been used for over 50 years and there is nothing very noticeable unless you look very closely . Virtually every vintage piece has some signs of minor wear somewhere .
It’s a good size at 152.5cms ( 5ft ) by 77.5cms , height is a standard 72cms . The kneehole is a good width at 52.5cms and height 69cms .
The teak has a good colour and as you’d expect from a good quality Danish mid-century piece it has a nice figure to the top .
Kai Kristiansen was one of Denmarks most successful and inventive designers in the late 1950s and 1960s . He worked for a number of quality Danish makers including Feldballe Mobelfabrik ( FM ) .
As with many Danish desks of this size it was designed to stand in the middle of the room so has book shelves along the back .