Eight "Model 42" Chairs in Rio Rosewood by Kai Kristiansen
A set of eight Danish Rio rosewood "model 42" chairs by Kai Kristiansen, circa 1960.
The Rio rosewood is strikingly rich in colour and varied in its veining. They are the best examples we have seen, far superior to the less florid Santos rosewood, teak or stained oak versions.
They have been lovingly refinished and reupholstered in black, natural grain leather. The leather is luxurious but hard-wearing. The tapered legs, angular armrests and floating backs create a striking modernist form.
The tilting backs and generously padded seats are designed for comfort as well as beauty.