Fredrik Kayser

Fredrik Kayser

Fredrik A. Kayser ( 1924 i Bergen, 1968) was a Norwegian furniture designer and interior architect. He studied at Statens Håndverks- og Kunstindustriskole during the second world war.

He was clearly inspired by Danish furniture and his work has a classic feel but are functional and modern. He is specially known for his work with laminating techniques and his furniture where extremely popular and up to today´s design standards.

Fredrik Kayser was employed at the drawing office of the firm Rastad & Relling in Oslo 1952-1956. He later had his own practice with furniture drawing as main specialization.

He has designed furniture for several Norwegian furniture factories. For many years he was associated with Vatne Lenestolfabrikk, where some of his best models were made. Kayser belongs to the generation of furniture designers who received their education at the newly created studies in the State Academy of Arts School in Oslo during WW2.

He created light, bright, functional and affordable furniture that were a valuable contribution to the reconstruction after the war years. With rising prosperity came a taste for the more exclusive materials and workmanship. Kayser´s furniture in rosewood and leather were characteristic for the best in their kind during the 1950s and 1960s. As with most of his contemporaries, his influence from Danish furniture was noticable, but his work has a personal touch and kept a unique Norwegian feel. With its precisely designed pieces he positioned himself in several major competitions at home and abroad. Some of his models are still in production, for example. the easy chair 909 in laminated beech (1965), a technique that began to gain a foothold in Norwegian furniture production at the time.


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