Austere Trestle Set of 2 MFR ID: FR2200
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Austere Trestle Set of 2

By Kristian Vedel, for Form & Refine

Austere Trestle Set of 2

By Kristian Vedel, For Form & Refine


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MFR ID: FR2200 | ITEM #: FNR1176658

Austere Trestle Set of 2

MFR ID: FR2200

Item #: FNR1176658

Designed by Kristian VedelRead Bio

When Kristian Vedel was appointed professor at the Department of Industrial Design at the University of Nairobi, he found the classrooms were lacking functional furniture for the students. The Austere Trestle was the solution with their folding capacity that makes them easy to store when not in use. Straight clear lines and distinctive polished metal fittings emphasize the overall design, and it is evident that the design has been carried out by an extraordinary architect with a strong sense for the ergonomic and functional requirements of design.

Note: Trestle only; set of 2. Tabletop sold separately.

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Finish: Natural Oak


    • Finish: Natural Oak
    • Size: 25.59"W x 27.76"H x 9.65"D
    • Shipping Weight: 13.23 lbs
    • Materials: Wood  
        • Country of Origin: Bulgaria
    • FSC Certified

      FSC Certified

    • Eco-Conscious Packaging

      Eco-Conscious Packaging

    • Responsibly Sourced Materials

      Responsibly Sourced Materials

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      Kristian Vedel

      About Kristian Vedel

      Kristian Vedel was a Danish industrial designer and part of the early Scandinavian Design movement.

      Educated as a cabinet maker in 1942, he studied at the Department of Furniture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and graduated in 1946 from the School of Arts, Craft and Design in Copenhagen.

      He was acting chairman of the Danish Furniture Designers and founding member and acting chairman of the first Society of Industrial Designers in Denmark. Between 1968 and 1971, Kristian started the first Department for Industrial Design at the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

      Heavily influenced by Kaare Klint and the Bauhaus School, the Kristian Vedel Style was the Classic Modern with a creative use of materials and a strong sense of functionality and ergonomic demands. Kristian Vedel was also a pioneer in using an early form of plastic known as melamine in the 1970's.

      He died at the age of 80 in March 2003.

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