These chairs sold for $1740 in 2012. The design is extremely rare. If I got this exact set again (in 2018) I’d price them at more- probably around $2000.
Provenance and Background Info
(Written in 2012)
A set of SIX (6) dining chairs done in the same design as the #42 model by Kai Kristainsen in DENMARK in 1956. These chairs are definitely vintage- made in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s- they certainly have at least 30 years of age to them. Apart from that I know little else about the background of this particular set. They could have been made in Australia- one thing is for sure, the construction quality is exceptional and they’re extremely RARE in Australia.
The #42 model is one of the most coveted dining chair designs in the world. They have a strong international following and are particularly sought-after in Japan, USA and Australia. (They fetch about AU $6000 for a set of 6.) The reason for their popularity is simple. They tick every box as far as a dining chair goes. Comfort, Good Looks, Quality Construction, Investment Appeal and Re-Sale Value.
Form fits function with these chairs- they not only look stunning but are some of the most comfortable dining chairs you’ll ever sit in. The seat back actually tilts at an angle so you can settle into a position most comfortable for you.
To top it off investment appeal is also ticked with this set, they’re extremely well-made. Every joint is solid and strong- the quality of this VINTAGE set is unquestionable when you look at their condition after all these years of use- these chairs are an investment for your home not a purchase.
Many modern chairs are built to end up as landfill within 10 years of using them so you have to go out and buy more. This VINTAGE set in an iconic design boast exceptional workmanship- look at them after 30 or so years of use! There’s no better way to invest in your home and reduce your carbon footprint.