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Mid-Century Danish Paper Knife Chairs

Mid-Century Danish Teak Paper Knife Chairs from Korup Stolefabrik


These chairs were produced by the Danish company Korup Stolefabrik of Denmark in the 1960s.  They are made of teak with an attached seat and back and are known as “Paper Knife” chairs. They were designed by the Danish designer Henning Kjaernulf. This is contrary to a lot of false information you will read attributing them to designer Kai Kristiansen.


These Paper Knife chairs are pure Danish modern with their smooth curves and teak construction. This design by Henning Kjaernulf was presented at the Danish Furniture Fair in 1965.


They feature smoothly sloping arms and tapered legs with a slightly angled back cushion with a rounding indent that is very comfortable. The teak is beautiful with excellent grain and color. Underneath they are marked with the Korup Stolefabrik mark.


They measure 21 inches in width and 32 inches to the top of the back. The seat height from the floor is 18 inches and the seat depth is 17 inches.


This pair is in very good vintage condition.  The textured oatmeal colored fabric is original and has been cleaned. The teak has only minor wear here and there.  They are solid in construction and I find no indication of repair.


This is a classic pair of teak Danish modern chairs by a renowned designer.  They would be equally at home in a mid-century living room, behind a mid-century desk in an office or at a teak dining table.



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