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Credenza by H.W. Klein for Bramin Mobler


Credenza by H.W. Klein for Bramin Mobler of Denmark.

32 in.Hx88.5 in.Wx17.75 in.D

This piece is in very good vintage condition with a couple of previously touched up light scratches to the top. This is not distracting but should be noted. 

H.W. Klein (1919-Present)

The multi-talented Norwegian designer Henry Walter Klein fell into the field of furniture design. The linguist and mathematician, born in Norway in 1919, gained several degrees throughout his life and was known to be a master of allsorts.  It was while serving in the Norwegian Royal Marines, however, that he first tried his hand as a cabinetmaker. Two years after joining, he was admitted to Denmark’s prestigious TEC design school, where he was taught by leading Danish architect and interior designer, Finn Juhl.   After completing his education, Klein developed a new method for manufacturing plastic furniture. Eventually he was able to sell the copyright for his method to leading furniture companies. Indeed, he gained particular success with one Danish company and worked with them for many years after. Over a long career, Klein designed many pieces, the most notable of which was the Klein Dining Chair. Featuring a solid timber frame, the timeless quality of the chair rendered it an instant classic in the world of modern design.

After two years of cabinet making, in 1949 he moved to Denmark to study interior design at the prestigious Frederiksberg Tekniske Skole in Copenhagen, where he was taught by the well-known Danish architect and interior designer, Finn Juhl. It was during this time H.W. Klein received the important inspiration for the innovative and original design that was to fashion his entire career as a designer. 

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