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Norwegian Fredrik Kayser was a brilliant designer who sadly left the world too soon at the age of 44. Fortunately, he started designing chairs very early in his life and even had a dining collection in production by age 15. Graceful, sculptural forms were his specialty, and chairs were his passion. The Modell 711 Chair (1960), with its sleek frame and welcoming seat, won first prize in the Industry Council for Furniture and Furnishing Industry chair competition in 1960. Five decades later, Dag Hjelle asked Kayser’s widow for permission to bring the 711 back into production. She agreed and worked with the company to ensure it stayed true to her husband’s high standards. “We must be very precise in making this chair,” says Hjelle. “Every hole of the upholsterer’s needle must be in just the right place.” Made in Norway. 

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