Imagined by Henry Walter Klein and manufactured by Bramin during the 1960's, this imposing 7ft credenza is an absolutely exquisite example of Danish Mid Century Modern design. Beautifully crafted in teak with a dark, high-gloss finish, it has the perfect balance of smooth lines, shaped edges and strokeable curves. Unusual oval inset handles combine to raise this piece head and shoulders above the crowd.
Not only stunning to look at, it also provides ample storage, boasting a central bank of four wide drawers flanked by two large cupboards with smooth-sliding doors and height-adjustable shelving.
It is in fabulous vintage condition inside and out, having been sensitively cleaned and polished for sale.
Finding a piece like this in such good condition makes my heart sing. It has obviously been really cherished over the years. I have chosen not to alter or tamper with the original finish in any way - it is a 60 year old, pre-loved and used item and as such does have the occasional imperfection, but these flaws are minor, apparant only on close inspection and do not detract from the overall beauty of the piece. The top drawer has a green felt-lining in near perfect condition - please note, this drawer fits tightly, and does require a bit of a tug to open! If you have any questions at all regarding the condition of this piece, please do not hesitate to get in touch. More photos also available by request.
For a courier quote, please send me a message with your full postcode, before you buy. Alternatively, you are very welcome to arrange your own collection from Brighton.
Danish furniture manufacturer Bramin was founded by N.A. Jørgensen in Bramming, south-west Denmark, during the 1950s. Over the years, Bramin collaborated with many well respected Danish designers, such as Johannes Andersen, Hans Olsen, Kurt Østervig and Frank Reenskaug, but their most successful relationship was undoubtedly with H.W Klein.
Henry Walter Klein was born in Norway in 1919. As a young adult, he served in the Norwegian Royal Marines, before turning his attention to cabinetmaking. In 1949, he moved to Denmark to study interior design at the Tekniske Skile in Frederikberg, training under the prominent Danish designer and architect Finn Juhl. He then returned to Norway to establish his own furniture and interiors business. Later in the 1950s he became interested in plastic furniture and exploring new ways to manufacture it, and began working closely with Bramin in order to finance his work. In 1960, he moved with his family to Denmark to work full time at Bramin, and remained at the company until recession forced its closure in the early 1980s