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© Kristian Frandsen
© Kristian Frandsen
© Kristian Frandsen
© Kristian Frandsen
© Kristian Frandsen

Kristian Frandsen

  • Snedkersind
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Brædstrup, Denmark
  • Rising Star
Kristian Frandsen Cabinetmaker
Danish, English, Swedish
By appointment only
+45 30274988
© Kristian Frandsen

New Nordic style

  • • Kristian set up Snedkersind workshop in 2016
  • • He won the Emerging Designer Maker Award in 2018
  • • He studied traditional hand tools in Japan

For cabinetmaker Kristian Frandsen, there is a great pleasure in mastering the use of your hands to create a perfect piece of craftsmanship. It connects you with the material, and ultimately with nature, in a mysteriously fulfilling way. In the late 2000s, the Danish forests brought with them a breath of fresh air and inspiration, and after a technical foundation course in cabinet making Kristian became a dedicated apprentice to the Royal Craftsmen at the Danish Court. His works are meticulous, minimalist, technically surprising and carry his signature new Nordic style. In 2016 he established his workshop, Snedkersind, in his native, spacious Jutland where he lives and works.

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  • © Kristian Frandsen
  • © Kristian Frandsen
  • © Kristian Frandsen
  • © Kristian Frandsen
  • © Kristian Frandsen
Photo: © Kristian Frandsen

This coffee table combines an array of contemporary and traditional cabinetry techniques. The table associates several woods such as satinwood, ash, ebony and birch and is finished with stingray and staghorn. The coffee table has been fitted with a board game integration and can be used to play backgammon.

Length 95 cm
Width 45 cm
Height 46 cm

Photo: © Kristian Frandsen

The design for this jewellery box was inspired by the effects of the presence of the moon. The box was created using 5500-year-old bog oak, a wood that will itself have been shaped by the presence of the moon on the bog in which it was found.

Length 25 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 8 cm

Photo: © Kristian Frandsen

The organic design of this coffee table with exposed joinery was inspired by the natural shapes of mussels. The table is made from a combination of European ash and bog oak.

Length 130 cm
Width 96 cm
Height 50 cm

Photo: © Kristian Frandsen

The Nami-spoons are hand carved cutlery intended for coffee, tea and other condiments. Since they are made by hand, they are all unique, with small variations found within each. “Nami” is Japanese for wave.

Length 19 cm

Photo: © Kristian Frandsen

This writing desk has been fitted with two integrated drawers. The desk was made from a combination of American walnut, Burmese padauk, oak, bog oak and ebony.

Length 123 cm
Width 73 cm
Height 71 cm

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