Austere Trestle, White Oak


When Kristian Vedel was appointed professor at the Department of Industrial Design at the University of Nairobi, he found the classrooms were lacking functional furniture for the students. His trestles were the solution.

Their folding capacity makes them easy to store when not in use. Straight and clear lines emphasise the overall design, and it is evident that the design has been carried out by an extraordinary architect with a strong sense for the ergonomic and functional requirements of design.

Characterised by a creative use of materials, the remarkable corner bridle joints and distinctive polished metal fittings play an important role in marking the quality of the trestles and emphasising their subtle virtue.


Materials: Solid European Oak

Place of Origin: Made in Europe


Dimensions: L: 64 cm, W: 24,5 cm, H: 70,5 cm

Net weight: 2,8 kg per piece

Maximum weight capacity: 225 kg

Finish: White Oil Treated

Designed by: Kristian Vedel in 1968

Product number: 2201

Note: Set of 2


Step 1: Clean the surface with a mild soapy water solution. Wipe the surface dry.

Step 2: Apply a white furniture oil with a soft cloth. Excess oil must be removed 30 minutes after application.

Step 3: Polish with a clean cloth until an even look is attained. The oil will not harden until after 12 hours. Do not cover any of the surface until the oil has hardened.

IMPORTANT: Cloths with oil should be disposed of in an airtight bag with a little water. The cloths are flammable and highly flammable.

Re-treatment in case of extra wear and tear read here

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