I recently picked up a set of 4 kai kristiansen # 42 chairs that are in need of a lot of TLC...as I was taking them apart I discovered that one of the metal parts from the swivel back (thats supposed to be buried under the upholstery) is missing.
it basically makes this chair useless...I know that is a long shot but does anyone have this part to sell or a chair in bad shape that I could take this from?
edited on 03-Jul-12 08:38 PM 
You can have one machined for you
by a metal fabricating place. I talked to a metal fabricator about the same type of part for a Vodder chair and he said he could do it.
I'm not familiar with the mec...
I'm not familiar with the mechanism, in lieu of fabrication, is it possible to remove the remaining tilting hardware and simply affix the backrest in the most comfortable position? You could save that chair for any guest you have prior unspoken grievances with ...