Today, when Kai is asked about the ideas and visions behind his work, Kristiansen repeats the same words: economy, ecology and common sense. According to him, these are the parameters he has taken into consideration throughout his career.
From the Golden Age of Danish Design
Kaare Klint had a great influence on Kai's work and also Verner Panton were a great inspiration in his youth and were close friends, Børge Mogensen and Finn Juhl’s work also affected Kai. As a great admire of Klint’s thought process Mogensen took some of Klint’s classes at the Academy therefore Kai have also received lessons from Mogensen from time to time.