Kristian Vedel (1923–2003) was a Danish designer, who also worked as a teacher and lecturer. In the 1950's, Vedel was part of the Scandinavian design movement together with fellow nordic designers and manufacturers. Vedel was inspired by a Danish architect Kaare Klint and the Bauhaus school in Germany which emphasized the importance of functionalism and handicrafts. Creative use of materials and ergonomic and functional requirements can also be found in Vedel's work. Kristian Vedel received numerous awards, among others the silver and gold medals from La Triennale di Milano.