Kaare Klint 'Addition' Pair of Lounge Chairs Original Red Leather

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Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, set of two lounge chairs model 4698, original leather, oak, Denmark, design 1933, production 1970s
This pair of lounge chairs is one of the most iconic designs by Kaare Klint. Both the seat and back are upholstered with the original red leather that is tufted to the seat. The absemce of armrests results in an open, floating design. 
Kaare Klint (1888-1954) was a Danish architect and furniture designer. Klint can the seen as the father of Danish Midcentury design. Klint's was the son architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint who architect, designer and artist who is mainly known for designing the Grundtvigs church in Copenhagen. Kaare Klint himself has walked the same path from architect to designer as his father. In 1924, Klint founded the art academy of Copenhagen where he was professor in furniture design. Klint worked and thought along a few strong principles being the importance of former styles and believed that the only way forward was to have a deep knowledge of craftsmanship. One of his other core design principles was to research functionality and deep knowledge of the working of the human body. Klinkt drew inspiration from the Shakers, Chippendale and Biedermeier. Kaare Klint's style from the 20s and 30s has had a lot of influence on other designers in both Europe and the United States. Amongst others, Hans Wegner, Børge Mogensen, Finn Juhl and Poul Kjærholm have taken influence from Klint.

Product details

  • condition Good
  • Creator Kaare Klint
  • Date of Manufacture 1970s
  • Dimensions Height 31.5 in. Width 36.62 in. Depth 27.56 in. Seat Height 14.97 in.
  • Dimensions Height 80 cm Width 93 cm Depth 70 cm Seat Height 38 cm
  • Manufacturer Rud Rasmussen
  • Materials and Techniques Leather Oak
  • Period 1970-1979
  • Place of Origin Denmark
  • sold as set of 2
  • Style Scandinavian Modern (In the Style Of)