Kaare Klint 'Addition' Lounge Chairs in Original Patinated Cognac Leather
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Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, lounge chairs model '4698', warm cognac leather, mahogany, Denmark, designed in 1933
This set of lounge chairs is one of the most iconic designs by Kaare Klint. They show a mix of functional, minimalist and at the same time Classic features. This pair of outstanding chairs, rests on legs of mahogany. Both the seat and back are and deep-buttoned and feature the original patinated leather. They are designed in 1933 and produced by Rud Rasmussens Snedkerier until the 1970s. The settees are in a exceptional condition. The patina of the leather is truly in a perfect condition. For many objects time only makes the objects better, and that is truly the case with these two lounge chairs.
Kaare Klint (1888-1954), born in 1988 in Frederiksburg, Denmark, was a Danish architect and furniture designer. From a young age, Klint was immersed in architecture. His father was the well-known architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint, who is mainly known for designing the Grundtvigs church in Copenhagen. After studying at the P.S. Krøyer’s Art School from 1907, Klint made his debut as a designer. That year, the Association of Furniture Manufacturers in Copenhagen announced that they would hold a competition for designer furniture. Klint submitted, together with Ivar Bentsen, under a code name and together they received first price. In 1924, Klint helped establishing the Department of Furniture Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. As associate professor, and later professor, he inspired some of the greatest and most well-known Danish designers, including Hans J. Wegner and Arne Jacobsen. Klint worked and thought along a few strong principles being the importance of former styles. He believed that the only way forward was to have a deep knowledge of craftsmanship. One of his other core principles was to research functionality and have an outstanding sense of proportion, space and the human body. Overall, Klint 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 Børge Mogensen, Finn Juhl and Poul Kjærholm have taken influence from Klint. Therefore, Kaare Klint can be seen as the father of Danish midcentury design.
Please note that the item is in good, used condition. The leather shows some minor stains. For more information please don't hesitate to contact our design experts. Restoration can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsman in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come.
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