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Kaare Klint (b. Frederiksberg 1888, d. Copenhagen 1954)

“Safari chair”. A pair of chairs with ash frame. Seat, back, armrests and loose seat cushion stretched with patinated, reddish brown leather. Model 4700. Designed 1933. Manufactured by Rud. Rasmussens Snedkerier. (2)

Literature: Noritsugu Oda, “Danish Chairs”, ill. p. 26.

In 1933 professor Kaare Klint designed “Safari Chair” with special attention to design a simple and portable easy chair. He was inspired by an English officer's chair which he had seen in a travel book from Africa. Constructing a chair which could easily be disassembled and assembled without using any tools Klint maintained the field equipment purpose of the chair.

Condition

Wear due to age and use, including scratches and marks, including scratches and marks. Leather with stains, dirt, crackles and wear. Loose joints.

Auction

Modern art and design, 10 August 2021

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Estimate

12,000 kr

Sold

Price realised

8,500 kr  

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8,500 kr