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Kaare Klint: “The Safari Chair”. A pair of stained ash armchairs upholstered with red/brown leather. Made by Rud. Rasmussen Cabinetmakers. (2)

Description

The Safari Chair". A pair of stained ash armchairs upholstered with red/brown leather in seat, back, loose cushion, armrests and straps. Made by Rud. Rasmussen Cabinetmakers, Copenhagen. (2)

In 1933 designed Professor Kaare Klint his variation of the “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. Source: Rud. Rasmussen Cabinetmakers. Literature: Noritsugu Oda, “Danish Chairs”, ill. p. 26.

Condition

Wear due to age and use. Surface marks and scratches. One chair with newer armrests.

Auction

Modern art and design, 19 November 2019

Category

Modern furniture

Artist

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

Estimate

10,000 kr.

Price realised

Not sold

2 bids

When Bidder Bid
8,500 kr.
8,000 kr.