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Kaare Klint, the man behind classics such as the Safari Chair and the Faaborg Chair, is considered the father of Danish furniture design. He influenced the development of the Danish Modern not only with his designs but also as a professor, educating many important designers such as Poul Kjærholm and Børge Mogensen. His teaching and designs were radical at the time as he focused heavily on functional analysis, clean, pure lines, using the best materials and uncompromising craftsmanshipContinue reading
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His father Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint was an equally influential architect, whose Grundtvig’s Church Kaare Klint finished after his father’s death in 1930. He designed his famous Faaborg Chair in 1914 for the Faaborg Museum, ushering in a new era in Danish design, creating a foundation for the modern development of what we call “Danish Modern” today. It’s light and portable design was unconventional for that time but it fit Klint’s revolutionary functionalism: It allowed museum visitors to easily position the chair in front of the paintings they wished to view. Originally manufactured with French canework on both the seat and rounded back so as not to obstruct views of the gallery's beautiful mosaic floor, the chair has been produced with a seat upholstered with goat leather or ox hide since 1964. The chair itself is available in walnut, mahogany or European cherry and features hand-woven French canework on the rounded backrest. His other famous work, the Safari Chair (1933) has been a timeless design trademark and a modern classic with its simple functionality and striking aesthetic quality. It was also the world’s first “build-it-yourself” furniture.