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Kaare Klint Tables

Danish, 1888-1954

Architect, teacher and furniture designer Kaare Klint is among the most important figures in Scandinavian modernism. Widely recognized as the father of modern Danish furniture, Klint sought to pay homage to historical furniture styles and prized functionality as essential to designing for modern living. He established the design school at Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and his students became mid-century legends of cabinetry and furniture-making.

Klint prioritized functionalism and drew on an array of influences in his own work. Furniture experts will observe the influence of 18th-century English seating in his Red chair, while Klint’s iconic Safari chair had roots in campaign furniture. The other exemplary chairs, sofas and tables for which he is known bear the mark of Thomas Chippendale and Biedermeier furniture as well as Greek and Roman forms.

Klint's father was Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint, a formidable architect of his day. The younger Klint initially followed in his father’s footsteps, studying under him as well as distinguished architect Carl Petersen. Alongside Danish architect Ivar Bentsen, he headed the renovation of the Designmuseum Denmark in Copenhagen from 1920–26 (Klint also furnished the institution as part of the project). Around the same time, Klint helped found the furniture design school at the Royal Danish Academy. The impact of his role as an instructor there cannot be overstated — he mentored such esteemed cabinetmakers and furniture designers as Børge Mogensen, Hans Wegner and Ole Wanscher.

A prominent advocate of ergonomics, Klint valued comfort and functionality over style. Painstaking research went into each piece of sophisticated yet wholly unadorned furniture he designed, as he endeavored to build structures that took into consideration human proportions and scale. And like the Shakers, Klint believed that quality craftsmanship and good materials were integral to the design of durable furniture that was free of embellishment.

The humble grace of Klint’s style characterizes legendary seating designs that continue to charm today’s legions of mid-century modern enthusiasts. His Safari chair, Faaborg chair, Ravenna armchair and Propeller stool — as well as most of the seating created by Danish modernists generally — have warmed interiors and influenced furniture designers all over the world.

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Creator: Kaare Klint
Kaare Klint for Rud, Rasmussens Snedkekier Folding Stool with Tray Table
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Kaare Klint for Rud. Rasmussens Snedkekier, folding stool with tray table, model '8783', ash, linen, Denmark, design 1930, manufactured 1964 This propeller stool in ash with linen ...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kaare Klint Tables

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Canvas, Ash

Round Kaare Klint Coffee Table in Ash Wood for Rud, Rasmussen, Model 6687
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Kastrup, DK
Kaare Klint 1888 - 1954. Round coffee table, “Rygebord” model KK6687, made in ash wood with a very beautiful grain. The table features an elegant, raised band that wraps around the t...
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Early 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Kaare Klint Tables

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Ash

Kaare Klint Sofa Table, Cuba Mahogany
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Kaare Klint sofa table. In Cuba mahogany. Made by Rud Rasmussen. Marked with Rud Rasmussen sticker.
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kaare Klint Tables

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Mahogany

Vintage Kaare Klint KK 6687 Coffee Table in Mahogany, Denmark, 20th Century
By Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Kaare Klint Denmark, Vintage Coffee table “Rygebord” (model KK 6687) in mahogany. H 52 x Ø 80 cm
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Kaare Klint Tables

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Mahogany

Danish Safari Coffee Table Oak with Leather by Kaare Klint Denmark 1960
By Kaare Klint
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Danish Safari Coffee Table Oak With Leather by Kaare Klint This is a beautiful coffee table design by Kaare Klint. Made of oak wood with cowhide leather straps. The elegant finish...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Kaare Klint Tables

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Oak, Leather

Kaare Klint Coffee Table in Mahogany for Rud. Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint coffee table in mahogany. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Underside with manufacturer's paper label RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/COPENHAGEN/DENMARK Two tables available.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Kaare Klint Tables

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Mahogany

Kaare Klint Additional Table for Rud. Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint Additional table in mahogany. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Reverse with paper labels ‘RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/KØBENHAVN/DENMARK.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Kaare Klint Tables

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Mahogany

Kaare Klint Coffee Table in Mahogany for Rud, Rasmussen
By Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint coffee table in mahogany. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Kaare Klint Tables

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Mahogany

Kaare Klint Folding Table of Teak for Rud. Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare klint folding table of Teak. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Reverse with paper label ‘RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/KØBENHAVN/DANMARK.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Kaare Klint Tables

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Teak

20th Century Danish Modern Vintage Cuban Mahogany Dining Table by Kaare Klint
By Kaare Klint
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rectangular, vintage Mid-Century Modern Danish dining table made of hand crafted polished Cuban Mahogany. The Scandinavian conference table was designed by Kaare Klint, in good con...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Kaare Klint Tables

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Mahogany

Kaare Klint Coffee Table in Mahogany for Rud. Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint coffee table in mahogany. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Underside with manufacturer's paper label RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/45 NØRREBROGAD/KØBENHAVN, and architect's mono...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Kaare Klint Tables

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Mahogany

Draw Leaf Dining Table
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A model 4229 dining table in solid mahogany with two extension leaves.
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Kaare Klint Tables

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Mahogany

Minimalistic Coffee Mahogany Table by Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen Denmark 1934
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Munich, DE
Exceptional coffee table in a minimalistic design by Kaare Klint. 1932. Manufactured by Rud Rasmussen, Copenhagen, Denmark in 1934 (by Rud Rasmussen confirmed). Makers label under th...
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1930s Danish Bauhaus Vintage Kaare Klint Tables

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Wood

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Kaare Klint tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Kaare Klint tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Kaare Klint tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original tables by Kaare Klint were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider tables by Rud Rasmussen, Arne Hovmand-Olsen, and Poul Nørreklit. Prices for Kaare Klint tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,478 and can go as high as $38,700, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,421.

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