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Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Exemplary designs for wood chairs, cabinets, desks and tables are part of the legacy associated with Rud Rasmussen, an iconic Danish furniture manufacturer that collaborated with some of the world’s best known and universally revered Scandinavian modernists.

Rud Rasmussen Snedkerier was established in 1869 in Copenhagen. The workshop’s founder, cabinetmaker Rudolph Rasmussen, was raised in a family of carpenters and had initially specialized in oak furniture. It wasn’t long before the business had grown — in 1876, Rasmussen was operating out of a four-storey factory, and by the end of the 19th century, the manufacturer had forged relationships with esteemed Danish architects including Vilhelm Dahlerup and Thorvald Bindesbøll.

With Rudolph Rasmussen's passing in 1904, the founder’s sons, Rudolph and Victor, took control of the company. They realized their father's dream of expanding the business — the firm had by then been accepting commissions from Copenhagen City Hall and was soon producing furniture for the likes of the police station, the postal service, ministries, technical universities and hospitals. More longstanding collaborations with legendary cabinetmakers and architects came into play, too.

Rud Rasmussen partnered with Mogens Koch, Børge Mogensen, Hans Wegner and Kaare Klint, the founder of the design school at Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. The manufacturer is known to collectors for producing Koch’s versatile bookcases, and, in 1933, Rud Rasmussen debuted Klint’s Safari chair — a clever and timeless interpretation of campaign furniture.

Carl Hansen and Søn acquired Rud Rasmussen in 2011.

Find vintage Rud Rasmussen seating, case pieces and decorative objects on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Rud Rasmussen
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, Safari Chair with ottoman
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen. Safari chair new upholstered with Vintage aniline leather. With ottoman. Frame in solid ash. Model Safari chair, made by Rud Rasmussen.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Ash

Mogens Koch Folding Chairs MK-16, Rud Rasmussen, Copenhagen
By Rud Rasmussen, Mogens Koch
Located in TOURS, FR
An original pair of Mogens Koch folding chairs model "MK-16" made at Rud Rasmussen, Copenhagen in the 1970s Mogens Koch designed the MK16 Fo...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Brass

Black Leather Safari Chair by Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Belmont, MA
Danish architect and furniture designer Kaare Klint designed this safari chair for manufacturer Rud Rasmussen.  
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Ash

1935 Set of Two Restored Kaare Klint Barcelona or The Red Chair by Rud Rasmussen
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Knebel, DK
1935 set of two restored Kaare Klint "Barcelona-" or "The Red Chair" by Rud Rasmussen The set made in in mahogany, walnut and leather was according to the manufactor number by Rud. ...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany, Walnut

Kaare Klint for Rud. Rasmussen Sofa Model 4118 in Leather and Mahogany
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Kaare Klint for Rud.Rasmussen, sofa, model '4118', leather, mahogany, Denmark, design 1930, production 1981 Kaare Klint originally designed the present three-seat sofa, known as 411...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

Danish Modern Mogens Koch Pair of Folding Safari Chairs for Rud Rasmussen & Cado
By Rud Rasmussen, Mogens Koch
Located in Belmont, MA
Pair of Danish Modern folding safari chairs (Model MK-16) designed by Mogens Koch in 1932, one manufactured by Rud. Rasmussen and the other by Cado. Made in natural beech wood and br...
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1930s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Brass

Pristine Wingback Chair in Patinated Leather by Kaare Klint, 1940s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Lejre, DK
Great looking wingback chair in patinated black leather, designed by Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen in 1946 model 5313. Made in Denmark. Original condition.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Rosewood

Set of 10 Kaare Klint Red Chairs Rud Rasmussen, Denmark 1950s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint & Rud Rasmussen Snedkerier - Scandinavian Modern Design. A set of 10 Kaare Klint Red Chairs, medium size model, executed by cabinetmaker Rud. Rasmussen, Denmark. Profil...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Mahogany

Mogens Koch ‘Mk-16’ Safari Chair for Rud Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Mogens Koch
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Mogens Koch furniture designed a lot of award wining midcentury furniture. The Danish architect was known for his functional approach to furniture design and for prioritizing comfort and accessibility. Koch also drew on older traditions and techniques. His chairs and tables show the influence of the Shaker Style and Englisch pieces of the 18th century. Koch was born in Copenhagen and attended the Royal Danisch Academy of fine Arts. After graduating, he worked as an assistant to Kaare Klint, an important figure in Danish modernism who was responsible for establishing the furniture design program at Koch’s alma mater. Klint favored historical styles and inspired Koch to view furniture design as an evolutionary process built on the traditions of the past. Over the course of their partnership, in the late 1920s, Koch began creating modular bookcases. In 1932, Rud Rasmussen began to produce Koch designs. An early Koch seating design that the Danish manufacturer made was the MK Safari...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Beech

Canvas Safari Easy Chair by Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Belmont, MA
Canvas safari easy chair by Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen with loose cushion.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Canvas, Wood

Lovely ‘Safari’ Easy Chair by Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, Denmark 1950s
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Antwerp, BE
Lovely ‘Safari’ easy chair by Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, Denmark 1950’s. This chair features a frame made out of oak and the original cognac leat...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Oak

Kaare Klint Armchair Model 3758a in Leather and Mahogany Rud Rasmussen Denmark
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in WIJCKEL, NL
Armchair model 3758 A in original red indian leather and mahogany base. Model designed in 1927 for the Danish Museum of Decorative Art, produced by Rud Rasmussen in the 1940’s. Signed with manufacturer’s label to underside: (Rud. Rasmussens Snedkerier). Kaare Klint is widely recognized as the father of Danish modern design. It is hard to overstate his influence. He developed an entirely new analytical approach to furniture design that his students at the Danish Academy of Art would emulate for years to come, yet was also inspired by historic designs from various cultures, modernizing and re-interpreting classic pieces for new generations. Literature: Kaare Klint, Harkær, pg. 28-30. Dansk Møbelkunst Gennem 40 Aar: 1927-1936, Jalk, pg. 169. Danish Chairs, Oda, pg. 22-23. Kaare Klint (1888-1954) is regarded as the founding father of Danish Modernim. As an architect, furniture designer and leading professor at the Department of Furniture Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Klint established the principles of modern Danish furniture by combining a profound appreciation of traditional construction techniques with a modernist emphasis on function and a rejection of ornaments. Klint’s design was always based on relentless research; he never compromised. Every piece had to fulfill its purpose, be completely clear in its construction with dimensions and proportions corresponding to the human body and display materials and craftsmanship of the highest quality. Logic, often using a mathematical system of measures, and a constructive way of thinking were the foundation of Klint’s philosophy of furniture design. Like many of his contemporaries, counting Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius, he advocated standardization and functional requirements and dismissed the use of all ornamentation. But Klint realized his vision in wood and leather, using traditional craftsmen and working methods and often finding inspiration in historical models. In this way, he charted the course for an alternative Nordic Functionalism that idealized the workshop and the collaboration between furniture architects and cabinetmakers as opposed to the factory. Kaare Klint’s first major work was a collaboration with his mentor, the architect Carl Petersen. In 1914 they were commissioned to design furniture and fixtures for Faaborg Art Museum. One of the highlights to emerge from this commission was the Faaborg chair, a light and elegant chair with clear references to classical furniture. The construction and proportions of an 18th century English Chippendale...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

Vintage two-seater Sofa by Kaare Klint for Rud. Rasmussen 1935s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Lejre, DK
The vintage design two-seater sofa model 5011 created by Kaare Klint. This iconic piece is crafted in original cognac leather and features a distinctive six-legged mahogany base. The...
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1930s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

Set of Four Kaare Klint ‘The Red Chair’ Model 3949 Chairs by Rud Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Dronten, NL
Rare early matching set of four Kaare Klint "Red Chair" chairs in oak, red naugahyde and brass nails. Executed by Rud Rasmussen, circa 1936, in amazing all original condition. Underside with partial manufacturer's paper label RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER. Kaare Klint (1888-1954), a Danish architect and designer, was a pioneering figure in the realm of modern Danish furniture design. Renowned as the father of Danish modernism, Klint played a pivotal role in shaping the functional and aesthetic principles that defined Scandinavian design in the early 20th century. His approach focused on craftsmanship, functionality, and a deep appreciation for traditional forms. As a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, he influenced generations of designers. Klint's carefully researched furniture designs are based on functionality, proportions adapted to the human body, craftsmanship, and the use of high-quality materials. Notable examples of his work include the Propeller Stool (1927), the Safari Chair and the Deck Chair (both 1933), the Church Chair (1936), and the Circle Bed...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Naugahyde, Oak

Kaare Klint Red Chair, Rud Rasmussen, Original Niger Leather and Mahogany frame
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint & Rud Rasmussen - Scandinavian Modern A beautiful Kaare Klint 'Red Chair' or 'Barcelona Chair' by Kaare Klint with deep patina in original Niger leather, profiled legs o...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen Sofa in Original Cognac Leather
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, sofa model '5011', leather, wood, Denmark, design 1935. Classic and elegant Scandinavian three-seat sofa by Kaare Klint designed in 1935. The high bac...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Wood

Mogens Koch for K. Ivan Schlechter 'Fireside' Wingback Chair with Ottoman
By Mogens Koch, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Mogens Koch for K. Ivan Schlechter, 'fireside' wingback lounge chair and ottoman, model MK50, mahogany, leather, Denmark, design 1936, production 1964-1979. Mogens Koch's wingback c...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

Kaare Klint Deck Chair for Rud. Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint deck chair in teak with brass fittings. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Cane, Teak

Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen Set of Four 'Red Chairs' in Original Leather
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, set of four dining chairs, 'The Red Chair', model 4751, original patinated leather, mahogany, brass, Denmark, designed 1933, manufactured 1930s. These...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Brass

Rare Pair of Kaare Klint Armchairs Model 5313, Niger Leather, Scandinavan Modern
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
KAARE KLINT & RUD RASMUSSENS SNEDKERIER SCANDINAVIAN MODERN A pair of early and rare Kaare Klint easy chairs, model 5313, mahogany legs and Nigerian ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

Kaare Klint Sofa Model No 5011 Produced by Rud. Rasmussen in Denmark
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Very rare sofa model no 5011 designed by Kaare Klint. Produced by Rud. Rasmussen in Denmark. Original upholstered with patinated Niger leather.
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

Safari Chair by Kaare Klint for Rud, Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Portland, OR
Iconic original safari chair by professor Kaare Klint. Designed 1927. This version dates to the 1960s and is executed in solid ash. Nice patina to the wood, and left unrestored. The ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Canvas, Ash

Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen 'Red Chair' in Original Leather
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, dining chair, 'The Red Chair', model 3949, original patinated leather, mahogany, Denmark, designed 1928, manufactured 1960s. This dining chair in came...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather

Marthe Armitage X Sigmar, Kaare Klint 4118 Sofa
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in London, GB
This reupholstered Kaare Klint 4118 sofa is the centrepiece of our recent collaboration with Marthe Armitage Prints for London Design Festival 2023. ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Mahogany, Upholstery

Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen Set of Four 'Red Chairs' in Original Leather
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, set of four dining chairs 'The Red Chair', model 3758, original patinated leather, mahogany, Denmark, designed 1927, manufactured 1930s. Set of four d...
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1920s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

Kaare Klint Sofa Model 5011 Original Niger Leather 1930s, Scandinavian Modern
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint & Rud Rasmussen Snedkerier - Scandinavian Modern Rare 3-seater sofa model no 5011 designed by Kaare Klint and manufactured by cabinetmaker Rud Rasmussens Snedkerier in...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Mahogany, Leather

Kaare Klint, Danish Mid-Century Modern, Safari Lounge Chairs, Tan Leather, 1940s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Kaare Klint Danish Mid-Century Modern Safari Lounge Chairs, Rasmussen Pair of Safari Lounge Chairs, model KK47000 by Kaare Klint (1888-1954) for Rud. Rasmussen Snedkerier.,...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Brass

KK 4118 3-Seat Sofa in Niger Leather by Kaare Klint
By Rud Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
KK 4118, 3-seat sofa with solid mahogany crossed legs and new niger leather. Designed in 1929. Maker Rud. Rasmussen.
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1920s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Mahogany

Pair of Kaare Klint Red Chairs, Patinated Leather, Brass Nails and Mahogany
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint & Rud Rasmussen Snedkerier - Scandinavian Modern Design. An beautiful pair of Kaare Klint red chairs, executed by cabinetmaker Rud. Rasmussen, Denmark. Profiled legs of...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

Set of Twelve Kaare Klint Red Chairs, Rud Rasmussen, Niger Leather and Mahogany
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint & Rud Rasmussen Snedkerier - Scandinavian Modern Design. An extraordinary set of twelve Kaare Klint red chairs, executed by cabinetmaker Rud. Rasmussen, Denmark. Profil...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

Kaare Klint Armchair for Rud. Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint 'red chair' in walnut. Upholstered with Niger leather. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen, 1934-1938. Underside with manufacturer's paper label RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/45 NØR...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Walnut

Pair of old Safari Chairs by Kaare Klint
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Handewitt, DE
Pair of old Safari chairs by Kaare Klint for Rud. Rasmussen Denmark. Designed in 1933, prod. 1960s. Made in solid oak or ash. With original leather armrests, green linen fabric and c...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Fabric, Ash, Oak

Mogens Koch Three-Piece Modular Sofa
By Rud Rasmussen, Mogens Koch
Located in London, GB
Oregon pine and original chequered fabric three piece modular sofa by Mogens Koch. Designed to work with the cabinets designed at the same time for Rud Rasmussen. Can be set up as a day bed as well as individual sofa...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Pine

Early Kaare Klint Red Chairs in Cuban Mahogany, circa 1930s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in San Francisco, CA
Early model "Red" chairs model 3758 designed by Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen c1930s with original Niger leather with brass nails on Cuban Mahogany frames. Very rare design with orig...
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1930s Danish Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

Early Kaare Klint Red Chairs in Cuban Mahogany, circa 1930s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in San Francisco, CA
Early model "Red" chairs model 3758 designed by Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen c1930s with original Niger leather with brass nails on Cuban Mahogany frames. Very rare design with orig...
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1930s Danish Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

Kaare Klint Sofa Model 5011 Original Cognac Leather for Rud Rasmussen Denmark
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in WIJCKEL, NL
Three-seater sofa model 5011 in original leather and eight-legged ash base. Produced by Rud. Rasmussen Cabinetmakers, Denmark. Minor marks on the frame, patina to the leather. Shown at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibition in 1935. Kaare Klint is widely recognized as the father of Danish modern design. It is hard to overstate his influence. He developed an entirely new analytical approach to furniture design that his students at the Danish Academy of Art would emulate for years to come, yet was also inspired by historic designs from various cultures, modernizing and re-interpreting classic pieces for new generations. Literature: Gorm Harkær, Klintiana: “Kaare Klint”, vol.2, pg 94. Kaare Klint (1888-1954) is regarded as the founding father of Danish Modernim. As an architect, furniture designer and leading professor at the Department of Furniture Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Klint established the principles of modern Danish furniture by combining a profound appreciation of traditional construction techniques with a modernist emphasis on function and a rejection of ornaments. Klint’s design was always based on relentless research; he never compromised. Every piece had to fulfill its purpose, be completely clear in its construction with dimensions and proportions corresponding to the human body and display materials and craftsmanship of the highest quality. Logic, often using a mathematical system of measures, and a constructive way of thinking were the foundation of Klint’s philosophy of furniture design. Like many of his contemporaries, counting Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius, he advocated standardization and functional requirements and dismissed the use of all ornamentation. But Klint realized his vision in wood and leather, using traditional craftsmen and working methods and often finding inspiration in historical models. In this way, he charted the course for an alternative Nordic Functionalism that idealized the workshop and the collaboration between furniture architects and cabinetmakers as opposed to the factory. Kaare Klint’s first major work was a collaboration with his mentor, the architect Carl Petersen. In 1914 they were commissioned to design furniture and fixtures for Faaborg Art Museum. One of the highlights to emerge from this commission was the Faaborg chair, a light and elegant chair with clear references to classical furniture. The construction and proportions of an 18th century English Chippendale...
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Ash

Kaare Klint Set of Eight Red Chairs for Rud, Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint set of eight red chairs in mahogany, upholstered with black leather. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

Kaare Klint Sofa Model 5011 in Original Cognac Leather Rud Rasmussen, Denmark
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in WIJCKEL, NL
Two-seater sofa model 5011 in original cognac leather and six-legged mahogany base. Produced by Rud. Rasmussen Cabinetmakers, Denmark. Minor marks on the frame, patina to the leather. Back covered in original canvas. Shown at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibition in 1935. Signed with decal manufacturer’s label to underside: (Rud. Rasmussens Snedkerier). Kaare Klint is widely recognized as the father of Danish modern design. It is hard to overstate his influence. He developed an entirely new analytical approach to furniture design that his students at the Danish Academy of Art would emulate for years to come, yet was also inspired by historic designs from various cultures, modernizing and re-interpreting classic pieces for new generations. Literature: Gorm Harkær, Klintiana: “Kaare Klint”, vol.2, pg 94. Kaare Klint (1888-1954) is regarded as the founding father of Danish Modernim. As an architect, furniture designer and leading professor at the Department of Furniture Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Klint established the principles of modern Danish furniture by combining a profound appreciation of traditional construction techniques with a modernist emphasis on function and a rejection of ornaments. Klint’s design was always based on relentless research; he never compromised. Every piece had to fulfill its purpose, be completely clear in its construction with dimensions and proportions corresponding to the human body and display materials and craftsmanship of the highest quality. Logic, often using a mathematical system of measures, and a constructive way of thinking were the foundation of Klint’s philosophy of furniture design. Like many of his contemporaries, counting Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius, he advocated standardization and functional requirements and dismissed the use of all ornamentation. But Klint realized his vision in wood and leather, using traditional craftsmen and working methods and often finding inspiration in historical models. In this way, he charted the course for an alternative Nordic Functionalism that idealized the workshop and the collaboration between furniture architects and cabinetmakers as opposed to the factory. Kaare Klint’s first major work was a collaboration with his mentor, the architect Carl Petersen. In 1914 they were commissioned to design furniture and fixtures for Faaborg Art Museum. One of the highlights to emerge from this commission was the Faaborg chair, a light and elegant chair with clear references to classical furniture. The construction and proportions of an 18th century English Chippendale chair...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

Rare Kaare Klint Box sofas in Mahogany & Niger Leather, Scandinavian Modern
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint & Rud Rasmussen snedkerier. A stunning pair of rare Kaare Klint Model no. 4118S two-seater box-shaped sofas with profiled cross legged mahogany frame. (Also called X-Bas...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

Kaare Klint Red Chair, Rud. Rasmussen, 1930s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint 'Red Chair' in Cuban mahogany, Niger leather and brass nails. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen 1936-1940. Underside with manufacturer's paper label RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Brass

Kaare Klint Red Chair for Rud. Rasmussen, 1930s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint Red chair. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Mahogany, black horsehair and brass nails. Underside with manufacturer's paper label RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/45 NØRREBROGAD/K...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Brass

Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, Pair of Safari Chairs
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen. Pair of Safari chairs new upholstered with vintage aniline leather. New straps of butt hide leather. Frame in solid ash. Model Safari chair, made...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Ash

Kaare Klinkt Safari Chair for Rud Rasmussen, Denmark, 1950
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A beautiful “Safari” lounge chair designed by Kaare Klint, manufactured by Rud Rasmussen in Denmark around 1950. This eye-catching chair has a wonderful oak wooden frame in a nice...
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1950s Danish Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Wood

Mogens Koch MK16 Folding Chair for Rud Rasmussen, Denmark, 1950s
By Rud Rasmussen, Mogens Koch
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Mogens Koch & Rud Rasmussen Scandinavian Modern A beautiful beech and canvas folding chairs by Mogens Koch for Rud Rasmussen, Denmark, 1950...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Canvas, Beech

Kaare Klint Safari Chair Produced by Rud Rasmussen in Denmark
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Helsinki, FI
Safari chair was designed by Kaare Klint in the 1930s. This safari chair is produced by Rud Rasmussen in Denmark. This is the first design where no tools are needed to assemble and d...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Oak

Kaare Klint Red Chair for Rud. Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint Red Chair, mahogany, leather and brass. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Underside with manufacturer's paper label RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKE...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Brass

Kaare Klint, Cognac Leather Safari Chair for Rud Rasmussen, 1960s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Uppsala, SE
The legendary safari chair in cognac coloured leather on a very dark oak frame designed by the grandfather of Danish design, Kaare Klint, in 1933 for his long time collaborator Rud R...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Oak

Stool Solid in Pine Designed by Martin Nyrop for Rud Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Martin Nyrop
Located in Lejre, DK
Stool in patinated solid pine. Designed by MAA. Martin Nyrop as interior for Copenhagen town hall in 1905. Made in Denmark by Cabinetmaker Rud Rasmussen cabinetmakers. Great original...
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Early 1900s Danish Scandinavian Modern Antique Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Pine

Kaare Klint Three-Seat Sofas for Rud. Rasmussen 1940
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Hudson, NY
Two available Kaare Klint sofas design in 1940 for Rud Rasmussen cabinet maker upholstered in muslin.One of the foremost designers of early Danish modern.. Newly reupholstered in of...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Wood

Norrevold Armchair by Kaare Klint
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Epperstone, Nottinghamshire
Wonderful Norrevold armchair designed by Kaare Klint in 1939 for master cabinetmaker Rud Rasmussen, Copenhagen. This example in beautiful mahogany and tan coloured patinated leather....
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Mahogany

Kaare Klint Pair of Armchairs for Rud. Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint pair of armchairs in mahogany and Niger leather. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Reverse with paper label ‘RUD. RASMUSSEN/SNED...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Mahogany, Leather

Safari Chair by Kaare Klint, 1969
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning safari chair designed by Kaare Klint for Rud. Rasmussen’s Snedkerier, with patinated ash frame, seat, back, straps and l...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Ash

Vintage Scandinavian "Safari" Lounge Chairs by Kaare Klint, Denmark, 1960s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pair of cool “Safari” lounge chairs by Kaare Klint. Oak frame with nicely tapering legs, cognac leather with very nice details.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Oak

Kaare Klint Large Striped Sofa
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in London, GB
Oak framed Classic sofa designed by Kaare Klint and made by Mastercabinetmakers Rud Rasmussen. Beautiful crisscross frame-work. Original upholstery which will make a statement in any...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Mahogany, Upholstery

Kaare Klint Pair of Red Chairs for Rud. Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint pair of red chairs in mahogany, black horsehair and brass nails. Version of the chair with upholstered arms. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen,...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Brass

Kaare Klint Three-Seat Sofa for Rud. Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint. A three-seat sofa with mahogany legs, seat, sides and back with blue-, red- and whitestriped Greek Savak. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen, Copenhagen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Mahogany, Wool

Kaare Klint "Safari" Lounge Chairs in Light Leather & Ash, Rud Rasmussen, 1950s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Odense, DK
Absolutely stunning pair of vintage "Safari" chairs in patinated light oxhide and solid stained ash. Designed by Kaare Klint in the 1930s and manufactured by cabinetmaker Rud. Rasmussen, Copenhagen. These chairs are from the 1950s and is still in their original condition and has never been refinished. The leather has no damages or cracks. Original cushions. Marked by maker. Kaare Klint’s Safari Chair is a refinement of the chairs brought on an African safari by an American cinematographer and his wife. Klint noticed them in the couple’s photos...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Leather, Ash

Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen Safari Chair in Brown Canvas and Ash
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, safari chair model 'KK47000', ash, canvas, metal, brass, leather, Denmark, designed in 1933 and produced in 1960s. The chair shows very elegant and...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Seating

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Metal, Brass

Rud Rasmussen seating for sale on 1stDibs.

Rud Rasmussen seating 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 Rud Rasmussen seating, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original seating by Rud Rasmussen were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in scandinavia during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider seating by Frits Henningsen, Peter Hvidt, and Johannes Andersen. Prices for Rud Rasmussen seating can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $750 and can go as high as $105,616, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $6,457.

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