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Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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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 Red Chair for Rud. Rasmussen
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint Red Chair, mahogany, leather and brass. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Underside with manufacturer's paper label RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/45 NØRREBROGAD/KØBENHAVN, pencil...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Brass

Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen Pair of 'Red Chairs' in Niger Leather
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, pair of dining chairs, 'The Red Chair', model 3758, original Niger leather, mahogany, brass, Denmark, designed 1927, manufactured 1930s These eloque...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Brass

Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen Set of Four 'Red Chairs' in Niger 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 Niger leather, mahogany, brass, Denmark, designed 1927, manufactured 1930s These eloq...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Brass

Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen Set of Six 'Red Chairs' in Leather
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, set of six dining chairs, 'The Red Chair', model 4751, original patinated leather, mahogany, brass Denmark, designed 1933, manufactured 1960s These ...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Brass

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/SNEDKERIER/45 NØRREBROGADE/KØBENHAVN.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Mahogany, Leather

Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen Set of Twelve 'Red Chairs' in Leather
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, set of twelve dining chairs, 'The Red Chair', model 4751, original patinated leather, mahogany, brass Denmark, designed 1933, manufactured 1960s The...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Brass

Kaare Klint Pair of Red Chairs for Rud. Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint pair of Red Chairs. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Stained Birch, Niger leather and Brass Underside with manufacturer's paper label RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/45 NØRREBROG...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Brass

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 Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Kaare Klint Armchair Model 5313 Rud Rasmussen, Denmark, 1950s
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint & Rud Rasmussen Cabinetmaker - Scandinavian Modern The iconic and rare armchair model 5313, designed in 1936 by designer Kaare Klint and manufactured by Rud Rasmussen ...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Wool, Mahogany

Kaare Klint Red Chair for Rud Rasmussen
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint red chair, mahogany, leather and brass. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Underside with manufacturer's paper label RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/45 NØRREBROGAD/KØBENHAVN, penc...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Brass

Danish Modern Mogens Koch Pair of Folding Safari Chairs for Rud Rasmussen & Cado
By Mogens Koch, Rud Rasmussen
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 Chairs

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Brass

Kaare Klint Pair of Red Chairs for Rud Rasmussen
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint pair of red chairs, mahogany, leather and brass. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Underside with manufacturer's paper label RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/45 NØRREBROGAD/KØBENH...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Brass

Kaare Klint Red Chair for Rud Rasmussen, Denmark, 1950s
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint & Rud Rasmussen Snedkerier - Scandinavian Modern design The iconic "The Red Chair" by Kaare Klint, model KK 3758A. Designed in 1927, executed in the 1950s by Rud. Rasmus...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Kaare Klint Set of Four Red Chairs by Rud. Rasmussen
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Dronten, NL
Set of four Kaare Klint "Red Chair" chairs in oak, red naugahyde and brass nails. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen, circa 1936, in excellent all original condition. Underside with partial...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Naugahyde, Oak

Mogens Koch MK16 Folding Chair for Rud Rasmussen, Denmark, 1950s
By Mogens Koch, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Mogens Koch & Rud Rasmussen Scandinavian Modern A beautiful beech and canvas folding chairs by Mogens Koch for Rud Rasmussen, Denmark, 1950s. Designed in 1931. Natural l...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Canvas, Beech

Kaare Klint Set of 12 Red Chairs for Rud. Rasmussen
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint set of 12 Red chairs in mahogany and leather. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

2 Kaare Klint Safari Chairs with Black Leather by Rud Rasmussen, Denmark 1960s
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Aarhus C, DK
A set of two vintage safari chairs by the Danish architect and furniture designer Kaare Klint (1888-1954) Manufactured by cabinetmaker Rud. Rasmussen in Copenhagen. The frame of...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Brass

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 Chairs

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Mahogany, Leather

Kaare Klint Armchair Dark Stained Oak and Original Patinated Niger Leather 1930s
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
KAARE KLINT AND RUD RASMUSSEN SNEDKERIER - SCANDINAVIAN MODERN A rare Kaare Klint armchair with profiled legs in dark stained oak, brass nailheads, original patinated niger leather...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Leather, Oak

"Red Chair" Designed by Kaare Klint, Made in Denmark, 1950s
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Lejre, DK
Arm chair in mahogany. Designed by Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen cabinetmakers in 1928. Original condition. Made in Denmark.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Mahogany, Fabric

Midcentury Danish Design Lounge Chair in Patianted Leather by Klint
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Lejre, DK
Safari chair in leather. Designed by Maa. Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen cabinetmakers of Denmark in 1933. Great original condition.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Leather, Ash

Kaare Klint Armchair for Rud. Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint 'red chair' in Cuban mahogany. Upholstered with Niger leather and brass nails. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen, 1934-1938. Underside with manufacturer's paper label RUD. RA...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Kaare Klint Pair of Armchairs for Rud. Rasmussen
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint pair of armchairs in teak and Niger leather. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Reverse with paper label ‘RUD. RASMUSSEN/SNEDKERIER/45 NØRREBROGADE/KØBENHAVN.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Teak, Leather

Kaare Klint Red Chair, Rud. Rasmussen, 1930s
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
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 Chairs

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Brass

Kaare Klint Red Chair for Rud. Rasmussen, 1930s
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
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 Chairs

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Brass

Kaare Klint Red Chair for Rud, Rasmussen
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint 'Red Chair' in Cuban mahogany, Niger leather and brass nails. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Underside with manufacturer's paper label RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/45 NØRRE...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Brass

Mogens Koch Pair of Folding Chairs for Rud. Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Mogens Koch
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Mogens Koch pair of folding chairs in oak and leather. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Brass

Kaare Klint Faaborg Chair
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Epperstone, Nottinghamshire
Wonderful example of Kaare Klint's famous Faaborg chair made in Denmark by master cabinetmaker Rud Rasmussens. This example in beautiful oak and natural leather. Very fine condition ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Oak

Kaare Klint Pair of Red Chairs for Rud Rasmussen
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint pair of red chairs, mahogany, leather and brass. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen.
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Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Brass

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 Chairs

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Canvas, Wood

Kaare Klint, Barcelona Armchair, Red Leather and Cuban Mahogany, Denmark, 1950s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Berlin, DE
"The Red Chair" by Kaare Klint. Designed in 1927, executed in the 1950s by Rud. Rasmussen in Copenhagen. Signed with manufacturer#s label to the frame. Cuban mahogany, red leather an...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Kaare Klint The Faaborg Chair of Mahogany
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint "The Faaborg Chair". Armchairs with frame of mahogany. Sides and back with woven cane. Seat upholstered with black leather. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen Cabinetmakers, ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Safari Chair by Kaare Klindt in Cognac Leather
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Karlstad, SE
Classic Safari chair by Kaare Klindt, manufactured by Rud Rasmusen, Denmark. This chair shows perfect original patina on the leather. Condition: The leather is well taken care of an...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Leather, Ash

Black Leather Safari Chair by Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
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 Chairs

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Leather, Ash

Mahogany and Leather Barcelona Chair by Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A Cuban mahogany 'Barcelona' dining or side chair designed by Kaare Klint featuring a leather upholstery. Originally introduced at the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Spa...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Kaare Klint 'Red Armchair' in Dark Brown Leather and Dark Oak Frame, 1940s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Kaare Klint & Rud Rasmussen Snedkerier - Scandinavian Modern Kaare Klint model no. 3758A. 'Red Armchair' / 'Barcelona Chair' in dark brown leather, dark stained oak frame with pro...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Set of 12 Kaare Klint Red Chairs, Niger Leather, 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. Pr...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Kaare Klint, Pair of 'Nørrevold' Armchairs in Niger Leather, Denmark 1940s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
KAARE KLINT & RUD RASMUSSEN - SCANDINAVIAN MODERN DESIGN A magnificent pair of Kaare Klint 'Nørrevold' armchairs in Nigerian leather, model no. 5999. This is the largest chair i...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

1960s Kaare Klint Safari Chair Produced by Rud Rasmussen,Denmark
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Praha, CZ
-Very good condition with minor signs of wear - Leather with minor signs of use
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Leather

A Pair of Kaare Klint Red Chairs in Brown Leather by Rud Rasmussen, 1930s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
Located in Copenhagen, DK
KAARE KLINT & CABINETMAKER RUD RASMUSSEN - SCANDINAVIAN MODERN A set of two iconic Kaare Klint 'Red Chairs', executed by cabinetmaker Rud. Rasmussen, Denmark, 1930s. Profiled legs...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Leather

Rud Rasmussen chairs for sale on 1stDibs

Chairs Rud Rasmussen is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of Rud Rasmussen chairs to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 43 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original chairs by Rud Rasmussen were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Scandinavian Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider chairs by Arne Hovmand-Olsen, Johannes Andersen and Erik Buch. Pricing for the chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $1,200 and tops out at $47,929, while pieces like these can sell for $6,806.

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