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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
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

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 Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

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 Chairs

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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 Chairs

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Leather, Ash

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

Mogens Koch ‘Mk-16’ Safari Chair for Rud Rasmussen
By Mogens Koch, Rud Rasmussen
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 Chairs

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Leather, Beech

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 Chairs

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Leather, Canvas, Ash

Set of Four Kaare Klint ‘The Red Chair’ Model 3949 Chairs by Rud Rasmussen
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
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 Chairs

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Naugahyde, Oak

Kaare Klint Red Chair, Rud Rasmussen, Original Niger Leather and Mahogany frame
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
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 Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

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 Chairs

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Brass

Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen Set of Four 'Red Chairs' in Original Leather
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, set of four dining chairs 'The Red Chair', model 3949, original patinated leather, mahogany, Denmark, designed 1928, manufactured 1930s. These dining ...
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1920s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Leather, 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 Chairs

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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 Chairs

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Leather, Walnut

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 Chairs

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Brass

Early Kaare Klint Red Chairs in Cuban Mahogany, circa 1930s
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Oakland, 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 Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Early Kaare Klint Red Chairs in Cuban Mahogany, circa 1930s
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Located in Oakland, 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 Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

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 Chairs

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Brass

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 Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

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, 1950...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Canvas, Beech

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 Pair of Armchairs for Rud. Rasmussen
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
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 Chairs

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Mahogany, Leather

Kaare Klint Red Chair for Rud Rasmussen, Denmark, 1950s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
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

Safari Chair by Kaare Klindt in Cognac Leather
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
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

Kaare Klint Armchair for Rud. Rasmussen
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
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 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

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 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/SNEDKERI...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Teak, Leather

Kaare Klint Faaborg Chair
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
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 ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Oak

Kaare Klint 'Red Armchair' in Dark Brown Leather and Dark Oak Frame, 1940s
By Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
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

Mogens Koch Pair of Folding Chairs for Rud. Rasmussen
By Mogens Koch, Rud Rasmussen
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

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

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

Kaare Klint Armchair Dark Stained Oak and Original Patinated Niger Leather 1930s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
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

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 Chairs

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Brass

2 Kaare Klint Safari Chairs with Black Leather by Rud Rasmussen, Denmark 1960s
By Rud Rasmussen, Kaare Klint
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. Rasm...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Rud Rasmussen Chairs

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Brass

Rud Rasmussen chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Rud Rasmussen chairs 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 chairs, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original chairs 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 chairs by Ib Kofod-Larsen, Kai Kristiansen, and Ole Wanscher. Prices for Rud Rasmussen chairs 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 $5,012.

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