Vintage Kaare Klint Leather and Stained Beechwood Safari Chair, 1940s

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Lovely early example of Kaare Klint's ever-popular "Safari Chair" in original cognac leather and stained Beech. Inspired by the collapsible Campaign chairs of English officers on the African Savannah, Klint designed his own modernized version of the antique seating concept in 1933. This example appears to be a fairly early production of the design, probably produced in the early 1940s. The tilting backrest makes for a uniquely comfortable seat, the sitter can sit upright, or almost completely reclined. Frayed manufacturer's mark to underside.

Details

  • Period
    1940-1949
  • Materials and Techniques
    Stained   Ash
    Leather
  • Condition
    Good. Single leather strap to rear of backrest has been replaced faithfully...overall very good vintage condition .
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
    Dimensions
    31 in. H x 22 in. W x 24 in. D
    79 cm H x 56 cm W x 61 cm D
  • Seat Height
    14 in. (36 cm)
  • Dealer Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU81415675663
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