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Kaare Klint armchairs, set of ten

About

This Kaare Klint masterpiece, and one of our personal favorites, was designed in 1927 for the lecture hall of the Danish Museum of Art & Design in Copenhagen. Shortly thereafter it took the Grand Prix medal in the 1929 Barcelona world expo thus acquiring the name of the “Barcelona “ chair, it was actually refereed to by the maker Rud Rasmusson, as the “red Chair”, due to the golden reddish color of the Niger leather that they were upholstered in. It seems more fitting that it should be called the “Klint chair”, like the master craftsman/ designer himself who perfected the blend of form and function. The red chair is the culmination of studies and experiments of two mid 18th century English chair designs. Looking to combine the best features of both chairs Klint chose the seat from one chair and the back from another in order to achieve the best proportions, comfort and aesthetic appeal. Cuban mahogany was selected for the frame, using a wax finish instead if varnish to highlight the natural beauty of the wood and compliment the rich Niger leather. At a Metropolitan museum of art exhibition in 1960, then New York Times editor Betty Depis singled out the chair noting its exquisite adaptation from classic to modern.

Details

  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 35 in. x D 24 in.

    H 88.9 cm x D 60.96 cm

  • Seat height
    17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Seller location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Sold As
    Set of 10
  • Reference number
    U1205309125165

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