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Six Large “Red Chairs” by Kaare Klint in Original Patinated Nigerian Goatskin

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Offered by Vance Trimble, Six Large “Red Chairs” by Kaare Klint in Original Patinated Nigerian Goatskin. This early set of six chairs in Cuban mahogany retains its original highly patinated Nigerian goatskin upholstery and brass nails. About the Red chair. The “Red Chair” was designed for the Danish Museum of Art & Design’s lecture hall in 1927. Its name derives from the reddish tone of the local earth dyes used by villagers on the Nigerian goatskin upholstery in many of the early chairs. The chair comes in three sizes, with or without arms, in different upholstery, and with or without nails. Klint exhibited a slight variation of the chair at the 1929 Barcelona Exposition, where it won the Grand Prix. Another variant was made for the Thorvaldsen Museum in Copenhagen. The chair was a revolution when it first appeared. Architects and the public alike embraced it for its streamlined, elegant form and comfort. The inspiration for the design is an 18th century Chippendale chair. In September 1927 Ole Wanscher, Klint’s star pupil, was given the task of surveying a Chippendale chair that belonged to Gustav Falck, director of the National Gallery of Denmark who owned a number of old English chairs in Chippendale style from circa 1750-1760. For Klint, the chair was the beginning of his use of firm padding with upholstery nails. The very first models had nails covered in leather; later he used shiny brass nails. The very specific placement of the nails, spaced at a nail’s width, is a deliberate visualization of how the skin is attached, and also emphasizes and denotes the chair’s lines. With the nails, Klint is simply and clearly showing how things hang together.

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  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Good. The chairs are all structurally sound and stable. The original Nigerian goatskin is sound and has many years of life left in it. Each chair is beautifully patinated and shows the highly desirable characteristics most sought after in Klint's works..
  • Dimensions

    H 34.75 in. x W 22.5 in. x D 20.5 in.

    H 88.27 cm x W 57.15 cm x D 52.07 cm

  • Seat height
    18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Seller reference number
    Vance Trimble, New York
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Reference number
    LU105506130743

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