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Kaare Klint

Kaare Klint (1888-1954), Danish architect and furniture designer and the man behind classics such as the Safari Chair and Faaborg Chair, is considered the father of modern Danish furniture design. As the son of architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Kilint, his development into architecture was very natural, however it was primarily in furniture design where Kaare made his mark.

Kaare designed his first piece of furniture – the Faaborg Chair in 1914 for the Faaborg Museum. His style, the same from the beginning was characterized by harmony of form, pure, honest lines and the use of high quality materials and craftsmanship. He carefully researched his designs based on functionality and proportions adapted to the human body.

In 1923 Klint helped found the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Furniture School and was appointed professor there in 1924. In this role he had a strong influence on Danish furniture, shaping designers such as Borge Mogensen and Poul Kjaerholm.

Famous examples of his work include the Propeller Stool (1927), the Safari Chair and the Deck Chair (both 1933), and the Church Chair (1936).

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