Pair of Easy Chairs

Kaare Klint
1940s
Ref. 180936

Mahogany legs. Sides. Niger leather seat and cushions. Model 5313. Designed 1935.

Literature: Gorm Harkær, Klintiana: “Kaare Klint”, ill. vol. 1, pp. 361, 364 and in vol. 2, p. 89.

Literature: Grete Jalk [ed.]: “40 Years of Danish Furniture Design”, vol. 2, ill. pp. 28–29.

When The Copenhagen Saddlemakers' and Upholsterers' Guild's 475th anniversary in 1935 offered Kaare Klint an opportunity to showcase his excellent upholstery skills, Klint submitted four distinct designs under the title “Christmas 1934": the "Red Chair” with armrests, a sofa-bed upholstered with Greek fabric, a sectional sofa, and this elegant, upholstered easy chair featuring a loose, down-filled seat cushion. Lauded as a very modern contribution due to its precise, tight lines and composition, the easy chair was first presented for the 1937 Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition. Produced by Rud Rasmussen.

H.82cm/32,3'' W.70cm/27,6'' D.74cm/29,1''

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