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Kaare Klint

Kaare Klint is considered one of the most influential creators of his time. His pioneering method of teaching at Copenhagen's Royal Academy of Fine Arts Furniture School between 1924-54, which focused heavily on functional analysis, sparked a renewal of Danish furniture design, while his renowned honest, logical designs remain popular today.

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Kaare Klint is considered one of the most influential creators of his time. His pioneering method of teaching at Copenhagen's Royal Academy of Fine Arts Furniture School between 1924-54, which focused heavily on functional analysis, sparked a renewal of Danish furniture design, while his renowned honest, logical designs remain popular today.

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Regarded as the father of Danish furniture design, with his portfolio including iconic creations such as the Faaborg and Safari chairs, Klint was around design from a young age, as his father Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint was an architect. However, Klint's career was angled towards furniture from the outset, marking the beginning of career in 1914 with the Faaborg chair for the Faaborg Museum in Denmark.

In 1923, Klint assisted in founding of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Furniture School and was appointed as professor there the following year. His radical teaching style, which focused heavily on analysis, encouraged students to design from the inside out, keeping function at the centre of the piece and avoiding obsession with its aesthetic effect. This approach revolutionised Danish furniture design, and some of his students went on to become prominent creators, contributing to the golden era of Danish design.

Faaborg Chair Mahogany

Faaborg Chair Mahogany
Renowned as the first modern Danish classic furniture piece, Kaare Klint’s Faaborg Chair in mahogany lacquer is manufactured to exacting standards by artisans at the Carl Hansen & Søn workshop in Denmark. Marking a new era of Danish design, the Faaborg Chair provided a foundation for the Danish Modern phenomenon that emerged in the 1950s, with its essential functionality and lightness of form. Originally designed for use in the Danish Faaborg Museum in 1915, Klint created the lightweight eponymous chair to allow visitors to transport the seating and sit before artworks they wished to study in greater detail.
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