Kaare Klint

Danish, 1888 - 1954
Kaare Klint (1888-1954) was a Danish architect, furniture designer, and educator who is often referred to as the father of modern Danish furniture design. He was the son of P.V. Jensen-Klint, a prominent Danish architect and professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, where Klint later taught.
Klint's designs were characterized by their simplicity, functionality, and use of high-quality materials such as wood and leather. He believed that furniture should be designed with both form and function in mind and that it should be aesthetically pleasing without sacrificing comfort or usability.
Some of Klint's most famous designs include the Safari Chair, which was designed in 1933 for the Danish Museum of Art and Design and features a collapsible frame and leather seat and backrest, and the Church Chair, which was designed in 1936 for use in the Bethlehem Church in Copenhagen and has since become an iconic piece of Danish design.
Klint was also a prominent educator and was instrumental in the establishment of the Department of Furniture Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. His influence on Danish design can still be seen today, and his designs continue to be highly sought after by collectors and design enthusiasts.
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