Safari ChairThe influence that Kaare Klint (1888–1954) has had on Danish furniture design is difficult to overestimate. He was the primary force in the founding of the furniture school at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1924, and as a professor here he shaped many of the young designers, most notably Poul Kjærholm and Børge Mogensen.
While modernism — Bauhaus — was rejecting its heritage, Klint embraced it. He believed that a thorough understanding of materials, proportions and constructions of classical furniture was the best basis for designing new. The design of Klint’s pieces is always based on a relentless research — every piece must fulfil its purpose, be absolutely clarified in its construction, have proportions which corresponds to those of the human body, and display materials and craftsmanship of the highest quality.
Year of design: 1933