The safari chairs in the couple's photos were likely based on
Indian Roorkhee Chairs used by the British military - possibly the
first examples of self-assembled furniture.
The archetype featured glue-less joints, tool-free assembly, and
an intelligent construction that caused the joints to tighten when
the chair was occupied, enhancing strength and stability.
Klint delved into simplifying, clarifying and refining the
chair's composition, exhibiting his final Safari Chair design in
1933 at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition. While
inspired by its British predecessor, Klint's sophisticated,
lightweight chair is defined by his signature systematic approach,
fine craftsmanship, well-conceived proportions, and remarkable
The chair is made of solid wood and features a canvas or leather
seat and back. The armrests are produced in saddle