Traditional craft with modern expression

The KK37580 Large Red Chair designed by Kaare Klint in 1927 won international acclaim when showcased at the Danish Museum of Art and Design and the Danish Pavilion at the Barcelona International Exposition in 1929. Klint firmly believed that classic, long-existing forms and structures could and should inspire contemporary design. In developing his Red Chair Series, he carefully studied several English chair designs, including the Chippendale, combining elements to create a new construction with a modern expression and excellent support. Klint also designed the Large Red Chair with armrests for the Danish Prime Minister Thorvald Stauning’s office at the Christiansborg Palace, and developed the Small Red Chair and the Medium Red Chair to fit a variety of different tables.

Kaare Klint

Kaare Klint was renowned as a furniture designer, educator and visionary, and today, he is recognized as the father of modern Danish design. Klint designed icons like the 1914 Faaborg Chair and the 1933 Safari Chair, as well as the design for the reception room of the Danish Pavilion at the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. Klint insisted on clear, logical design, clean lines, the best materials, and superb craftsmanship. His influence on future generations of designers and architects is still evident to this day.
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When you choose a Carl Hansen & Søn product, you gain more than just a piece of furniture. You become part of a proud tradition of distinctive and beautiful craftsmanship, where nothing has been left to chance. The world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, we also produce works by renowned design masters such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Mogens Koch, Bodil Kjær and Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn represents over 100 years of Danish design history and our furniture is sold all over the world.  

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