KK47000 | Safari Chair

This variant: smoked ash, Oil, Canvas natural
By Kaare Klint

The KK47000 Safari Chair is an iconic example of Kaare Klint’s design ideology. Klint effortlessly transformed an historical archetype into a modern, collapsible chair. His considered design is a hallmark of sophistication and pure craftsmanship for contemporary interiors.


This variant: smoked ash, Oil, Canvas natural
 

By Kaare Klint

The KK47000 Safari Chair is an iconic example of Kaare Klint’s design ideology. Klint effortlessly transformed an historical archetype into a modern, collapsible chair. His considered design is a hallmark of sophistication and pure craftsmanship for contemporary interiors.

Imagine great adventures in this iconic design

Kaare Klint’s KK47000 Safari Chair is a refinement of the chairs brought on an African safari by an American cinematographer and his wife. Klint noticed them in the couple’s photos. They were most likely based on Indian Roorkhee Chairs used by the British military – possibly the first examples of self-assembled furniture. The original featured glueless joints, tool-free assembly, and an intelligent construction that caused the joints to tighten when the chair was occupied, enhancing strength and stability. Klint focused on simplifying, clarifying and refining the lounge 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 material effects.

Kaare Klint

Designer
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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Materials

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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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