KK41180 | sofa

This variant: Walnut, Oil, Leather Sif 90
By Kaare Klint

The KK41180 sofa by Kaare Klint is a compact, two-seater version of a design that was created for the Danish Prime Minister’s office in 1930. With its refined, functionalist form, the sofa is an elegant representation of the designer’s longstanding legacy.


This variant: Walnut, Oil, Leather Sif 90
 

By Kaare Klint

The KK41180 sofa by Kaare Klint is a compact, two-seater version of a design that was created for the Danish Prime Minister’s office in 1930. With its refined, functionalist form, the sofa is an elegant representation of the designer’s longstanding legacy.

Pioneering design that stands the test of time

The design of the Kaare Klint’s KK41180 sofa first came to Danish icon Kaare Klint when he created a three-seater model for the office of Prime Minister Thorvald Stauning in 1930. When shown at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition in 1937, the original sofa was immediately praised by critics as ‘the best exponent of modern furniture design’. Now, more than 80 years later, the sofa stands out as an elegant classic from the Golden Age of Danish design. Klint is renowned for his extensive anatomical measurements, which formed the basis for all his furniture design. The KK41180 sofa features two seats with tight leather upholstery, characteristic high sides and crossbars underneath each section. These serve an aesthetic as well as functional purpose ensuring more room when seated and making it easier to get up from the sofa. The KK41180 sofa is also available with three seats as the KK41181 sofa. Both designs are finely crafted from the same high-quality materials.
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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

Downloads

KK41180 2D Drawings | ZIP

Danish design

Authentic experience

5 years warranty

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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