Dining table designed by Kaare Klint for Rud. Rasmussen
Denmark, 1930s


From a private Swedish collection.

This model is one of the rarest and finest dining tables by the Danish master Kaare Klint. Carefully chosen woodgrain textures frame each part of the table's mahogany surface. The elegant table has an efficient extension mechanism; Klint implemented the "Dutch pull-out" system that allows for practical leaf storage underneath the table's surface.

The leaf extensions are cleverly built into the frame and can be pulled out from each end when needed. With its exquisite woodwork and carved details on all four legs, this table perfectly matches Klint's "Red Chairs". The table is in excellent condition with only minor signs of use, which is astonishing considering its age. A private Swedish collector previously owned it.

Kaare Klint was the father of Scandinavian modernism and is responsible
for bringing Danish design to the centre stage. History has rarely seen such an
impact left on the world of design by just one person, as Kaare Klint created a
design language that would be spoken by designers for decades to come. The
Danish golden age and Scandinavian modernism are periods that made Kaare
Klint’s name synonymous with icon.

Kaare Klint’s appreciation for clean lines, simple ornamentation and an
understanding of the human body translated into a design philosophy that has
truly influenced the designs of today. Kaare Klint crafted pieces that embodied
a perfect balance of form and function. This balance was achieved from his
education as an apprentice in his father’s architectural practice. This is
where he was educated in classic realism and ergonomics, this allowed him to
understand the proportions and requirements of furniture.

Kaare Klint’s training focused a great deal on classical design on a global
scale. Egyptian neoclassical design elements run through the veins of pieces. The pieces Kaare Klint crafted encapsulate technical
perfection, masked by a minimalist aesthetic. The joinery flawlessly fits
together, questioning whether the pieces were crafted from a single block of
wood. Kaare Klint’s legacy was imbued
in the physical, his architectural and furniture masterpieces and the
philosophical, as a lecturer Kaare Klint passed on his knowledge to students
that would continue to inspire pieces based on his design philosophy.

H: 75.5 cm / 2’ 5 3/4’’
L: 140 cm / 4’ 7’’
Length when fully extended: 266 cm / 8’ 8 3/4’’
W: 92 cm / 3’ 1/4’’

Price: on application

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