Set of three chairs ‘The Red Chairs’ model 3949 designed by Kaare Klint for Rud. Rasmussen Fabrik
Denmark, 1928

Cuban mahogany, Niger leather, upholstery and brass nails.


Our set of three ‘The Red Chairs’ model 3949 designed by Kaare Klint – they are known as ‘the small Red Chairs’. This chair was designed in 1928, in Denmark, a year after the original ‘Red Chair’ model.

This particular set was manufactured in the 1930s by Rud. Rasmussen Fabrik, and comes with its original Niger leather and brass detailing.

Kaare Klint (1888–1954) was a Danish architect and furniture designer. He is known as the father of Scandinavian modernism.

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: 84.5 cm / 2' 9 1/4''
W: 47.5 cm / 18 3/4''
D: 49 cm / 19 1/4''
SH: 46 cm / 18''

Price: on application

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