Kaare Klint, Seating
High back leather upholstered armchair by Kaare KlintThis high back armchair of mahogany was designed by Kaare Klint (1888-1954) back in 1939. It was manufactured by Rud. Rasmussen Cabinetmakers, Denmark. The model is called 'Nørrevold' after the location of the building in central Copenhagen it was designed for. The model number is 5999. The seat and back are upholstered with patinated black leather as well as the adjustable headrest. Cabinetmaker Rudolf Rasmussen, born in 1888, the same year as Klint, had in 1904 taken over the family carpentry business from his father, founder Rudolph Rasmussen. Kaare Klint knew Rudolf from when they both attended Gregersens school in the well off neighbourhood of Frederiksberg. At the time a school where sons of architects and artists were mixed with the kids from the rougher neighbouring quarter (Nørrebro, where the Rud. Rasmussen family had their carpentry). The two peers would stick together and work together throughout their career. They even attended a local gymnastics team in their older years.
H. 114 cm. (44,9")
W. 65 cm. (25,6")D. 68 cm. (26,8")
Seating height 48 cm. (18,9")
Chris Sørensen, Kaare Klint, Seating
Rare set of four fumed oak chairs with black leather by Chris SørensenThis rare set of four fumed oak chairs with patinated black leather is by architect Chris Sørensen. The chairs were designed in 1955 and executed by Nils Otto Møllers company 'J. L. Møllers møbelfabrik' in Aarhus, Denmark. The model number is 74. Fumed oak or smoked oak as it is also known has in fact nothing to do with smoke or heat treatment. The original light oak wood was made darker by exposing it to ammonia fumes. The ammonia reacts with the natural tannins in the wood, which gives it a darker colour and brings out the grain pattern. The longer the wood is exposed to ammonia the darker it gets. Apparently this ageing technique was invented by accident in England hundreds of years ago, when it was noticed that oak planks stored in the horse stable would darken because of exposure to the ammonia fumes from the horse urine. H 78 cm. (30,7") W 51 cm. (20") L 46 cm. (18,1") Seating H 42 (16,5")
Kaare Klint, Tables
Oak trolley with removable tray top by Kaare KlintThis tea trolley of oak by Kaare Klint (1888-1954) has an underlying shelf and removable tray top. The handles and castors are of brass. The trolley was executed by Rud. Rasmussen Cabinetmakers, Copenhagen ca. 1945 and is marked. H. 63 cm. (24,8") L. 76 cm. (30") W. 47 cm. (18,5")
Sold products, Kaare Klint
SOLD - Highback rocking chair in ash with canvas seat by Kaare KlintThis highback rocking chair designed by Kaare Klint (1888-1954) has a frame of ash wood and a braided beige canvas seat. The chair was designed in 1942 and executed by Rud. Rasmusen, Denmark. ca. 1948. The model number is 6356. Seating height. 40 cm. (15,75") Provenance: Architect Ornebjerg. Purchased 1948 for his apartment in Frederiksberg.