Set of Four Kaare Klint ‘The Red Chair’ Model 3949 Chairs by Rud Rasmussen

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Rare early matching set of four Kaare Klint “Red Chair” chairs in oak, red naugahyde and brass nails. Executed by Rud Rasmussen, circa 1936, in amazing all original condition. Underside with partial manufacturer’s paper label RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER. Kaare Klint (1888-1954), a Danish architect and designer, was a pioneering figure in the realm of modern Danish furniture design. Renowned as the father of Danish modernism, Klint played a pivotal role in shaping the functional and aesthetic principles that defined Scandinavian design in the early 20th century. His approach focused on craftsmanship, functionality, and a deep appreciation for traditional forms. As a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, he influenced generations of designers. Klint’s carefully researched furniture designs are based on functionality, proportions adapted to the human body, craftsmanship, and the use of high-quality materials. Notable examples of his work include the Propeller Stool (1927), the Safari Chair and the Deck Chair (both 1933), the Church Chair (1936), and the Circle Bed (1938) featuring curved sides and rounded ends, with hand-woven textiles by Lis Ahlmann. As a result of the furniture school he founded at the Royal Academy in 1924, Klint had a strong influence on Danish furniture, inspiring designers such as Poul Kjærholm and Børge Mogensen.

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Naugahyde, Oak


Good Wear consistent with age and use.


Height: 33.86 in (86 cm) Width: 20.87 in (53 cm) Depth: 20.48 in (52 cm) Seat Height: 18.51 in (47 cm)

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