The Safari chair KK47000 was designed by Danish Kaare Klint in 1933 and has been a design gem from day one. As one of the first "build-it-yourself" pieces of furniture, the functionality of the Safari Chair cannot be overlooked: the chair can be easily assembled and disassembled - without the use of tools. The frame of the safari chair is made of ash wood, treated with white oil. The seat and back are made of natural canvas and the arm straps of the chair are made of grain leather. The chair is sold incl. cushion with buttons.
Kaare Jensen Klint is a good example of one of the few who could do it all: He was a visual artist and architect, but especially a high-level furniture designer.
Klint started his career as a student with architect Carl Petersen and his own father, PV Jensen Klint. Here he especially learned about the Danish tradition of classical realism, as seen in, for example, Bindesbøll.
In 1924, Klint became a professor of architecture for the Academy of Fine Arts at the school for furniture art, where he had been employed in 1923. Here he disseminated his thoughts on design, so that they greatly influenced a whole generation of furniture designers.
Some of Kaare Klint's original and best-known works are, for example, the Kirkestolen, the Karmstolen and here, the Safaristolen. As in all his other works, one sees a strong focus on using only the best materials, which had to be manufactured with the finest processing.
Klint had an eye for the practical, where he always thought about the dimensions and movements of the body to ensure that his furniture was not only beautiful to look at, but that it also provided an excellent sitting experience. Through all this he created a lot, whose class i.a. can be seen by the fact that it is still produced today.
Kaare Klint was never attracted to Bauhaus functionalism or Art Nouveau. These styles went against his penchant for the practical and the quiet dignity, where Art Nouveau works are instead often bombastic with no thought for the comfortable.
Dimensions: H: 80 cm x W: 57 cm x D: 57 cm. Seat height: 34 cm
Materials: Hvido lie treated ash, natural canvas and grain leather
Designer: Kaare Klint
Model: Safari chair, KK47000