‘Red’ chair, model no*4751 Kaare Klint
A fantastically well aged ‘Red’ chair designed by Kaare Klint for the Danish Museum of Art and Design’s lecture room, Copenhagen, circa 1930.
Formally known as the model no. 4751, this chair was made circa 1935 and is in Cuban mahogany and Nigerian goat leather with brass upholstery pins. Produced by Rud. Rasmussen Snedkerier A/S, Denmark.
Controlled strength is what is perhaps first noticeable in this design. Looking closer each line in the chair can be seen to be idiosyncratic. Moreover, there is a myriad of lines to be found.
The back leg is at once angled and flat to accommodate a strong joint between a stretcher and it. Elsewhere the same leg is angled and curved for strength and comfort in use, as well as chamfered and rounded for longevity and incised to boast about its material.
Kaare Klint created some of the twentieth century's most highly considered designs and this chair is a superb example of his deep understanding and skill.
Width: 57.5 cm
Height: 88.5 cm
Depth: 56 cm
Seat Height: 45 cm
Materials : Cuban mahogany, Nigerian goat leather, brass
Date of Design: Circa 1930
Date of Manufacture: Circa 1935
Designer: Kaare Klint
Cabinetmaker: Rud. Rasmussen