Carl Hansen & Søn



The chairs Kaare Klint designed between 1927 and 1933 won international acclaim for their prominent roles at two key showcases for the finest in Danish design: the Danish Museum of Art and Design and the Danish Pavilion at the Barcelona International Exposition.

Designed by  Kaare Klint.


Klint firmly believed that long-existing archetypes could and should inform contemporary design. In developing his Red Chair Series, he carefully studied several English chair designs, including the Chippendale, combining elements to create a new construction with a modern expression and excellent support.

First in the series was the Red Chair Large (1927), designed especially for the lecture hall at the new Danish Museum of Art and Design. In 1930, Klint designed the Large Red Chair with Armrests especially for Danish Prime Minister Thorvald Stauning's office along with a sofa to fit the grandeur of the historical setting at the Christiansborg Palace. Klint also developed the Small Red Chair (1928) and the Medium Red Chair (1933) to fit various tables.

The chair is made of solid wood and features leather seat and back.

The designer

Kaare Klint

Kaare Klint's influence as a professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Furniture School in Copenhagen from 1924-54 led to a renewal of Danish furniture design. His teaching and designs were radical at the time as he focused heavily on functional analysis, the best materials and uncompromising craftsmanship.

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