Carl Hansen & Søn



Between 1927 and 1933, Kaare Klint designed a line of chairs that gained international stature for their prominent roles at the Danish Museum of Art and Design and the Danish Pavilion at the Barcelona International Exposition - two key showcases for the finest in Danish design.

Designed by Kaare Klint.


First in the series was the Red Chair in a Large edition (1927), created especially for the lecture hall of the new Danish Museum of Art and Design, and shown at the Danish Pavilion at the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition.

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

Klint continued to work on the series adding two narrower versions - The Red Chair Small (1928) and The Red Chair Medium (1933) to comfortably fit various dining tables, making The Red Chair available in three different sizes. The series also features a variant with armrests (1930).

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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