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KK87830 | Propeller Stool

An exercise in mathematical construction, the Propeller Stool expressed Klint's vision of the ideal fold, with the two intersecting, propeller-shaped legs forming a perfectly round rod when folded flat.

Designed by Kaare Klint.


Although initially too complex to put into production, the 1930 Propeller design quickly attracted attention and was featured as a concept in several design books. A prototype was created in 1956 for the major memorial exhibition for Kaare Klint at the Danish Museum of Art and Design, and the design went into production in 1962, eight years after Klint's death.

The idea of a folding stool was certainly not new; the concept existed as early as the Bronze Age. Klint, however, refined and optimized it, adding the innovative propeller element.

The stool is produced using wood with long, strong fibers that help support the slim, sophisticated construction. An optional Propeller Tray transforms the stool into a low table.

The stool is crafted from solid ash and features a canvas or leather seat. 

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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