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KK48650 | Addition sofa

Designed in 1933, Kaare Klint's Addition Sofa is composed of two modules - one with and one without a back - that can be combined to create the ideal seating arrangement for any space.

Designed by Kaare Klint. 


Inspired by a French rococo sofa, Klint designed a versatile, modern sectional sofa. The first variant was created in the early 1930s for the prestigious New Carlsberg Foundation offices in Copenhagen. Klint then continued to refine the design, presenting the final Addition Sofa at the 1933 Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition.

The Addition Sofa is trimmed with piping to ensure beautiful, clean seams around the seat and back. The leather pleats create rhomboid panels that are held in place with leather-covered buttons and open up when pressure is applied to the sofa to keep the leather from overstretching.

The sofa quickly earned accolades for its simple construction and sophisticated upholstery and today the modular design remains a coveted choice for contemporary interiors.

The frame is produced in solid wood and the seat/back is upholstered with leather. 

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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