KK37580 – RED CHAIR, LARGE
Between 1927 and 1932, Kaare Klint designed a series of chairs named "The Red Chairs." The name stemmed from Kaare Klint's favorite material, the red Niger goat hide, which was originally used to upholster the chair´s seat and back. Klint designed the first chairs (model 3758) especially for the Danish Museum of Art and Design's lecture hall and placed them in the central pavilion facing Bredgade in central Copenhagen, positioning the chairs side by side in many rows. The seats' width ensured that people had a comfortable amount of space between them as they sat.
The Red Chair is available in mahogany, oak, and can be upholstered in Niger goat hide, oxhide, or fabric. The chair is finished with piping or brass nails.
The chair comes in three sizes; the largest (model 3758) is also available with armrests (model 3758A).
Regarded as the godfather of modern Danish design, Kaare Klint (1888-1954) made a name for himself as a furniture designer in the early 1900s. He was responsible for such design icons as the world-renowned Safari Chair and the Faaborg Chair, and for the overall design of the Danish Pavilion at the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition