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Designers of History: Kaare Klint

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Designers of History: Kaare Klint

The Father of Danish furniture design, Kaare Klint was born in 1888 in Copenhagen. He took technical furniture classes under Jens Møller-Jensen and at the Artist's Studio School under Johan Rohde. He continued to learn architecture under Carl Peterson and his father Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint. 

His furniture is marked by its functionality, clean lines, craftsmanship, high-quality materials and its emphasis on accommodating the human body. His designs went on to inspire other well known designers such as Børge Mogensen and Poul Kjærholm. 

In addition to masterpieces of furniture, Kaare Klint also completed his fathers designs for Grundtvig's Church and Bethlehem Church, both in Copenhagen.

A true master of his trade, Kaare Klint is noted for his designs the Faaborg Chair (1914) and the Safari Chair (1933) which clearly showed his passion to study the function of furniture being equally yolked with its design. 

Golden Age Design is proud to currently have a set of Kaare Klint's Church Chair in shop. The Church Chair (1936) was the first chair used in place of traditional benches in Denmark and furnished Bethlehem Church in Copenhagen.