Kaare Klint 1888–1954

Recognized as the father of Danish furniture design, Kaare Klint was born in Copenhagen in 1888 to the family of architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint. While in his younger years he studied painting, he eventually apprenticed as a furniture maker, attended technical school, Jens Møller-Jensens furniture school, and the Artists' Studio Schools in Copenhagen. In 1914, at just 26 years old, Klint designed Denmark’s first modern design classic, the Faaborg Chair, for the Faaborg Museum in collaboration with his mentor and fellow architect Carl ‘Calle’ Petersen. Following the wide acclaim for his early designs, he received several other commissions for museums including the Thorvaldsens Museum and the Danish Museum of Decorative Art in Copenhagen.

Auction Results Kaare Klint

KAARE KLINT, Settee | ragoarts.com

Kaare Klint

Settee

estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $16,250
KAARE KLINT, Set of four The Red Chair | ragoarts.com

Kaare Klint

Set of four The Red Chair

estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $2,500