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Church chair, 1936

Designed by Kaare Klint
Manufactured by DK3
Product code: DK3-BM4*


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Church Chair by Kaare Klint for DK3.

Acknowledged as the most influential Danish designer of the Twentieth Century, Kaare Klint's work and teaching shaped the careers of many other important designers including Poul Kjaerholm, Hans Wegner and Borge Mogensen.

Klint established the furniture school at the Royal Academy and as professor he developed theories that shaped modern Danish furniture design. His carefully researched designs are based on functionality, proportions adapted to the human body, craftsmanship and the use of high quality materials. Seating and storage furniture were the result of indepth study and analysis, embracing ergonomics, mathmatics and proportion to meet human demands. He advocated a functional belief that beauty lies in the strictly practical.

The Church Chair was conceived for Gruntvigs Church, Copenhagen. The apparently simple design is a complex and thoughtful masterpiece. The subtle design has no right angles; each back support differs to accommodate the human spine and requires highly skilled craftsmanship in its manufacture.

Available with or without armrest, in soaped, oiled, black lacquered, or smoked oak finish. Seat in natural paper cord trated with soap and wax.

Kaare Klint was made an Honorary Royal Designer for Industry in London in 1949.

Without armrest - 52w x 46d x 46/86cmh
With armrest - 60w x 46d x 46/86cmh

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