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The Faaborg chair, 1914

Designed by Kaare Klint
Manufactured by Carl Hansen & Son
Product code: CHS-KK96620


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The Faaborg chair by Kaare Klint for Carl Hansen

Designed in 1914, the iconic Faaborg chair is widely regarded as the first Danish modern classic. It marked the start of a new era for Danish design and created a foundation for the Danish Modern phenomenon that would emerge in the 1950’s.

The Faaborg chair was first presented at the inauguration of the Danish Faaborg Museum in 1915. Every aspect of the chair was carefully considered to ensure it fulfilled its intended function, resulting in a light and portable chair that allowed museum visitors to position the chair in front of artworks they wished to study in greated detail.

The unembellished design and the unity between its structure, materials and function set it apart from its predecessors and showcased Klint’s unique style - marrying traditional design values with a modern approach.

The Faaborg chair has a solid wood frame available in oak (soaped, clear lacquered, oiled, white oiled or painted black), walnut (clear lacquered or oiled) or mahogany (clear lacquered or oiled). Seat in flame retardant cold foam CMHR, upholstered in leathers of the collection. Sides and back in handwoven French canework. Please see pdf’s in ‘Product downloads' for the different wood finishes and how to care for them, as well as the leathers available. All material samples are also available to view at our shop or showroom.

70w x 54.5d x 44/73cmh

Product downloads

The Faaborg chair


Carl Hansen leathers

(PDF, 155 kB)

Carl Hansen wood finishes

(PDF, 351 kB)

Carl Hansen maintenance

(PDF, 1 MB)


Made-to-order: 11-13 weeks

Furniture orders over £1500 free for Mainland UK.

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