Kaare Klint - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Thursday, July 9, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Description

    A Century of Modern Design: the Collection of Kai-Yin Lo
    Hong Kong-based collector Kai-Yin Lo amassed an extraordinary collection that reflects inspiration, innovation and scholarship. The collection of modern and contemporary design is global in its scope and vast in its chronological sweep.


  • Provenance

    Klassik, Copenhagen
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2014

  • Exhibited


  • Literature

    Noritsugu Oda, Danish Chairs, San Francisco, 1999, pp. 20-21

  • Catalogue Essay

    Kaare Klint, who is considered the father of Danish Modern design, created the present model chair for the Faaborg Museum in Denmark, and it was originally placed in the museum’s galleries for viewers to sit in while viewing art. Unlike older, more decorative and cumbersome furniture, Klint’s design afforded the sitter the flexibility of movement. Heavily influenced by Chinese furniture, Klint simplified Chinese design to its most usable and simple iterations. This iconic design broke from the tradition that preceded him, and, with this chair, he introduced the trend of sleek lines, functionality, ergonomics, and fine craftsmanship—all characteristics of modern Scandinavian design that remained popular throughout the 20th century.

Eternal Form - A Century of Modern and Contemporary Design


‘Faaborg’ armchair, designed for the Faaborg Museum, Denmark

designed 1914, executed after 1984
mahogany, cane, leather
73.8 x 69.5 x 53 cm. (29 x 27 3/8 x 20 7/8 in.)
Executed by cabinetmakers Rud. Rasmussen A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark. Underside with manufacturer's paper label printed RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/KØBENHAVN N/DANMARK/42160. Designed 1914, executed after 1984.

HK$10,000 - 20,000 

Sold for HK$36,250

Contact Specialist
Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020