Kaare Klint - Important Design London Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Ole Wanscher, Copenhagen, 1947-1948
    Private collection, Copenhagen
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Grete Jalk, ed., Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Volume 2: 1937-1946, Copenhagen, 1987, p. 29
    Gorm Harkær, Kaare Klint: Volume 1, Copenhagen, 2010, pp. 361, 364 for an image and a technical drawing
    Gorm Harkær, Kaare Klint: Volume 2, Copenhagen, 2010, p. 35

  • Catalogue Essay

    Kaare Klint, under the alias ‘Christmas 1934’, presented four different furniture designs for a competition celebrating the 475th anniversary of the Copenhagen Saddlemakers’ and Upholsterers’ Guild. Klint’s fourth design was the present model, which he then later presented at the 'Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild', held for the first time at the Kunstindustrimuseet, in 1937.

    Phillips wishes to thank Mette J. Dederding from Rud. Rasmussen for her assistance with the cataloguing of the present lot.


Pair of early 'Easy' armchairs, model no. 5313

designed 1934, executed 1947-1948
Niger leather, Cuban mahogany.
Each: 80 x 69.6 x 75 cm (31 1/2 x 27 3/8 x 29 1/2 in.)
Executed by cabinetmakers Rud. Rasmussen A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark. Underside of one chair with manufacturer's label printed RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/45 NØRREBROGADE/KØBENHAVN, and architect's monogrammed paper label.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £22,500

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Important Design

London Auction 26 April 2018