Kaare Klint - Nordic Design London Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Agnes Dessau Kiær and Dr Sven Kiær, Copenhagen, 1948
    Thence by descent

  • Literature

    Ulf Hård af Segerstad, Modern Scandinavian Furniture, Copenhagen, 1963, p. 93
    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

    Under the alias ‘Christmas 1934’, Kaare Klint presented four different designs for a competition to celebrate 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 Ann-Marie Siersted from Rud. Rasmussen for her assistance with the cataloguing of the present lot.


'Easy' chair, model no. 5313

designed 1934, executed 1948
Niger leather, Cuban mahogany.
81.6 x 69.9 x 71.8 cm (32 1/8 x 27 1/2 x 28 1/4 in.)
Executed by cabinetmakers Rud. Rasmussen A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark. Underside with manufacturer’s paper label RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/45 NØRREBROGADE/KØBENHAVN handwritten serial number 19085 and architect's monogrammed paper label.

£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £11,250

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta e Costa
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+44 20 7318 4019

Nordic Design

London Auction 1 October 2015