kaare klint 47000 safari chair

kaare klint 47000 safari chair

Design kaare klint, 1933
Solid wood, canvas or leather
Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son

Kaare Klint designed the Safari chair and stool in 1933, inspired by a British officer's chair he had seen in a travel guide for Africa. The first models of the chair were sold to some of Kaare Klint's colleagues, such as Arne Jacobsen, who saw clear possibilities in the simple, functional style. The Safari chair is by far Kaare Klint's most well know and sold piece. More than 100,000 pieces have been sold since it was first made in 1933.

Kaare Klint's Safari chair is one of the world's first 'build-it-yourself' piece of furniture. It is shipped disassembled in a small card board box and can easily be assembled and disassembled without using any tools. The flexible construction of the chair means it adapts to both the floor it is placed on as well as the person sitting in it. The simple 'knock-down' construction of the Safari chair also means it is possible to accuire spare parts for the chair, should they break.

The Safari chair has a matching foot stool which is made after the exact same simple principle. It comes in the same finishes as the Safari chair. The Safari chair is made in oil treated ash - either light or smoked. Covers are made in four colors of canvas (please call to order) or ox hide. Armstraps can be ordered in natural saddle leather or stitched leather and will match the color of the seat & back upholstery. The cushion for the seat can be made with or without buttons.

KK47000 safari chair: 31.5" h | 22.4" d | 22.4" w | seat: 13.4" h

Quick-ship versions:
- ash, oiled - thor 307 (stitched thor 307 straps)
- ash, smoked - thor 325 (saddle leather natural straps)

KK47000 in leather: $2,290.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(Quick-ship options usually ship in 3-5 days. Please allow 8-12 weeks for custom configurations to be created, shipped and delivered)
A workshop in Odense, Denmark in 1908, was the birthplace of the Carl Hansen company. With a fast reputation for quality work, Carl Hansen confidently took on large projects like dining room sets and bedroom suites. However, Hansen eventually learned to capitalize on scaled-back versions of his popular sellers, realizing that their strongest asset was its hand craftsmanship and rationality. Carl Hansen invited Hans Wegner to create designs in 1949, launching a mutually beneficial relationship bringing success to the company and exposure to the young Wegner. Wegner was still relatively unknown, but soon gained wide acclaim that continues to today.
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