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kaare klint 47000 safari chair

from Carl Hansen & Son

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 cotton canvas 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 is made with buttons. Please note: The stitches on the seat, back and leather arm straps will always be white contrast stitches except on the natural saddle leather arm straps, as they appear without any stitches.

KK47000 safari chair: 31.5" h | 22.4" d | 22.4" w | seat: 13.4" h | arms: 22" h
assembly required & cushion is not attached

$1,530.00 + free shipping
(Please allow 8-12 weeks for custom configurations to be created, shipped and delivered)
average rating: 5
Carl Hansen invited Hans Wegner to create designs in 1949 and launched a mutually beneficial relationship bringing success to the company and exposure to Hans Wegner. Wegner was still relatively unknown, but soon gained wide acclaim that continues to today as a Master of Danish Modern Design.

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