Kaare Klint

A furniture designer, architect, theorist and teacher, Kaare Klint is one of the most influential names in Danish design. He studied at the Jens Møller-Jensen’s furniture school and the Artists' Studio Schools under Johan Rohde and was then apprenticed to Carl Petersen. In 1944, he became Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, where he founded the School of Furniture Design, and students included Poul Kjærholm, Børge Mogensen and Hans J. Wegner. Two of his architectural masterpieces are the Bethlehem Church in Copenhagen and the décor for the Danish Museum of Art and Design in Copenhagen. He favoured clean lines combined with quality materials and superb craftsmanship and his most recognisable works include the Propeller stool, Safari chair and Deck chair. His Church chair remains an icon of Danish furniture designs. Although the chair is simple to look at, it is has a complex structure and, like all Klint furniture, is adapted to the human anatomy.