Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen Sofa in Original Cognac Leather
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, sofa model '5011', leather, wood, Denmark, design 1935.
Classic and elegant Scandinavian three-seat sofa by Kaare Klint designed in 1935. The high back is structured by vertical lines into three parts that flow over into the lower armrests. The cognac color of the leather shows rich patina and creates an inviting look. Remarkable is the back of the sofa made in canvas. The base consists of eight legs in mahogany with rhythmic cross-connections.
Kaare Klint (1888-1954) was a Danish architect and furniture designer. Klint can be seen as the father of Danish midcentury design. Klint's was the son architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint who architect, designer and artist who is mainly known for designing the Grundtvigs church in Copenhagen. Kaare Klint himself has walked the same path from architect to designer as his father. In 1924, Klint founded the art academy of Copenhagen where he was professor in furniture design. Klint worked and thought along a few strong principles being the importance of former styles and believed that the only way forward was to have a deep knowledge of craftsmanship. One of his other core design principles was to research functionality and deep knowledge of the working of the human body. Klinkt drew inspiration from the Shakers, Chippendale and Biedermeier. Kaare Klint's style from the 1920s and 1930s has had a lot of influence on other designers in both Europe and the United States. Amongst others, Hans Wegner, Børge Mogensen, Finn Juhl and Poul Kjærholm have taken influence from Klint.
Please note that the sofa shows signs of age and use and damages in the leather, and is in need of restoration. This can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsman in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well.
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