Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen Sofa Model 4118 in Cognac Leather
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, sofa model 4118, leather, mahogany, Denmark, design 1929
Classic and elegant Scandinavian three-seat sofa by Kaare Klint designed in 1929. The base consists of eight legs in mahogany with X-shaped cross-connections, which create a beautiful rhythm. The high backrest and sloping armrests provide this sofa an elegant touch. The cognac leather shows an admirable patina resulting in a vibrant effect.
Kaare Klint (1888-1954) was a Danish architect and furniture designer. Klint can be seen as the father of Danish mid-century design. Klint was the son of architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint 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 taught 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. Klint 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 item shows signs of wear and use and that the leather is patinated, common for piece this age.
The mahogany type of this piece does not require an export license.
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