Designed by kaare klint, 1933
Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son
The safari chairs in the couple's photos were likely based on Indian Roorkhee Chairs used by the British military - possibly the first examples of self-assembled furniture.
The archetype featured glue-less joints, tool-free assembly, and an intelligent construction that caused the joints to tighten when the chair was occupied, enhancing strength and stability.
Klint delved into simplifying, clarifying and refining the chair's composition, exhibiting his final Safari Chair design in 1933 at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition. While inspired by its British predecessor, Klint's sophisticated, lightweight chair is defined by his signature systematic approach, fine craftsmanship, well-conceived proportions, and remarkable material effects.
Specifications: 31.5" H | 22.4" D | 22.4" W | seat: 13.4" H | arms: 22" H
Vendor: carl hansen