Kaare Klint, 1888-1954
Kaare Klint stands today as a father figure for Danish furniture design. He was a furniture designer, theorist and teacher, when he in 1942 became an assistant professor at the Art Academy and started a whole new line of furniture design. His students spoke names such as Børge Mogensen, Hans J. Wegner and other famous designers.
Kaare Klint completed the construction of Grundtvig's Church in Emdrup (Copenhagen/Denmark) after his father Jensen-Klint. In addition, he designed the CHURCH CHAIR with armrest in 1936 and the CHURCH CHAIR without armrest in 1938, which today remains one of Danish furniture designs big icons. Although the chair is simple to look at is has a complex structure. Like all Klint furniture is adapted to the human anatomy.