KK47000 "Safari" Chair
KK47000 "Safari" Chair
KK47000 "Safari" Chair

KK47000 "Safari" Chair
Carl Hansen & Søn

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Estimated lead time 17 weeks

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Kaare Klint’s KK47000 Safari Chair is a refinement of the chairs brought on an African safari by an American cinematographer and his wife. Klint noticed them in the couple’s photos. They were most likely based on Indian Roorkhee Chairs used by the British military – possibly the first examples of self-assembled furniture. The original featured glueless joints, tool-free assembly, and an intelligent construction that caused the joints to tighten when the chair was occupied, enhancing strength and stability. Klint focused on simplifying, clarifying and refining the lounge 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.

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57W x 57D x 80H cm 

34cm seat height

Width: 570 mm
Depth: 570 mm
Height: 800 mm

Frame in solid ash

Sling in canvas or leather. Contact us for the full range of colours. 

Kaare Klint (1888-1954), the man behind classics such as the Safari Chair and the Faaborg Chair, is considered the father of Danish furniture design. For Kaare Klint, the son of architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint, exposure to architecture was a natural part of his early development. However, it was primarily as a furniture designer that Kaare Klint made his mark on Danish architecture.

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