Kaare Klint was a precursor to and teacher of the designers who made Danish modern style explode onto the international mid-century scene. In 1924 he helped to establish the influential Department of Furniture at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen, where he was a lecturer and Professor of Architecture. Unlike the modernists, however, Klint worked with an unerring faith in the historical evolution of furniture forms and a commitment to the neo-classical designs.
He established the firm Le Klint and from then on was able to manufacture his forays into mass production, making them available to the public, for example his 1940 folded paper lampshade designed with his son. Klint's goal was for the purest quality and his creations are simple, elegant and beautiful pieces.
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