Supposedly, Kaare Klint found the inspiration for the KK47000 in a photograph of two American filmmakers on safari, combined with the aesthetics and versatility of 19th-century army campaign chairs. Klint’s eye for detail and composition have translated into a modern reinterpretation of a classic design, honouring the earliest example of self-assembled furniture with a striking construction.
The artisans at Carl Hansen & Son have produced a richly detailed chair in the KK47000 Safari Lounge Chair, using the finest semi-aniline leather to add an extra level of luxury to an already sumptuously comfortable design.
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.