Kaare Klint 1888–1954

Recognized as the father of Danish furniture design, Kaare Klint was born in Copenhagen in 1888 to the family of architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint. While in his younger years he studied painting, he eventually apprenticed as a furniture maker, attended technical school, Jens Møller-Jensens furniture school, and the Artists' Studio Schools in Copenhagen. In 1914, at just 26 years old, Klint designed Denmark’s first modern design classic, the Faaborg Chair, for the Faaborg Museum in collaboration with his mentor and fellow architect Carl ‘Calle’ Petersen. Following the wide acclaim for his early designs, he received several other commissions for museums including the Thorvaldsens Museum and the Danish Museum of Decorative Art in Copenhagen.

Auction Results Kaare Klint

KAARE KLINT, Barcelona dining chairs model 3758, set of eight | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

Barcelona dining chairs model 3758, set of eight

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $42,500
KAARE KLINT, Barcelona dining chairs model 3758, set of ten | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

Barcelona dining chairs model 3758, set of ten

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $35,000
KAARE KLINT, sofa, model 4035 | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

sofa, model 4035

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $30,000
KAARE KLINT, Additions settees model 4698, pair | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

Additions settees model 4698, pair

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $26,250
KAARE KLINT, Mix lounge chair, model 4396 | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

Mix lounge chair, model 4396

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $26,250
KAARE KLINT, sofa | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

sofa

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $23,750
KAARE KLINT, sofa, model 4035 | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

sofa, model 4035

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $21,250
KAARE KLINT, sofa | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

sofa

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $17,500
KAARE KLINT, sofa | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

sofa

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $16,250
KAARE KLINT, sofa | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

sofa

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $13,750
KAARE KLINT, custom benches, pair | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

custom benches, pair

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $11,875
KAARE KLINT, Barcelona armchairs model 3758A, set of six | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

Barcelona armchairs model 3758A, set of six

estimate: $6,000–8,000
result: $10,400
KAARE KLINT, sofa, model 6092 | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

sofa, model 6092

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $9,600
KAARE KLINT, lounge chairs model 4488, pair | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

lounge chairs model 4488, pair

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $9,375
KAARE KLINT, Barcelona chairs model 3758, pair | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

Barcelona chairs model 3758, pair

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $9,375
KAARE KLINT, sideboard, model 4122 | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

sideboard, model 4122

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $9,000
KAARE KLINT, cabinet, model 4122 | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

cabinet, model 4122

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,125
KAARE KLINT, armchair | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

armchair

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $8,125
KAARE KLINT, Barcelona chairs model 3758, pair | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

Barcelona chairs model 3758, pair

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $7,800
KAARE KLINT, rare occasional table | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

rare occasional table

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $7,680
KAARE KLINT, cabinet | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

cabinet

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $7,500
KAARE KLINT, sofa | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

sofa

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $7,188
KAARE KLINT, cabinet, model 4122 | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

cabinet, model 4122

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $6,875
KAARE KLINT, sofa | wright20.com

Kaare Klint

sofa

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $6,250