The Safari Chair designed by Kaare Klint (1933)


Kaare Klint designed his “Safari Chair” in 1933. He wanted to produce a light, portable armchair and was inspired by the English officer´s chair he had seen in a travel guide from Africa. The purpose of using the chair in the field was maintained as the chair is easy to …

Kaare Klint designed his “Safari Chair” in 1933. He wanted to produce a light, portable armchair and was inspired by the English officer´s chair he had seen in a travel guide from Africa. The purpose of using the chair in the field was maintained as the chair is easy to disassemble – and assemble – with no tools. Available with canvas and oxhide cover in natural, blue, green and brown (canvas) and natural, tanned, red and black (oxhide). Produced by Rud. Rasmussen.
The cooperation between Kaare Klint and Rud. Rasmussen started in 1926. Klint’s designs meant a tremendous renewal to Danish furniture design. A clear and logical construction was Klint’s own demand; nothing superfluous, only honest, pure lines, exquisite materials, good craftsmanship, everything down to the smallest detail. By virtue of simple functional qualities and an air of timelessness, much of this furniture is more in demand today than possibly ever before, superbly crafted, of good quality and perfectly fitted for modern living.

One Comment

  1. I havé 2 safari chairs from 1962.
    In stage the leather has dried out. Have you any suggestions on how to restore the leather or must I buy new leathers.
    With king regards
    David Burton

    David Burton

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