The CHURCH CHAIR was originally designed by Kaare Klint for the Grundtvig Church in Copenhagen.
His famous architect father, P.V. Jensen-Klint, was responsible for the construction of this church. The CHURCH CHAIR is a challenge for any skilled carpenter. There are no right angles on the CHURCH CHAIR and it requires high accuracy in all manufacturing processes. All four pieces on the back of the chair have different angles in order to suit the human spine, and the seat is made of hand-woven paper cordel, treated with soap and wax to make it stay resistant. A design icon from generations ago for generations to come.
Kaare Klint (1888-1954) stands as a father figure for Danish furniture design. He was a furniture designer and teacher, and in 1942 he became assistant professor at the Art Academy in Copenhagen and started a whole new movement of furniture design. His students included names such as Børge Mogensen, Hans J. Wegner and other famous designers.
Kaare Klint had a huge interest in the movements and measurements of the human body. A knowledge that he used to create furniture pieces perfectly adapted to the human anatomy. He completed the construction of the Grundtvig Church in Copenhagen after his father, and in 1936 he designed the iconic CHURCH CHAIR for the Grundtvig Church.