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Propeller stool

By Carl Hansen


  • Description

    Although initially too complex to put into production, the 1930 Propeller design quickly attracted attention and was featured as a concept in several design books. A prototype was created in 1956 for the major memorial exhibition for Kaare Klint at the Danish Museum of Art and Design, and the design went into production in 1962, eight years after Klint's death.

    The idea of a folding stool was certainly not new; the concept existed as early as the Bronze Age. Klint, however, refined and optimized it, adding the innovative propeller element.

    The stool is produced using wood with long, strong fibers that help support the slim, sophisticated construction. An optional Propeller Tray transforms the stool into a low table.

  • Technical Info

    Stool - H 45, L 54, D 49cm
    Tray - H 68.5, L 49.5, D 4.2cm

    Fabric: Natural canvas (100% linen)

    Tray colour matches the stool base colour

  • Designer
    Kaare Klint

    Kaare Klint (1888-1954) 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 and was a lecturer and Professor of Architecture there. 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. A substantial goal in his work was to take these pieces and try to rethink them and update them with the modern requirements. Although Klint counted among his devoted protégés Poul Kjaerholm and Børge Mogensen, many of his philosophies about design provided the backdrop against which the next generation of designers reacted.

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  • Delivery

    8-9 weeks
    Made to order item

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