KK47000 Safari Chair

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KK47000 Safari Chair


- ash, oiled - thor 307 (stitched thor 307 straps)
- ash, smoked - thor 325 (saddle leather natural straps)


* Quick Ship items will ship within 2-3 weeks depending on stock. All other items will ship within Carl Hansen's standard lead time of 10-12 weeks from Denmark.


Design kaare klint, 1933

Solid wood, canvas or leather
Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son

The KK47000 Safari Chair is an iconic example of Kaare Klint’s design ideology. Klint effortlessly transformed an historical archetype into a modern, collapsible chair. His considered design is a hallmark of sophistication and pure craftsmanship for contemporary interiors.

Kaare Klint’s KK47000 Safari Chair is a refinement of the chairs brought on an African safari by an American cinematographer and his wife. Klint noticed them in the couple’s photos. They were most likely based on Indian Roorkhee Chairs used by the British military – possibly the first examples of self-assembled furniture.

The original featured glueless joints, tool-free assembly, and an intelligent construction that caused the joints to tighten when the chair was occupied, enhancing strength and stability.

Klint focused on simplifying, clarifying and refining the lounge chair’s composition, exhibiting his final Safari Chair design in 1933 at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition.

While inspired by its British predecessor, Klint’s sophisticated, lightweight chair is defined by his signature systematic approach, fine craftsmanship, well-conceived proportions, and remarkable material effects.

Chair comes standard with buttons and saddle leather arm straps. Available without buttons and/or with stitched leather arm straps (leather seats only). COM/COL also available. Please call to order your custom Safari Chair: 800.605.1859.

CA Modern Home is an Authorized Dealer for the Carl Hansen & Son Collection. All products are licensed and manufactured in Denmark.

Dimensions: 22.4" W x 22.4" D x 31.5" H | Seat: 13.4" H