On the 90th anniversary of Kaare Klint’s Mix Chair and Propeller stool, Carl Hansen & Søn marks this milestone with a limited edition fusing Klint’s minimalist and precise design with Kvadrat/Raf Simons’ playful and painterly approach.
Kaare Klint, known as the father of Danish Modern, designed the Mix Chair and Propeller Stool in 1930. The Mix Chair was designed in collaboration with his student Edvard Kindt-Larsen, hence the name “Mix”, and has been in production ever since. The Propeller Stool, however, was too complex to put into production at the time and the design was left in the drawer until 1962 before the design saw the light of day.
Originally, only available in transparently treated solid wood, leather and canvas, both the Mix Chair and Propeller Stool are now – and for the first time ever – available in vibrant, lacquered versions combined with Kvadrat/Raf Simons’ vivid Ria fabric in cool and warm hues.
The Propeller Stool is an exercise in mathematical construction and expresses Klint’s vision of the ideal fold, with the two intersecting, propeller-shaped legs forming a perfectly round rod when folded flat.
The Mix Chair has earned iconic status among collectors since its unveiling in 1930. This easy chair is admired as much for its elegant, flowing form as for its intricate construction concept based on the culmination of a sophisticated geometric exercise. The easy chair features a series of convex and concave curves that repeat and mirror one another to form the main frame and armrests. By contrast, the solid wood legs are kept square, with just the back legs gently sloping back to support the chair’s slightly reclined profile.