10/21/10

SAFARI

While the word Safari might normally conjure thoughts of wild animals and outdoor adventures, it has always brought to my mind two very sexy and classic chairs, often imitated and thoroughly gorgeous.

The Safari Chair, a Kaare Klint designed easy chair, was created in collaboration with his pupil Edvard Kindt-Larsen in 1930 and manufactured by Rud Rasmussen, Denmark for Kaare Klint.

The Sirocco easy chair by Arne Norell, was created circa 1960 and produced for Norell Mobel AB.





The most innovative design feature of this style chair is its collapsable nature. It can be disassembled and included on what I imagine to be the most well designed and modern safari trip ever. I would assume it is probably more at home in your living room than the savanna.


We have a few Safari chairs available currently, check out this very unusual version with a rosewood frame with cow hide seat or this Klaare Klint original with black leather upholstery.

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