Kaare Klint is the son of the famous Danish architect Peter Vilhelm Jensen-Klint (1853-1913) The designs of Klint were based on neo-classical designs, and were simple and elegant. He was interested in ergonomy, and his furniture was designed to fit human proportions as well as possible. He was an influential proponent of the modern Scandinavian style, and emphasized ergonomics in design.While modernism — Bauhaus — was rejecting its heritage, Klint embraced it. He believed that a thorough understanding of materials, proportions and constructions of classical furniture was the best basis for designing new.
The design of Klint’s pieces is always based on a relentless research — every piece must fulfil its purpose, be absolutely clarified in its construction, have proportions which corresponds to those of the human body, and display materials and craftsmanship of the highest quality. From 1917 Kaare Klint was self-employed as a designer, working for the firms Fritz Hansen and Rudolf Rasmussen. In 1924 Kaare Klint became director of the recently founded furniture school at the Copenhagen Art Academy, where he was also a professor of architecture from 1944