Stool / Kindt-Larsen

This beautiful stool was designed by Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen in 1957 and made by cabinetmaker Thorald Madsen. The stool is small in size and visually light, but still extremely solid. Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen were partners in both their personal and professional life; they married in 1937 and founded their studio in 1945. They were both trained architects andhad studied under Kaare Klint at the Department of Furniture Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. While he was still a student Edvard Kindt-Larsen worked together with Klint on the Mix chair and Klint’s influence is clearly evident in the aesthetic approach of the Kindt-Larsen couple. Like Klint they emphasized simple, functional structures and the character of the materials.

The stool was shown to the public for the first time at the Copenhagen Cabinetmaker’s Guild Exhibition in 1957 and received great attention as Denmark’s Queen Ingrid fell in love with it and acquired one for the royal residence. The slender design with its conical, four-legged construction is original in its natural simplicity and the stool testifies to the exquisite sense of materials and high demands on the craftsmanship, which the Kindt-Larsen couple inherited from Klint. The present example is made in teak and red leather.