Happy Monday! Did you all have a good weekend? I hope so. It was a gorgeous few days in New York and I'm happy I got to spend a good amount of time outside. Speaking of outside... I'd rather be in Africa on a safari than working inside today. The rugged outdoor landscape, the earthy colors, the exotic animals- it sounds like a perfect getaway. The safari chair, originally released by Danish designer Kaale Klint in 1933, represents the beauty of that African outback landscape and has become a mid-century furniture staple. It also represents the epitome of the Danish furniture movement- clean lines, exceptional craftsmanship, and fine materials:
Scandanavian designer Arne Norell took Kaare Klint's safari chair and relaxed it a bit, creating the "Sirocco" safari leather chair in 1965. It has leather-slung arms, a more angular back, and a frame constructed of rosewood:
As you can see, the safari chair and the Sorocco safari chair are still often used in home design today. Here are a few replications currently available for purchase:
The safari chair- Danish/Scandinavian design at it's most beautiful, if you ask me!