If you are a design student just beginning to learn about the history of furniture, Kaare Klint is a great name to Google. Danish designer Klint (1888-1954) was drawn to neoclassical styles and he created very clean-lined, modernized pieces inspired by historical forms. His goal was always to rethink, not reproduce, classic designs. Most design historians say Klint paved the way for the Danish Modern movement of the mid-20th-century.
Klint's chair above, inspired by British Regency models, is known as the Faaborg chair because it was designed in 1914 for Denmark's Faaborg Museum. Image is from a 2003 Christie's auction catalog.
The leather sofa with X-base is another iconic Klint design reminiscent of English 18th century furniture, and is currently for sale through J.F. Chen.