The Fritz Hansen Ant Dining Chair is yet another triumphant design from the serial Danish designer Arne Jacobsen. Originally designed as a canteen chair for a Danish healthcare company, the Ant Chair is the ultimate example of timeless versatility.
The Ant chair’s visual expression is delicate and light, much like the curves of a musical instrument. Designed in 1952, the chair is made from nine layers of pressure moulded veneer. Its elegant shape disguises its remarkable strength and comfort. The Coloured Ash version shows off the beautiful wood grain.
Materials: Stackable pressure moulded veneer shell with 4 legs in a choice of chrome, brown bronze or powder-coated black, grey or white steel. The seat comes in a variety of coloured ash colours (the wood grain is visible).
Dimensions: Height: 81cm x Width: 52cm x Depth: 48cm (Seat Height: 46cm)
Delivery Time: Around 8 weeks
** Designed in 1952. This is an licensed Fritz Hansen original piece.
*** Many other upholstery, shell colours and leg finishes available. Please contact us on 01423 524777 or click the 'Help & Advice' button below and email us
The legendary Arne Jacobsen trained as an architect in Copenhagen. His most famous buildings include Arhus Town Hall in Denmark, the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen and St Catherine's College in Oxford England. His experiments into plywood resulted in the Ant chair in 1952.
The work on the SAS Royal Hotel resulted in some of his most outstanding designs, including the Egg and Swan chairs, a stainless steel cutlery set now made by silver manufacturer Georg Jensen and a series of lamps, manufactured by &Tradition and Louis Poulsen. A perfectionist and a master of detail, Jacobsen worked right up to his death in 1971. In central London, his Royal Danish Embassy on Sloane Street was completed only in 1977. He was one of Denmark's most influential 20th-century architects & designers.
Learn more about Arne Jacobsen over on our Journal.