The Fritz Hansen Grand Prix chair created by renowned Danish designer Arne Jacobsen offers a bold and geometric form. The Grand Prix design was first introduced at Jacobsen’s Spring Exhibition at the Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen in 1957.
Later that year, the chair was displayed at the Triennale in Milan where it received the Grand Prix award, after which the chair took its name. This version is finished with a lacquer which doesn't show any wood grain. This Grand Prix chair offers a timeless and elegant appeal that is sure to last for generations to come.
Materials: Stackable pressure moulded veneer chair with four legs in a choice of chrome, brown bronze or powder-coated white, grey or black steel. The seat is available in a variety of lacquered colours. The wood grain is not visible on the lacquered version.
Dimensions: Height: 83cm x Width: 48cm x Depth: 51cm (Seat Height: 46cm)
Delivery Time: Around 6/8 weeks
Designed in 1957, this is an licensed Fritz Hansen original piece.
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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.