To celebrate 50 years of the Lily Chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen have relaunched the iconic piece in 2020. The first model of the chair was designed in 1968, with it later being introduced to the market at the Danish Furniture Fair in 1970.
Originally designed for the Danish National Bank, the chair is defined by a beautifully slender, sculptural seat shell, crafted from layered veneer to form a highly durable, long-lasting structure. Comfortable and timeless in style, the chair is available in an slick walnut finish.
Materials: Shell is made of pressure moulded veneer – eight layers of inner veneer and two outer veneers, in the front and in the back of the shell. The inner veneer is made from beech and the outer veneer is made from walnut. The legs are made from chromed steel tubes. Stackable 8 chairs high
Dimensions: Height: 83cm x Width: 62cm x Depth: 49cm (Seat Height: 46cm x Armrest Height: 71cm)
Delivery Time: Around 10 weeks
** This is an licensed Fritz Hansen original piece.
*** Many other upholstery options 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.