In 1959 Arne Jacobsen created Gryden™ - in English meaning the Pot™ - a light take on an embracing lounge chair and originally designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. In 2018 Fritz Hansen relaunched Pot with the aim to revitalise another Arne Jacobsen signature classic for the modern interior.
One that works as beautifully standing alone in a home lounge setting as it does arranged in pairs in a bar or informal meeting room. The shape is the same as the original design from 1959 - the seat and materials have been improved to meet today's standards for comfort and durability. The Pot comes in an endless variety of fabrics and leathers. It is small yet welcoming, it is modern yet timeless and it is an Arne Jacobsen original. Originally the Pot decorated both the SAS Royal Hotel's sophisticated Orchid bar and the astonishing winter garden. The chair too was found on every floor in the hotel across from the elevators, greeting guests with a recognisable meeting point. Needless to say, the Pot chair inhabited the hotel as much as its design icon siblings, the Egg™ and the Swan™.
Materials: Synthentic shell, cold cured foam with 4 chrome steel legs. Various leather coverings.
Dimensions: Height: 70cm x Width: x 76cm Depth: 60cm (Seat Height: 43cm)
Delivery Time: Around 10 weeks
Designed in 1959, 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.