The Anniversary Collection from Fritz Hansen curates a selection of the most iconic designs from Fritz Hansen's first 150 years. To commemorate the occasion, the Swan is released with a striking black base in specially upholstered, never-before-seen fabric.
Arne Jacobsen built the original Swan Chair in the garage at his house in Klampenborg, Denmark. This highly acclaimed chair has been in production with Fritz Hansen ever since, a true design classic. Created specifically for the lounge and lobby areas of The SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, the Swan Chair broke the mould with its daring curves. A contrast to the popular linear furniture of the time, the Swan Chair has since become a mainstay of contemporary furniture design, boasting an instantly recognisable silhouette. Defined by an organic structure, the sculptural shape emphasises the importance of comfort and relaxation presented in a timeless and well considered design.
Materials: Moulded CombiPUR shell upholstered in Vanir Granite Brown 373 Fabric. Black PVD-coated metal star-shaped swivel base.
Dimensions: Height: 77cm x Width: 74cm x Depth: 68cm (Seat Height: 40cm x Armrest Height: 58cm)
Delivery Time: Around 6/8 weeks
Designed in 1958, this is an licensed Fritz Hansen original piece.
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.