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Ant™ 4 legs chair

By Fritz Hansen


  • Description

    Initially, Arne Jacobsen designed the Ant™ in 1952 for the canteen at Novo Nordic, an international Danish healthcare company. Today, the Ant™ is one of the prominent icons of the Fritz Hansen collection. Originally, the Ant™ was, however, close to ending up as just another prototype, because Fritz Hansen wasn't convinced of the chair's potential. The chair survived the initial scepticism, when Arne Jacobsen guaranteed to buy all chairs produced, if no one else would. Despite its minimalist form and svelte shape, the Ant™ is an extremely comfortable chair.

  • Technical Info

    W:51 x D:48 x H:80.5cm (Seat height: 46.5 cm)

    Shell in laminated, moulded veneer. The outer veneer is sliced maple, beech or dark-stained oak except in lacquer and lazur. Choose from an extensive palette of colours and finishes.
    The base is 14 mm steel tube with 3 legs (model 3100) or 4 legs (model 3101) with leg ferrules in a black-grey synthetic material.

    For more options please contact one of our stores.

  • Designer
    Arne Jacobsen

    Trained as an architect in Copenhagen, Jacobsen took up the profession already in the 1920s. 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 and the 3107 in 1955 (also known as the Seven chair), both manufactured by Fritz Hansen.

    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 Louis Poulsen. In 1967 he designed a series of stainless steel tableware for Stelton. 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.

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    • Ash
    • Beech
    • Black 195
    • Cherry
    •  Dark stained oak
    • Elm
    • Maple
    • Oak
    • Oregon pine
    •  Walnut
    • White 105

  • Delivery

    7-8 weeks
    Made to order item

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