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  • The birth of the Swan™

Swan™ chair

By Fritz Hansen


  • Description

    The Swan™ chair from 1958 was originally not done for domestic use but for a hotel lobby in Copenhagen, at the SAS Royal Hotel, whose architect was Arne Jacobsen. Widely seen as the worlds first design hotel, Jacobsen designed not only the building but also furniture, cutlery, light fittings, textiles, door handles, signage, glassware and many other details. While the Swan works well by its own, it really comes to life in a group of two or three. It is perfectly complimented by the AJ floor light, its original 1958 companion.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions (standard version):
    W:74 x D:68 x H:77cm (Seat height: 40cm)
    Weight: 9.4 kg

    Shell in polyurethane foam with glass fibre reinforcement. The seat carrier consists of a spindle of diameter 28 mm automate steel and an assembly plate of 5 mm steel sheet. The individual parts are welded and surface treated with matt zinc. The base consists of a satin chromed, swivel centre part of welded steel tubing (diameter 38x2 mm) and a 4-star base in injection moulded aluminium. The leg ferrules are in black-grey synthetic material.

    The Swan comes with leather or fabric upholstery.

    The Swan is upholstered with cold cured foam and covered with fabric or leather. Standard fabric for the Swan includes Kvadrat Hallingdal, Tonus, Divina and Topas as well as Comfort or leather. The leather includes Classic leather (5 colours); Natural leather
    (1 colour); Elegance (3 colours) and White or Optical White leather (2 colours).

    Five-year guarantee against manufacturing defects in standard products (materials and workmanship). Wear, tear and damage to the product is not covered under this warranty.

    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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    • Black Aura leather
    • Black/Brown Aura leather
    • Cognac Aura leather
    • Walnut Aura leather
    • Bright red Aura leather
    • Black Essential leather
    • Tan Rustik leather
    • Divina black 191
    • Divina blue 826
    • Divina grey 173
    • Divina pink 626
    • Divina purple 684
    • Divina red 623
    • Divina white 106
    • Hallingdal black 190
    • Hallingdal grey 130
    • Natural leather natural
    • Steelcut trio black 383
    • Steelcut trio blue 853
    • Steelcut trio grey 253
    • Steelcut trio pink 653
    • Steelcut trio purple 683
    • Steelcut trio red 553
    • Steelcut trio sand 213
    • Tonus black 128
    • Tonus blue 129
    • Tonus grey 613
    • Tonus pink 127
    • Tonus purple 631
    • Tonus red 130
    • Tonus white 100
    • White leather white

  • Delivery

    7-8 weeks
    Made to order item

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