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Ex-display Swan chair, Black Aura leather

By Fritz Hansen


  • Description

    We have one Ex-display Swan chair available. It is in good condition with average signs of wear and tear.

    For more details please contact our web team or the store directly.

    Item can be seen at our Marylebone High Street location.

    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 is upholstered with cold cured foam and covered with Aura leather.

  • 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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  • Delivery

    1-2 weeks

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