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Grand Prix™ chair, wooden legs

By Fritz Hansen

£499.00

  • Description

    The Grand Prix™ (4130) design, by Arne Jacobsen was introduced by Fritz Hansen at the Designers' Spring Exhibition at the Danish Museum of Art & Design in Copenhagen, in 1957. Later that year, the chair was displayed at the Triennale in Milan where it received the Grand Prix – the finest distinction of the exhibition. After which the chair has always been called the Grand Prix Chair™. Originally, the Grand Prix chair was introduced with a wooden and steel base and is an ideal chair with a wide range of applications, such as dining, conference, office and the private home. It is lightweight and stackable and is available in an extensive palette of colours, wood types and with fabric or leather upholstery.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions:
    W:50 x D:51 x H:83cm (Seat height: 46.5cm)

    Materials:
    The shell is made of laminated, moulded veneer.

    The chair is also available with front or full upholstery in fabric or leather.

    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 195
    • Dark grey 165
    • Light grey 125
    • Nine grey 155
    • Oak
    • Orange 545
    • Petrol blue 765
    • Red 655
    • Sage green 935
    • Walnut
    • White 105
    • Yellow 425

  • Delivery

    7-8 weeks
    Made to order item

£499.00
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