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Series 7™ monochrome chair

By Fritz Hansen


  • Description

    In 1955, Arne Jacobsen set a new standard for chair design when he created Series 7™ - a design fit for the future. For eternity, some would say. The most sold stackable chair in design history, it has become a style icon and is seen by many as one of the finest examples of timeless design. It has remained popular for six decades – a period of profound changes in technology, culture and lifestyle. Series 7™ has now reached its 60th anniversary and is still in perfect shape to continue its journey towards new generations with new demands and new standards for design.

    To celebrate the chair that has sold more than seven million copies so far, Fritz Hansen asked the Danish artist Tal R to pick nine new colours for the Series 7™ chair. Tal R is internationally celebrated for his profound sense of colour, which is also clearly evident in the beautiful colours he has chosen for the new editions of the Series 7™ chair. The new colours revitalise the design and let us see the iconic chair in a new light. Moreover, he has chosen to use two of the colours both on the base and the seat shell to produce a monochrome look. The new look makes us 'read' the chair differently, seeing it as a single shape unlike the traditional chrome frame edition, which is read more as a shell on a base. The monochrome look gives the Series 7™ chair a homelier and warmer appearance that is refreshingly new.

  • Technical Info

    W:50 x D:52 x H:82cm (Seat height: 46cm)

    The shell is made in pressure moulded beech veneer.
    The base is made of 14mm powder coated, chromed steel tubes with 4 legs and leg ferrules of synthetic material, both in colours matching the shell.

    New colours:
    Trieste: Named after the port city in north-eastern Italy, Trieste is the impossible blue that has been used by so many artists over the decades, especially the impressionists. Trieste lies somewhere between violet and blue, strong forces pulling it in both directions.
    Chevalier orange: Chevalier is an oriental orange. With its air of aristocracy and fine riding horses, Tal R describes it as the most exclusive colour on the new scale.

  • 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 190
    • Black 195
    • Chevalier orange 520
    • Chevalier orange 525
    • Trieste blue 840
    • Trieste blue 845
    • White 100
    • White 105

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