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grand prix chair

by Arne Jacobsen, from Fritz Hansen

grand prix chair

Design Arne Jacobsen, 1957
Steel, laminated, molded veneer
Made by Fritz Hansen

The Grand Prix™ (3130) 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. Today, the chair is available with a chromed steel tube base and is an ideal chair with a wide range of applications, such as dining, conference, office and the private home. It is lightweight, stackable and available in an extensive palette of colors, wood types and with fabric or leather upholstery. The chair is available in two different heights.

Arne Jacobsen cooperation with Fritz Hansen dates back to 1934. The Ant and Series 7 chairs, produced in 1952, propelled both Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen's names into furniture history. At the end of the 50's Arne Jacobsen designed the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, which introduced the Egg, the Swan, the Swan sofa and Series 3300 to the design world. Arne Jacobsen was and is an admired and outstanding designer. His furniture and other design work have become a national and international heritage.

Note:
natural veneer: wood grain is fully visible.
colored ash finish: wood grain is clearly visible through the color.

18.9" w | 20" d | 32.7" h | seat: 17.3" h or 18.9" h

$633.00 + free shipping
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special chair to be created and shipped to your location)
average rating: 5

Arne Jacobsen

Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen is remembered for his contribution to architectural functionalism and the worldwide success he enjoyed with chair designs. Jacobsen was admitted to the Architecture School at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts where he studied under leading architects and designers. After completing architecture school he worked at Poul Holsoe's architectural practice. In 1929 he won a Danish Architect's Association competition for designing the "House of the Future" and Jacobsen was recognized as an ultra-modern architect. The Egg, Swan and Series 7 chairs produced in collaboration with Fritz Hansen propelled both names into design fame.
Fritz Hansen has become a natural part of Danish and International design history. Fritz Hansen is characterized by craftsmanship, unique design and a sense of premium quality. Furniture designers such as Arne Jacobsen & Poul Kjaerholm have contributed to the collection with beautifully shaped designs and the use of innovative techniques and new materials.

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