Vintage Pair Swan Chairs & Egg Footstool in Leather & Aluminum by Arne Jacobsen
Arne Jacobsen designed the Swan as well as the Egg for the lobby and lounge areas at the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, in 1958. The commission to design every element of the hotel building as well as the furniture was Jacobsen’s grand opportunity to put his theories of
integrated design and architecture into practice. In 1958 the Swan was a technologically innovative chair: No straight lines - only curves. A moulded shell of synthetic material on an aluminium star swivel base, with a layer of cold foam covering the shell upholstered in fabric or
leather. These two original designer chairs originated in Jacobsen’s own garage in his home in Klampenborg, north of Copenhagen and have
been in production at Fritz Hansen ever since.
All three of the pieces in this set are marked with original manufacturer's labels and were produced in October of 1971. This version of the swan chair features a rare height adjustment functionality which can be set by the threaded handle protruding from pedestal base. Set has been reupholstered in full grain blue Italian leather. Available for viewing in Brooklyn, NY.
- Fritz Hansen (Manufacturer),
- Arne Jacobsen (Designer)
- Swan Chair
- Swan Series
- Height: 32 in. (81.28 cm)
- Width: 29.63 in. (75.27 cm)
- Depth: 24 in. (60.96 cm)
- Seat Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
- Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
- Materials and Techniques
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture
- Reupholstered. Minor fading.