New colours for Jacobsen chairs

New colours for Jacobsen chairs

There can be few chairs as instantly recognisable as Arne Jacobsen's 1955 design, the Series 7 chair. It is an icon of modern furniture history - possibly in part thanks to that infamous 1963 photo of Christine Keeler, although ironically the chair used by photographer Lewis Morley was a cheap copy. The genuine Series 7 chair has stood the test of time - its aesthetics are eternal and its construction provides strength, flexibility and durability despite its slender form.

Series 7 chair in wild rose and pale rose
The Series 7 chair is shown here in wild rose and pale rose lacquer with warm graphite legs.

Less well-known but no less idiosyncratic is the Ant chair designed in 1952 by Jacobsen for the cafeteria of the Danish pharmaceutical firm Novo Nordisk - reminiscent of the silhouette of an industrious ant with its head raised. The third of Jacobsen's stackable wood laminate shell chairs is the Grand Prix (top image) - so named as it won the Grand Prix at the XI Triennale di Milano in 1957. Possibly the most elegant of them all, its flared back and shaped seat provide a handsome profile.

Ant chair in evergreen, light beige and olive
The Ant chair shown in evergreen and light beige coloured ash and olive lacquer with black legs.

Danish Manufacturer Fritz Hansen has released a brand new palette of 16 rich, complementary colours developed in collaboration with Italian magazine editor and entrepreneur Carla Sozzani. The colours have been carefully chosen for the harmonious blend across all 16, providing the perfect opportunity to mix and match. With seven new leg finishes (chrome, black, white, nine grey, brown-bronze, warm graphite and silver grey) and two surface finishes (coloured ash with a prominent, textured grain or smooth, flat lacquer) each chair is available in 224 combinations!

Grand Prix chair in 2020 colours

Series 7 chair in 2020 colours

Ant chair in 2020 colours

Until 31 January 2021 we are celebrating this new colours palette with a generous offer: buy 6 of these three chairs for the price of 5. Simply place your six chosen matching chairs into the shopping basket and the value of one chair will discounted as our gift to you. If you would like to mix and match the chairs, please contact the store to place your order and receive the same discount.