Inspired by Arne Jacobsen

Series 7 Chair

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Arne Jacobsen Series 7 Chair CK45 1 Zoom

Inspired by Arne Jacobsen

Series 7 Chair

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100% Made in Italy. Stacking chair with chromed steel tube frame. Shell in curved plywood with beech wood, natural or painted.
History
This stacking chair is part of the “Series 7” (1955). “Finally a chair by Jacobsen with four legs and optional arms”, the critics commented, making reference to another Jacobsen’s commercial success, the “Ant Chair,” which had only three legs and no arms. This model, which is also known as the “butterfly chair” for its soft and graceful lines, added a great deal to the modernization of Scandinavian furnishings. This represents a classic example of Jacobsen’s research of forms and materials: a simple structure in tubular steel and a single shell in bent plywood. It is a theme many looked into, especially during those particular years: Eames and Saarinen are two examples. This is considered one of the most successful chairs in the history of design. It is estimated that more than five million copies were made of it, and its success shows no signs of decreasing. Stacking chair with polished chrome tubular steel frame. Shell in bent beech wood, natural or lacquered.

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Dimensions W51 D50 H78 HS46 cm
Inspired by Arne Jacobsen
Line Chairs
Model Chair
Structure Schema CK45
A. Jacobsen

Jakobsen

A. Jakobsen

(1918-1978)

Lines are like the pages of a book, I like to entwine them, and imagine that I am writing a novel.

As a student, in 1925 the renowned Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen won a silver medal for a chair he designed at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, where he was also awe-struck by Le Corbusier’s Esprit Nouveau pavilion. Jacobsen was one of the first who introduced the principles of Modernism to Danish design, beginning from the concept of “total design”: according to him, no detail was too stereotypical. From his early works, what emerges is the influence of Le Corbusier, Asplund and Mies van der Rohe.

However, his success as a designer came with his curved and elastic chairs, created in the 1950s and largely influenced by the artistic union with Eames-Saarinen during the 1940s. The Royal Hotel in Copenaghen is perhaps his most famous work: completed in 1960, it was one of the world’s first design hotels, a true icon in its genre. Jacobsen personally attended to every minute detail, from the design of the facade to its interiors: furnishings, fabrics, chairs, lightings and ashtrays, tableware and cutlery.