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Arne Jacobsen Saint Catherine College Chairs

$5,950per set

About

Rare set of four chairs with the original upholstery. Each of the student rooms at St. Catherine College was furnished with an easy chair with frames of laminated wood. These chairs where only made for the St. Catherine College at Oxford, so they are very rare! Marked with label Fritz Hansen, 1978. Priced as a set.

Details

  • Creator
    Fritz Hansen (Manufacturer),Arne Jacobsen (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.53 in. (75 cm)Width: 23.23 in. (59 cm)Depth: 22.05 in. (56 cm)Seat Height: 16.54 in. (42 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    LaminatedWood,Fabric
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1978
  • Condition
    Great vintage condition. The foam has completely dried out, but the chairs are perfectly useable. It is hardly noticeable that there once was foam inside the upholstery. The original fabric is nice and clean.
  • Seller Location
    Dronten, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU931423206312

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    $900 Front Door Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-2 weeks.
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    Ships From: Dronten, Netherlands
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About the Designer

Arne Jacobsen

The eye-catching work of the Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen often introduces new collectors to mid-20th century furniture. With their fluid lines and sculptural presence, Jacobsen’s signature pieces — the elegant Swan chair and the cozy-yet-cutting edge Egg chair, both first presented in 1958 — are iconic representations of both the striking aesthetic of the designers of the era and their concomitant attention to practicality and comfort. Jacobsen designed furniture that had both gravitas and groove. Though Jacobsen is a paragon of Danish modernism, his approach to design was the least “Danish” of those who are counted as his peers. The designs of Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Børge Mogensen and others grew out of their studies as cabinetmakers. They prized skilled craftsmanship and their primary material was carved, turned and joined wood. Jacobsen was first and foremost an architect, and while he shared his colleagues’ devotion to quality of construction, he was far more open to other materials such as metal and fiberglass. Many of Jacobsen’s best-known pieces had their origin in architectural commissions. His molded-plywood, three-legged Ant chair (1952) was first designed for the cafeteria of a pharmaceutical company headquarters. The tall-backed Oxford chair was made for the use of dons at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, whose Jacobsen-designed campus opened in 1962 (while still under construction). The Swan, Egg and Drop chairs and the AJ desk lamp were all created as part of Jacobsen’s plan for the SAS Royal Copenhagen Hotel, which opened in 1960. (The hotel has since been redecorated, but one guest room has been preserved with all-Jacobsen accoutrements.) To Jacobsen’s mind, the chief merit of any design was practicality. He designed the first stainless-steel cutlery set made by the Danish silver company Georg Jensen; Jacobsen’s best-selling chair — the plywood Series 7 — was created to provide lightweight, stackable seating for modern eat-in kitchens. But as you will see from the objects on 1stDibs, style never took a backseat to function in Arne Jacobsen’s work. His work merits a place in any modern design collection.
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