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Arne Jacobsen Series 7 Chairs by Fritz Hansen

$1,805.87per set

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Six (6) chairs Model No. 3107, also called the Series 7 (Syveren Chairs). Stacking dining chairs in black stained plywood. Moulded plywood connected to chromed bent tubular steel base with plastic cap feet. Scratches and wear by use but overall a nice vintage patine, not restored just cleaned. (see pictures). Some lost of chrome and minor rust spots, but they are honestly beautiful chairs that are in good condition after more than 40 years. All the cap feet are new but still original Fritz Hansen. This early series is not fully varnished as with the reissues of this time, but these are still nicely stained so that the wood grain is visible. In my view, the new chairs have something 'lifeless' due to the thick layer of paint and are perhaps actually boring... This iconic chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen in 1955. Signed underneath as can be seen in the photos with the early production plastic cap which is stamped: By Fritz Hansen, Made in Denmark and the label with the year 1979. The series 7 is one of the most commercially successful chair lines ever produced. Jacobsen's approach to the complex moulding of the continuous plywood seat and back was influenced by Charles and Ray Eames earlier designs. In addition, the chair is very comfortable, it fits great. - Literature: 1000 Chairs by Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Taschen, pag. 284 ISBN 978-3-8228-4103-7.

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Series 7 Chair

Designed by Arne Jacobsen
The celebrated Model 3107, or Series 7, chair showcases Arne Jacobsen’s (1902–71) trademark understatement and interplay between form and functionality. Part of a seductive foray into minimalism for the modernist Danish architect and designer, the Series 7’s seat and backrest were produced from a single piece of bent plywood in 1955 for manufacturer Fritz Hansen. The lean, stackable chair updates Jacobsen’s simple and spare 1952 Ant chair to a broader base while retaining its revolutionary construction (also a one-piece seat and back) and adding an extra leg. It was a thoroughly modern design inspired in equal parts by the Danish cabinetmaking tradition that preceded Jacobsen as well as the gentle and organic forms that typified Scandinavian modernist furniture. The chair was also a technical advancement of Charles and Ray Eames’ innovative plywood molding techniques. Trained as a mason and then an architect, Jacobsen assisted in Copenhagen's City Architect's Office after graduating from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1927, where he eventually became a professor. He set up his own design practice in 1930 and produced large-scale projects such as the Bellavista housing estate, a revered work of Bauhaus-style architecture situated north of Copenhagen in Klampenborg. In 1960, Jacobsen completed his architectural work on the 22-story SAS Royal Hotel and Air Terminal in Denmark’s capital city, but, as he preferred to be involved thoroughly in such commissions, he designed the interiors as well as every other possible detail for the accommodation property, from lighting to textiles to furniture. A diverse designer with a world-famous work ethic, Jacobsen also created modern light fixtures, bathroom fittings, cutlery and metalware — a 1957 set of flatware he designed for A. Michelsen was featured in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.Jacobsen was one of the most successful and accomplished Danish designers of the 20th century. Along with the Ant and massively successful Series 7, his Swan and Egg chairs, produced in 1958 for the SAS hotel, are definitive exports and exemplify Danish modern’s marriage of quality materials, simplicity and thoughtful form. The Series 7 has remained in production since 1955 at Fritz Hansen, where carpenters carefully select and cut sheets of veneer by hand in order to maintain the chair’s classic shape. It remains among Jacobsen’s most simple and pared-down chairs, and while each model is made of pressure-molded sliced veneer, the Series 7 is available in varying veneers and finishes. It is the most sold chair in the manufacturer’s history.
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