Pair of Pot Chairs by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, circa 1950

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Exceptional set of two pot chairs designed by Arne Jacobsen, manufactured by Fritz Hansen in Denmark in the 1950s.

These beautiful chairs really stand out thanks to their original leather upholstery, that still remains in amazing condition with a beautiful patina. They were bought from their 1st owner who bought the chairs in 1959 and clearly took very good care of them. The base of these iconic pieces are made from high quality chrome metal, all together giving these chairs a very luxurious appearance that would make a true eyecatcher in any modern interior.

In good original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.

Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) was one of Denmark's most influential 20th century architects and designers. Both his buildings and products, like his swan and egg chairs, combine modernist ideals with a Nordic love of naturalism.
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Creator
Arne Jacobsen (Designer), 
Fritz Hansen (Manufacturer)
In the Style Of
Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin
Denmark
Date of Manufacture
circa 1950
Period
1950-1959
Materials and Techniques
Chrome
Leather
Metal
Condition
Good
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
27.56 in. H x 27.56 in. W x 22.83 in. D
70 cm H x 70 cm W x 58 cm D
Seat Height
16.14 in. (41 cm)
Dealer Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Number of Items
2
Reference Number
LU103986041853

About Arne Jacobsen (Designer)

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 1963. 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 these pages, 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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