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Set of Eight Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen 'Series-7' Chairs, c. 1973, Signed

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This wonderful set of eight model #3107 (also called the "Series-7") stacking dining chairs in dark stained Ash were 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, the Danish Control FurnitureMakers emblem and the FH logo along with the year 1973 indicating this set is an earlier year original (vintage) set produced in the early / mid 1970s. This is important for collectors vs buying a newer set. An early set in good original condition in a dark wood like wenge wood or rosewood are the most sought-after of the many variants this chair came in. This set of 8 dining side chairs are stackable which make them excellent as a versatile solution for those who are seeking space saving furniture. The Series Seven chair was a variant of the Ant Chair and was inspired by a chair made by the husband and wife design team of Charles and Ray Eames using their plywood bending techniques. The '7-chair' was widely believed to have been used in Lewis Morley's iconic photograph of Christine Keeler; however, the chair used in this photograph was an imitation and not an original Jacobsen. The chair used in the photo had a hand hold cut in the back however after the publishing of the photos sales of the Arne Jacobsen "7" chair rose dramatically. This set of eight "Series Seven" Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen dining chairs would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Post-Modern room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Consider using as side chairs, dining, cafe or breakfast table chairs, bedside chairs, fireside chairs, dressing or changing room chairs, hallway chairs, entryway or mudroom chairs, nursing or reading chairs, conference room chairs, office or desk guest chairs, lobby lounge chairs or occasional chairs ideal in virtually any setting. MEASUREMENTS: H 30.25" x W 19.75" x D 21" Seat Height: 17" Seat Depth: 16" CONDITION: Very good to excellent vintage condition with light wear and patina. Ready to be used immediately.

Details

  • Creator
    Fritz Hansen (Manufacturer),Arne Jacobsen (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.25 in. (76.84 cm)Width: 19.75 in. (50.17 cm)Depth: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Seat Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 8
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    StainedAsh,Steel
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1973
  • Condition
    Very good to excellent vintage condition with light wear and patina. Ready to be used immediately.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330222586782

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About the Design

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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