Arne Jacobsen Swan Settee or Sofa Model 3321, Denmark, 1958

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Arne Jacobsen swan settee, Model 3321, Denmark, 1958 signed with applied foil manufacturer's label to underside. FH Made in Denmark by Fritz Hansen 0663 furniture makers Danish control.
Excellent condition caramel color leather, no rips or tears or stains. Beautiful patina.
No rusting or pitting on frame.

Details

  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Materials and Techniques
    Aluminum
    Leather
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    30 in. H x 57 in. W x 27 in. D
    76 cm H x 145 cm W x 69 cm D
  • Seat Height
    16 in. (41 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU81987233613

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.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2006

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Located in Chicago, IL

Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

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