Lot 57 | Auction XVII

LOT 57

(B. Denmark, 1902-1971)

Series 7 Chair, Model 3107, Set of 2

Produced by Fritz Hansen, Denmark
Dated 1960s
Tan Aniline leather, chrome-plated steel, plastic
Signed with molded manufacturer’s mark to frame of each example:
[Made in Denmark by Fritz Hansen] 79 x 51 x 47 cm

Private Collection, London

Fritz Hansen – Furniture, manufacturer’s catalog, 1963, pg. 8
Jacobsen, Thau and Vindum, pg. 395-396

RM 8,000 – RM 12,000

“I based my work on a need: what chairs are needed? I found that people needed a new type of chair for the small kitchen dinettes that are found in most new building today, a little, light, and inexpensive chair. At the same time, I made one that can also be used in lunchrooms, as a stacking chair. It can be stacked by inserting the chairs into one another, consequently saving both time and energy.” – Arne Jacobsen

In 1955, Arne Jacobsen set a new standard for chair design when he created Series 7™ – a design fit for the future. For eternity, some would say. The most sold stackable chair in design history, it has become a style icon and is seen by many as one of the finest examples of timeless design. It has remained popular for six decades – a period of profound changes in technology, culture and lifestyle. Series 7™ has now reached its 60th anniversary and is still in perfect shape to continue its journey towards new generations with new demands and new standards for design. It has also sold more than seven million copies worldwide.

All chairs are made of pressure moulded sliced veneer and all bases are made of chromed steel tubes.

As a designer, Jacobsen made prototypes for furniture, textiles, wallpaper, silverware, and other items. The cooperation between Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen dates back to 1934, but it was in 1952 the break-through came with the Ant™. It was succeeded by the Series 7™ in 1955. This propelled his and Fritz Hansen’s names into furniture history.

Arne Jacobsen was very productive both as an architect and as a designer. At the end of the 50s Arne Jacobsen designed the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, and for that project the Egg™, the Swan™, the Swan™ sofa and Series 3300™. Arne Jacobsen was and is an admired and outstanding designer and architect.