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This early Jacobsen swan chair is for the collector who appreciates the original blue leather and the wear of a lifetime of use. The heavily patinated upholstery has lots of character and a couple of rips which we are having stabilized by a restoration studio so it can continue to be used and enjoyed.Read more
Gorgeous Egg Chair designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen. The design originally debuted in 1958, but this chair dates back to 1965. The leather on this iconic chair is original with a bit of patina in all the right places. The chair is in excellent condition. This chair is a standout piece that only gets better with time.Read more
This set of six Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen molded teakwood stacking chairs has been expertly restored. Each chair retains the original hardware (spacers, feet, and caps - branded with the Danish Control / Fritz Hansen markings). Additionally, two of the chairs retain the foil label (2 are dated 1973; 4 1974). Seat Height: 17.25"Read more
AJ wall lamp $ 1,440 purchase made by Louis Poulsen, Denmark, 1957 material enameled steel and brass size 6 ¼ w x 10 ¼ d x 13 ½ h in description Signed with decal manufacturer’s label to wall mount: [KUN Til Montering Pa Dase]. condition Fine, white paint spatter to surface with additional assorted mild indentations. Good vintage condition. inquire / make offer print tearsheet Read more
Arne Jacobsen classic floor lamp in out-of-production olive green. This sublime floor lamp demonstrates the potential for liveliness and character within the minimalist strictures of form and function as only Jacobsen and a handful of others manage to achieve. Tilting shade for adjustment of light direction for precise reading light or ambient light. The heavy die cast zinc base in distinctive form of a sloped wedge with circular cutout complements the hard angles of the metal shade above. All elements executed in metal and uniformly colored coalesce into a unified sculptural statement. Produced to complement the Series 3300 furniture designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, for which Jacobsen designed every element, from the building to the furniture on down to the now classic stainless steel cutlery. The olive green color offered here and no longer produced, offers the warmth of black with the softness of a mid -tone. Jacobsen, a stickler for detail, specified this lamp only in white black and dark green. Particular about form and color, Jacobsen opted for understatement. Colors of choice were gray, beige, brown and green. Bright colors would have upset the delicate balance of his thoughtful forms and careful attention to scale and balance. Even brighter values upset the calmness of his world. This is clears when pictures of the current state of the vintage room at the SAS hotel with its white walls are compared with the original olive green hues of the same rooms as presented by Jacobsen in the sixties. Jacobsen, in fact, never allowed his chairs to be produced in playful colors while he was alive and similarly accepted no royalties for the four legged version of his three legged ant chair.Read more
Charcoal wool covered swivel lounge arm chair and swivel ottoman with excellent lower back support. Exceptional comfort afforded with minimal structure. Chair dimensions: 44"ht 30.25"dp 16"seat ht Ottoman dimensions: 17"ht 22.75"w 16.5"dpRead more
Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen pair of egg chairs and ottoman, reupholstered with vegetable dye leather. Ottoman measures: 22 W x 15.75 D x 17 H inches. Pictured early label, signed and numbered [Fritz Hansen FH made in Denmark].Read more
An exceptional pair of vintage cognac leather Egg chairs by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen. Sculpted backs command attention while also cradling the body comfortably within it’s curvilinear form. From the early 1960s, the 25 year leather is soft and nicely broken-in maintaining an attractive patina. Foil labels and stamps present on the aluminum four star swivel base. These iconic, modern lounge chairs can not disappoint.Read more
Egg chair and ottoman $ 14,000 purchase made by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1958 material leather, cast aluminum, plastic size 35 ½ w x 32 d x 42 h in seat height 14 inches description Ottoman measures: 22 w x 16 d x 16.5 h inches. Signed with molded manufacturer’s mark to underside of chair: [FH Made in Denmark 520015]. condition Original leather shows attractive patina including worn edges, heavy wear to the center seat of the chair and ottoman and scattered mild abrasions throughout. Tilt functions properly but the handle to adjust the tension is missing. Foam has deteriorated over time and would benefit from restoration. inquire / make offer print tearsheet Read more
The iconic Swan chair designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958. Attractive, ergonomic curves designed to sheathe it's sitter and follow resting limbs. Acquired from the original owner who purchased in the early 60s. Meticulously upholstered in a creamy white Maharam Tonus by Kvadrat 460800–100. Sits on very scarce, adjustable swiveling four-star base for additional height. Max height of seat is 18" tall, lowest is 15" tall. Original glides intact. Made by Fritz Hansen, Denmark. Swatch of material can be sent upon request.Read more
Swan chairs, pair $ 5,850 purchase made by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1957 material leather, cast aluminum, plastic size 30 w x 26 d x 30 h in seat height 15 inches description Signed with decal manufacturer’s label to frame of one example: [FH Made in Denmark 7404 by Fritz Hansen]. condition Leather displays assorted wear in the form of impressions to corners of backrest and tops and older scuffs to seats. One example shows heavier mars to seat. Overall attractive appearance. inquire / make offer print tearsheet Read more
salt and pepper shakers from the SAS Royal Hotel $ 2,400 purchase made by A. Michelsen, Denmark, 1958 material sterling silver size 2 dia x 2 ½ h in description Signed with impressed manufacturer’s marks to underside of each shaker: [A Michelsen Copenhagen] and [Sterling Denmark]. condition Areas of light surface wear. Overall excellent vintage condition. inquire / make offer print tearsheet Read more
This rosewood table was designed in 1968 by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen as part of the 'six-star series.' As its name suggests, the lacquered aluminum base fans out into six points and the round top is rosewood (all materials and sizes were customized by the original client). The lacquer on the aluminum base is original and shows minor loss commensurate with age. The rosewood is newly refinished and is in excellent condition. The table was sized to fit four Kristian Vedel 'Modus' chairs, which are pictured but listed separately. They can be packaged together with the corresponding table, if desired.Read more
A set of six 3272 Oxford chairs by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen. This early production set consists of two chairs with armrests, and four without. Sculptural chairs with their stately high backs are a striking design. The early original leather has been well preserved, and cushions have been replaced of their old foam for a plush and comfortable seat. With label on the underside of each chair, made in Denmark. Measures: 18.5” long x 18” wide x 51” high x 16.5” seat height.Read more
This set of chairs are dated 1995, and are in nice used condition. Timeless in style with loads of character this set of four nesting chairs are awesome. ** Length below was measured at the feet. The seat is 15.75" long and the back is 16.25" long. This set debuted in 1955 at the H55 exhibition in Sweden, and the appeal of what remains one of the most copied chairs of the modern era is its shape. The chair is ideally suited to the human body, its seatback has a comfortable "give" and its waterfall seat edge doesn't press into legs. Arne Jacobsen, who was instilled with a love of materials, shaped the core of Danish design identity when he accommodated three different bends in one piece of plywood, simply by narrowing the chair back. Once made by hand, production is now automated and led by a team who ensure the authenticity is perfect every time. Suitable for contract use. Stacks up to 6 high. Made in Denmark. Original design and licensed manufacture by Fritz Hansen.Read more
Sevener chair, model 3117 $ 2,200 purchase made by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1955 material teak, matte chrome-plated steel, plastic size 23 w x 21 d x 32 ½ h in description Signed with impressed manufacturer’s mark to underside: [FH Danmark]. condition Two stable cracks to the wood at either end where seat turns vertically to form the backrest; these to not penetrate the lower layers. Scattered abrasions and fine points of wear to wood. Seat is slightly wobbly on base. Base showing oxidation and does not roll smoothly. inquire / make offer print tearsheet Read more
Original Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen ant chairs (FH3100). These iconic, teak stacking chairs have been recently restored and are in excellent condition. You do not want to miss out on these gorgeous chairs. The chairs are a great addition to any room in your home - in the dining room, to stacked in the living room as an additional seating option.Read more
Early production Egg chair with matching ottoman in original cognac leather designed by Arne Jacobsen and produced by Fritz Hansen, Denmark. The beautiful distressed patina to the leather of this well loved chair was achieved by many years of enjoyment. It has the same type of charm that you might find on a vintage saddle. Could easily be recovered in the material of your choice.Read more
This set of four Kristian Solmer Vedel 'Modus' lounge chairs in rosewood and black leather is in good, vintage condition, with nice age/wear to the leather. The original owner had an Arne Jacobsen '6-star series' rosewood table custom-made to fit these chairs for dining use (listed separately, but the table can be packaged with the set of four chairs). The arm height at the highest point (the top of the wooden 'post' that support the leather arm): 21". The arm height at the lowest point (where the leather armrest 'hammocks' down): 16". Seat Height: 14.5"Read more
Vintage Midcentury Egon Eiermann Folding Chair Bleached Rosewood/Brass “Klappstuhl,” 1950 Vintage Example of Egon Eiermann Design for Wilde+Spieth Collection of The Museum of Modern Art ,New York. Rare version of an already generally rare and classic design in Sun-Bleached Rosewood with pronounced grain pattern. The sit is comfortable and solid. Collapsible feature in no way compromises the function or elegance of this classic. Smooth and Solid Collapse operation for storage. Egon Eiermann was a celebrated architect in Germany who, like his European peers Arne Jacobsen and Mies Van de Rohe, designed, along with noteworthy buildings popular industrial designs that went on to serve as icons for their time and for their respective countries. See 1945-interieur+design-1960 deutschland. Also see History of Architecture for landmark Commissions. Condition details: Excellent original condition with freshly waxed, hand polished original lacquer. Elegant and even patina to perfectly functioning brass hardware. Solid and lovely specimen. 29.5”ht 20”w20”dp 17.5”seat ht & 34.25”ht 6”dp 20”wRead more
Hans Wegner Shell Chair with Original Paper Label Hans J Wegner (1915–2007) trained as a cabinet-maker before attending the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts, where he later lectured from 1946 to 1953. From 1938 to 1942, he worked as a furniture designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik Moller´s architectural practice. In 1943, he set up his own office in Gentofte and collaborated with Borge Mogensen in the design of an apartment shown at the 1946 Cabinetmakers´ Exhibition in Copenhagen. His 1949 folding chair was made to be hung on the wall, and his "Shell" chair from the same year experimented with curving the wood in three dimensions to form the seat. Throughout his long career, he has designed furniture extensively for Johannes Hansen and Fritz Hansen. The Royal Society of Arts, London made him an Honorary Royal Designers for Industry in 1959. In 1960 he came out with several variations on the "Ox" chair which came with or without horns, and was a fine example of the line Wegner could masterfully walk between elegance and playfulness. "We must take care," he once said, "that everything doesn't get so dreadfully serious. We must play--but we must play seriously."Read more
Rare Finn Juhl designed double bed frame in solid maple and walnut. Produced in the early 1950s by Baker furniture. Will accommodate a 54 x 74" full-size mattress. About Finn Juhl (Designer) Along with Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen and Børge Mogensen, Finn Juhl was one of the great masters of mid-20th-century Danish design. Juhl was the first among that group to have his work promoted overseas, bringing the character of the nation’s furnishings — and the inherent principles of grace, craftsmanship and utility on which they were based — to an international audience. A stylistic maverick, Juhl embraced expressive, free-flowing shapes in chair and sofa designs much earlier than his colleagues, yet even his quietest pieces incorporate supple, curving forms that are at once elegant and ergonomic. As a young man, Juhl hoped to become an art historian, but his father steered him into a more practical course of study in architecture. He began designing furniture in the late 1930s, a discipline in which, despite his education, Juhl was self-taught, and quite proud of the fact. His earliest works, designed in the late 1930s, are perhaps his most idiosyncratic. The influence of contemporary art is clear in Juhl's 1939 “Pelican” chair: an almost Surrealist take on the classic wing chair. Critics reviled the piece, however; one said it looked like a "tired walrus." Juhl had tempered his creativity by 1945, when the Danish furniture-making firm Niels Vodder began to issue his designs. Yet his now-classic “NV 45” armchair still demonstrates panache, with a seat that floats above the chair’s teak frame. Juhl first exhibited his work in the United States in 1950, championed by Edgar Kaufmann Jr., an influential design critic and scion of America’s most prominent family of modern architecture and design patrons. (Kaufmann’s father commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright’s design of the house “Fallingwater.”) Juhl quickly won a following for such signature designs as the supremely comfortable “Chieftan” lounge chair, the biomorphic “Baker” sofa, and the “Judas” table, a piece ornamented with stylish inlaid silver plaquettes. As you will see from the offerings on these pages, Finn Juhl’s furniture — as well as his lighting, ceramics, tableware and accessories — has an air of relaxed sophistication and elegance that is unique in the realm of mid-20th- century design.Read more
Gorgeous and unique square dining table commissioned by Illums Bolighus. This rosewood table has been fully professionally restored and is in perfect condition. The legs / base of the table are slightly lighter than the top of the table. The leaves (2 in total) are both in excellent condition as well and there is an additional support leg that screws in to make the table incredible sturdy when fully opened. The table is styled with our set of ant chairs by Arne Jacobsen as well as the two Hans Wegner chairs on the end.Read more
These side or stacking tables are comprised of teak tops with a 'lip' on either side atop enameled metal bases. The construction of the bases is exact to those constructed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen. The use of caps, stabilizers and spacers in the exact 'x' base formation is identical to the Jacobsen bases. The cap is square, not circular and these tables are believed to be early and uncommon examples. Each surface is: 15" D x 15.75" L. The height with the tables stacked on top of each other is: 22".Read more
Swivel lounge chair of steel and aluminium. Seat, sides and back upholstered with cognac coloured leather. Model 3320. Designed 1958. Manufactured and marked by Fritz Hansen. Serial no.: 11000113001Read more
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Dining room, consisting of circular table and six chairs of Brazilian rosewood and legs of steel. Model 3600 and 3107. Designed 1952 and 1955. Manufactured and marked by Fritz Hansen. Table: H. 69 cm. Diam. 120 cm. (7)Read more
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Lounge chair of steel and aluminium. Seat, sides and back upholstered with cognac coloured leather. Model 3320. Designed 1958. Manufactured and marked by Fritz Hansen, 2011. Serial No.: 11000121276Read more
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“Egg Chair” Easy chair and ottoman with profiled base of aluminium. Seat, sides, back and cushion upholstered with black leather. Model 3316 and 3327. Designed 1958. Manufactured by Fritz Hansen. (2)Read more
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Fixed price: 2 274 USD
Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) Denmark
Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen was an influential representative of functionalism in the mid-1900s. He became world famous for his chairs The Ant, Series 7, The Swan and The Egg, now considered to be furniture classics with almost iconic stature in the furniture world. Jacobsen is best remembered as a furniture designer, though he regarded himself primarily as an architect. He completed several prestigious projects both in Denmark and internationally. He was also a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.
Like the great architects Joan Soane and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Jacobsen first worked as a mason before he was accepted in 1924 to the architecture program at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. However, already as a student Jacobsen made great advances as a designer when he won the silver medal at the Art Deco fair Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1925 for a chair of his design. In the same period Jacobsen was heavily influenced by the great heroes of international modernist architecture such as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius, whose idiom is characterized by strict functionalism.
After graduation, Jacobsen mainly designed private homes with clear influences from Gunnar Asplund’s 1920s classicism. He gradually began to win public contracts, such as the Bellavista neighborhood outside Copenhagen. He also opened his own architectural firm in 1930 which he ran until his death in 1971. Jacobsen was forced to flee to Sweden between 1943 and 1945 because of the German occupation. He mainly devoted himself to designing fabrics and wallpaper during that period. Upon his return to Denmark his career began to gather momentum with more and more large projects.
Jacobsen focused on selection of materials and the ability of buildings to integrate with the surrounding environment. He believed that all of the different elements of a building must harmonize with one another and that the overall structure should be characterized by balanced synthesis and practicality. Jacobsen was meticulous with details and wanted the interplay between environment, exterior and interior to permeate the entire building. For this reason he began to design furniture for his houses in the 1950s through furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen. This collaboration actually began in 1934, but the technology to implement Jacobsen’s ideas was not yet available. The stackable Ant chair, made of molded plywood and stainless steel, was presented in 1952 and represented Jacobsen’s major breakthrough as a furniture designer. The successor Series 7 from 1955 was produced using the same technique, but with a slightly different design of the backrest and with four legs instead of three.
In the late 1950s Jacobsen was commissioned to design the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. He was personally responsible for the entire design, from the almost 70-meter high skyscraper to the furniture, lamps, fabrics, cutlery, glasses, ashtrays and door handles. The Swan and Egg chairs, which also became best-sellers and furniture classics, were introduced in this context. The idea was that their organic shapes would serve as a pleasant contrast to the building's otherwise austere architecture.
As a designer, Jacobsen found inspiration from furniture designed by Charles and Ray Eames in the US in the 1930s, as can be seen in both the design and choice of material. In the 1960s he became increasingly interested in geometric shapes such as circles, cylinders, triangles and cubes, as reflected in the AJ lamps and Cylinda Line tableware. It should be underscored that Jacobsen primarily saw himself as an architect, but for him, as for many other architects, design was a key element in his role as an architect.
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