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grand prix. arne jacobsen for fritz hansen.


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The Grand Prix™ design, by Arne Jacobsen was introduced by Fritz Hansen at the Designers’ Spring Exhibition at the Danish Museum of Art & Design in Copenhagen, in 1957. Later that year, the chair was displayed at the Triennale in Milan where it received the Grand Prix – the finest distinction of the exhibition. After which the chair has always been called the Grand Prix Chair.

Originally, the Grand Prix chair was introduced with a wooden and steel base. Today, the chair is available with a chromed or satin chromed base and is an ideal chair with a wide range of applications, such as dining, conference, office and the private home. It is lightweight, stackable and available in an extensive palette of colors, wood types and with fabric or leather upholstery. The chair is available in three different heights.

Arne Jacobsen cooperation with Fritz Hansen dates back to 1934. The Ant and Series 7 chairs, produced in 1952, propelled both Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen’s names into furniture history. At the end of the 50’s Arne Jacobsen designed the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, which introduced the Egg, the Swan, the Swan sofa and Series 3300 to the design world. Arne Jacobsen was and is an admired and outstanding designer. His furniture and other design work have become a national and international heritage.

non-stackable wooden legs model 4130
chromed steel tubes (stackable in three heights) model 3130
19.7″ w | 19.7″ d | 31.7″ h | seat: 17.3″ h, 18.3″ h (standard height) or 19.1″ h

designer: arne jacobsen
producer: fritz hansen
period: 1957

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Object ID: 36614
Category/function: dining room · furniture · home office · leather · Producer A > K · seating · seating · What's hot > · wood

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