Arne Jacobsen designed The Swan chair as well as the Egg chair for the lobby and lounge areas at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, in 1958. The commission to design every element of the hotel building as well as the furniture was Jacobsen’s grand opportunity to put his theories of integrated design and architecture into practice.
In 1958 the Swan was a technologically innovative chair: No straight lines - only curves. A moulded shell of synthetic material on an aluminium star swivel base, with a layer of cold foam covering the shell upholstered in fabric or leather. These two original designer chairs originated in Jacobsen’s own garage in his home in Klampenborg, north of Copenhagen and have been in production at Fritz Hansen ever since.
The Swan is ideal for lounge and waiting areas as well as the home. It is available in several leather types and fabric upholstery. The base is always star shaped in satin polished aluminium. Available in the following fabric and leather grades and colours:
Fritz Hansen colours:
see fabric colours here
Comfort fabric; Basic black leather
Elegance, Sense, White, Optical white, Rustic, Natural leather
Please see all leather grades and colours here.
All fabric and leather samples are available to view at our shop or showroom.
74w x 68d x 40/77cmh
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Made-to-order: 8-10 weeks
Furniture orders over £1500 free for Mainland UK.
Non-Mainland UK and International options available in basket