Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Swan Chair by Arne Jacobsen

Danish brand Republic of Fritz Hansen has produced the chair since its inception. Also made   in an elongated sofa version, the lounge chair is formed from an upholstered shell that curves up in three separated sections to form a higher back and two lower arms. Catch up with the list so far » The Swan Chair was also used to furnish Jacobsen’s Danmarks Nationalbank building, which completed seven years after his death in 1971. “While the significance of Arne Jacobsen’s buildings was less appreciated, his furniture and other design work have become national and international heritage,” said Fritz Hansen. The seat is made from polyurethane foam around fibreglass reinforcement, supported by a satin-polished steel pedestal mounted on a four-pronged aluminium base. Dezeen is publishing an A to Z of   iconic chairs to count down the days until Christmas. Modernist architect and designer Arne Jacobsen originally created the rounded Swan Chair in 1958 for the lobby and lounge areas of his SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen.

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