Classic Midcentury Modern Chairs. Arne Jacobsen "Series Seven" Design
29.5 Inches Tall by 18 Inches Wide by 18 Inches Deep
Seat Height Of 17 Inches
Chromed Steel Legs and Laminated Wood
Limited Quantity Available in Olive Green, Brown, Blue, etc.
Price: $125 USD plus shipping SOLD
Arne Jacobsen, the Danish design icon of the mid twentieth century, came up with many classic modern chair stylings. His "Series Seven" from 1955 has never gone out of fashion. Fritz Hansen manufactured Jacobsen's furniture and his works are considered "The Real McCoy" among modern Danish chair collectors. These were made in 1981 for a ship recently beached at Alang. I have not been able to determine which one, but with the number of Northern European ferries to have been demolished at Alang in the past few years, the choices are vast. Today, knock-offs of these chairs are very popular and can be purchased in places like Ikea. But not these.
From the Fritz Hansen website:
"I have made my chairs so that they can be stacked and leave the floor open. This is very important in private homes..." -Arne Jacobsen The Series 7 by Arne Jacobsen is considered the flagship of Fritz Hansens collection, having sold five million since its conception. Consisting of a slim shell which is composed of 9 layers of veneer plus 2 layers of cotton textile and rests on a thin mirrored chrome or satin chrome steel base. The lamination process coupled with the qualities inherent in the wood make the Series 7 flexible enough to adjust to the bodys contours and movements. Series 7 is available as a stackable side chair, pedestal chair, office chair, barstool or counter stool and as a childrens chair.
Arne Jacobsen was very productive both as an architect and as a designer. His cooperation with Fritz Hansen dates back to 1934. The Ant and Series 7 chairs, 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."
The condition of most is what I would consider very good. Some are even excellent. There may be a missing rubber finale on a foot or two and the upholstery may need cleaning or replacing, but their "bones" and quality construction endure. This is a rare chance to own an "original" at a fraction of its going market price.