• Swan lounge chair, 1958, Arne jacobsen, Fritz hansen
  • Swan lounge chair, 1958, Arne jacobsen, Fritz hansen
  • Swan lounge chair, 1958, Arne jacobsen, Fritz hansen
  • Swan lounge chair, 1958, Arne jacobsen, Fritz hansen
  • Swan lounge chair, 1958, Arne jacobsen, Fritz hansen
  • Swan lounge chair, 1958, Arne jacobsen, Fritz hansen

Swan lounge chair, 1958

Swan lounge chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen.

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.

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Swan lounge chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen.

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.

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74w x 68d x 40/77cmh

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Available in several leather types and fabric upholstery. The base is always star-shaped in satin polished aluminium.

The Swan is ideal for lounge and waiting areas as well as the home. Available in the following fabric and leather grades and colours: 

Christianshavn Selection, see fabric colours here.

Category 1: Capture, Diablo, Fame and Tonus

Category 2: Divina, Divina Melange, Divina MD, Fiord, Hallingdal, Steelcut, Steelcut Trio and Sunniva

Category 3: Comfort, Essential Black leather 

Category 4: Aura leather

Category 5:Grace, Embrace, White, Optical White, Rustic, Natural leather 

Please see the above leather grades and colours here
All fabric and leather samples are available to view at our shop or showroom.

The history of Fritz Hansen begins in 1872, where Danish cabinet-maker Fritz Hansen from Nakskov obtains a trade license in Copenhagen.

The history of Fritz Hansen begins in 1872, where Danish cabinet-maker Fritz Hansen from Nakskov obtains a trade license in Copenhagen.

In 1885 he starts a furniture production company of his own and within two years manages to establish a flourishing workshop - in central Copenhagen – where quality is already a priority.. Early on in the century, the forward-looking Christian E. Hansen, son of Fritz Hansen, starts to experiment with steam bending beech. In the Thirties, the technique is so refined that Fritz Hansen is among the world leaders in the field, which later evolves into the firm’s specialty: Furniture created in laminate wood.

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