Happy birthday to a pair of iconic chairs. Arne Jacobsen would have been proud.
It’s 60 years since Arne Jacobsen brought the covetable Egg and Swan chairs to life.
Now, to mark the 60th anniversary, Fritz Hansen has updated them for a limited-edition Arne Jacobsen Anniversary Collection.
Available at The Conran Shop, the new collection salutes the silhouettes of the iconic designs but gives them a fresh coat; buttery leather, smooth wool and a 23-karat gold coated base.
Originally conceived for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen in 1958, Jacobsen’s sculptural seats were undoubtedly his lasting global legacy and they have been design icons ever since. They were technologically innovative for their time: no straight lines, just seductive curves.
Designed for the lobby and lounge areas, their semi-enveloping shapes were an update on a wing chair (a gentlemen’s club classic), with the taller Egg chair offering opportunities for privacy and conversational intimacy in the context of a public space – so no wonder it’s still a favourite in hotel lobbies and meeting rooms around the world.
Jacobsen’s famous designs live on with this fresh, modern spin on his sculptural forms.
With only 1,958 of each in circulation (honouring the year they were created), they’re investment pieces that are bound to become another coveted classic.
With a heritage that symbolises cocktail-lounge glamour , the Egg and Swan may be 60 years old, but their style and popularity show no sign of cracking.
Each chair will feature a special 60th anniversary leather engraving, with numbering and is available until stock runs out. A small luxury booklet will be delivered as gift with each purchased Swan Chair. EggTM Chair: £11,137 SwanTM Chair: £6,187, both available from The Conran Shop.