In 1955, Arne Jacobsen wrote history with the Series 7 collection - within both design and craftsmanship. The Series 7 Chair is beautiful yet functional, and is by far the most sold chair in furniture history. This pressure-molded veneer chair radiates timeless appeal and remains highly sought after for the simplicity of its design today. Series 7 Counter Stool is also available.Material & Feature:
- Structure: pressure molded sliced veneer with natural oak or American walnut, black and white finish
- Polished #304 grade stainless steel with chrome finish
- All upholstery materials and fill content are non-toxic and fire-resistant
The three-legged Ant Chair (1951) sold in the millions and is considered a classic today. It consists of two simple elements: tubular steel legs and a springy seat and back formed out of a continuous piece of plywood in a range of vivid colors.
Jacobsen began training as a mason before studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, where he won a silver medal for a chair that was then exhibited at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. Influenced by Le Corbusier, Gunnar Asplund and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Jacobsen embraced a functionalist approach from the outset. He was among the first to introduce modernist ideas to Denmark and create industrial furniture that built on the country's craft-based design heritage.
First among Jacobsen's important architectural commissions was the Bellavista housing project in Copenhagen (1930-1934). His best-known and most fully integrated works are the SAS Air Terminal and the Royal Hotel Copenhagen, for which Jacobsen designed every detail, from sculptural furnishings such as his elegant Swan and Egg Chairs (1957-1958) to textiles, lighting, ashtrays and cutlery.
During the 1960s, Jacobsen's most important work was a unified architectural and interior design scheme for St. Catherine's College, Oxford, which, like his earlier work for the Royal Hotel, involved the design of site-specific furniture. Jacobsen's work remains appealing and fresh today, combining free-form sculptural shapes with the traditional attributes of Scandinavian design, material and structural integrity.