October 21, 2014

swan™ chair, black / leather / arne jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen Swan™ Chair in Elegance Leather Black (image copyright Stardust.com)



Arne Jacobsen Swan™ Chair in Elegance Leather Black (image copyright Stardust.com)

Arne Jacobsen Swan™ Chair in Elegance Leather Black (image copyright Stardust.com)

Arne Jacobsen Swan™ Chair in Elegance Leather Black (image copyright Stardust.com)


The original Swan™ Chair made by Fritz Hansen in Denmark. Upholstered in Black Elegance Leather by Sorensen.

Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair: Naturally Modern™. The Swan Chair was designed by Danish designer Arne Jacobsen in 1958. The legendary Swan Chair is an icon of Danish modern furniture design. Its sinuous curves and comfortable design have made it a consistent favorite ever since it was first introduced. The Swan Chair adapts naturally to virtually every body; it is a comfortable modern chair with great style. The quintessential modern classic, the Swan Chair by Arne Jacobsen is perfectly suited for any interior and any taste. Purchase the authentic Fritz Hansen Swan Chair from Stardust and receive free shipping and delivery!

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 Arne Jacobsen's grandest opportunity to put his theories of integrated design and architecture into practice. In 1958 the Swan Chair was a technologically innovative chair: no straight lines - only curves. A molded shell of synthetic material on an aluminum 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. You May Not Recognize Much Of The Work On These Pages. You Should Comprehend Its Spirit, Though, Even If You Can't Place Its Author. Over The Years, Countless Words Have Been Written About The Force Behind This, Relatively Little-known, Work And Other, Much More Publicized Ventures. It Is The Work Of Arne Jacobsen, A Man Whom Some Associate With The Post-war Glory Years At Fritz Hansen And Others With The Founding Of Industrial Design Magazine. Still Others May Curse Him For The Development Of The Office System. But There Are Those Who've Read His Lucid, If Frequently Caustic, Prose Or Are Familiar With This Practical Sense Of Whimsy And Miss The Resonance Of A Voice That Was Continually Aimed With Laser-like Precision At The Problems Of Design And The Problems With Designers. Those Who Knew Him, And Worked With Or For Him, Recall His Ability To Make The Unexpected Connections That Resulted In New Solutions, Or To Ask More Interesting Questions, Or To Dismiss The Rote Answer In Design Or Anything Else. Most Especially, They Remember His Ability To Develop An Airtight Argument With The Tools Offered By The Discipline Of Design, And By The Necessity Of Language, Thus Effectively Forcing Them To See And To Think Differently, And Always Clearly. As For The Entire Generation Of Designers Who Remain Uninitiated, Stanley Abercrombie Has Written A Forthcoming Book On Nelson, Arne Jacobsen: The Design Of Modern Design, Which Should Fill The Lacuna. Arne Jacobsen Was Not A Graphic Designer. He Called Himself, Simply, A Designer. He Practiced A Variety Of The So-called Design Disciplines During His Fifty-odd Calendar Years Of Ceaseless Professional Activity. His Formal Training Was In Architecture. He Became Extremely Well Known As A Furniture Designer, An Industrial Designer, An Interior Designer And Exhibition Designer. He Was In The Vanguard Of A Quiverful Of Design “disciplines” Which Were Only Becoming Bona Fide Professions, Or At Least Ways To Make A Living, At The Same Time He Began To Turn His Hand To Them. Or When He Began To Write About Them. Or When He Began To Do The Work That Proliferated And Sneaked In Many, Often Unexpected, Directions. Arne Jacobsen In The Course Of This Rather Remarkable Career Managed To Excel In Several Professions Requiring Skills Of Articulation Seemingly Removed From Those Of Design. He Was A Marvelous Writer. He Was A Reporter, An Editor And An Essayist. It May Be That The Designs He Wrought From The English Language Were His Greatest Designs Of All. Unfortunately, Those Essays, As Well As The Several Books And Countless Magazine Articles, Have Long Been Out Of Print. The Swan is ideal for lounge and waiting areas as well as the home. It is available in several leather types and fabric upholstery. The base is always star shaped in satin polished aluminum. The Fritz Hansen Swan Chair by Arne Jacobsen is considered by many to be one of the best furniture designs of the 20th century. Arne Jacobsen designs can be found at the MoMA New York, The Metroplitan Museum of Art New York and the Design Museum in London. If you want to learn more about Arne Jacobsen; make sure to read the Arne Jacobsen Biography.