The Swan Lounge Chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen in Denmark. Graceful contours and soft curved lines give the Swan chair a rich demure look. The cooperation between Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen dates back to 1934. But in was in 1952 the break-through came with the Ant™. It was succeeded by the Series 7™ in 1955. This propelled his and Fritz Hansen's names into furniture history. Arne Jacobsen was very productive both as an architect and as a designer. At the end of the 50s Arne Jacobsen designed the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, and for that project the Egg™, the Swan™, the Swan™ sofa and Series 3300™. Arne Jacobsen was and is an admired and outstanding designer. While the significance of Arne Jacobsen's buildings was less appreciated, his furniture and other design work have become national and international heritage. Arne Jacobsen designed The Swan as well as the Egg 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 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. 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.
No straight lines - only curves. A moulded shell of synthetic material on an aluminum star swivel base. A layer of cold foam covers the shell, and fabric of leather in a wide range of colors is added. The Swan, Egg and swan sofa were designed in 1958 for the lobby and lounge areas in the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The shell is polyurethane foam with glass fiber reinforcement. The seat carrier consists of a spindle of diameter 28 mm automate steel and an assembly plate of 5 mm steel sheet. The individual parts are welded and surface treated with matt zinc. The base consists of a satin chromed, turnable center part of welded steel tubing (diameter 38 x 2 mm) and a 4-star base in injection molded aluminum. The leg ferrules are molded black polyamide. The Swan comes with leather or fabric upholstery. The Swan comes with automatic return (model 3329). The Swan is upholstered with cold cured foam and covered with fabric or leather. Standard fabric for the Swan includes Kvadrat Hallingdal (70% wool and 30% viscose), Tonus (90% wool and 10% nylon), Bass (92% worsted wool and 8% nylon) and Topas (100% pure worsted wool) as well as leather.
Arne was one of Denmark's most influential 20th century architects and designers. Both his buildings and products, like his Swan and Egg Chairs, combine modernist ideals with a Nordic love of naturalism. Months before his death in 1971, Arne Jacobsen reflected on his career. "The fundamental factor is proportion," he concluded. "Proportion is precisely what makes the old Greek temples beautiful...And when we look at some of the most admired buildings of the Renaissance or the Baroque, we notice that they are all well-proportioned. That is the essential thing."