Series 7

More than 100.000 different styles. Meet the world’s most personal chair.

Colours in perfect shape.

To celebrate the chair that has sold more than seven million copies so far, Fritz Hansen asked the Danish artist Tal R to pick nine new colours for the Series 7™ chair.

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60 years in perfect shape.

The Series 7™ chair comes i a variety of shapes and surfaces.

Crafted to last a lifetime.

We are still dedicated to the best materials mother earth can provide, a meticulous attention to detail and a dedicated passion towards authentic craftmanship.

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Mik Strøyberg

Entrepreneur, New York

Cathrine Nissen

Radio Host, Copenhagen

Jeremias Benedikt

Propreietor, Berlin

Yasuhiro Mihara

Fashion Designer, Tokyo

 This is my chair

Meet Mik, Cathrine, Jeremias & Yasuhiro.
4 inspiring personalities with their favourite 7 chair – on their home turf.

Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971)

The cooperation between Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen dates back to 1934. He was very productive both as an architect and a designer and is by far the most important and significant

architect for Fritz Hansen. In this section, you can explore some of his most famous and interesting projects from Denmark and abroad.

1934: Bellavista Klampenborg

The Bella Vista Housing Complex was built in the years 1931 to 1934 – with Arne Jacobsen as the architect. AJ wanted to exploit the lovely view of the Sea and made the complex as a three wing house overviewing a large lawn with few trees.

Jacobsen was inspired by Bauhaus, but surpassed the Bauhaus Architecture in care and elegance*.

*Source: Arne Jacobsen, book by Carsten Thau & Kjeld Vindum

1952: The Ant Chair

Arne Jacobsen needed a light, stackable chair for the lunchroom at Novo. He allied himself with Fritz Hansen Eftf. (1952) and designed the first plywood chair with a continuous double-curved seat/back shell. The chair consists of only two parts: the shell built up of nine layers of veneer

and a three-legged frame of thin tubular steel.
The Ant marks a turning point in Jacobsen’s career as a designer. It represents an ingenious simplification of the concept of a modern, industrially manufactured chair.

1955: Series 7

Series 7 is the only product in the Arne Jacobsen collection which was not designed for a special project. It was made to counter the criticism of the Ant chair, which was regarded as being too “less is more”.

The “Sevener” was primarily conceived as an armchair and it was also the armchair (3207) that Jacobsen himself considered most important.

1957: Munkegaard Elementary School

1948-1957 –  The baby boom after the 2nd world war made it necessary to build schools on a large scale – both in Denmark and abroad. The Munkegaard Elementary School with its integrated pavilions

and small and intimate scale stands out as an important contribution to the debate about school constructions and was published in several international books about schools.

1958: SAS Royal Hotel

The SAS Royal Hotel originally also hosted the check-in terminal of the Airline SAS and consequently brought an international climate to the capital of Denmark.
A piece of architecture with a touch of modern,

relaxed comfort, a greyish-green palette and a very successful combination of a shell building in strict and straight lines and beautiful iconic furniture in organic curves.

1961: The Danish National Bank

Arne Jacobsen’s last project before he died in March 1971. In 1961 the National bank announced a closed competition for a new extension including new facilities for printing bank notes.

Arne Jacobsen’s project was chosen because it was the only one that completely – and even more fully than expected – satisfied the functional requirements*. The Lily chair (3208 & 3108) is especially designed for this project and is used throughout the rooms.

*Source: Arne Jacobsen, book by Carsten Thau & Kjeld Vindum

1964: St. Catherine’s College

Alan Bullock’s,  the founding master of St. Catherine’s College, visit to the Munkegaard Elementary School was decisive in his choice of architect for the new college in Oxford.

He states:” The architect of the new St. Catherine’s College should be someone who wouldn’t be affected by Oxford’s almost suffocating feeling of being unable to escape from the past.”

B. 1902
  1. 1902 Arne Jacobsen
  2. 1934 Bellavista
  3. 1952 The Ant Chair
  4. 1955 Series 7
  5. 1957 Munkegaard Elementary School
  6. 1958 SAS Royal Hotel
  7. 1961 The Danish National Bank
  8. 1964 St. Catherine's College
D. 1971

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When a chair is so timeless, yet so full of personality, it will fit in every company.


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