Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen

Auction Lot 35286341
ARNE JACOBSEN (Denmark, 1902 – 1971) for FRITZ HANSEN.
Set of six "Series 7" armchairs, model 3107.

Estimated Value : 3,800 - 4,500 €
End of Auction: 07 Mar 2024 12:04
Remaining time: 2024-03-07 12:04:00 GMT+01:00
Next bid: 2600



ARNE JACOBSEN (Denmark, 1902 – 1971) for FRITZ HANSEN.
Set of six "Series 7" armchairs, model 3107.
Upholstered again in cognac-colored analine leather, chromed steel tube frame.
Molded plywood shell and chrome-plated steel tube frame.
Produced by Fritz Hansen.
Freshly reupholstered by a professional furniture upholsterer.
Has small signs of wear.
Measurements: 76 cm. height; 46.5 cm (seat height).
Aniline leather is made from untanned hides. The skin has a completely natural bare surface on which all natural markings are visible. This helps highlight the skin's character. The leather is full grain, which means that the natural surface structure is preserved. Aniline leather changes over time from use and exposure to light and quickly acquires a natural patina.
The 3207 chair is the evolution of the FH 3107 but with armrests. Model 3107, designed in 1955 by Arne Jacobsen and belonging to the Series 7, is by far the best-selling chair in the history of the Fritz Hansen firm, and perhaps also in the history of furniture. The molded seat is an evolution of that of the Ant Chair, an earlier design by the same creator, and its laminate structure represents the culmination of this construction technique. In fact, the visionary Jacobsen fully exploited the possibilities of laminate to reach perfection in an iconic form.
Architect and designer, Arne Jacobsen studied four years at the Copenhagen School of Construction, then entering the Faculty of Architecture of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Among his most notable architectural works are St. Catherine's College in Oxford, the SAS Hotel in Copenhagen, the headquarters of the National Bank of Denmark in the same city, and the Royal Danish Embassy in London. As a designer, he has created furniture that has become classics, including the “Ant” chair (1951) and the “Swan” and “Egg” chairs designed for the SAS hotel. He is also known for his model 3107 chair from 1955, also called “Chair number 7”, of which more than five million copies were sold, starring alongside Christine Keeler in the iconic portrait of Lewis Morley. His other contribution to popular culture in the media is his designer cutlery, with spoons for both hands, which were chosen for the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” for their futuristic look. The key to the success of Jacobsen's works is found in his elegant and essential design, and we can currently find them in collections such as those of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London or the MoMA in New York, among many others.
The Danish firm Fritz Hansen, founded in 1872, manufactures original, unique, functional and innovative contemporary design furniture. It manufactures its products in its facilities in the north of Copenhagen, creating each piece in close cooperation with internationally renowned designers and architects. Among its collection stands out: the EggChair armchair and the Swan armchair, the Series 7 chair, the Ant chair or the Oxford chair by designer Arne Jacobsen, as well as the tables and armchairs designed by the Danes PietHein and PoulKjaerholm.


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