Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Swan Chairs Iin Bouclé
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Swan Chairs Iin Bouclé
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Swan Chairs Iin Bouclé
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Swan Chairs Iin Bouclé
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Swan Chairs Iin Bouclé
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Swan Chairs Iin Bouclé
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Swan Chairs Iin Bouclé
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Swan Chairs Iin Bouclé
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Swan Chairs Iin Bouclé
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Swan Chairs Iin Bouclé

Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Swan Chairs Iin Bouclé

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Vintage pair of early swan chairs newly recovered in bouclé.

The Swan chair was designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the same architect and designer who created the Egg chair. Alongside the Egg chair, the Swan chair was originally crafted for the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen (also architected by Jacobsen). The chair let hotel guests spin its swivel base and rotate 360 degrees to take in the bustling hotel atmosphere, while cocooned in comfort. As a chair with no straight lines, the Swan was a technological innovation in furniture design. Created in the Danish modern style, the chair swiftly became an icon.

A Feat of Engineering
Prior to designing the Swan chair, Jacobsen (and other furniture designers of his generation) were constrained by the pliability of the materials they used, which at the time, were stiff and difficult to sculpt. However, the introduction of molded foam — a new, flexible material — rewrote the rules. Through experimentation with the new product, Jacobsen found the freedom to shape fluid curves and single-piece molded shells.