Chair Classics: Series 7 Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen

The Series 7 Chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen in 1955. And according to them it “is by far the most sold chair in the history of Fritz Hansen and perhaps also in furniture history.” While I have a tough time believing that the Series 7 has been sold more than Robin Day‘s ubiquitous plastic school chair, it’s success and legacy is indisputable. The Series 7 was the result of Jacobsen‘s investigation of bent laminated plywood and it’s potential for mass manufacturing. Curious as to how it’s made? Take a look at this video from Core77 outlining the production process, and follow it up with this post from Dwell in you’re hungry for more knowledge.

It is now available in a myriad of colors, base options, heights, and materials, and continues to solidify it’s place as a true design classic with each year that passes (and each million that Fritz Hansen sells).


(all images c/o Fritz Hansen)


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