Armchair (swivel)

Fritz Hansen

Swan chair (1958), Arne Jacobsen

Introduced in 1958 by Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen (1902–1971), the Swan chair is one of his most iconic pieces of furniture. Initially designed for the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, along with the equally well-known Egg (as pictured below), the Swan was created from a moulded shell on an aluminum swivel base. It was technologically innovative for the time, as there were no straight lines. Jacobsen also used it in several of his following projects, such as the Nationalbank of Denmark. The design of the Swan has little changed over the years and it has been in production at Fritz Hansen ever since.

Jacobsen’s equally famous Egg chair:

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