Iconic, Graphic, Classic: Arne Jacobsen Side Chairs

Iconic, Graphic, Classic: Arne Jacobsen Side Chairs

Recently I've been enjoying glimpses of Arne Jacobsen's various side chairs from the 1950s. Versatile and low-key enough to let a bold table shine, these chairs can also hold their own with their graphic profiles and often bright colors.

A Danish architect and designer, Jacobsen created the Ant chair (originally with three legs) in 1952, followed by the closely related 3107 ("Seven") chair in 1955, among many other pieces furniture, including the famous Egg Chair. Here's a sampling of inspiring scenarios from around the web featuring two of his iconic, stackable side chairs.

Images above:

#1 — A punch of blue (Seven chair) from Marie Claire Maison

#2 — Bright Myren (Ant) chairs from a beautiful Sneak Peak on Design*Sponge

#3 — A simple, clean dining scene from Design Manifest

#4 — More red Ants, from the Republic of Fritz Hansen

#5 — Desert meets modern from Barbara Hill Design

To buy the original Ant chair, Series 7 chair and more by Arne Jacobsen:

Republic of Fritz Hansen
Design Within Reach
Hive Modern

Images: as linked above

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