Modern Classics: The Series 7 Chair

Modern Classics: The Series 7 Chair

Claire Bock
Sep 12, 2012

Arne Jacobson's Series 7 chair is the best selling chair in the 137-year history of the Republic of Fritz Hansen, and unfortunately one of the most knocked off chairs around today. The Series 7 chair feels at home in any space from modern warehouse to classic mid-century modern.

Developed in 1955 as a further advancement on Arne Jacobson's Ant chair using the pressure molded wood veneer technique for the body. The chair is a masterpiece in the development of the lamination technique for furniture design. The body of the Series 7 chair is molded to fit the body and made up of layers of sturdy beech wood. The outer veneer is available in a range of nine different veneers.

1. Carefully curated colors blend together effortlessly, House to Home
2. Basic white from the October issue of Living Etc
3. The lacquered hot pink version adds pop to a stark workspace Stardust Modern Design
4. Sleek and contemporary, House and Home
5. The wood veneer version gives the chair a mid century modern feel Apartment Therapy

6. The front upholstered version in the MOMA café in NY, Fritz Hansen
7. A working dining space with vintage Fritz Hansen chairs, Dwell Magazine
8. The Series 7 chair adds warmth to a warehouse loft, Fritz Hansen
9. A calming influence in a boathouse, Fritz Hansen
10. The utilitarian version of the Series 7 juxtaposed in a glamorous space, Fritz Hansen

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