The Swan Chair 3320 by Arne Jacobsen

The Swan Chair 3320 by Arne Jacobsen

One of the better-known and still very popular designs by Arne Jacobsen. He designed the Swan chair in 1958 along with The Egg Chair as part of a larger commission to design every aspect of the Royal Copenhagen Hotel in Denmark.

This project was Arne Jacobsen’s chance to put into practice his theories of integrated design and architecture.

Swan-and-Egg chair in the SAS-foyet in Copenhagen
Swan-and-Egg chair in lounge area of the SAS Hotel in Copenhagen

The Swan chair is unique in its design, featuring only curves and no straight lines – which is also true of the Egg chair. Both chairs were intended for the lobby and lounge areas of the hotel. Both original design chairs were developed in Jacobsen’s garage in his home in Klampenborg, north of Copenhagen. They have been in production by Fritz Hansen ever since.

Swan chair in wool fabric by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
Vintage tan leather Swan chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen

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