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Dot & Dot High Stools 

Arne Jacobsen, 1954

The Dot Stool was developed by Fritz Hansen in the 50’s around the same time as Arne Jacobsen created the Ant chair. While creating the chair Arne Jacobsen spent a lot of time at the Fritz Hansen factory testing, refining and finalizing his project. The result of the collaboration was presented to the market in 1954 as a three legged stool in veneer. In 1970 the stool was revitalized as we know it today, with four legs.

The shell is in pressure molded veneer. The seat can be clad in premium leather. Actually, it uses leather left over from the crafting of the Egg and the Swan. Light-weight and easy to stack. Practical for providing extra seats in the home.  

Dimensions Base steel tubes Ø14 mm.  Height 44 or 65 cm – Seat Ø34 cm

Warranty Fritz Hansen offer up to 20 years limited warranty if the products are registered online at fritzhansen.com/my-fh

 Height 44 cm

Black ash / chrome

Walnut / chrome

Buffed Lava Grey leather / chrome

Walnut Wild leather / chrome

Black Intense leather / matt black

Ria White + Purple fabric / warm graphite

Ria Grey + Beige + White fabric / warm graphite

 Height 65 cm

3 legs

Black ash / chrome

Walnut / chrome

Walnut Wild leather / chrome

Buffed Lava Grey leather / chrome

Black Intense leather / matt black

4 legs

Black ash / chrome

Walnut / chrome

 Walnut Wild leather / chrome

Black Intense leather / matt black

 Height 76 cm

Black ash / chrome

Walnut / chrome

Walnut Wild leather / chrome

Black Intense leather / matt black

Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen is born on February 11, 1902 in Copenhagen. His father, Johan Jacobsen, is a wholesale trader in safety pins and snap fasteners. His mother, Pouline Jacobsen, a bank clerk, paints floral motifs in her spare time. The family lived in a typical Victorian style home. As a contrast to his parents’ overly decorated taste, Arne paints his room in white.

 

Background & school relations

He met the Lassen brothers at Nærum Boarding School: later, Flemming Lassen was to become his partner in a series of architectural projects. Arne Jacobsen is a restless pupil, always up to pranks, with a self-deprecating humour. Already as a child, he showed an extraordinary talent for drawing and depicting nature through scrupulous studies. He wants to be painter, but his father felt that architect was a more sensible choice.

 

The Pleasant and the necessary trips abroad

Jacobsen’s travelling begin already in his twenties, when he went to sea to New York. Then followed an apprenticeship as a bricklayer in Germany and a series of study and drawing excursions to Italy. Jacobsen produced some of his finest watercolours during this period, capturing atmospheres and shapes accurately and carefully. From the beginning of his career, Jacobsen turned his gaze abroad, without abandoning Danish traditions.

 

Arne Jacobsen behind the design

Jacobsen production reflects his personality: an insistent, perfectionist modernist, to whom no detail was trivial, although the main picture was basically black/white and unambiguous. On the other hand, the nature-loving botanist and jovial family man: like him, his work is precise and warm, Danish and universal, modern and timeless.