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Grand Prix Chair
Arne Jacobsen, 1957

The Grand Prix Chair was designed by the architect and designer Arne Jacobsen in 1957, and presented that same year at the Designers’ Spring Exhibition at the Danish Museum of Art & Design in Copenhagen. 

Originally called the 3130 model, it was renamed after obtaining the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale in 1957. The Grand Prix Chair was then produced with wooden legs, which were subsequently replaced by the metal legs of the 3107 chair.

Grand Prix Chair wooden legs

After being abandoned in favor of the metal leg version because it was too expensive to produce, the Grand Prix chair with wooden legs is once again available thanks to new and more efficient production methods.

Thanks to its splendid legs, the Grand Prix chair is reinvested in the most opulent living rooms. The attention to detail and the unique shape of its design make it a timeless classic, as relevant today as it was 50 years ago

Dimensions W50 x D51 x H83 cm – seat height 43 or 46 cm

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

unupholstered shell

Noyer

ChĂŞne

FrĂŞne Blanc

FrĂŞne Nine Grey

FrĂŞne Noir

unupholstered shell

There are two options: either the shell has a front upholstery that leaves the wood visible on the back side, or it is upholstered and fully covered with fabric or leather.

Grand-Prix with front upholstery

oak
+ Steelcut Trio 133 

oak
+ Comfort Light Bordeaux

oak
+ leather Essential walnut 

oak
+ leather Essential black

walnut
+ Hallingdal 130

walnut
+ leather Soft cognac 

walnut
+ leather Essential stone 

Grand-Prix with fully upholstered shell

walnut
+ Hallingdal 130

oak
+ black leather

black coloured ash
+ black leather

Grand Prix Chair metal legs

The Grand-Prix chair with metal legs is both stackable and lightweight. The shell and base are available in several finishes that allow you to customize your chair to fit a multitude of environments, from the kitchen to the living room.

Dimensions W48 x D51 x H83 cm – Seat height 43, 46 or 48 cm

Materials Plywood shell with wood veneer or coloured ash (wood grain visible) – steel tube legs, chromed or powder-coated

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

unupholstered shell

oak

oak

black  

walnut

walnut 

white

pale rose 

wild rose 

paradise orange 

venetian red 

true yellow 

burnt yellow 

lavender blue 

dusk blue 

midnight blue 

olive green 

evergreen 

light beige 

deep clay 

nine grey 

upholstered shell

There are two options: either the shell of the chair has a front upholstery that leaves the wood visible on the back side, or it is upholstered and fully covered with fabric or leather.

wood + front upholstery

fully upholstered

Grand Prix Chair swivel base

The Grand-Prix swivel chair is available in 3 versions: non-upholstered shell, shell with front padding and fully upholstered shell.

Height adjustable between 44 and 56 cm.

Shell and base available in many finishes.

Dimensions W52 x D47,7 x H82,2-94,2 cm – seat height 44-56 cm

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

unupholstered shell

oak

walnut

deep clay 

midnight blue

upholstered shell

There are two options: either the shell of the chair has a front upholstery that leaves the wood visible on the back side, or it is upholstered and fully covered with fabric or leather.

â–¸ with front upholstery

â–¸ fully upholstered

light beige
+ Hallingdal 103

olive green
+ Fiord 961

oak
+ Sunniva 233

walnut
+ Grace dark brown leather

Vanir 773

Christianshavn 1120

Natural leather

Grand Prix Bar chair

The Grand-Prix bar chair is available in 3 versions: non-upholstered shell, shell with front padding and fully upholstered shell.

Seat height 64 or 76 cm.

Shell and base available in many finishes.

Seat Height 64 or 76 cm

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

unupholstered shell

oak

walnut

deep clay 

midnight blue

white

upholstered shell

There are two options: either the shell of the chair has a front upholstery that leaves the wood visible on the back side, or it is upholstered and fully covered with fabric or leather.

â–¸ with front upholstery

â–¸ fully upholstered

light beige
+ Hallingdal 103

olive green
+ Fiord 961

oak
+ Sunniva 233

walnut
+ Grace dark brown leather

Vanir 773

Christianshavn 1120

Hallingdal 166

Natural leather

Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen was 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.