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Fritz Hansen

Fritz Hansen

Grand Prix Chair – Wooden legs

design 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.

Thanks to new production methods, the Grand Prix Chair is now available again in its original version, with a wooden base. 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. Above all, thanks to its wooden legs, it once again finds its place in luxurious living rooms. 

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

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

Ready made Grand Prix Chairs

Grand Prix Chair
oak
595 €

Grand Prix Chair
walnut
595 €

Grand Prix Chair
black-coloured ash
570 €

Grand Prix Chair
white-coloured ash
570 €

Grand Prix Chair
grey-coloured ash
570 €

Grand Prix Chair
oak + front upholstery
Steelcut Trio 133
(price group 2)

779 €

Grand Prix Chair
walnut + front upholstery
Hallingdal 130
(price group 2)
779 €

Grand Prix Chair
oak + front upholstery
Comfort Light Bordeaux
(price group 3)
949 €

Grand Prix Chair
oak + front upholstery
leather Essential noisette
(price group 3)
949 €

Grand Prix Chair
oak + front upholstery
leather Essential noir
(price group 3)
949 €

Grand Prix Chair
walnut + front upholstery
leather Essential stone
(price group 3)
949 €

Grand Prix Chair
walnut + front upholstery
leather Soft cognac
(price group 4)
1089 €

Grand Prix Chair
walnut fully upholstered
Hallingdal 130
(price group 2)
1035 €

Grand Prix Chair
oak fully upholstered
leather Essential noir
(price group 3)
1379 €

Grand Prix Chair
black ash fully upholstered
leather Essential noir
(price group 3)
1379 €

customize your coloured Grand Prix Chair

Grand Prix Chair - coloured ash
(wood grain visible)
570 €

deposit for free samples (shell / legs)
95 €

shell 

legs

oak

walnut

white

black

nine grey

Examples: 

burnt yellow / black

wild rose / white

lavender blue / oak

midnight blue / oak

evergreen / walnut

deep clay / grey

white / grey

Venetian red  / black

black / white

customize your coloured Grand Prix Chair

Grand Prix Chair
front upholstered
from 699 €

Grand Prix Chair
fully upholstered
from 959 €

deposit for free samples (fabric / leather / wood)
95 €

 fabrics and leathers

Nota Bene Available upholstery for Grand Prix is : Christiansvan, Canvas, Capture, Diablo, Fame, Remix, Tonus, Divina, Divina Melange, Divina MD, Fiord, Hallingdal, Re-wool, Steelcut, Steelcut Trio, Sunniva, Comfort + leathers Essential, Soft, Grace, Embrace, Rustik & Natural.

legs

oak

walnut

white

black

nine grey

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.