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Fritz Hansen

Series 7 chair colour


design Arne Jacobsen, 1955

The Series 7 chair is a timeless icon of Danish design. It is by far the best-selling chair in Fritz Hansen's history, and possibly even furniture history. Its variation in new shell and base colours by Carla Sozzani gives it a new youth without altering its classicism.

The pressure moulded veneer chair is a further development of the classic Ant™ chair. The four-legged stackable chair can be seen as the culmination of the use of the lamination technique.

Dimensions W50 cm x D52 x H82 cm – seat height 46 cm

Warranty  Fritz Hansen offer up to 20 years limited warranty if the products are registered at fritzhansen.com

Series 7 coloured ash
(wood grain visible)
385 €

Series 7 lacquered
(smooth surface)
399 €

deposit for free sample
96 €

16 shell colours

7 base colours

pale rose

wild rose

paradise orange

venetian red

true yellow

burnt yellow

lavender blue

dusk blue

midnight blue

olive green


light beige

deep clay


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.