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Fritz Hansen

chaise Série 7 Velours


design Arne Jacobsen, 1955

Italian velvet adds a touch of softness, elegance and luxury to Arne Jacobsen's iconic Series 7. Powder coated legs in Brown Bronze add nuance and subtle sophistication. 

The shell is steam bent in one piece made out of 9 layers of veneer. These layers are always lined with Indian cotton on the inside. Velvet is 100% cotton. 

Dimensions  L50 x P52 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 Velvet
velours gris phoque
634 €

Series 7 Velvet
velours gris brun
634 €

Series 7 Velvet
velours noir
634 €

Series 7 Velvet
ochre
634 €

Series 7 Velvet
forest green
634 €

Series 7 Velvet
dark plum
634 €

Series 7 Velvet
misty rose
634 €

Series 7 Velvet
midnight blue
634 €

Series 7 Velvet
grey blue
634 €

Series 7 Velvet
autumn red
634 €

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.