The Pot chair

Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959

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The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959

The Pot was first published in 1960, at the same time as the iconic Egg and Swan armchairs and the Drop chair, all designed by Arne Jacobsen for the famous SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The Pot was used in the Orchid Bar and the marvellous Winter Garden, as well as on every landing after the lift. Not least because of these more discreet locations, it never enjoyed the same recognition as the rest of the collection, and its production run was short-lived.

The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959

Fritz Hansen has revived it with a number of improvements, including luxurious upholstery in contemporary colours that further enhance the comfort of this low armchair that welcomes without isolating from the rest of the environment. Like many of Arne Jacobsen's creations, the Pot has an aesthetic that is both contemporary and vintage, as relevant today as it was in the late 50s.

The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959
The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959

‘The Pot was a forgotten armchair that deserved to be reissued. I consider it one of Jacobsen's calmest and most airy creations, a bit like a leaf floating in the air. The chair is surprisingly comfortable and spacious, and the slightly more luxurious 2018 version is a tribute to Arne Jacobsen's more modest version, the apostle of less is more’ (Christian Andresen, Head of Design at Fritz Hansen). 

Dimensions H70 x W75,5 x D60 cm – Seat height 42,7 cm
Base chrome or brown bronze
Warranty Fritz Hansen offer up to 20 years limited warranty if the products are registered online at fritzhansen.com/my-fh

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The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959
The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959

Capture 6001
(price group 1) / chrome

Capture 6001
(price group 1) / brown bronze

The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959
The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959

Christianshavn 1174
(price group 0) / chrome

Christianshavn 1174
(price group 0) / brown bronze

The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959
The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959

Christianshavn 1133
(price group 0) / chrome

Capture 5901
(price group 1) / brown bronze

The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959
The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959

Christianshavn 1153
(price group 0) / chrome

Christianshavn 1171
(price group 0) / brown bronze

The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959
The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959

Capture 5901
(price group 1) / chrome

Capture 4801
(price group 1) / brown bronze

The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959
The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959

Essential black leather
(price group 3) / chrome

Essential black leather
(price group 3) / brown bronze

The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959
The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959

Grace walnut leather
(price group 5) / chrome

Grace walnut leather
(price group 5) / brown bronze

The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959
The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959
The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959
The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959
The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959
The Pot chair Fritz Hansen – Arne Jacobsen, 1959

Arne Jacobsen

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.