Le Grand Prix Chair
Fritz Hansen


These 6 Grand Prix chairs are designed in the fifties by Arne Jakobson for the Danish company Fritz Hansen.

The Grand Prix chair was designed in 1955 and introduced at the Designers’ Spring Exhibition at the Danish Museum of Art & Design in 1957. Later that year, the chair was displayed at the Triennale in Milan where it received the Grand Prix, the finest distinction of the exhibition. These 6 chairs are fully upholstered in orange leatherette and in good vintage condtion. As seen on the pictures the chairs have small tiny holes on the backside from backrests. But hardly to see from a standing up position. A few chairs have a small tear from about 5 mm. See the pictures.

The designer: Arne Jacobson 1902-1971

t is said that as a child growing up in Copenhagen, Arne Jacobsen painted over the Victorian wallpaper in his bedroom. But young Arne did not cover his walls with typical childish drawings or paint the ornate wallpaper boyish blue. Instead, he decided to paint his room entirely white. His decision may seem commonplace today, but in the early twentieth century white walls were not yet in fashion. From the very beginning, Arne Jacobsen was ahead of his time.

(Source: Fritz Hansen)


Product Specification

Designer Arne Jacobsen
Maker Fritz Hansen
Period 1960-1969
Origin Denmark
Style Arne Jacobsen
Materials Faux leather, steel
Condition Fair, Shows some little tiny holes as big as a pinhead from previous use but remains in fair condition.
Dimensions Arne Jacobsen

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