Grand Prix Chair des. Arne Jacobsen, 1957 (made by Fritz Hansen)
The Grand Prix™ chair is a chair with graphic edge. It was 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. The celebrated chair comes in both a steel or wood base and can be customised through a series of colours, wood types and upholstery.
Shown here in black stained ash with chrome legs, this is a non-stock item, lead time 4-6 weeks. If you order this chair on this page, you will receive this specification - lead time 6-8 weeks. However, multiple seat colour and base variants are available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org / 01274 530770 / visit our expert staff in store for more information. Made to order furniture has a lead time of 6-8 weeks.
About Arne Jacobsen
As a child growing up in Copenhagen, it’s said that Jacobsen painted over the Victorian wallpaper in his bedroom. Young Arne didn’t cover his walls with typical childish drawings or paint the ornate wallpaper boyish blue – he decided to paint his room entirely white. This decision may seem typical today, but in the early twentieth century white walls were not yet in fashion. From the very beginning, Jacobsen was ahead of his time.
Jacobsen’s creative process centered on his strict consideration of detail. For more than half of the twentieth century, his ideas shaped the landscape of Danish design, rippling out from Scandinavia to influence architects and designers around the world.
About Fritz Hansen
Fritz Hansen is an exclusive, international design brand whose timeless collection unites world-famous classic and contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories.
Founded in Denmark in 1872, the company has a long history of collaborating with leading international designers to bring their visionary concepts to life. From Jacobsen in the 50s to Lissoni and Hayon today, Fritz Hansen is all about the finest form and function.