Grand Prix™ Chair - Walnut / Walnut - des. Arne Jacobsen, 1957 (made by Fritz Hansen)


The Grand Prix™ chair is an iconic Arne Jacobsen design with a 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. 

Wooden walnut legs are angled smoothly outwards in this design, mimicking the steel legs of Jacobsen’s other plywood chairs. This is one of the few Arne Jacobsen chair designs with wooden legs (and as such it is not stackable). 

At the time of writing we have one in stock but this may vary. Lead times for non-stock items are 6-8 weeks. Grand Prix is available in other finishes, please contact our expert staff for help on / 01274 531163 Weds - Sun.

Product Details: 

  • Model: 4130
  • Shell: Clear Lacquered Veneer / Walnut
  • Base: Clear Lacquered Veneer / Walnut
  • Seat height: 46 cm
  • Feet with felt: No

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.