- ARNE JACOBSEN / GRAND PRIX TABLE AND CHAIR SET
Product number: VT013
Size: Table: W120×D120×H70cm / Chair: W48×D50×H78cm
Designer name: Arne Jacobsen
Manufacturer name: Fritz Hansen
Year of design: 1957
Arne Jacobsen is a timeless and captivating architect and designer. The Grand Prix table and chairs were manufactured in the early 1920s by the long-established Danish furniture manufacturer FRITZ HANSEN, which was founded in 1872. Fritz Hansen has established a bentwood technology using steam processing that makes it possible to create lightweight and durable furniture. The shell is made up of 9 thin plywood plywoods stacked alternately with vertical and horizontal grains. Three-dimensional molding is performed by applying pressure and heat.
The masterpiece Grand Prix chair designed by Jacobsen was exhibited at the Milan Triennale in 1957 and won the Grand Prix, the highest award of the exhibition, which is the origin of the name.
Jacobsen designed the table in parallel with the chair, but due to production problems it was only sold for a short period of time and was never produced again.
Fritz Hansen has reprinted the phantom masterpiece Grand Prix table after 60 years since 2017, but this is a vintage item from that time and the shape is round and probably only one exists in Japan.
Arne Jacobsen (Denmark, 1902-1971) / About Arne Jacobsen
Arne Jacobsen, who grew up in Copenhagen, is said to have painted over the ornate Victorian wallpaper in his bedroom as a child with white paint. From an early age, he decided not to fill the walls with typical childish paintings or paint bright wallpaper in a childish blue, but to paint the walls of his room white.
White walls are popular in modern times, but at the beginning of the 20th century, white walls were by no means commonplace. I can say that.
After that, Jacobsen wanted to be a painter, but his father objected and he left home to work as a sailor on a passenger ship.
After that, his friend, the architect Fleming Lassen, recommended him to take up the path of architecture where he could make use of his talent for painting, and his talent blossomed. In 1929, together with Lassen, he presented a modernist future house for a competition, and this announcement made him one of the flag-bearers of modernism in Denmark. In 1934, he is also known for designing the "Bella Vista Housing Complex" along Bellevue Beach, which is one of his early masterpieces.
In 1940, when Denmark was occupied by Nazi Germany, he fled to Sweden out of fear of persecution. We spent until the end of World War II and resumed active design activity after the war.
Many of Jacobsen's furniture designs are examples of the modern style, his best-known work being the 1955 Seven Chair, which was used in Louis Morley's famous 1963 nude photograph of Christine Keeler. It is also famous for (It is said that the chair actually used in the photo was not the real Seven Chair, but an imitation, but it is said that this was implicit as the Seven Chair gained explosive popularity and name recognition due to this incident. are available.)
His representative works include the architecture of the Scandinavian airport building, the Danish National Bank, the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel, and the various pieces of furniture that were produced to compose the architecture. The "Ant Chair (1952)" and "Seven Chair (1955)" are said to be the most sold chairs in the world, and the "Swan Chair" and "Egg Chair" produced in 1958 also It is still loved all over the world.