lunes, 9 de septiembre de 2013

The Swan chair, Arne Jacobsen, 1958

The Swan is a chair and a couch designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. It is manufactured by Danish furniture manufacturerRepublic of Fritz Hansen.
Along with the Swan, Jacobsen also developed the Egg chair and other furniture which mostly did not get into mass production, like the Drop. The Swan couch is still in production.
Jacobsen not only used the Swan for the SAS Royal Hotel, he also used it for his following projects like Danmarks Nationalbank.

Manufacture and materials

The Swan has been in production at Fritz Hansen ever since. It is available in several types of leather and fabric upholstery. The base is always star shaped in satin polished aluminium.