"A CHAIR IS ONLY FINISHED WHEN SOMEONE SITS IN IT", AS HANS WEGNER SAID. WE TEND TO AGREE. THE SELECTION OF A CHAIR IS, INDEED, QUITE PERSONAL.
The Series 7™ chair is an icon in modern furniture history, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1955. Its unique shape is timeless and incredibly versatile, displaying character without overpowering the eye. The chair is made from 9 layers of pressure moulded veneer for strength, flexibility and durability despite its slender form. This is the most popular design within Fritz Hansen’s chair collection.
The 3107 has slim yet strong steel-tubed legs that complement the shell’s curved profile. Legs extend just beyond the edge of the seat, allowing chairs to be easily arranged in rows or stacked for storage. The base/legs are discreetly mounted to a circular disc beneath the seat further enhancing the clean, minimal aesthetic of Jacobsen’s design.
The original Series 7 chair is the 3207. It was launched in 1955 at the H55 international design exhibition in Sweden as Arne Jacobsen’s reply to the criticism he received for the Ant chair. The 3207 provided a striking response with perfectly proportioned armrests that follow the contours of the curved backrest while extending the smooth lines of the rear legs to create a perfectly balanced and supremely comfortable design.
The height-adjustable 3117 swivel chair features an elevated five-legged steel base with high-quality aluminium capped castors, originally designed by Jørgen Rasmussen in 1965 for the KEVI chair. The castor’s twin-wheeled design improves manoeuvrability, and customers have a choice of hard or soft wheels that glide smoothly on a range of surfaces without damaging the floor.