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Price on Application : Early vintage Jacobsen Swan sofa
Arne Jacobsen Swan sofa, Fritz Hansen
Danish Modern Classics

Price on Application : Early vintage Jacobsen Swan sofa

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Early model Swan Sofa with original, patinated leather upholstery. Without doubt one of the furniture classics of the 20th century. Designed by Arne Jacobsen (1902 - 1971) in 1957 for the SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen.

This piece produced in 1963, the first year of production for retail sale.

Strong leather patina.

Made by Fritz Hansen, Denmark.

For more than half of the twentieth century, Arne Jacobsen’s ideas shaped the landscape of Danish design, rippling out from Scandinavia to influence architects and designers around the world. He managed to direct projects ranging from complex buildings like Danmarks National Bank to detailed challenges as humble as a special teaspoon for his cutlery set, working with a relatively small studio staff driven by an unquenchable need to create. 

Jacobsen’s creative process centered on his strict consideration of detail. He brought his visions to life for patrons and builders with scrupulous, hand-painted watercolours. In any given year, Jacobsen managed to design what others might be happy to produce in five. (Text - Fritz Hansen)