Arne Jacobsen - Fritz Hansen - Chair, Stacking chair (1) - Butterfly chair 3107 series (Lot 2 )

Arne Jacobsen - Fritz Hansen - Chair, Stacking chair (1) - Butterfly chair 3107 series (Lot 2 )
Denmark - 1995 - Steel (stainless), Wood

This 1995 Butterfly chair is in excellent condition. Looks almost like new, which is quite special for Butterfly chairs from 1995. No cracks in the back of the plywood which is really important with these type of chairs.

Will be packed with great care and sent with insurance. The chair print can differ slightly from the pictures because I have a lot more available. All chairs are in excellent condition as described.

Width: 46 cm
Depth: 49 cm
Height: 75 cm
Seat Height: 42 cm

The beautiful “Butterfly” chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1955 for Fritz Hansen. The chrome four-legged chair with a beautiful lacquered bent plywood seat is a design classic.

Born in Copenhagen in 1902, Arne Jacobsen apprenticed as a bricklayer before studying architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of the Arts. In 1925, he participated in the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and subsequently travelled to Germany. During this formative trip, he came under the influence of Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Danish cabinetmaker Fritz Hansen founded his eponymous furniture manufacturing company with his son Christian in Copenhagen in 1885. The first three decades were dedicated to hand-making wood and iron frames for upholstered furniture. In 1915, however, Christian began to introduce industrial processes, such as steam-bending wood, which enabled the family business to mass-produce at a larger scale.

During the 1950s—thanks especially to the contributions of architect Arne Jacobsen—Fritz Hansen entered its golden era, creating some of the most iconic Scandinavian designs of the 20th century. Arne Jacobsen’s Ant Chair (1952), Swan Sofa (1958) and Egg Chair & Ottoman (1958), as well as later designs by Verner Panton, Piet Hein, and Grete Jalk, all helped to cement Fritz Hansen’s legacy as one of the most beloved producers of high quality, simple-yet-elegant, Danish modern furniture.

In 1979, after 107 years of family ownership, Fritz Hansen was bought out by Skandinavisk Holding and is now known as The Republic of Fritz Hansen. Pieces from the company’s long history can be found in nearly every design museum collection there is, from MoMA and Cooper Hewitt in New York to the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Arne Jacobsen’s collaboration with Fritz Hansen was the subject of the Siéntate Siéntete exhibition, hosted by the Chamber of Architects in Madrid in 2010. 

Lot details
No. of items
Chair, Stacking chair
Steel (stainless), Wood
Designer/ Artist
Arne Jacobsen
Manufacturer/ Brand
Fritz Hansen
Model/ Name
Butterfly chair 3107 series (Lot 2 )
Estimated Period
Country of Origin
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
46×75×49 cm
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