Swan (chair)

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Swan chair
Royal Hotel Lobby - Swan chairs.jpg
Designer: Arne Jacobsen
Date: 1958
Country: Denmark
Materials: Steel frame, fabric cover
Style/tradition: Modernist

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 manufacturer Republic of Fritz Hansen.[1]

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.[2]

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[edit]

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.

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