Model 3107 chair

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Model 3107 chair
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Models 3207, 3108 and 3107 in the City Hall Mainz, Germany.
DesignerArne Jacobsen
Date1955
MaterialsSteel frame, fabric cover
Style / traditionModernist
Sold byFritz Hansen (Denmark)

The Model 3107 chair is a chair designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1955. It is a variation on the Ant Chair, also designed by over 5 million units have been produced exclusively by Fritz Hansen.

Description[edit]

The chairs are easy to stack. (Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich)

The chair, along with the Jacobsen's Ant chair, was, according to Jacobsen, inspired by a chair made by the husband and wife design team of Charles and Ray Eames using their plywood bending techniques.[1]

The chair is available with a number of different undercarriages — as a regular four-legged chair, an office chair with five wheels and as a bar stool. It can come equipped with armrests, a writing-table attachment, and different forms of upholstering.

The chair is widely believed to have been used in Lewis Morley's iconic photograph of Christine Keeler; however, the chair used in this photograph was an imitation and not an original Jacobsen model.[2][3] The Keeler chair had a hand hold cut in the back. After the publishing of the pictures sales of the chair rose dramatically.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ https://designmuseum.org/design/chairs-1950s"Chairs - 1950s". Photography. Design Museum. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  2. ^ Volker Albus; Reyer Kras; Jonathan M. Woodham (2000). Icons of design!: the 20th century. Prestel. p. 100. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
  3. ^ "The Keeler Chair (Unknown)". Photography. Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 2019-04-14. Victoria and Albert Museum Collection, October 2013. Notes: Although made in Denmark, Keeler's chair is in fact an early 'rip-off' of Jacobsen's design. Morley claimed to have bought the chair at a Heal's sale in 1962 for £2
  4. ^ dwell.com: The 3107 Chair

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