Model 3107 chair

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Model 3107 chair
Models 3207, 3108 and 3107 in the City Hall Mainz, Germany.
DesignerArne Jacobsen
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.


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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  1. ^"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. ^ The 3107 Chair

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