The Grand Prix™ by Arne Jacobsen was introduced by Fritz Hansen at the Designers’ Spring
Exhibition at the Danish Museum of Art & Design in Copenhagen, in
1957. Later that year, the chair was displayed at the Triennale in Milan
where it received the Grand Prix – the finest distinction of the exhibition.
The shell is steam bent in one piece made out of 9 layers of veneer. These layers are always lined with Indian cotton on the inside.
The chair is available in two natural wood types and in 2 colours in coloured ash (the grain is visible and two shells might not be 100% identical). It is available as front upholstered and fully upholstered as well.
The base consists of 4 wooden legs and is non-stackable.