Designed by Arne Jacobsen, 1958
Originally designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in 1958, Arne Jacobsen's Swan™ continues to unfold its wings to this day.
Designed by Arne Jacobsen
Alongside the Egg™, Arne Jacobsen designed the Swan™ for the lobby and lounge areas at the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. These two original designer chairs originated in Arne Jacobsen’s own garage at his home in Klampenborg, north of Copenhagen, and have been in production at Fritz Hansen ever since. In 1958, the Swan – with its total absence of straight lines – constituted a technologically innovative chair. The Swan is built on a moulded shell of synthetic material resting on an aluminium star base, with a layer of cold foam and upholstery covering the shell. The Swan is available in a wide range of leather and fabric upholstery. The star-shaped aluminium base is mounted to a satin-polished steel pedestal.