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Ant chair - Oak

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Ant chair - Oak

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SALE
£77.70
Regular
£259.00
Delivered 10 - 16 weeks

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CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATION

Origin

The Ant Chair, inspired by none other than Arne Jacobsen, is a special style of an original mid-century design made famous in 1952. It was originally designed for the Novo Nordisk, a pharmaceutical firm of Danish origins, and bears a unique name worth noting as well ---- in addition to its gorgeous single-color birch wood that comes in numerous selections; pick from Walnut, Oak, Red, White, or Black. But for more about the product name’s..see the section to the right. 

Ant chair
Ant chair

Leggy

Who inspired the initial name behind this now-modern, top-selling style masterpiece, in the first place? Well, see how this chair resembles an ANT, with its head raised, the bottom seat itself representing the ant’s rear area, just above its legs (which look similar to the legs of the chair as they are thin and lean outward instead of directly down)? And speaking of legs, did you also happen to notice that the ones seen here are of stainless steel with a small, black plastic-rubber base at the bottom to support them? This makes for a look that is simple, yet stylish, all at once. But more on the first prototype….The original piece created in the 1950s only had three legs, each fully made of plastic, and was remembered as such. It also had form-molded veneer, which was laminated, for its seat material. Only 300 chairs were ordered, and Fritz Hansen ensured their manufacturing. Later on, of course, the tubular steel you see here came to replace the plastic used for the legs.

THE FINER DETAILS

Ant chair
  • Frame: Birch Wood, Painted Different Colors
  • Legs: Stainless Steel Legs
  • Style: Modern Designed
  • Warranty: 5 Years
  • Assembly: Fully
  • Instructions: N/A
  • Clean: Dust Polish
  • Dimension: Width 40cm, Depth 47cm, Height 76.5cm
  • Seat Dimension: Height 43cm
  • Packing Dimension: Width 63.5cm, Depth 60cm, Height 58.5cm
  • CBM: 0.223 Product Weight: 6kg
Inspired By

Arne Jacobsen

Although Jacobsen was first and foremost an architect, his legacy proves that he is more recognized for his furniture and other design works rather than his buildings. Product design came to him through his attention to details and need to design every aspect of his creations. When he was commissioned to design St. Catherine College, he ended up designing the interior and exterior furnishing, door handles, chairs, china, lamps and even the kind of fish for the pond. These finishing touches were in no way secondary to his buildings because they quickly took a life of their own, and have gone on to become a national and international heritage. Jacobsen was known to have collaborated with furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen for several years but it wasn’t until 1951 that he made a breakthrough into furniture history with the Ant chair, originally designed for Novo pharmaceutical factory, and in 1955, the Series 7 chair. He also created the widely successful Egg chair and the Swan chair for the SAS Royal Hotel in 1958. Other designs include the Swan sofa, Series 3300 chairs, Tongue chair, Dot Stool Model 3170, Pot chair, Giraffe chair and more.

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