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Paris Chair

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Functional Sculpture

Jacobsen's first furniture design in 1925

Arne Jacobsen designed the original Paris Chair in 1925. This sculptural rattan piece was Jacobsen's first furniture design. This chair's striking curvature makes for an elegant and comfortable work of functional sculpture.

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Arne Jacobsen

As a little boy, Arne Jacobsen dreamed of being a professional painter. His career trajectory took a slight change of course when he enrolled in the Architecture School at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Fortuitous indeed, as Jacobsen is known as the “the greatest Danish architect” ever. In 1925, Jacobsen, still a student, won a silver medal for his first furniture design in the Paris Art Deco Fair. The piece was a seemingly simple rattan chair named “The Paris Chair”. The design still lives on today and is regarded as one of his most iconic pieces. Jacobsen’s style was simple but effective, essential yet distinctive. Even though he strongly despised the word “designer” and never used the word to describe himself, the world remembers him as one of the best there ever was.

Specifications

  • Height (cm) 83
  • Width (cm) 68
  • Depth (cm) 102
  • Seat Height (cm) 34
  • Height (inches) 32.7
  • Width (inches) 26.8
  • Depth (inches) 40.2
  • Seat Height (inches) 13.4
  • Use: Indoor
  • Care: Wash with water mixed with mild soap and remove stains with a sponge or medium brush

Materials

Natural Rattan

Rattan is a sustainably-grown material that is strong, lightweight, flexible, and durable. Rattan is a climbing plant that grows in the Indonesian rainforest without disturbing the existing structure and balance in the rainforest.

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