Fritz Hansen reintroduces Arne Jacobsen
chair with new wooden legs

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Danish furniture design brand Republic of Fritz Hansen has reintroduced Modernist architect Arne Jacobsen’s Grand Prix chair with new wooden legs.

Grand Prix chair Fritz Hansen Arne Jacobsen

Originally known as the Model 3130 and renamed after it won the Grand Prix at the Triennale di Milano, the Grand Prix chair was designed by the Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen in 1957.

Grand Prix chair Fritz Hansen Arne Jacobsen

The chair is made of pressure-moulded sliced veneer and comes in two different finishes: oak and walnut with clear lacquer, and coloured ash.

Grand Prix chair Fritz Hansen Arne Jacobsen

Upholstery is available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers. The base comes with four legs in two variations: chromed steel tubes, which are stackable in three heights, and the new non-stackable wooden legs.

Grand Prix chair Fritz Hansen Arne Jacobsen
The original Grand Prix chair design

“It has a slightly warmer and more homely expression then the Grand Prix with chrome legs,” said a Fritz Hansen spokesperson.

“The attention to detail and the unique design create a bold and exceptional statement that makes the Grand Prix as relevant today as it was 50 years ago.”

Grand Prix chair Fritz Hansen Arne Jacobsen
Last month the brand revealed it was reintroducing another iconic chair design by the Modernist architect, the Drop Chair originally designed in 1958.