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Details & Cataloguing

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Arne Jacobsen
SET OF TWELVE 'GRAND PRIX' CHAIRS
leather upholstered plywood, beech laminated plywood
each: 78.3 x 46 x 50 cm (30  3/4  x 18  1/8  x 19  3/4  in.)
designed 1957
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Literature

Noritsugu Oda, Danish Chairs, Tokyo, 1996, pp. 58-59
Charlotte & Peter Fiell, eds, scandinavian design, Cologne, 2002, p. 202

Catalogue Note

Like his Finnish contemporary Alvar Aalto, Jacobsen believed his furniture was part of a complete concept blending architecture and design. Jacobsen, a rationalist architect, created his furniture designs in a simple but aesthetically pleasing and comfortable fashion. His designs were extremely modern yet at the same time, practical. The structure of the ‘Grand Prix’ chair was created using moulded plywood and steam bent legs, technologies popularised by other designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, and before them, Gebrüder Thonet. This allowed for new and more dynamic forms to be produced, hitherto unknown in furniture production.

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