Danish furniture manufacturer Republic of Fritz Hansen celebrates 60 years of its iconic chairs

SINGAPORE (Mar 12): A stylish home will look even more sophisticated with these three items — The Swan, Egg and Drop statement chairs by Danish furniture manufacturer Republic of Fritz Hansen. This year, the brand celebrates the 60th anniversary of these chairs and as with any classic beauty, there is no need for a major overhaul. Instead, the designers worked around the original designs by Arne Jacobsen, with materials carefully selected for the anniversary editions. Each design comes in a limited edition. 

The Swan, Egg and Drop chairs have an interesting history. They were created in 1958 as chair and couch pieces for the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. Over the years, the chairs gained popularity and other establishments such as the Danmarks Nationalbank bought them. 

One noticeable aspect about these chairs is the ultra-soft aniline leather, which uses soluble dyes so the product retains the natural look of the leather. This means beauty marks such as imperfections that appear on the hide over time will be preserved. As time goes by, the colour will darken and a vintage look will be revealed. 

Here’s a closer look at each piece.

SWAN
Variant: Pure leather, nature
Base material: Gold-plated aluminium
Width: 79x95cm
Depth: 86cm
The aluminium surface has been plated with gold (23 carat) and the result is an almost satin gloss, adding to the exclusive expression of the design. The Swan chair comes in a limited number of 1,958 pieces. Each will feature a special 60th anniversary leather engraving, with numbering. Available in stores until Dec 31.

EGG
Variant: Pure leather, nature
Base material: Gold-plated aluminium
Width: 86cm
Depth: 79cm to 95cm
The Egg chair comes in a limited number of 1,958 pieces. Each chair will feature a special 60th anniversary leather engraving, with numbering.

DROP
Variant: Textile Sera, Taupe 
Base material: Gold-plated aluminiu
Seat height: 46cm

The Drop chair is upholstered in the hardwearing, structured wool fabric Sera in brown-grey colours. The base has been plated with gold (23 carat) and the result has an almost satin gloss. Each chair will feature a special anniversary label.

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