Fritz Hansen Singapore 60th Anniversary Arne Jacobsen Series 7 Chair Launch Event

The Republic of Fritz Hansen Singapore celebrated the 60th anniversary of the iconic Series 7 Chair designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1955 with a cosy and intimate event last Friday 6 March at Fritz Hansen’s flagship Singapore showroom at 75 Bukit Timah Road. Friends & family, the media, partners and design enthusiasts mingled together under one roof to great tunes, a custom curated photo art gallery by Tawan Conchonnet and a vintage corner by NODEN showcasing early models of both the Series 7 and Ant Chair.

Two special editions of the Series 7 specially designed to commemorate this milestone was also unveiled that night. Here’s sharing some photos of the event.

Early Ant Chair from 1952 and Series 7 chair in teak from 1955. These chairs will be on display for the next month at Fritz Hansen Singapore so drop by to find out how these chairs have managed to stay in perfect shape for over 60 years. The Series 7 chair is by far the most sold chair in the history of Fritz Hansen and perhaps also in furniture history. The pressure moulded veneer chair is a further development of the classic Ant™ chair. The four-legged stackable chair represents the culmination of the lamination technique. The visionary Arne Jacobsen exploited the possibilities of lamination to perfection resulting in a durable chair with a perfect shape – that still is as current as ever.

VP of Fritz Hansen Asia Pacific, Dario Reicherl explaining the process of producing the Series 7 Chair. 

The stars of the event. The 60th Anniversary Edition of the Series 7 is inspired by the notion that ‘opposites attract’, a key theme in interior design right now. The 60th Anniversary Edition of the Series 7 chair is all about contrast – in materials and colours. While the deep dark blue and the pale pink may contrast each other, they also interact to create a calm and elegant look, attracting and complementing one another. To mark the 60th anniversary of this iconic chair, each chair has a golden plate mounted on the underside of the shell.

A masculine edition with a dark blue lacquer shell and powder-coated burnished legs. And a feminine edition dressed in pale pink lacquer with 24-ct gold-plated legs. The two anniversary editions of the Series 7 chair celebrate the diversity of contexts that Arne Jacobsen’s iconic chair has performed in during its first 60 years of life – from MoMA in New York to Centre Bakery in Tokyo.

Side by side, the chairs highlight and complement each other’s significance. Both chairs also have what it takes for a stellar solo performance, elevating an entire room by their mere presence and beauty. The feminine chair can enhance a feminine setting or strike a fascinating contrast in a more masculine context, just as the masculine chair will bring different qualities to different environments. In other words, the chairs are designed both to stand out on their own and to complement each other and the space around them.

Exhibition runs through for the next month so drop in at Fritz Hansen Singapore to check it out. We heard that there are also specials for all Arne Jacobsen designs.

Photos © Noden. Photography by Tawan Conchonnet