EXCEPTIONAL SET OF GRAND PRIX CHAIRS
BY ARNE JACOBSEN
Architect Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) designed the ‘4130’ chair in 1957. It was presented by producer Fritz Hansen at the Designers’ Spring Exhibition at the Danish Museum of Art and Design in Copenhagen. Later that year, the chair was displayed at the Triennale in Milan, where it won the Grand Prix, the finest distinction of the exhibition and the reason behind the chair’s name since then.
The chair is still in production in different versions at Fritz Hansen, but this exceptionally large set of 10 chairs is a very early signed 1965 edition with a very beautiful patina on the teak wood, which makes all the difference.