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Fritz Hansen unveils new lounge chair with Sebastian Herkner

This morning staple Danish furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen unveiled a new lounge chair named Let Lounge Chair, designed by Sebastian Herkner. The new chair is the first collaboration with Fritz Hansen for the German designer, whos skills and signature aesthetic clearly shows.

— I like the character of the armrest which is spreading its wings in an inviting gesture. The general idea is about lightness and comfort. The chair becomes an oasis to relax. Light and precise, comfy and communicative, Herkner explains in a statement.

The chair comes fully draped in textile or leather, with powder-coated steel and classic chrome as colour options, and the legs come in wooden oak, natural ash and black coloured ash to match. The chair is also made without glue, thus making steam cleaning possible.

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Arne Jacobsen’s iconic dining chairs get 16 new color options

Prominent Danish furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen has been the official producer and reseller of Arne Jacobsen’s iconic dining chairs since the 1950s. Now, the chairs are being released in 16 new colors in collaboration with Italian editor, design curator, and gallerist Carla Sozzani. The collection is suitably called ”A Sense of Colour”.

The 16 new colors and 7 base options are added to the 7, Ant, and Grand Prix series, the first three chairs where the new colors will be applied. Made-to-order and customized solutions are also available for special projects, providing endless possibilities.

— From the dark green and blue of shifting waves and sky, to the pinks and ochres of small shells and a fading seashore in twilight, the palette came naturally as I explored the essence of daylight and its partner: night, to capture the essence of our shared color harmonies, explains
Sozzani.