- Article by Stefanie Markidis
In our latest competition, we’re giving you the chance to win one Fritz Hansen Swan Chair by Arne Jacobsen valued at $6420.
We’re teaming up with Cult for the giveaway, with its in-house design team on hand to help the winner personally choose their favourite fabric from the Capture, Diablo, Fame, Rime or Tonus upholstery collection.
Designed by the Danish master Arne Jacobsen, the Swan Chair is one of history’s most iconic pieces.
For more than half of the 20th century, Jacobsen’s ideas shaped the landscape of Danish design, rippling out from Scandinavia to influence architects and designers around the world.
The Swan Chair was first designed by Jacobsen, along with fellow icon The Egg, in 1958 for the lobby and lounge areas of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen – the city’s first high rise building.
Inspired by the skyscrapers of New York City, the so-called “world’s first design hotel” was a testament to Jacobsen’s artistic talent, with the architect responsible for every little detail, from the proportions of the building to the design of the interior.
Now more than five decades later, the hotel remains a prominent example of Danish modernist architecture, as does the furniture associated with it.
With no straight lines, only curves, the Swan Chair was ahead of its time with a soft, organic design that belies its simplicity and strong architectural appeal.
Jacobsen built the original in his own garage in Klampenborg and the piece has been made by the famed Dutch design company Fritz Hansen ever since.
The Swan Chair measures 77 centimetres in height and 74 centimetres in width with a depth of 68 centimetres.
It features a moulded shell of synthetic material on an aluminium star swivel base. A layer of cold foam covers the shell, which is then upholstered in fabric or leather.
The winner of our competition will get to choose their favourite fabric from the Capture, Diablo, Fame, Rime or Tonus upholstery collection with personalised help from Cult’s in-house design team.
The Swan Chair is also available to buy in store or online in Australia from Cult. Head to the Cult website to read the full product details.
This competition is now closed.
There is one (1) x Fritz Hansen Swan Chair by Arne Jacobsen valued at up to $6420 in winner’s choice of fabric from the Capture, Diablo, Fame, Rime or Tonus upholstery collection, and this will be awarded to one (1) individual winner. Prize value is in Australian dollars. The winner must take the prize as offered. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner must comply with all the conditions of use of the prize and the prize supplier’s requirements. The prize is non-refundable or transferable for cash or credit. It may be awarded to anyone over 18 who resides in Australia. If it is transferred, then the same entry rules also apply to the transferee. If the full value of the prize is not redeemed then no change in cash will be given. Cult will not provide any additional services such as non-metro delivery, transport, transfers or accommodation. If the winner is not based in one of the areas in which a Cult Showroom is located, the winner must pay for the transport cost of their prize.