The Pot Chair by Arne Jacobsen

The Arne Jacobsen classic Pot chair gets a modern facelift

Jan 30, 2018
  • Article by Natalie Mortimer

It might not have received the same appreciation as its design icon siblings the Egg and the Swan, but the Pot chair by Arne Jacobsen has been relaunched by Fritz Hansen to bring a classic 1950s feel to contemporary interiors.

The trio of chairs were originally designed in 1959 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, with the Pot a design feature of the hotel’s Orchid bar and winter garden. The chair too was found on every floor in the hotel across from the elevators, greeting guests with a recognisable meeting point.

Now, 59 years later, Fritz Hansen has released a modern take on the original design, with improved comfort, modern materials and new playful fabrics.

Fritz Hansen chairs by Arne Jacobsen

Christian Andresen, head of design, Fritz Hansen called the Pot “the forgotten chair, which deserves a relaunch”.

“I see the chair as one of Jacobsen’s quieter and floating designs – almost like a leaf in the air. The chair is surprisingly comfortable and spacious and the slightly modified 2018 version of the Pot is a compliment to Arne Jacobsen’s more modest design style and a beautiful example of less is more.”

The Pot, the Swan and the Egg by Arne Jacobsen

The Pot comes in three new colours – Terracotta Orange, Serene Pink and Ocean Blue – and in a variety of fabrics and leather types. It also comes in two finishes: Chromed Steel and Dark Brown Powdercoat Steel.

Pot is available to order now from Cult showrooms in Australia and New Zealand.

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