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Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Clear varnished wood, Walnut, natural, Remix 143 - Grey, Chrome

by Arne Jacobsen, 1952/2023 — from 568,00 €
Fritz Hansen Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding

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Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding Clear varnished wood|Walnut, natural|Remix 143 - Grey|Chrome

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The Ant chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1952 for Fritz Hansen and today stands as a true design classic. The chair, whose body reminds of that of an ant, owes its minimalist, elegant appearance to the seat shell, which is made from a single piece of bent veneer plywood. Its comfortable front upholstery stretches across the entire seat and backrest.

Details

Product type Multi-purpose chair
Dimensions
Weight 4,1 kg
Colours Lacquer

Dyed ash

Clear lacquered

Remix

Frame

Material Seat shell: moulded veneer / core veneer: beech / top veneer: various woods (ash, beech or walnut)
Covers: Remix (90% virgin wool, 10% nylon)
Frame: tubular steel, chrome-plated or colour powder-coated
Variants Also available without upholstery as the Ant 3101 with natural wood veneer or the Ant 3101 New Colours.
Function & Properties Upholstery firmly glued to the seat shell
Stackable up to 6 chairs
With universal glides
Care Fabric: Vacuum regularly with an upholstery nozzle. Remove fresh stains immediately with an absorbent, lint-free sponge cloth. For difficult stains: Carefully brush out dry dirt with a soft brush. Depending on the substance of the stain, solvents may necessary, in which case always consult a specialist before proceeding.

Wood: Remove stains and liquids as soon as possible with plain water and rub dry with a soft cloth to avoid water stains. If necessary, use a mild cleaning agent, avoid scouring agents and abrasive substances.

Metal: A regular dusting with a soft, dry cloth is sufficient. You can also clean chrome-plated steel with a soft cloth and a mild cleaning agent. Never use cleaning agents containing chlorine or acids and do not use scouring, abrasive substances.
Certificates & Sustainability EN 13761, EN 1728, BS 4875 certification of strength/durability
The Ant can be dismantled into its individual parts for recycling purposes
Warranty 10 year cover against manufacturing defects (registration on MyFritzHansen not necessary)

Normal wear and tear are excluded from the warranty!
Datasheet Click for more information (ca. 1,3 MB).

Popular versions

Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Lacquer, White, Remix 183 - Black, White
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Coloured ash, Black, Remix 242 - Light brown, Chrome
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Clear varnished wood, Walnut, natural, Remix 183 - Black, Chrome
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Lacquer, Black, Remix 143 - Grey, Black
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Clear varnished wood, Walnut, natural, Remix 143 - Grey, Chrome
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Coloured ash, Black, Remix 143 - Grey, Chrome
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Coloured ash, Black, Remix 183 - Black, Black
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Clear varnished wood, Walnut, natural, Remix 242 - Light brown, Chrome
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Lacquer, White, Remix 152 - Black & White, Chrome
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Clear varnished wood, Natural oak, Remix 242 - Light brown, Chrome
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Lacquer, Black, Remix 242 - Light brown, Chrome
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Coloured ash, Black, Remix 152 - Black & White, Chrome
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Coloured ash, White, Remix 143 - Grey, White
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Coloured ash, White, Remix 143 - Grey, Chrome
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Lacquer, Black, Remix 242 - Light brown, Black
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Clear varnished wood, Natural beech, Remix 183 - Black, Chrome
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Coloured ash, Black, Remix 152 - Black & White, Black
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Clear varnished wood, Natural oak, Remix 143 - Grey, Black
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Clear varnished wood, Natural oak, Remix 143 - Grey, Chrome
Ant Chair 3101 with Front Padding, Coloured ash, Black, Remix 143 - Grey, Black

Design Story

Arne Jacobsens Chair Ant with front upholstery through Fritz Hansen

Design

The Ant chair was developed by the architect and designer Arne Jacobsen in 1951 for the canteen of the pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk and went into production at Fritz Hansen a year later. Jacobsen was inspired by the shape of an ant with its head raised, something reflected in the narrowing in the lower section of the backrest. The Fritz Hansen chair owes its minimalist, elegant appearance to the seat shell, which is made from a single piece of bent veneer plywood. The process of gluing layers enhances the natural properties of the wood and ensures elasticity and comfort, as the seat shell adapts to the movements of the user. The comfortable, stackable and comparatively light all-purpose Ant chair is also suitable for seating events in larger rooms. Originally the Ant chair was produced with a three legged base, but today the variant with four legs, the Arne Jacobsen Ant 3101, is more common. The original Ant 3100 design is however still produced by Fritz Hansen.

Ant by Arne Jacobsen with upholstery through Fritz Hansen

Scandinavian design classic

Manufacturing

Fritz Hansen's production site is located in Allerød north of Copenhagen. Amongst the most convincing seal of quality for the Fritz Hansen chairs is the almost 70 years of experience in their production. The seat and back of the Ant chair consist of a single shape. This is made from nine layers of veneer that are cut, glued and pressed into the shape; Fritz Hansen has always used beech wood as the core veneer, and a selection of different clearly varnished woods is used as the top veneer. After the seat shell has been completed, it is connected by hand to the chrome plated tubular steel frame. Every single Ant chair goes through strict quality controls at Fritz Hansen, a control process which goes far beyond national and international guidelines and specifications. Fritz Hansen also undertakes to make a voluntary contribution to sustainable development and makes this transparent for its customers in the form of an annual, publicly accessible Corporate Social Responsibility report.

Designer

Arne Jacobsen, whose work has often been compared to Mies van der Rohe's or Charles Eames’, cannot be ignored when it comes to modern design and modern architecture. Jacobsen, who was born in Copenhagen in 1902, already drew passionately from nature as a child and initially trained as a stonemason before studying architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Art, graduating in 1927. His previous sculptural training and his special connection to nature were later to be clearly reflected in his sculptural furniture designs. Jacobsen created his first furniture designs for one of his first architectural projects, the so-called "House of the Future", which he designed in collaboration with the architect Flemming Lassen. He was to take this approach to extremes in one of his most famous buildings, the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, which was completed in 1960: Jacobsen was not only responsible for the architecture, but designed everything within the hotel, from the furniture to all fixtures and accessories himself. Some of his most legendary designs such as the Egg Chair or the AJ Lamps can be traced back to the interior design of the SAS Royal Hotel.

Designklassiker Die Ameise mit Frontpolster von Fritz Hansen

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