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The Ant by Arne Jacobsen, one of furniture design's true classics, has been produced by the Danish manufacturer Fritz Hansen since the early 50s. The Ant Chair features the first use of a glued plywood construction principle, a construction method which means the Jacobsen Chair with its characteristic, delicate, ant shape can be made from a single piece of plywood.

Details

Product type Multi-purpose chair
Dimensions
Colours Wood, clear lacquered

Coloured ash

Lacquer

Material Shell: moulded plywood (core: beech/veneer: different woods)
Base: 14 mm chrome plated steel
Variants Available in 2 seat heights
Function & properties Stackable
Care Cleaning with a damp cloth and a mild detergent is recommended
Awards & museum MoMA, New York
Designmuseum Danmark
Certificates & sustainability EN 13761, EN 1728, BS 4875 covering strength and durability
The Ant Chair can be broken down into its component parts
Warranty 5 year cover against manufacturing defects

Fritz Hansen offers an extended warranty when you register your Ant Chair™ online at fritzhansen.com/MY-REPUBLIC.
The registration of the product ID number must occur within three (3) months of the date of purchase, otherwise the extended Warranty is not granted.
Warranty period: 10 years.

Ordinary, normal, wear and tear are excluded from the warranty!
Accessories Matching cushions available separately
Datasheet Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 0,6 MB).

Offer

Ant Chair 3101, 46,5 cm, Coloured ash, Ai blue
Offer

Popular versions

Ant Chair 3101, 46,5 cm, Coloured ash, Black
Ant Chair 3101, 46,5 cm, Lacquer, White
Ant Chair 3101, 46,5 cm, Clear varnished beech, Natural
Ant Chair 3101, 46,5 cm, Coloured ash, White
Ant Chair 3101, Special height 44 cm, Clear varnished cherry, Natural
Ant Chair 3101, 46,5 cm, Clear varnished cherry, Natural
Ant Chair 3101, Special height 44 cm, Clear varnished walnut, Natural
Ant Chair 3101, 46,5 cm, Clear varnished ash, Natural
Ant Chair 3101, Special height 44 cm, Clear varnished elm, Natural
Ant Chair 3101, 46,5 cm, Clear varnished elm, Natural
Ant Chair 3101, Special height 44 cm, Clear varnished ash, Natural
Ant Chair 3101, Special height 44 cm, Clear varnished maple, Natural
Ant Chair 3101, Special height 44 cm, Lacquer, White
Ant Chair 3101, 46,5 cm, Clear varnished maple, Natural
Ant Chair 3101, Special height 44 cm, Lacquer, Black
Ant Chair 3101, 46,5 cm, Lacquer, Black
Ant Chair 3101, 46,5 cm, Clear varnished oak, Stained dark
Ant Chair 3101, Special height 44 cm, Coloured ash, White
Ant Chair 3101, Special height 44 cm, Clear varnished oak, Stained dark
Ant Chair 3101, Special height 44 cm, Clear varnished beech, Natural

Design Story

The Ant Chair by Arne Jacobsen was originally developed in 1951 for the canteen of a Danish pharmaceutical company, and is marketed today by Fritz Hansen. As a design the Ant Chair was far ahead of its time, something largely due to the characteristic form and on the other due to its revolutionary manufacturing process: the seat shell of the Arne Jacobsen chair is moulded from a single piece of layer, glued plywood veneer. The specific method gives Arne Jacobsens Ant its minimalist, delicate shape in addition to its elasticity and comfort, and thus the ability of the Fritz Hansen chair to adapt to the movements of the occupant. After initial skepticism on the part of the manufacturer the Ant Chair quickly developed into a much loved and true design classic. The Fritz Hansen Ant Chair is produced in different versions and in two sizes and is suitable as an all-purpose stackable chair for canteens, conference rooms and offices ..... as well as for the domestic living area. In addition to the Ant Chair Arne Jacobsen also designed other design classics, including the Series 7 chairs, the Swan Chair and Egg Chair.

The Ant Chair by Arne Jacobsen amongst other Fritz Hansen chairs, such as those of the Series 7 or Grand Prix

More about 'Ant Chair' in our blog

Lost Furniture Design Classics: Office Furniture by Arne Jacobsen for the American Scandinavian Society

...At the same time as he was developing the Ant Chair, Arne Jacobsen created a one-off range of office furniture that arguably represents the first tangible evidence of his move away from the natural materials and traditional handicrafts of his pre-war furniture and onto the mixed media, industrial products that have ultimately come to define his work... From 1950-1952 Verner Panton worked in Jacobsen's studio and one of his jobs was developing early prototypes for the Ant Chair...

Happy 60th Birthday The Ant Chair by Arne Jacobsen!

...Happy 60th Birthday the Ant Chair by Arne Jacobsen!... As with many classics of furniture design the Ant Chair has relatively unspectacular origins; specifically, it was initially conceived as a chair for a new canteen Jacobsen was designing for the Danish pharmaceutical company Novo...

Danespotting: Verner Panton in Copenhagen

...The final result was to be the 3100, Myren or Ant Chair - and although the final design is largely Jacobsen, the experience of working on the Ant Chair helped shape Pantons future work...

Vitra Design Museum: The Essence of Things. Design and the Art of Reduction

...14 or the Ant Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen onto objects that are less well known - if every bit as interesting - such as Stephan Schulz's concrete bowl or Marcel Wanders' Knotted Chair for Capellini...

(smow)wintertour 2010: Weil am Rhein

...Our next guess was that it was an "Ant Chair" by Arne Jacobsen... But in the Ant Chair the seat and the back are formed from one piece of wood...

All 'Ant Chair' Posts

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