FURNITURE | The Danish Delight of Fritz Hansen

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Quite possibly one of the most elegantly simple designs ever unleashed upon us:  The Fritz Hansen 3107 Chair.

Dwell Magazine takes a look at the making of these iconic gems.  A teaser:

The most famous photo of Arne Jacobsen’s 3107 chair isn’t even of a real 3107. The iconic image, taken by Lewis Morley in 1963, depicts British knockout Christine Keeler naked astride a knockoff. The provocative pic propelled the molded-plywood chair to international fame, and sales—which had inched forward at a snail’s pace after the chair’s 1955 release—skyrocketed. Today, the company has sold nearly seven million Series 7 chairs, including the 3107, the dining-height model, making it Danish furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen’s best-selling family of seats…

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