Nordic simplicity meets contemporary trend in Republic of Fritz Hansen’s recreated special edition Series 7 chair. Originally designed by the legendary Arne Jacobsen, the re-release marks the 60th anniversary of the chair’s birth. Widely considered a visionary of his time, Jacobsen’s pared down approach to design remains relevant and timely. In fact, Fritz Hansen felt so strongly about the translatable nature of the original model, they changed nothing about the design.
Instead, they released the chairs in two opposing colors, meant to express the attractiveness of contrasting factors. Channeling this concept was largely accomplished through updated hues, which were still inspired by the chair’s original color scheme. In the end, a masculine and feminine version of the Series 7 were Fritz Hansen’s contribution to Jacobsen’s legacy.
The masculine edition features a dark blue lacquer shell and powder-coated burnished legs. On the opposite end of the spectrum is the feminine version, with its pale pink lacquer and 24-karat gold-plated legs. Both chairs have a mounted plate on the underside to mark them as special edition pieces. Placed side by side, the chairs are meant to highlight and complement each other. The chairs will be available next year. More info here.