Swan chair: Classic mid century modern lounge chair for a modern home

Swan chair is one of the most popular mid century modern lounge chairs. Originally designed by Arne Jacobsen, it is now available as a premium-quality reproduction the will revive the elegance of the 1950s era.

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An icon of simple elegance

Yet another Arne Jacobsen’s design that was originally intended for the Radisson Blu SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen before attaining international fame with the subsequent surge in demand, Swan lounge chair is an elegant and stylish 1958 design that has aged really well. With its organic contours and flowing clear lines, it is a perfect example of the characteristic Scandinavian shape which developed in the 1950s Scandinavia. With a rich history, timeless appeal, direct, yet subtle aesthetical expression and unwavering style, Arne Jacobsen’s Swam chair looks as stylish and comfortable as it did more than 60 years ago when it was first presented to the public. With its timeless elegance and instantly recognisable mid century modern style, this iconic model is still considered to be an ideal addition to any stylish living room, where it can easily serve as an accent chair sure to catch some well-deserved attention.

Swan chair history

Vintage Swan chair was designed by Danish designer Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for Radisson SAS hotel in Copenhagen as a part of a wider collection, alongside some other iconic models, including the world-famous Egg chair. Known for a brief period of time as Fritz Hansen Swan chair (by its original manufacturer), it quickly went into mass production and also appeared in the National Bank of Denmark. Quickly attaining the status of an accent chair, a statement lounge chair in mid century style and an icon of Scandinavian mid century modern design, Arne Jacobsen’s iconic lounge chair became highly sought-after throughout the world. Since then, even the Swan chair original became available in a number of different colors and upholstery types in order to accommodate the demands of a modern home. Still, all these variation retained the well-known qualities of this iconic model, including the characteristic aluminum base, polyurethane foam shell and cleverly thought-out structure and seat height to ensure maximum comfort. As a swivel chair, this model is easily adjustable, offering a degree of mobility unmatched by lounge chairs of similar dimensions.

Where to buy Arne Jacobsen Swan chair?

If you are not that keen of cashing out a hefty amount of money and ordering your vintage Swan chair original from European manufacturers, your best option to get your hands on the iconic Swan armchair is to take a look at the replica market. Of course, care is absolutely essential here, as you certainly don’t want to end up with a Swan chair replica of questionable quality. Always make sure that your retailer can offer the quality and durability of the original – and that is without even mentioning the aesthetic appeal and comfort. Always pay attention to the steel base and look for signs that might indicate the use of frail materials of lower quality, make sure that it is upholstered in wool or leather and not cheap synthetic materials and ideally, check if the dimensions match those of the original. The same level of attention to detail is a must whenever you are searching for replicas, regardless of the exact model. Speaking specifically of Arne Jacobsen’s designs, it is important to note that even seemingly less complex Series 7 dining chair comes with the same risks on the replica market.

Swan chairs for sale here at byBESPOEK are not your average replicas. And they are as far from cheap Swan chair knock offs as they can be. Our team of talented designers, experienced engineers and expert craftsmen worked together to optimize the manufacturing process in such a way to reduce the excess material and eliminate all the unnecessary costs. As a result, Swan chair reproductions for sale on our website match the original in every detail, in all the curves and lines, while being available at just a fraction of the original price.

Styling with Swan chair

Arne Jacobsen’s Swan chair is a perfect fit for any modern home decorated in contemporary, minimalist or Scandinavian style leaning on the classy side of things. But, thanks to a variety of upholsteries and colors, it can easily match any interior design style you prefer. Swan chair in leather is a standard option for more formal settings, while wool upholsteries are usually utilized in more playful interiors. So, if you don’t want a too serious brown leather Swan chair taking attention away from your vivid and colorful interior, maybe some vivid wool options might be of interest – green, orange or even purple Swan chair can perfectly mix playfulness with the sophistication of Scandinavian design. On the opposite side of the spectrum, for a maximum impact in a burst of true Scandinavian elegance, we can recommend you a Swan chair in white leather – if you are looking forward to catching some attention.

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