Collection Online
wool, aluminium, rubber, (other materials)
77.0 × 75.5 × 67.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Design 250, 1969
Gallery location
18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor
Level 2, NGV International
In 1958 Jacobsen began one of his most famous architectural commissions, the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, for which he designed all the interior furnishings and fittings, including his Swan and Egg chairs. Both chairs have been in continual production ever since. The seductive and inviting grace of the Swan chair clearly manifests comfort in repose as well as stability. At the same time, its form, line and detailing make a striking sculptural statement. It is now regarded as an icon of mid-century Scandinavian modernism.
—text from Nordic Cool (Feb 2015)