Collection Online
Swan chair
wool, aluminium, rubber, (other materials)
77.0 × 75.5 × 67.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
printed in ink on paper label on chair stem u.c.: FH (FH in a circle) (all in a square) / MADE IN DENMARK / 0469 / BY FRITZHANSEN / FURNITUREMAKERS' / DANISH / CONTROL
cast (diagonally) in base of stem c.: 520020 FH (FH in a circle) (all in a square) MADE IN / DENMARK
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by Design 250, 1969
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display
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.