Set of six vintage model 3107 Butterfly Chairs designed in 1955 by Arne Jacobsen for Danish manufacturer Fritz Hansen. This Mid-century modern iconic stackable chair represents the culmination of the lamination technique, invented by Charles and Ray Eames. This technique allows plywood to be bent three dimensions. Arne Jacobsen exploited the possibilities of lamination to perfection resulting in the iconic shape of the chair.
Jacobsen’s Butterfly Chair by far the most sold chair in the history of Fritz Hansen and perhaps also in furniture history. After photographer Lewis Morley published his now famous photographs of model Christine Keeler striking a pose on an imitation of the chair, sales of the 3107 rose dramatically. Since then, numerous images in print media have been made with a celebrity mimicking the pose on a Butterfly chair.
Designer: Arne Jacobsen
Manufacturer: Fritz Hansen, Denmark
Materials: Plywood, chrome
Dimensions: 75 cm height/ 42 cm seat height/ 46 cm width/ 42 cm depth
Design period: 1955
Condition: In reasonable vintage condition only some signs of use and age present such as scratches and damage to the plywood and chrome. See photo’s.
Article number: 017732