In celebration of the 60th anniversary of Arne Jacobsen's Series 7™ chair, manufacturer Fritz Hansen has invited 7 renowned architects from around the globe to re-imagine this icon of design through the tint of their own lens. Unlike Jacobsen's other chairs, the Series 7™ is unique in that it was created with no particular project or setting in mind, making it the perfect choice for an updated spin.
Meeting the lofty challenge of redesigning a classic, were architects from Bjarke Ingels Group, Carlos Ott & Carlos Ponce de Leon, Jean Nouvel Design, Jun Igarashi, Neri & Hu, Snohetta and Zaha Hadid Design. To date, each of the 7 teams has put forth a single chair proposal and the combined 7 chairs have now joined forces as part of a traveling exhibit in honor of Jacobsen's Series 7™ classic. The show kicked off this July 14th at Belgium’s Design museum Gent and will travel around the world in the months that follow. Shown below are just a few of our conceptual favorites. What do you think?!
Zaha Hadid's take on the Series 7™ chair re-structures it as a dynamic seamless expression - where the iconic curves of its original plywood seat now integrate with its newly sinuous base.
Jun Igarashi Architects had the environment in mind when they devised a use for unsalvagable post earthquake building material. The idea is to collect and process waste wood into boards which can then be used to creat furniture of many forms.
Bjarke Ingels Group took inspiration from the Series 7™ chair's stacking capability and layered veneer construction to create the new seat based upon the subtle repetition of an iconic form.
To view Jacobsen's Series 7™ in all its original glory, we invite you to click through to SwitchModern.com or swing by for a visit to the Atlanta showroom.