Arne Jacobsen Pair of Saint Catherine's Chairs
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, set of two St. Catherine chairs model 4335, rosewood and fabric, Denmark, 1962.
Pair of high back chairs by Danish designer Arne Jacobsen. Were Jacobsen is known for his organic designs, these easy chairs show a more minimalistic look. Yet, still recognizable as a Scandinavian Modern design. These chairs consist of a large L-shaped seating with high back. The back shows some interesting angles to not only improve the esthetics, yet also the ergonomics of these chairs. The legs are repetitions of these L-shapes, yet smaller. The frame is executed in rosewood and shows beautiful curved and fluent lines. The bended and laminated wood shows great layers in the legs and armrests. Those are divided into two levels, which bring an interesting tension to the design. The grain of the rosewood is beautifully exposed in the frame. Upholstered in contrasting colored fabric which makes this into a great couple.
These chairs were part of a series of furniture designed for Saint Catherine’s College, Oxford. Besides the furniture, Arne Jacobsen was also the architect of the complete campus. The furniture fits perfectly in the modest and minimalistic architecture, inspired on Ludwig Mies van der Rohe with Scandinavian influences.
The upholstery of the chairs differences per item. If admired reupholstery is possible in any kind of leather or fabric of your choice. The very experienced craftsman of our in-house atelier are specialists on reupholstery of design furniture. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come.