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Ant Chair, 1952
Fritz Hansen A/S, Denmark

Arne Jacobsen

Form-moulded, laminated veneer with a tubular steel frame

Height*: 78 cm


The Ant is the first and one of the best-known of Arne Jacobsen’s stacking chairs. In 1952, Fritz Hansen launched the Ant chair having only 3 legs and no arms. The three legs also express the minimalist construction that characterises this stacking chair (the first stacking chair of its kind). The four-legged variety was produced simultaneously and has since become the most common type (officially, it did not go into production until after Jacobsen’s death).

The Ant – in more conservative terms referred to as model 3100 with three legs, or model 3101 with four legs that was added in 1980.

The colour range is wide with all new colours as of March 1, 2005, (available in lacquer or lazur - or in maple or beech veneer - or dark-stained oak). The base is chromed or satin chromed steel.

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