Beautiful lamp

Adam on Dec 16, 2016

I'm really pleased with this lamp from 122 Design. It has giving my living room a unique light. I ordered in Copper which was originally used in the Langelinie Pavillonen and is my favourite version. Good quality

It fit my living room perfect!

Line Smith on Nov 30, 2016

What a stunning chair in our living, it fit perfectly. Quality is above standard. will come back!

Helpful livechat

David Smith on Nov 30, 2016

Pleased with the help I received on the liveChat by Peter

Identical with Original

Jack on Jul 25, 2016

I have bought both the blue cashmere egg chair and the swan chair (same color) for our daughters new flat. The design is awesome, you have to arrange delivery yourself as they aren't allow to ship outside Ireland. Sounds as a pain but its super easy and cost 60€ for delivery to Frederiksberg with DSV, took two days.

Great Service, they keep their promise

Julie on Jul 25, 2016

The quality is amazing, it was ready after 6 weeks (not 6 months!). Really happy with the chair.

Helpfull staff!

Elisabeth on Jul 25, 2016

I was unsecure about choosing Italian leather or go for the Danish cashmere, but got help on their live chat, they really know about their details. 122 Design is truly a heaven if you love cheap high quality stylish furnitures for your home.

Really Good Quality

Richard on Jul 25, 2016

I ordered my Egg Chair with Black Italian leather last month and have now received it. I'm really please with the seams and the attention to the details. The service was good, there was a nice catalog with the package and how best practice after care. Worth to sign up for their newsletters, they send out good inspiration emails.

Great service!

Johan on Dec 16, 2016

Had to change the colour after, and that was super easy. I spoke to David on the LiveChat and they quickly changed it. Really good aftercare, appreciate it was easy to get in touch with them and they solved my issue quickly, even on a Sunday. Now I have 4 lovely white chairs in my living room, they look beautiful and just in time for Christmas!

Really good quality, friendly livechat!

Louise on Dec 16, 2016

Always wanted the y chair for our new kitchen. Great quality (this was actually why I bought from 122 Design) and good support after my order. Smart with the livechat, I used that before I finally made up my mind. I think a lot of online furniture store could learn something from 122 Design!

Virkelig flot!

Elsie on Jul 09, 2016

People who pay the original price, must feel stupid. There is no difference, and the quality is really amazing at 122 Design

Perfect

Elizabeth on Jul 09, 2016

Really good quality

High quality

Eleanor on Jun 09, 2016

But pleasantly purprised with the quality and it looks really nice in our house. I had to arrange my own delivery, it might sounds complicated and expensive but its not. When the product is about to be ready, they contact you. It took me 5 min and cost 39 euro for a lounge chair.

Amazing

Edith on Jun 09, 2016

Just a little tips, speak to one of their advisors on livechat before you buy. I revieved 10% off!

Great support!

Dorothy on May 09, 2016

I just want to make everyone aware, that the detailed quality of this lamp is just amazing. There is no difference in this one or what you can buy in e.g. Louis Poulsen, except you are saving a LOT of money. Ohh well, 122 Design is also open in the weekends. 6 weeks from ordered to ready!

Same as original, just cheaper

Doris on May 09, 2016

Really easy process. received what i order really quickly.

Just a little tips

Donna on Apr 10, 2016

Speak to one of their advisors on livechat before you buy. I revieved 10% off!

Great

Diane on Mar 10, 2016

As expected. Very good quality, delivery took 6 weeks.

Just a little tips

Debra on Feb 10, 2016

My favorite chair. Bought two with my husband for their hunting house. We went for Walnut (a bit more expensive) but really nice quality.

Flot kvalitet

Deborah on Feb 09, 2016

Excellent Service and most importantly: perfect furniture. A bit of wait though.

Just a little tips

Dawn on Jan 09, 2016

I have ordered different designs inspired by the designer Eames and I gotta say there are all individually great, there is a nice finish to each of the designs and it is really easy to assemble. I thought first that all of them would be delivered assembled but the DSW and DAW comes in two part the feet and seat separate, but to be honest there is nothing as simple as those to build. Regarding the service, not a lot of follow up on order maybe this is something 122 Design could improve but apart from that I am just happy!

Arne Jacobsen's Swan Chair

Arne Jacobsen's Swan Chair

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When talking about modern Danish design, one must mention Arne Jacobsen’s ‘Swan’ chair which remains to this day one of the most loved and recognized designer chairs, whose popularity has not declined since it was first designed in 1958 for the lobby and lounge areas of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen.

The ‘Swan’ is produced in several colours, while the available materials include fabric and leather. However, this Arne Jacobsen’s design that never goes out of fashion can be rather costly. The price of 20.00 kr. (£2300 / $3000) might not be within in your budget despite your appreciation for this Danish design icon. What’s more, due to the chair’s popularity, it’s almost never on sale. That’s why you might consider alternative options, such as buying second-hand, at a cheaper price.

One should keep in mind that there is a big price difference between fabric and leather upholstery, so if you’re looking for the cheapest possible model, you should go with fabric. However, if you do decide to purchase the ‘Swan’ chair second-hand, there are some additional considerations.

Second-Hand Swan Chair

There are several platforms and auction websites where you can buy second-hand designer furniture, including the classics such as the ‘Swan’ by Arne Jacobsen. eBay might be a good place to start, and you can also check Gumtree and Lauritz. However, be sure to carefully check the foam padding, especially in models with fabric upholstery, since it can often get worn out over the years, and it is expensive to get reupholstered. If you decide to go for the leather upholstery, make sure to check for cracks and scratches.

Innovative Design of the Swan

When it was first designed in the late 1950s, the ‘Swan’ was considered an innovation in many ways. One of the most explicit features of the chair is that it does not have any straight lines, but consists entirely of curves. This caused great admiration around the world, making the chair a true classic of modern Danish design, which remains in continuous production ever since. So, if Danish design is your passion, this chair is a must-have.

Inspiration from Nature

Many of Arne Jacobsen’s designs were inspired by nature, and this is also true for the ‘Swan’, named so because the shape of the chair resembles a swan gliding over a lake. The soft curves and the absence of straight lines are some of the features that make this chair unique and place it at the cutting edge of modern Danish design. The ‘Swan’ embodies some of the most distinctive features of Arne Jacobsen’s design, not only his continuous inspiration by nature but also his attention to proportions and functionality.

The ‘Swan’ chair is a beautiful example of how an eye for proportions can create a light and elegant impression in spite of complex design. In both AJ’s original design and the later models, the top-notch proportions make this piece of furniture an elegant addition to your home that will give it a unique look.

The ‘Swan’ is often described as the younger brother of the ‘Egg’ since it is a visual extension of this chair. What’s more, both of the chairs were designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in the late 1950s.

Swan chair dimensions

Swan chair dimensions
Height 75 cm
Width 73 cm
Depth 67 cm
Seat height 39 cm

 

The 'Swan' Sofa

Similar to its ‘brother’, the ‘Egg’ chair, the ‘Swan’ went through some minor modifications since the original version, designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen in 1958. In the original design, the base of the chair was made of aluminium, moulded in one piece, while the base after 1973 consists of two parts – aluminium mounted on a steel pedestal. Older versions of the ‘Swan’ with base in one piece are rare, and therefore very popular among designer furniture collectors.

Furthermore, there was a limited period during which the ‘Swan’ was produced with a base of laminated teak (type 4325). While this model is also very rare, it is visually somewhat less elegant.

The development of the Swan Chair

Similar to its ‘brother’, the ‘Egg’ chair, the ‘Swan’ went through some minor modifications since the original version, designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen in 1958. In the original design, the base of the chair was made of aluminium, moulded in one piece, while the base after 1973 consists of two parts – aluminium mounted on a steel pedestal. Older versions of the ‘Swan’ with base in one piece are rare, and therefore very popular among designer furniture collectors.

Furthermore, there was a limited period during which the ‘Swan’ was produced with a base of laminated teak (type 4325). While this model is also very rare, it is visually somewhat less elegant.

Furnishing your Home or Office in Danish Style

The light and elegant design of Arne Jacobsen’s ‘Swan’ makes it incredibly easy to use for decoration in most rooms. The chair is available in a wide range of colours and materials, with the leather version in black, red or brown being the most classic version. However, the fabric upholstery, in your favourite colour, might be what suits your needs the best. Whatever version you chose, the ‘Swan’ will express great taste and exclusiveness, while giving your home or office a modernist look, provided by Scandinavian design style that continues to be trendy.

No matter whether you chose to buy the original or a copy of the designer chair, there are endless possibilities for great décor ideas. You might place the ‘Swan’ with your sofa or use it as a cosy reading nook in the corner with a floor lamp and a small table. You can get other tips on how to display this elegant design in the best way possible from various magazines and furniture stores. If you wish to give your home or office a beautiful and stylish look, the classic design of the ‘Swan’ is what you’re looking for!

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