Milan 2014: Fritz Hansen

Milan 2014: Fritz Hansen

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has launched two products at this year’s Salone del Mobile: the Analog table by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon, and the reintroduction of Arne Jacobsen’s iconic Drop chair.


The Analog table has a curved rectangular form that combines classic square, circle and oval table shapes into one elegant design that promotes offline interaction in a digital world. "The table is an underrated piece of furniture.” says Hayon. “In my eyes, the table is the heart of the home, the heart of the office, the heart of the restaurant. At the table, we share our greatest joys and sorrows, and at the end of the day, some of the greatest things in life happens at the table. What makes Analog unique is its shape. It’s neither square, round nor oval but something in between, which supports dialogue and intimacy. I have worked a lot with the shape of the table and the way in which it is simultaneously heavy and light, so that it exudes quality and possesses that special Fritz Hansen DNA."


Analog comes in two sizes and five variants: as a table for 6 or 8 persons and with table tops in white laminate, oak and walnut veneer.


More than 50 years after its original launch, Arne Jacobsen’s Drop chair has been relaunched. The chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 as part of his masterpiece, the legendary SAS Royal Hotel (now known as Radisson Blu Royal Hotel) in Copenhagen, and was originally produced along with the Swan and the Egg, but was never put into standard production.


With a simple shape reminiscent of a water droplet, the seat of the Drop chair combines a warm embrace with freedom of movement, resulting in a surprising level of comfort. As relevant today as it was 50 years ago, the timeless design blends elegantly into a wide variety of settings.


“Jacobsen often took his inspiration from the human form and the contours of the body. In this way, he humanized technology and the Drop chair for the SAS Royal Hotel represents a masterful intersection of art and industry,” says Michael Sheridan, architect and author of the book, Room 606 – The SAS House and The Work of Arne Jacobsen.


In addition to the original design of pliable, upholstered foam, the Drop is now available in a molded plastic version that is especially relevant for modern interiors.

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About the Manufacturer: Manufacturer Fritz Hansen has parlayed the underpinnings of modern design into one of the most visible and renowned furniture brands worldwide. The roster of past Fritz Hansen designers includes such luminaries as Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, and Verner Panton. Today, count on products designed by Kasper Salto, Morten Voss, and Jamie Hayón to bear the Fritz Hansen name.

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