Jaime and Fritz Present Fred

Jaime and Fritz Present Fred

Jaime Hayon’s Latin playfulness and Fritz Hansen’s Scandinavian craftsmanship make great bedfellows in the company’s latest: the Fred Chair.

Fritz Hansen Fred Chair in black leather in wine cellar

Fred has a handful of meanings that reinforce the chair’s casual, easy, and alluring aesthetic. Danish for “peace,” Fred evokes just that—the understated comfort of a plush lounger, with a “lightness and gracefulness that truly disguises its strength.”

Fritz Hansen Fred Chair light blue upholstery in airy office with lots of plants

This last point is apropos of designer Hayon’s take on Fred, which he modeled after the understated elegance of a well-known water bird: “We looked to nature… to the rounded, streamlined shape of the pelican’s beak and body, which is apparent in the curved shapes of both the frame and the cushions.”

Fritz Hansen Fred Chair in pink upholstery four chairs around low cafe table

Fred is also a genial nickname. It evokes an easy-going guy who’s always up for low-key interaction and happy to just hang out. Likewise, the new chair is welcoming and well-balanced, inviting you to relax and enjoy its wide profile and lovely silhouette.

Fritz Hansen Fred Chair rear view in purple upholstery with man sitting and putting up shoes on storage table

Fred is available in multiple upholsteries and a variety of woods, including Black Painted Ash, Clear Lacquered Oak, Oiled Oak, and Walnut Stained Oak.

Fritz Hansen Fred Chair two chairs in green velvet andone in orange leather in lobby

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