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Iconic Arne Jacobsen chairs, up close.

Ever wonder how some of your favorite designs are made?

Fritz Hansen and Design Within Reach is now on a US national tour celebrating architect and designer Arne Jacobsen and showcasing two of his iconic chairs: Egg™ and Series 7™.

So what are these chairs about?

The Series 7 Chair is probably one of the most well-known chairs ever, with more than 7 million sold. This year Fritz Hansen marked the 60th anniversary of this chair with two special edition chairs only available in 2015: a masculine edition with a dark blue lacquer shell and powder-coated burnished legs, as well as a feminine edition dressed in pale pink lacquer with 24-ct gold-plated legs.

During the Milan Furniture Fair, Fritz Hansen also announced a series of new colors for the Series 7 as part of a collaboration with Danish artist Tal R.

Arne Jacobsen Series 7 Chair

Then there is the Egg Chair. What can we say? It was originally made for the launch of the first boutique hotel in the world — the Royal Hotel Copenhagen in Copenhagen — in the late 50s.

On this national tour, there will be a sneak peek of the new DWR exclusive-Egg Chair. Available in two unique finishes, using Basel fabrics designed by Herzog & de Meuron from Kvadrat and finished with Sorensen leather piping and matching lacquered bases.

What’s more, you will get a chance to see Fritz Hansen’s master upholsterer Hans Mannerhagen sew and finish the special-edition Egg Chair over the course of the night. Mannerhagen has worked for Fritz Hansen in Denmark since 1998. You will certainly appreciate the artisan work – and the authenticity behind the design – after this event. There will also be a chance to win some Series 7 chairs!

The US national tour schedule is as follows. For location information check out the DWR site.

August 13: DWR E.57th St. Studio, New York City
August 18: West Hollywood Studio
August 19: San Francisco Studio

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