- Designer : Arne Jacobsen
- Year of Design : 1957
- Material : Beech with Oak/Walnut or coloured Ash outer veneer
H: 80.5cm; W: 50cm; D: 50cm
Seat Height : 46.5cm
- Delivery :
- 2 - 3 Weeks 'Quickship' - Coloured Ash Black, Oak
- 6 - 8 Weeks - All other finishes
The Grand Prix Chair, or 4130, by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen is an update of the original Grand Prix 3130 that replaces the chrome legs with matching wooden legs for an altogether warmer, less industrial look.
The Grand Prix was introduced by Fritz Hansen at the designers Spring Exhibition at the Danish Museum of Art & Design in Copenhagen, in 1957. Later that year, the chair was displayed at the Triennale in Milan where it received the Grand Prix the finest distinction of the exhibition.
The shell is in pressure molded veneer. The inner veneer is always beech and the outer veneer is available in either Oak veneer, Walnut veneer or a choice of coloured Ash Veneers. The base consists of 4 wooden legs matching the veneer/colour of the shell (non-stackable).
Coloured Ash - Ash has a wide grain and this is fully visible through the colour finish.
Natural- A natural wooden veneer with a clear lacquer where grain and texture and natural wood colour are clearly visible.
Oak- A natural wooden finish with full grain visible.
About The Designer
Arne Jacobsen was born in Copenhagen in 1902 and graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in architecture in 1927. He was prolific both as an architect and as a designer. He is most famous for designing the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, and for the interior, the Egg and Swan Chair together with the Swan Sofa and Series 3300 with Fritz Hansen. This propelled the Arne Jacobsen name into furniture history.