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3208

Fritz Hansen Lily Armchair

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fritz hansen
Starting at: $3550.00 CAD
$3,550.00 CAD

Description

Arne Jacobsen's chair model "3208" was originally designed for the Danish central bank. It is also referred to as the "Lily" and was first introduced at the Danish furniture fair in 1970. The chair is a result of an extremely complicated process that ensures the MORE INFO

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DesignerKvadrat
Material
  • New Wool Worsted90%
  • Nylon10%

Canvas is a refined woollen upholstery textile, which comes in seductive yet subtle colourways inspired by women’s couture. Crafted by acclaimed designer Giulio Ridolfo, it has a vibrant and intriguing look: from a distance it has the calm expression of a unicoloured fabric but, as you get closer, it reveals shimmering colour nuances, delicate contrasts and an elegant structure.

Featuring a relatively voluminous and soft weave, Canvas is constructed from material dyed yarns and, consequently, offers exceptional colour richness. Its yarns comprise up to three colours and, as two differently coloured yarns are used to create every colourway, each combines up to six hues. This combination gives the textile a particularly lively and individual character. Giulio Ridolfo: ’Canvas highlights how beautiful a yarn can be and projects a strong sense of craftsmanship.’

To craft the sophisticated and versatile palette for Canvas, Giulio Ridolfo blended subtle tones, creating a variety of graceful shades and highlight tones. In doing so, he developed colours, which he describes as, ‘unpredictable greens, warm greys and radiant dawn-like tones’.

Many of the colourways for Canvas complement those of Remix 2, another fabric crafted by Giulio Ridolfo for Kvadrat. The textiles share key characteristics: they are made from wool, are material dyed and combine colours in a similar way. However, whilst the fabrics share attributes each has a very distinctive personality: as Canvas features a more pronounced structure than Remix 2, colours emerge from it in a bolder way.

DesignerKvadrat
Material
  • New Wool70%
  • Viscose30%

Kvadrat’s first textile ‘Hallingdal’ has become the archetype of woollen textiles. The very durable upholstery fabric was originally designed in 1965 by Nanna Ditzel, and is now available in a version with an updated colour scale: Hallingdal 65.

Hallingdal 65 is made of wool and viscose, which complement each other well: the wool provides excellent durability and flexibility, whilst the viscose adds brilliance and depth to the colour. Both materials are dyed before they are spun, which highlights the rich texture of the fabric. The versatile palette includes neutral and strong, primary colours, as well as the designer’s favourite hues: turquoise and pink.

Hallingdal has been continually produced by Kvadrat since the company was established. To this day, it remains one of the best selling textiles of the Kvadrat collection. Over the years, the versatile design has been used in a wide variety of interiors, including private homes, hospitals, airports and trains.

DesignerKvadrat
Material
  • New Wool100%

Divina means heavenly, or divine, and the name has been chosen for this product because of the way colours can be expressed in the material. Finn Sködt has sought inspiration from the fantastic illustrations which often accompanied books in the middle ages. These were called “illuminations” because of the way they literally illuminated the page. The effect of these book illustrations was produced by the use of clean, clear primary colours, and it is this principle which the designer has sought to recreate in the Divina range. The result is a set of colours which assert themselves and illuminate the products for which they are used.

Divina is a full-cloth product, which means that it is manufactured by weaving the yarn in a coarse linen hose casing, after which, it is subjected to mechanical processing using very high temperatures, at the same time as it is being coloured. This creates a situation where the surface becomes smooth, directionless and uniform in a manner very similar to the properties of felt. The material shrinks by 25-30% during this procedure, and the process can be illustrated by imagining a wool sweater which has been washed at too high a temperature. The result of this kind of processing is called cloth weaving and it is used for finer textures such as uniforms and plaids.

DesignerKvadrat
Material
  • New Wool100%

Divina MD is an upholstery textile designed by Finn Sködt. Available in sophisticated, rich colours, which reveal hidden depths as the perspective of the viewer changes, it makes a strong colour statement. In addition, thanks to its smooth, directionless and consistent surface, it complements the shape of furniture very well and is ideal for organically shaped furniture.

Suitable for soft seating for both contract and private use, material-dyed Divina MD is soft, comfortable and durable. A heavily milled textile, it is manufactured by weaving yarn in a plain weave and then shrinking it in a mechanical process, which uses high temperatures. This method gives it an attractive felt-like look, which is similar to Divina and Divina Melange, the other fabrics in the Divina ‘family’. As a result, the fabrics complement each other well.

Divina MD’s full-bodied and subtle structure is ideal for bringing an extensive range of tones to life. Its colourways, which are all crafted from a blend of different tones, appear unicoloured from a distance, but reveal different colour nuances under closer examination.

The colour-concept behind Divina MD is designed to capture the colour-richness found in the shades and shadows of classical oil paintings. Consequently, the fabric has a uniquely vibrant look, which sets it apart from other melange textiles.

DesignerKvadrat
Material
  • New Wool100%

Divina Melange has been extremely well received by the market. It is a textile characterized by its lack of texture and nap and consequently the fabric accentuates the dimensions of the furniture, giving prominence to the colours.

Melange means mixture. The existing colors are produced by mixing varying proportions of either black or brown wool with white wool. The different colours of wool are mixed before the garment is spun. The new colourways have come about by dipping the two base colours in bold, virtually luminous pigments.

DesignerKvadrat
Material
  • New Wool90%
  • Helanca10%

Tonus 4 is a colour update of Tonus, an elastic upholstery fabric by late textile artist Nina Koppel. Ideal for modern organic furniture and characterised by rare colour richness.

The story behind Tonus starts at the end of the 1960s, when the furniture manufacturer Kevi A/S introduced the Jørgen Rasmussen office chair. The chair was in a sculptural form, which made upholstering it complex and expensive. The search for a stretchable fabric began and this led to the development of Tonus.

Now recognised as a classic textile, Tonus brings colours to life in vibrant, precise fashion. Building on this characteristic, the intensity and brightness of all the colours have been increased.

The new earthy, golden tones in the palette are taken from Nina Koppel’s original colour archive. They show her brilliant sense of colour, which reflects that she mastered all facets of the colour design from the warm tones associated with spices and Oriental mysticism, to the cooler Nordic aquamarine colours.

DesignerKvadrat
Material
  • New Wool90%
  • Helanca10%

Tonus Meadow is an evolution of the classic Tonus fabric, which was created by textile artist Nina Koppel in the 1960’s. It is characterized by its two different expressions and intriguing colour richness.

Both versions of piece-dyed Tonus Meadow are constructed using two different mélange yarns – one has a ‘warm’ tone, the other a ‘cold’ hue. Woven from an elastic combination of 90% wool and 10% Helanca, the textile is, like Tonus, ideal for organic furniture.

The two expressions of Tonus Meadow are created using the same pairs of colours. One has a mélange surface, the other a mélange grid-like structure, which is achieved by inserting a unicoloured yarn.

Based on Nina Koppel’s original colour archive, the colour scale for Tonus Meadow combines neutral, natural tones, such as grey, with bright highlight colours like deep red. These nuances are coordinated with the Tonus palette and consequently the textiles complement each other well.

DesignerRomo
Material
  • Viscose70%
  • Flax30%

Milani has a soft, tightly woven texture that drapes beautifully, whilst remaining reassuringly durable for upholstery.

DesignerSørensen Leather

Soft is a full grain semi-aniline leather. The leather has a natural look with natural grains. Soft is characteristically smooth and soft. It has a smooth finish and is durable and easy to maintain and provides perfect sitting comfort. Besides that Soft is very colour fast.

DesignerKvadrat
Material
  • New Wool Worsted90%
  • Nylon10%

Steelcut 2 is a hardwearing upholstery textile, which is an evolution of Steelcut in an additional colour scale. It is designed by Frans Dijkmeijer and coloured by Giulio Ridolfo. The fabric features an innovative weave, which creates a three-dimensional surface resembling small pyramids or steel points. This gives Steelcut 2 a simple, precise expression, despite the complex weaving technique used in its production.

Steelcut 2 works well with Steelcut Trio 2. The fabrics feature the same innovative weave, but are differently coloured: Steelcut 2 is unicoloured, whereas the colours for Steelcut Trio 2 are created by using three different toned yarns. When combining the 2 fabrics, a vibrant look can be achieved by, for instance, upholstering a chair with the solid colour of Steelcut 2 on the seat and tricoloured Steelcut Trio 2 on the back.

DesignerKvadrat
Material
  • New Wool Worsted90%
  • Nylon10%

Steelcut Trio 2 is a hardwearing upholstery textile, which has the same construction as Steelcut 2. Designed by Frans Dijkmeijer and coloured by Giulio Ridolfo, it is now available in a wider choice of colours.

Like Steelcut 2, Steelcut Trio 2 features an innovative weave, which gives the fabric a three-dimensional surface resembling small pyramids or steel points and, despite the complexity of the weave, a simple and precise expression.

The difference between Steelcut Trio 2 and Steelcut 2 lies in the way they are coloured. Unlike Steelcut 2, Steelcut Trio 2 is yarn-dyed and made from 3 differently coloured yarns, often with very bright tones on the warp and lighter tones on the weft. This combination not only accentuates the three dimensional character of the weave, it also adds life to the fabric: though it looks unicoloured from a distance, different shades are revealed as the viewer gets nearer.

Giulio Ridolfo designed these shades by exploring the complex visual effects created by working with three different coloured yarns.

The new palette explores ‘the beauty and intensity’ of the fabric, and includes fresh whites, neutral skin tones, glassy light blues, terracotta, clay, dark indigos and unpredictable blacks. Giulio Ridolfo: ‘I concentrated on the most “iridescent” aspects of light, as I was looking for a rainbow effect. I paid particular attention to making every colour nuance vibrant.’

Tricoloured Steelcut Trio 2 combines well with unicoloured Steelcut 2. For example, upholstering a chair with Steelcut 2 on the seat and Steelcut Trio on back creates a particularly bold and contemporary look.

DesignerSørensen Leather

BASIC is Fritz Hansen’s preferred leather – exclusively from Sørensen Leather – used for a vast range of iconic designs you see as collectibles in museums, galleries, executive settings and private residences worldwide.

DesignerSørensen Leather

The ultimate in exclusivity, ELEGANCE is the kind of leather that makes a room come alive. And that makes you feel drawn to come over and touch it. You can feel the richness. The smoothness. Firm yet flexible with visible, natural marking, ELEGANCE is, without a doubt, a luxurious leather with substance – and soul.

DesignerSørensen Leather

VEGETAL is an extremely high quality, un-dyed vegetable tanned leather we feature in its original colour, which actually becomes another colour. The colour emerges from the tanning agent starting with a very light tone, which then becomes a pale pink, later transforming into a light, nut-brown, with variations from hide to hide. Soft, subtle and susceptible to light, watch the patina that appears over time, as it adds an extra dimension of character to a classic leather that’s truly a beauty. Each hide is unique, bearing the natural, discrete markings of its original owner – the cow itself!

Adding to VEGETAL’s exceptional beauty and purity is the fact that less than 1% of all hides in the world can be used for this type of leather.

DesignerSørensen Leather

Optical White is a durable and user-friendly type of leather. The leather is pigmented and has a slight grain, which means that the natural structure is visible. This leather has also been treated with a light surface finish, making it very user-friendly. However, the optical white colour makes the leather susceptible to stains.

DesignerSørensen Leather

Part of the sheer beauty of RUSTIC is its absolute simplicity. And authenticity. The brown shade is the classic colour you would associate with leather that has a beautiful patina. In fact, it resembles the patina that would normally appear with the passage of time. Meaning, it looks as if it has already lived a good life.

RUSTIC has the advantage of changing colour depending on the exposure to light, the environmental conditions and how you use it. The result is a very authentic, earthy feel with a distinct character, reflected in the patina that appears, rendering the leather a bit lighter over time.

DesignerSørensen Leather

The tactile feeling of SENSE is nothing less than sublime. It’s supremely soft, sensual and the epitome of luxury. Run your fingers along the surface and you can feel the subtle, natural texture that’s unique to each piece. Press into it and SENSE instantly surrenders to your touch.

It’s no wonder that SENSE is the exclusive choice for an extensive array of iconic designs you see in museums, galleries and collections around the world. Professional crafts people adore SENSE because it’s incredibly easily to design with. The two captivating colours, concrete or chocolate, will bring an understated elegance to any design you have in mind. Adding to the reason why anything you create with SENSE you’ll want to covet forever.

DesignerSørensen Leather

White is a soft, fully grain leather type with a strong finish. This means that the leather is very durable and easier to maintain. White is a smooth leather that is soft to touch. The surface of this lighter coloured leather may appear less visible, because of the many pigments often used in the colour process. White is also more susceptible to dirt than other colours.

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Arne Jacobsen's chair model "3208" was originally designed for the Danish central bank. It is also referred to as the "Lily" and was first introduced at the Danish furniture fair in 1970. The chair is a result of an extremely complicated process that ensures the perfect curves and hence best comfort

MATERIALS:

  • The shell is made of moulded plywood
  • The base is 14 mm steel tubes with 4 legs (model 3208) with leg ferrules of blackgrey synthetic material

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Height: 81 cm / 31.9 inch
  • Seat Height: 44 cm / 17.3 inch
  • Width: 64 cm / 25.2 inch
  • Depth: 52 cm / 20.5 inch
Brand
Fritz Hansen

Fritz Hansen was established in 1872 by the visionary cabinetmaker of the same name. Since then, Fritz Hansen has become a natural part of both Danish and international design history. Today, it is an exclusive and international design brand. The history of Fritz Hansen is characterized by stupendous craftsmanship, unique design and an inherent sense of premium quality. Leading architects and furniture designers from all over the world have regularly contributed to the collection with beautifully shaped and functional furniture that seamlessly meet through the use of innovative techniques and new materials. Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Piet Hein, Vico Magistretti, Burkhard Vogtherr, Piero Lissoni, Kasper Salto and Morten Voss – the stellar string of designers is long and the list of furniture of classic and iconic fame is even longer.

Their design philosophy inspires the creation of new, simple, sculptural and original furniture that is timeless and relevant in time. This furniture is for modern city dwellers and international businesses with a confident taste for elegance and underplayed luxury and the desire to strengthen their identity and image. People who wish to make a statement, which is entirely their own.

Designer
Fritz Hansen Lily Armchair Designed by:
  • Arne Jacobsen , 1970/2007/2008
Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen

Denmark, 1902 - 1971

“The fundamental factor is proportion. Proportion is precisely what makes the old Greek temples beautiful...And when we look at some of the most admired buildings of the Renaissance or the Baroque, we notice that they are all well proportioned. That is the essential thing.” - Arne Jacobsen

As an architect and an industrial designer, Jacobsen always strove to achieve grace and coherence. In the process, he emerged as the single most influential Danish architect of the 20th century and the designer of such modernist classics as the Swan, Egg and Ant chairs as well as the stainless steel, abstract-shaped cutlery which the director Stanley Kubrick chose as futuristic props for his film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Born in Copenhagen in 1902, Arne Jacobsen studied architecture at the Royal Academy of the Arts. As a student, Jacobsen travelled to Paris for the groundbreaking 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs, where he won a silver medal for a chair design. Architectural commissions dwindled during World War II and being Jewish, Jacobsen was threatened by the Nazi occupation of Denmark. In 1943, he left Denmark for two years of wartime exile in Sweden, where he was inspired by Scandinavia’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. When he returned to Denmark in 1945, the country urgently needed new housing and public buildings. Jacobsen’s late 1940s houses and apartment blocks were fairly spartan in design and intended to be built at speed.

During the 1950s, Jacobsen became increasingly interested in product design inspired by the work of the US furniture designers, Charles and Ray Eames. In 1951, Jacobsen completed work on the Ant Chair, an intricately molded plywood seat on three thin steel legs. This was followed by the simpler hourglass form of the 1955 Model 3107 - Series 7 Chair. Like the Ant, the Series 7 was perfect for modern living being light, compact and easily stackable. In 1957 Jacobsen also created another pair of classic 20th century chairs, the Swan and the Egg, with organically shaped upholstered seats on slender metal bases.

Jacobsen was responsible for another 20th century classic, the Cylinda Line stainless steel cocktail kit and tableware, which he designed, in the late 1960s for Stelton.

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