The award-winning Grand Prix Char with Wood Legs is one of the finest examples of modern Danish design around today, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1957. The Grand Prix Char with Wood Legs is produced under license by Fritz Hansen using simple tools, quality materials and time-honoured techniques. Read more here
The award-winning Grand Prix Char with Wood Legs is one of the finest examples of modern Danish design around today, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1957. The Grand Prix Char with Wood Legs is produced under license by Fritz Hansen using simple tools, quality materials and time-honoured techniques.
Introduced by Fritz Hansen in 1957 at the designers’ Spring Exhibition in Copenhagen and later displayed in Milan where it received the Grand Prix – where it gets its name. The Grand Prix chair has become an influential design for both aesthetics & its ergonomics.
Designed in 1957
Height: 80cm x Width: 50cm x Depth: 51cm (Seat Height: 46.5cm)
Materials & Finishes
Grand Prix™ comes in oak and walnut veneer with clear lacquer as well as in coloured ash. All chairs are made of pressure moulded
sliced veneer. Front upholstery or full upholstery is available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers. The base comes with 4 legs in two
variants: Chromed steel tubes (stackable in 3 heights) and non-stackable wooden legs (only available in selected colours in coloured ash).
Fritz Hansen offer a standard five year warranty against manufacturing defects (i.e. materials and design). Normal wear and tear and damage of covers are not covered by the warranty. The warranty for wicker and lamps is 2 years.
Use a dampened, soft, non-abrasive, lint-free colourless cloth to wipe the entire surface of your wood, moving in the direction of the grain.
Dry the wood using a second non-abrasive cloth. Remember to wipe in the direction of the wood grain.
You do not need to polish the wood as part of your regular maintenance, but polishing can restore the wood's natural shine if it begins to look dull.
Never use wax-based polish or ammonia-based cleaning products on your wood.
Space Planning/Interior Design
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Is the Fritz Hansen Grand Prix Chair comfortable?
The Fritz Hansen Grand Prix Chair is both stylish and comfortable, with an ergonomic design that moulds to the body. The robust press moulded veneer back gently flexes when sat on to offer a comfortable sitting position.
When was the Fritz Hansen Grand Prix Chair designed?
Designed in 1957 by Danish design icon Arne Jacobsen, the Fritz Hansen Grand Prix chair is rich in history. It takes its name after the famous 'Grand Prix' award it won at the Triennale Milan for its excellent design.
How can you tell a fake Fritz Hansen Grand Prix Chair?
To check a suspected fake or replica Fritz Hansen Grand Prix chair, inspect the underside of the body. All Fritz Hansen products manufactured after 2006 have a Republic of Fritz Hansen tag along with a serial number.
What is the Fritz Hansen Grand Prix Chair made from?
Like the similar Series 7 Chair, The Fritz Hansen Grand Prix Chair's body also uses a pressure moulded veneer back. Originally made with a wooden frame, Fritz Hansen also offers the option of metal legs too.
Who designed the Fritz Hansen Grand Prix Chair?
Designed by Arne Jacobsen, the Fritz Hansen Grand Prix Chair is one of his most prominent works. Arne Jacobsen was famous for designing numerous iconic pieces such as the Series 7 Chair and the Egg Chair.
Arne Jacobsen is one of the greatest architects and designers of our time, an internationally recognised icon of functionalism. Saint Catherine’s College at Oxford University, the National Bank of Denmark, SAS Royal Hotel, Arhus Town Hall, the Danish ‘Bella Vista’ housing estate and the nearby Bellevue Theatre are among his best-known works. Arne Jacobsen was a functionalist, but he also stressed the aesthetic aspects of his work.
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