Arne Jacobsen revolutionized the furniture industry with his modern, forward thinking, and timeless designs such as the egg chair, swan chair, and ant chair, to name a few.
Authentic Arne Jacobsen chairs are still highly sought after to this day and can be found via certified authentic producers like Design Within Reach or Fritz Hansen.
For the avid furniture collectors and enthusiasts, paying the pretty price for an authentic Arne Jacobsen product makes sense, however for the average consumer who wants the same style for less, you’ve come to the right place!
In this article we are going to share 6 of Arne Jacobsen’s most famous chairs as well as a more affordable reproduction.
Let’s get started!
The original Arne Jacobsen Ant chair is a classic piece that he is perhaps most well known for.
Originally designed for the canteen at Novo Nordisk, an international Danish healthcare company, the Ant Chair (1952) faced an unclear future when the manufacturer expressed concern about its potential.
But Arne Jacobsen believed in his product and offered to buy all the chairs if they didn’t sell.
Of course, he never had to make good on that offer, as the Ant Chair quickly became an international success.
A molded plywood chair with chrome legs is an affordable and great reproduction of the original Ant Chair featured above.
A simple design with maximum comfort, the jay dining chair will match up to any table of your choice.
Chair is stack-able for convenient storage.
Originally designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, for which Jacobsen was the architect, the chair permitted guests to spin on its swivel base, thus becoming active participants in the busy hotel atmosphere.
A single upholsterer hand-sews the fabric onto the frame of Swan.
It may not be the real thing but it’s a highly accurate reproduction of the original Swan Chair which was designed by Arne Jacobsen himself.
It is made of the finest materials available so you can be confident of its quality and overall durability.
The inner material is designed to be soft and smooth so you can relax and enjoy the comfort that you need when sitting on it.
Form follows function, and nowhere is that more apparent than in a sculpted chair that anticipates the curves of the human body.
Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, and for its busy lobby, he created the biomorphic Egg (1958).
With this chair, Jacobsen embraced new materials that allowed him to shape fluid curves and single-piece molded shells.
At a time when others were experimenting with bent tubular steel, Jacobsen focused on the upholstered armchair, believing a solution existed that was still true to modern ideals.
Set on a rotating base, the Egg Chair allows sitters to swivel toward a conversation area or away from others if privacy is desired.
It also tilts back for relaxed lounging.
This is the authentic Egg Chair manufactured by Republic of Fritz Hansen.
Fiberglass-reinforced polyurethane foam shell
Satin-chromed steel column
Injection-molded aluminum base
Fabric or leather upholstery
This retro style Arne Jacobsen Egg chair replica will become everyone’s favorite chair whether it is used in the home or office.
The Egg Chair can be used in the home, but will add a distinguished look to your office or lobby for guest seating.
This chair features a tilt lock mechanism that offers a comfortable rocking/reclining motion. Chair rotates 360 degrees to provide easy access to a greater range of area.
The deep and wide seat and back are designed to enclose your entire body.
The timeless design created by Arne Jacobsen has become a very popular office chair.
The original design of this chair has been made for the professors at Oxford’s St. Catherine College.
Its tall backrest is actually intended to be a symbol of prestige which was able to create a space of its own.
This Sacha Desk Chair crafted from faux leather with a chrome plated frame features a starbase with five castors, allowing the chair to move smoothly around the room.
If you are looking for an affordable but quality style that is close to the original Oxford Chair, this is a great option!
The adjustable seat height and high backrest allow you to reach maximum comfort throughout your working day.
Available in 3 colors – Ivory, Black or Brown.
Add a touch of class and style to your home office or corporate office or conference room.
Solid walnut exterior frame and legs; steel-reinforced plywood interior frame; baffled back cushions with feather-polyester-silk fill; high-resiliency foam seat cushions with Dacron® wrap.
This Arne Jacobsen inspired sofa created by Egg Collective is a furniture collectors dream.
Bring Nordic Scandinavian Modernism center stage in your space with the Nordic Sofa.
The sides and back are draped in buttery soft Full Aniline leather. A sleekly Natural White Oak wooden frame cradles Nordics seating area.
It is a very similar style to the authentic Emmy Sofa and will give you that same style and look for less!
As you can see, there are some really great reproductions out there that are a little more budget friendly so that you can achieve the same style without breaking the bank.
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