• manufacturer/type:

Fritz Hansen, M3170

• designer, year:

Arne Jacobsen, ±1960

• material:
black painted rounded plywood seating combined with three legged metal frame including feet layers

• measurements:

61cm high, 40cm width, 33cm diameter

• condition:

nice original condition, with usermarks consisting with age.

Some paint loss on seatings, 2 stools lack the rubber mounts under the seating. Beautiful patina.

• background:

Very rare set of 4 stools by world famous designer Arne Jacobsen.

• literature:
Non found so far

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M298: rare Fritz Hansen set of 4 ‘M3170‘ stools, designed by Arne Jacobsen

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Arne Jacobsen (1902-71), architect and designer. Educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen, professor at the Academy (1956-65).
As a designer, Jacobsen made prototypes for furniture, textiles, wallpaper, silverware etc. Among his most famous designs are The Ant (designed for Novo Nordisk canteen) (1952), Series 7 (1955), The Egg and The Swan (designed for the SAS Royal Hotel ) 1958, and the tableware Cylinda-Line (1967).
Among his most famous works as an architect are the apartment blocks Bellavista in Klampenborg (1933-34), Bellevue Theatre  (1935-36), Århus Town Hall  (in co-operation with Erik Møller) (1939-42), Søllerød Town Hall  (in co-operation with Flemming Lassen) (1940-42), Søholm semi-detached houses in Klampenborg (1950-54), Rødovre Town Hall (1957), Glostrup Town Hall (1958),The Munkegård School in Copenhagen (1955-59), SAS Royal Hotel Copenhagen (1958-1960), Toms Chocolate Factories in Ballerup (1961), Danmarks Nationalbank (started in 1965), Saint Catherine’s College in Oxford (1964-66).
Jacobsen also designed a project for the lobby of Hannover Concert Hall (1964-66), Castrop Rauxel mall (1965), Christaneum Grammar School in Hamburg (1965), Administration building for the Hamburg power station (in co-operation with Otto Weitling) (1965). (source: www.arne-jacobsen.com)

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