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Seven designers transform Arne Jacobsen chair to benefit Unicef
Aug 20, 2015

Select architects are reimagining the Series 7 Chair by Arne Jacobsen from Fritz Hansen, and their creations will eventually be auctioned to support Unicef. Jean Nouvel, BIG, Zaha Hadid, Snøhetta, Carlos Ott Architects in association with Carlos Ponce de León, Jun Igarashi Architects and Neri & Hu were tasked with choosing a particular context and designing a version of the famed chair. Some of the transformations include changed legs and redesigned materials and surfaces, implemented to fit new the design firms' chosen contexts. The redesign celebrates the anniversary of the original chair, which was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1955.

Seven designers transform Arne Jacobsen chair to benefit Unicef
Interpretation by Carlos Ott Architects in association with Carlos Ponce de Léon Architects

Seven designers transform Arne Jacobsen chair to benefit Unicef Seven designers transform Arne Jacobsen chair to benefit Unicef
Interpretations by Ott & Ponce de Léon and Jean Nouvel

Seven designers transform Arne Jacobsen chair to benefit Unicef Seven designers transform Arne Jacobsen chair to benefit Unicef
Interpretations by Zaha Hadid and Neri&Hu

The project, titled "Seven Cool Architects," will be shown at Fritz Hansen's showroom during London Design Festival.

 

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