Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 11:24 am
Arne Jacobsen originally designed the Ant™ for the canteen at Novo Nordisk.
Today, the Ant™ is one of the collection’s foremost icons.
To start with, however, the Ant was close to ending up as yet another prototype, because Fritz Hansen was not convinced of the chair’s potential.
The chair survived the initial scepticism after Arne Jacobsen guaranteed to purchase any chairs that were manufactured himself should nobody else buy them.
The Ant™ comes in different veneer, as well as two finishes: coloured ash or lacquer in all colours.
All chairs are made of pressure moulded sliced veneer.
The base comes with 3 or 4 legs (stackable in two heights) and is made of chromed steel tubes.