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Making the Series 7

Arne Jacobsen‘s Series 7 chair has always been a favorite of mine. Its iconic shape is playful and fun. And it’s surprisingly comfortable. The back bends back and forth with pressure. That’s no small feat for a wooden chair.

I am very aware of the chair’s strength. To prove just how well it is made, I’ve several times jumped up and down on its back, making my house guests just a little bit nervous. But the chair never breaks. It’s built for life.

Fritz Hansen, the Danish design house that manufactures Jacobsen’s designs, have created the above video showing just how the chairs are made. It’s justification for the steep price tag in my eyes. They’re pieces of art.