Fritz Hansen Lounge Chair JH97

Fritz Hansen Lounge Chair JH97

Fritz Hansen recently collaborated with Jaime Hayon for the Lounge Chair JH97, a chair that is in itself a contradiction: classic yet modern, bold yet simple, light yet solid.

"The inspiration behind the lounge chair was to create a 'typical' Danish lounge chair, expressive and modern," stated Jaime Hayon from Hayon Studio. "Comfort was a key factor, as was the combination of the best of Danish design tradition and modern technology."

The apotheosis of a lounge chair, the new iteration takes its inspiration from nature: Inspired by the pelican, shaped for flight with long, broad wings, a gently curved body and a distinctive bill, the Lounge Chair JH97 conveys a similar lightness that belies its strength.

Perfectly proportioned with a solid frame available in natural oak, stained oak and black ash - the open, low-slung silhouette has a contemporary feel despite its classic roots. Elegant from every angle, the decorative joints with gently rounded edges are assembled by hand in a nod to Danish heritage designs and craftsmanship tradition. Exaggerated armrests - wide and flat - embrace and support the body, as does the curved backrest, angled in an upright position for comfort when sitting for prolonged periods of time.

Enhancing the laid-back feel, generously sized cushions are upholstered with detachable covers in textile or leather, allowing you to easily change the expression. Fitting seamlessly into any setting - from homes to hotels and office headquarters - it lends beauty to every environment thanks to its honest, timeless expression.

Photos: Courtesy of Fritz Hansen

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