On the 50th anniversary of the design, Fritz Hansen has debuted the Lily chair in sculptural Walnut veneer with classic chromed legs. Natural Walnut makes this special anniversary edition both unique and historical. Until now, the Lily chair has never been released with a natural veneer exterior because it is extremely difficult to make the curved armrests without cracking the exterior veneer.
"The Lily was Arne Jacobsen's last chair design and perhaps his most elaborate," commented Fritz Hansen's Head of Design, Christian Andresen. "It resembles a lily flower with open petals. Jacobsen's lifelong interest in botany and painting can be seen very clearly in this design." The armrest angles and wood grain are complex compliments. When executed perfectly, they converge beautifully.
The Lily 50th Anniversary Edition is available with or without armrests in natural Walnut veneer with chromed legs. The interior veneer layers are beech wood. Every chair has a special anniversary tag mounted under its seat.
Photos: Courtesy of Fritz Hansen