One of the most beautiful among Arne Jacobsen's many masterpieces is the sculptural Swan™ lounge chair, launched in 1958. However, few people know that the Danish designer and architect also created the Swan™ sofa to go along with the chair. The Swan sofa was originally produced from 1964 to 1974 as part of Arne Jacobsen's Gesamtkunstwerk with SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, for which he designed the Swan chair, Egg™ and Drop™. The Swan sofa was relaunched in 2000 and this soft-curved icon can once again be found in Danish and international living rooms. I would love to find it in my living room.
And in case you missed it in 2011, Suite New York launched the Pink Swan Project to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation where Arne Jacobsen's Swan™ chair served as the canvas for 19 renowned interior designers, architects and fashion designers. Here are some of the custom treatments:
Left to right, clockwise: Campion Platt, Margarita Maccapani Missoni, DB Kim for PYR for Swarovski, Victoria Hagan, Vicente Wolf, Holly Fulton for Swarovski.