Ant chair, c. 1952

Arne Jacobsen’s Ant chair is an insect-inspired take on molded plywood furniture. The one-piece plywood form is bent below its “waist” (or, in insect terms, between thorax and abdomen), allowing for flexibility and better comfort in a simple, lightweight, stackable chair with a pleasing organic form. This three-legged version was the first iteration of the Ant—though it was perfectly stable, it was upgraded to four legs in the second version.

Ant chair
Artist Life
1902 - 1971
Accession Number
Curator Approved

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