Recreated classic: Lily chair from Fritz Hansen

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. Photo credit: Fritz Hansen

On the 50th anniversary of the original design, Fritz Hansen is reintroducing the Lily chair in sculptural walnut veneer with classic chromed legs. 

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 armrest angles and wood grain are complex compliments.

"The Lily was Arne Jacobsen’s last chair design and perhaps his most elaborate," said 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 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.

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