lacquered bentwood on steel frame. All original, scratches and chips on edges of backs and seats, see photos. Denmark, stamped, 1973. Sold as a set.
Initially, Arne Jacobsen designed the Ant™ in 1952 for the canteen at Novo Nordic, an international Danish healthcare company. Today, the Ant™ is one of the prominent icons of the Fritz Hansen collection. Originally, the Ant™ was, however, close to ending up as just another prototype, because Fritz Hansen wasn't convinced of the chair's potential. The chair survived the initial scepticism, when Arne Jacobsen guaranteed to buy all chairs produced, if no one else would. Despite its minimalist form and svelte shape, the Ant™ is an extremely comfortable chair.