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Grand Prix™ Chair | Fritz Hansen

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  • Use

    Residential and commercial
  • Applications

    Offices, houses and commercial spaces
  • Characteristics

    The shell is made of laminated, form pressed veneer. The outer veneer is sliced oak or walnut, the inner seven veneer layers are made of beech.

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The Grand Prix™ was introduced by Fritz Hansen at the Designers’ Spring Exhibition at the Danish Museum of Art & Design in Copenhagen, in 1957. Later that year, the chair was displayed at the Triennale in Milan where it received the Grand Prix – the finest distinction of the exhibition. Originally, the Grand Prix chair was introduced with a wooden base. Today, the chair is available both with a base of wood and chromed steel.

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MATERIALS

Shell
The shell is made of laminated, form pressed veneer. The outer veneer is sliced oak or walnut, the inner seven veneer layers are made of beech. The veneer layers are glued together with water based urea-formaldehyde glue. The chairs are also available in coloured ash. Un-upholstered chairs are coated with polyurethane lacquer, which prevents the emission of formaldehyde.

Upholstery
The chairs are also available with upholstery.

  • Several textiles are available with EU Eco flower mark.
  • Foam is polyurethane (PUR).
  • A water-soluble glue is used for bonding of textile to the foam and foam to the shell.

Base
The base is made of either chromed steel tubes, which can be recycled or wooden legs consisting of 23 layers of laminated beech veneer with oak or walnut as outer veneer. The veneer is glued together with water based urea-formaldehyde glue.

COLORS

The upholstery for Grand PrixTM is available in the following selection of fabrics and leathers:

Fritz Hansen Colours:
The Fritz Hansen Colours are created exclusively by Republic of Fritz Hansen's own design team and consist of the serene pale pink, the warm and earthy terracotta orange and finally the deep ocean blue.

Fabrics:
Canvas, Capture, Comfort, Diablo, Fame, Fiord, Divina, Divina Melange, Divina MD, Hallingdal, Remix, Steelcut, Steelcut Trio, Sunniva and Tonus.

Leathers:
Basic, Soft, Natural, White, Optical white, Elegance and Sense.

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