The Lily™ was originally designed for the Danish National Bank. The first model was 3108 from 1968, and the chair was introduced to the market with arms, model 3208, at the Danish Furniture Fair in 1970. The chair is made from laminated sliced veneer and is the result of an extremely complicated moulding process that ensures the perfect curves and the best comfort.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Lily™, the last chair Arne Jacobsen ever designed, Fritz Hansen have relaunched the original version in walnut veneer.
The Lily Seating Series is available in a range of variations. Explore the complete collection here.
54W x 49D x 83H cm
Seat height: 46 cm
The shell is made of molded veneer - eight layers on the inside and two outer layers on the front and back of the chair. The inner veneers are made of birch, while the outer layers are walnut. The legs are chromed steel.
“The program does not allow for it. I simply do not think that I have the talent for it...no, I am always grateful for the program, this is what evokes the solutions that I arrive at.” Arne Jacobsen
Arne Jacobsen's cooperation with Fritz Hansen dates back to 1934. However, it was the Ant designed in 1952 - succeeded by the 3107 series - that propelled his and Fritz Hansen's names into furniture history.
Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) was very productive both as an architect and as a designer. At the end of the 50s Arne Jacobsen designed the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, and for that project the Egg, the Swan, the Swan sofa and Series 3300.
Arne Jacobsen was and is an admired and outstanding designer. While the significance of Arne Jacobsen's buildings was less appreciated, his furniture and other design work have become national and international heritage.