Artist: Bo Bonflis
Print: Serigraph/Offset lithography (Print by Kai Svendsen Serigrafi)
Dimensions: 27.6 x 39.2 in (70 x 99.5 cm)
Condition: Very good condition - very light handling signs and a few tiny surface stains in the left center (quite difficult to see at first eye catch - please see pictures.
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Here is a very stylish vintage exhibition poster displaying a brilliant representation of the Ant chair.
The poster was made to promote an exhibition on Arne Jacobsen design at Musee des Arts Decorative in Paris in 1987.
The chair was designed by Danish designer and architect Arne Jacobsen (1902-71). Jacobsen is also well-known for the design of "the Swan" and "the Egg" which can be found all around the world today.
The "Ant" is a three-legged chair designed by Arne Jacobsen and was designed as Novo (now Novo Nordisk) needed a chair for her canteen which could be stacked, and that was easy to move around.
The chair is made of molded plywood with stainless steel legs. Originally it was not intended that it should be marketed to individuals and the producer of the chair (Fritz Hansen Furniture), thought that there was "too little furniture" in it. On the effectiveness of production Jacobsen said:
"Before it took at least at least a day to make a chair, this one can be made in ten minutes".
The chair was designed with only three legs, but after Jacobsen's death, Novo's security department choose a model of the "Ant" with four legs to prevent tipping accidents.
Despite the fact that the chair was designed in 1952 is still in production today (2008) and popular worldwide because of its aesthetic and functional values.
Please note: the chair on the picture has a glare and I think that part of the poster was made as a serigraph and the rest of the poster is offset.
Thanks for watching and please let me know if you have any questions.
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