Earning the name 'giraffe' from the striking high backrest, the Little Giraffe is the iconic result of Jacobsen's experimentation with the giraffe shape, creating multiple versions in his process to design for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen in 1959. A new interpretation of the Fritz Hansen Little Giraffe Dining Chair, the swivel base offers further functionality while retaining the classic shape of the piece. Complete with height-adjustability and five castors, the Little Giraffe transforms into the ideal Office Chair, providing comfort with a genuine focus on practicality. Upholstered in Fritz Hansen Grace, the aniline leather amplifies the characteristic curves of Jacobsen's design.
Arne Jacobsen was one of Denmark’s most influential 20th century architects and designers. Jacobsen’s buildings and products meld modernist ideals with a Nordic love of naturalism.
We take a look at some of Jacobsen’s most iconic designs in our guide to the The Grandfather of Modern Danish Design.