FRED™ LOUNGE CHAIR

The latest collaboration between Jaime Hayon and Fritz Hansen has a new identity.

Fred™ – meaning ‘peaceful’ in Danish – is a casual nickname and nod to the comfort and good vibes that accompany the chair wherever it’s used.

Fred™ draws inspiration from pelicans’ broad wings, gently curved bodies and distinctive bills. The lounge chair has a lightness and gracefulness that truly disguises its strength. Fred’s open, low silhouette is elegant from every angle and has a contemporary look. Decorative joints with gently rounded edges are assembled by hand in a nod to traditional Danish craftsmanship. Wide and flat armrests embrace and support the body, as does the curved backrest. The seat is designed for upright seating while socializing, reading or relaxing.

To request a quote, please visit our online store here.

FRED™ LOUNGE CHAIR

The latest collaboration between Jaime Hayon and Fritz Hansen has a new identity.

Fred™ – meaning ‘peaceful’ in Danish – is a casual nickname and nod to the comfort and good vibes that accompany the chair wherever it’s used.

Fred™ draws inspiration from pelicans’ broad wings, gently curved bodies and distinctive bills. The lounge chair has a lightness and gracefulness that truly disguises its strength. Fred’s open, low silhouette is elegant from every angle and has a contemporary look. Decorative joints with gently rounded edges are assembled by hand in a nod to traditional Danish craftsmanship. Wide and flat armrests embrace and support the body, as does the curved backrest. The seat is designed for upright seating while socializing, reading or relaxing.

To request a quote, please visit our online store here.

THE ART OF LOUNGING

Lounging is close to relaxing but a little more active.

It holds potential.

THE ART OF LOUNGING

Lounging is close to relaxing but a little more active.

It holds potential.

THOUGHTS ON LOUNGING

‘The lounge area of any interior project becomes increasingly important as more activities than relaxing and kicking back are moved to the lounge area. The key to a great lounge area is the right balance of personal and public space and an inviting ambience that goes beyond the mere interior aesthetic.’

CAROLINE ENGELGAAR, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
FEMMES RÉGIONALES, COPENAHGEN

‘I love to lounge. Sitting down and slowing down makes the world seem more peaceful, harmonious and dreamy. I prefer to lounge alone and find a spot to watch the world go by calmly.’

SUGAR LEE, DEPUTY FEATURE DIRECTOR & DIGITAL CONTENT DIRECTOR
ELLE DECORATION CHINA

THOUGHTS ON LOUNGING

‘The lounge area of any interior project becomes increasingly important as more activities than relaxing and kicking back are moved to the lounge area. The key to a great lounge area is the right balance of personal and public space and an inviting ambience that goes beyond the mere interior aesthetic.’

CAROLINE ENGELGAAR, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
FEMMES RÉGIONALES, COPENAHGEN

‘I love to lounge. Sitting down and slowing down makes the world seem more peaceful, harmonious and dreamy. I prefer to lounge alone and find a spot to watch the world go by calmly.’

SUGAR LEE, DEPUTY FEATURE DIRECTOR & DIGITAL CONTENT DIRECTOR
ELLE DECORATION CHINA

JAIME HAYON DISCUSSES FRED™

The Spanish artist and designer sits down to talk about his latest design with Fritz Hansen

WHAT INSPIRED THIS NEW DESIGN?

JH: The idea was to create a “typical” Danish lounge chair, expressive and modern. Comfort was a key factor, as was the combination of the best of Danish design tradition and modern technology.

HOW DOES THE FINAL PRODUCT RELATE TO YOUR INITIAL IDEAS?

JH: We knew from the start what we wanted to achieve: an extraordinary and seamless addition to the Fritz Hansen universe. We also looked to nature: to the rounded, streamlined shape of the pelican’s beak and body, which is apparent in the curved shapes of both the frame and the cushions.

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT THE PROCESS

JH: It was easy and exciting. We discussed how to best use traditional techniques and modern technology to achieve what I believe is a truly great piece of design.

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