Comparison Guide: Jacobsen Swan Chair Reproductions

Swan Chair Egg Ottoman Swan Sofa
Overall: 28.5w x 26d x 32.5h
Seat Ht: 18
Seat Depth: 17
Overall: 22w x 16d x 15h Overall: 57w x 26d x 32.5h
Seat Ht: 18
Seat Depth: 17
$1,080 $ 630 $2,060
Comparison Feature: "Signature" Brand Our "Modern Classics" Brand Other Cheaper Brands
Offered in a wide variety of fabric colors Yes YES- 19 colors of high performance fabric milled in North America which is 100% recycled polyester boucle (250k double rubs + stain gaurd), or provide your own (for an extra charge and subject to approval). No, use inexpensive cashmere/wool blend that quickly pills and just doesn't last
Stainless steel legs No, Mild steel with Chrome plating YES, Stainless Steel polished Mild steel with chrome plating
Molded fiberglass internal shell No, standard HDPE thin plastic internal shell YES, Fiber-reinforced polymer internal shell for greater strength No, use standard HDPE thin plastic internal shell, not strong
Dimensions of the chair closely match the "signature" Brand Yes YES, dimensions closely match; ours has a little more foam padding. No, generally smaller, doesn't sit well at all
Can use customers' own fabric or faux leather Yes YES No
Typical Price (Egg Chair) $6,500 $1,625 $900
Typical Price (Swan Chair) $4,050 $1,080 $600

In 1956, Arne Jacobsen, Scandinavian architect and designer, began work on perhaps his best-known projects, the SAS Royal Hotel and Air Terminal in Copenhagen. In this project, Jacobsen designed every detail: textiles, cutlery, light fixtures and furniture. It was for this project, that Jacobsen designed his well known Swan Chair and Egg Chair.

Both the Swan and Egg chairs were constructed using two very innovative materials: moldable fiberglass and foam padding. For the internal shells, polyester plastic reinforced with fiberglass were molded into shape. This material was pioneered by the military and further commercialized by Charles Eames. The Scandinavian’s developed foam padding using polystyrene beads that could be steamed into just about any desired shape. Applied over a fiberglass frame, this foam padding made it possible to produce curvaceous, streamlined and sculptural forms such as the Swan and Egg chair.

Our reproductions of the Swan chair also feature an molded internal shell and foam padding, however, unlike our competitors, we use a fiber-reinforced polymer, not cheap plastic and highly resilient foam padding. Our chairs are made to the same specifications of the “signature” brand, and are offered in 19 fabric choices, or provide your own (subject to approval).

We now offer our own exclusive collection "boucle" textured fabric in an extensive collection of colors that are particularly suited for the mid-century modern furniture we make. This fabric and colors were custom made just for us, at a well known North America mill. Made of 100% polyester, our boucles are soft, durable (250K double rubs), stain and UV resistant. We have arranged these swatches in color groups below. We are happy to mail you a physical piece of fabric so you can hold it in your hands, just complete this material sample request form. If you have a specific fabric in mind, we can either order it or we can use your supplied fabric. In either case, we need to approve the fabric to ensure it can be applied to the specific piece of furniture and we will need to provide a price quote.

Name Modern Boucle Fabric
Content 100% Post-Consumer recycled Polyester
Weight 22 oz/linear yard
Finish Greenshield™ (High Performance, eco-friendly stain guard that beads liquids and easy to clean)
Abrasion Resistance 250,000 Double Rubs
(ASTM D4157-13)

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F214-Pearl White <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester F215-Buff Yellow <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester F216-Citrus Yellow <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester F234-Melon Orange <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester F235-Tangerine Orange <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester F236-Poppy Orange <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester F223-Cayenne Red <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester
Pearl White
Buff Yellow
Citrus Yellow
Melon Orange
Poppy Orange
Cayenne Red
F245-Chartreuse Green <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester F246-Lime Green <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester F253-Powder Blue <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester F254-Aegean Blue <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester F255-Royal Blue <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester F257-Plum Purple <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester F262-Silver Gray <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester
Lime Green
Powder Blue
Aegean Blue
Royal Blue
Plum Purple
Silver Gray
F263-Smoke Gray <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester F264-Winter Gray <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester F266-Midnight Black <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester F273-Putty Tan <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester F274-Chestnut Brown <br>Fabric Content: 100% Polyester
Smoke Gray
Winter Gray
Midnight Black
Putty Tan
Chestnut Brown

Here at Modern Classics Furniture, we focus tightly on manufacturing and selling furniture in the niche market known as Modern Classics furniture reproductions. Since 1998, we have been a recognized manufacturing and distribution source of modern classic furnishings. Our customers include world renowned architects, interior designers, office furniture dealers, corporate buyers, offices, airports, museums, hotels, and homeowners. We only sell what we make, thus allowing us to control the production process.

Why we are your top choice for Modern Classsic Furniture Reproductions:
  • We make and sell only our own products -- we do not sell other manufacturer's product, nor will you find our products elsewhere on the web.
  • We offer a 5 year warranty - call us with your questions: 877-733-1143
  • We offer FREE SHIPPING on orders over $2,500
  • We only make accurate reproductions using the finest materials
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Call our Main Office: 360-733-6400 or Visit one of our Factory Showrooms

If you can, visit one of our showrooms or call the main office:

Chicago, Illinois (Fine Arts Building)

Location: 410 S Michigan Avenue, Suite 306, Chicago IL 60605
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 to 4
Showroom Manager: Alison Mitchell 773-572-9449
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Dallas, Texas (Dallas Design District)

Location: 4307 Alpha Rd, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 (Musgrave Assoc.)
Hours: By Appointment only right now.
Contact: Nick Fain 214-215-4669 or Curt Roth 360-733-6400
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Bellingham, Washington (Downtown)

Location: 1418 N State Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 12 to 5
Showroom Manager: Curt Roth: 360-733-6400
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