Fritz Hansen Space™ JL10 Lounge Chair

Fritz Hansen was founded in 1872, when Fritz Hansen, a Danish carpenter, founded his own furniture company and in 1915 introduced his first chair in steam bent wood. In 1934, Fritz Hansen began his collaboration with Arne Jacobsen resulting in some of the famous, classic icons of Danish Design including the 'Ant' (1952), the 'Series 7' (1955), the 'Grand Prix' (1957) the 'Swan' (1958), and the 'Egg' (1958).

Other famous collaborations have resulted in Piet Hein's super-elliptical table from 1968 and in 1982 Fritz Hansen acquired the rights to a major part of Poul Kjærholm's furniture collection. Since the 1980s continuing into the new millennium, Fritz Hansen has added new designs to the collection including the Essay table by Cecilie Manz, T-NO1 by Todd Bracher, RIN chair by Hiromichi Konno, Plano tables by Pelikan Design and the Ice series by Kasper Salto.


Space™ is available in white and black high gloss finishes. the chair is available with a wide range of fabric and leather front upholstery. the shell is made of a lacquered synthetic material. the base is made of lacquered steel matching the colour of the shell.

JJürgen Laub (b.1964) + Markus Jehs (b.1965) are both industrial designers from the Schwabisch Gmund University in 1992.They established the studio Jehs+Laub in 1994, and over the past couple of years they have designed furniture for Cassina, Renz, Thonet, Acerbis and lamps for Nemo and Belux. They have also designed the new showroom concept for Mercedes Benz, which is currently being implemented globally. The Space Series started in Fritz Hansen as concept furniture, i.e it was introduced as prototypes and the series received so much positive feedback; it is therefore a natural decision to introduce Space™ in 2007. Jehs+Laub about design: “We want our products to look as if they had designed themselves. Like in nature. The design is like a human body – every element helps the other and provides stability and flexibility”.

Do you know the MR Lounge Chair?

The MR Lounge Chair, One of the earliest. C.1927. Steel furniture designs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of architecture, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s ‘less-is-more’ approach to design was the gold standard for many generations of modern architecture. His legendary career started humbly at his father’s stonemasonry business, giving him an early appreciation of material and structure. From there he apprenticed with furniture designer Bruno Paul in Berlin before joining the office of Peter Behrens, an architect and painter at the forefront of the modern movement.

In 1912, Mies established his own office in Berlin. Through furniture, residential projects and extraordinary, yet unrealized concepts for skyscrapers, he gained recognition as a leader of the German modern movement. As such, he was selected to design the German Pavilion at the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona.

Mies served as Vice President of the Deutsher Werkbund and Director of the Bauhaus from 1930 until it closed in 1933. He immigrated to the United States in 1938 to become the director of architecture at the Armour Institute (later the Illinois Institute of Technology). From his Chicago-based practice, Mies designed a portfolio of buildings that changed the face of American institutional architecture ― the most notable examples being the IIT campus and the Seagram Building in New York.

The origins of the bent-steel cantilevered chair are somewhat murky, but generally three names come up in the discussion. Marcel Breuer is widely credited with pioneering the exploration of the material, Mart Stam seems to be the first to conceive a “chair without back legs”, and Mies van der Rohe is remembered as the one who made it beautiful.

It is believed that Mart Stam described his idea—a continuous loop of steel (he used a thinner gauge gas pipe in the earliest versions) with a cantilevered seat—at a meeting of the Werkbund in 1926. In attendance were Marcel Breuer and Mies van der Rohe, both of whom were inspired to design cantilever chairs of their own in the coming months. Mies replaced the right angles on the front legs with a graceful curve which had the advantage of increasing elasticity while preventing material fatigue.

Over the next five years, Mies would develop an entire series of tubular steel designs now presented by Knoll as the MR Collection.

The MR Collection represents some of the earliest steel furniture designs by Mies van der Rohe. The material choice was inspired by fellow Bauhaus master Marcel Breuer, while the forms are thought to be modern derivatives of 19th century iron rocking chairs.

Shoreditch Design Triangle 17th - 25th September 2016

Pop in to discover our selected designers at Elemental during the London Design Festival.

 Low upcycled drawer Cabinet by Rupert Blanchard.A large bank of selected found drawers all now re-homed in a well-fitted ply carcass

Ping pong desk by Rupert Blanchard. Artfully re-imagined & created from a salvaged ping-pong table. One end supported by a set of 3 swivel drawers built from the table-top off-cuts and the other supported by the reclaimed table legs. 1 from an original series of 3 table.

Upcycled cabinet using a variety of colourful reclaimed laminated formica components in a ply carcass, by Rupert Blanchard.

Reclaimed printer’s type tray re-imagined and re-fitted with colourful perspex off-cuts. Can hang individually or as a pair or triptych. Designed by Jet.

Ceramic Teapot, milk jug and small cups. Hand-made tactile porcelain tableware in a variety of colours by Ikuko Iwamoto.

Tactile ceramic vase collection made using a slip-cast technique. Set of 15 pieces which can be bought individualy. Handmade by Ikuko Iwamoto.
Reimagined traditional wine glass. The stem fills up with wine also - a bonus! Artisan mouthblown in France from borosilicate glass. By Laurence Brabant.
Oil Bottle by Laurence Brabant.
Spirit bottle by Laurence Brabant.

Carafe with 2 spouts, Jug with hollow handle, Carafe with slopping neck, all designed by Laurence Brabant.

Birdboxes re-imagined from the air conditioning and fuel pipes from an Airbus 320. Created by Harry Dwyer and Charlie Waller.

Mid Century 10, Summer/Autumn 2016

Mid Century magazine, the contemporary guide to modern living is out for sale now! The latest issue 10, reveals some beautiful mid century homes with a selection of our iconic pieces. This Mid Century Chandelier is a good example of 1960's designs, made of high quality brass construction with 8 cone shaped black metal sconces that each take 2 bulbs radiating from the centre.

Warehouse Home, Issue 4. Just out!

Our antique laboratory cabinet is part of the fine specimens selected by Warehouse Home newspaper featured in their 'Science studies' inspiration this month. This item is sold but check our website for similar pieces. Look below at our suggestions!

Framed life-sized anatomical artworks of the human skeletal structure. Artworks signed by Dr J.A.J. Barge. Fantastic detail & impressive scale.Holland,1950.

Magnetic task lamp, charming & unusual magnetic task lamp with swivel head and flex stem. Polished steel/nickeled brass.UK, 1950.

Steel-tube stools,vintage with black tubular steel frame & thick ply seat. Dining table height.UK,1960.

Modular storage cabinet, comprised of four interlocking drawer units, which slide out on roller bearings to reveal a minimal skeletal framed housing. Use them in a stack, paired or laid out individually. The clips act as small feet.UK, 1950.

Long light box, nice build quality with 2 separate switched & dimmable lights inside.
UK, 1970.

Long mid-century school library table. Very nice quality hard wood frame with 4 drawers to one side and a very thick teak top. UK, 1960.

High mid-century work table. Very nice construction with teak frame. 4 drawers under a 35 mm thick teak top. UK, 1960.

Unusual and unique. Former mechanic’s bench of great proportion.UK, 1950.

Library cabinet of great proportion. Top & bottom - the end doors are hinged with the other 2 doors sliding. Original glasses with very fine glazing beads. UK, 1820.

The world of Interiors June 2016

Currently featured in the last issue of World of  Interiors, we only have 4 of these retro round café tables left! Nice red formica tops with fluted edge legs giving a chic deco style. More similar mid-century chandeliers coming soon...Check out our new arrivals every week!

Nicely made and proportioned set of 6 mid-century chairs with original red vinyl seats and upholstered backs.

Homes & Antiques June 16

'Map out your summer' with Homes and Antiques magazine latest issue, showcasing a selection of vintage pieces to compose the geography of your home!

Truck coffee table with cast iron wheels and under-frame.

Vintage globes...

Giant map of England! We have a set of 3 oversized wall charts covering England and Wales at 2miles:1inch - incredible detail. Maybe the only still in existence? Dated 1936. Tremendous decorator potential.

Vintage British built work table. Thick steel plate top. Great patina and form. Mid level under-shelf & drawer and one cubby hole and small side shelves.
origin: UK,year: 1950

Evertaut factory work chair to match the desk

Surveyor’s measuring stick with graded imperial scale. Very nicely worn decorative piece in 3 section hardwood case with brass strapping...

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