Interior Design: Swan Chair Transformed for Breast Cancer Charity

You have likely seen photos of Swan chairs in popular interior design magazines (Or perhaps, you may have even run across “the real thing” somewhere?). If so, its iconic curves have likely made a lasting impression upon you!

Pictured in the May 2009 issue of House Beautiful, this Swan chair is fresh as ever!

Pictured in the May 2009 issue of House Beautiful, this Swan chair is fresh as ever!

Both timeless and modern, the Swan chair has been in existence since 1958, when its legendary designer, Arne Jacobsen, created it for the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen.

Arne Jacobsen (1902 - 1971)

Arne Jacobsen (1902 - 1971)

Its Danish furniture manufacturer was Republic of Fritz Hansen whose artisans were able to execute the innovative and complex design. Take a look at this video showing all of the extensive detailing present in every original Swan chair.

 

SUITE New York has now launched the Pink Swan Project. This fundraiser features the work of nineteen renowned interior designers, architects, and fashion designers who have each customized an iconic Swan chair to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

These chairs are to be displayed at the Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue, beginning October 1st, and then moved to SUITE New York’s Flatiron showroom on October 27th for an invitation-only cocktail party. However, the chairs will be available via online auction on charitybuzz.com for the entire month of October. Eighty percent of the proceeds from the chairs sales will go to BCRF.

 

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The collection of Swan chair custom designs

Some of my favorites include those that have the signature Breast Cancer Awareness pink color incorporated  into their designs.

Design by Vincent Wolf

Design by Vincent Wolf

Design by Madeline Weinrib

Design by Madeline Weinrib

However, it is hard to resist the creativity of some of these other unique designs, as well!

Design by Kelly Hoppen

Design by Kelly Hoppen

Design by Chris Craig

Design by Chris Craig

Design by Jonathan Adler

Design by Jonathan Adler

Design by Campion Platt

Design by Campion Platt

There are just far too many to choose from! Click this LINK to see photos of each chair and to read about the individual designer inspirations!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SWAN CHAIR? FEEL FREE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS BY POSTING A COMMENT!

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!

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Stylish, sophisticated and dramatic, Kimberly Grigg brings her unique talents to client’s homes across the country and to her retail boutique, Knotting Hill Interiors. An award winning retail boutique and an award winning full service design firm, Knotting Hill offers luxury interior design, renovation and remodeling services, custom design, childrens rooms and nurseries and accessorizing. The retail boutique sells fabric, home furnishings, retail design, lamps, accessories, art, upscale furniture consignment, gifts, fashion and jewelry. Voted “Best on the Beach” in both retail and design, our customers say that this place and this process is truly “enchanted”! Knotting Hill Interiors is based in Myrtle Beach South Carolina and has two locations at 7753 North Kings Hwy and 7751 North Kings Hwy.