Whilst the very first Giraffe chair in fact dates all the way back to 1959, the story of the Little Giraffe™ officially begins here in 2018 when the design is put into production for the very first time. The first Giraffe was created specifically for the restaurant at the SAS Royal Hotel - the very same hotel that housed Arne Jacobsen’s the Egg™, the Swan™ and other well-known chair designs. The Giraffe - which earned its name because of its high backrest - originally had a wooden frame outlining the shell and the base. With the Giraffe chair, Arne Jacobsen experimented quite a bit - he even created a special version in leather on a star base as a gift for the hotel manager. This version he then developed into what we know today as the Little Giraffe, characterised by a lower back and a four-legged base.
The Little Giraffe caters for daily use in hotel lobbies, canteens or meeting rooms as well as working beautifully around any dining table at home. No matter the space surrounding the Little Giraffe, it tells a tale of original Arne Jacobsen design, of impeccable Fritz Hansen upholstery skills and of a sculpture that simultaneously embodies both aesthetics and comfort. Like Arne Jacobsen’s many other pieces of furniture created with Fritz Hansen, the Little Giraffe is an example of genuine mid-century Danish design which is known for its timelessness, craftsmanship and adaptability to many different interior styles.
Discover the versatility of the Little Giraffe, whether you work with it around the Pluralis™ table in a project room or live with it around the Super- Elliptical™ table at home.