Swan™ Chair 60th Anniversary Edition

Designed by Arne Jacobsen, 1958

This 60th anniversary special edition salutes the silhouette of the Swan™ chair, as well as the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen for which the chair was originally designed. With its soft touch, the aniline pure leather reflects the natural life of the leather hide, highlighted by a special base plated in 23 karat gold. This collectors item is more than a lounge chair, it is a piece of design history.
We hope this challenge finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe. During these “shelter in place” times, you’ve probably ran out of things to bake, clean, and reorganize, which is why we created a challenge. This crossword puzzle will keep you engaged with the world of Architecture and Design while, hopefully, providing some design inspiration for your space!
Click on the crossword below to reveal our carefully curated crossword and all of its design clues, please note that this will take you to a third party site where you’ll be able to complete the challenge and submit your answers once you’re done.
While we made sure to tailor our clues to meet a high level of difficulty, we understand that more than one of you may master this challenge. Ultimately there can only be one winner, so should there be multiple correct submissions, all of the potential winners will be grouped and a single individual will be selected at random from the pool of completed and correct crossword submissions.
Duration of Challenge: May, 11th – May, 15th 2020. The winner will be announced on Friday the 15th.

If you feel ready to take on this challenge, then click and type away!

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By participating in this challenge, you agree to our terms and conditions Swan™ Giveaway – Terms and Conditions.

UPDATE ON CHALLENGE: The winner of our Swan™ Anniversary Edition chair was announced on May 15th, 2020. His name is Shih Hon Chuen, congratulations!



For more than half of the twentieth century, Arne Jacobsen’s ideas shaped the landscape of Danish design, rippling out from Scandinavia to influence architects and designers around the world. He managed to direct projects ranging from complex buildings like Denmark’s National Bank, to detailed challenges as humble as a special teaspoon for his cutlery set, while working with a relatively small studio staff driven by an unquenchable need to create. 

Jacobsen’s creative process centered on his strict consideration of detail. He brought his visions to life for patrons and builders with scrupulous, hand-painted watercolors. A display of his masterful design abilities, in any given year Jacobsen managed to design what others might be happy to produce in five.