A Timeless Home For a Swedish Company and Arne Jacobsen's Iconic Grand Prix Chair
Story and photography courtesy of Fritz Hansen
Photography Åke E:son Lindman, Lasse Olsson
In the Swedish city of Lund, a modern and creative office space serves as the award-winning home for renowned company Axis. The 42,000-square-metre headquarters was recently designed in collaboration with Landen Krantz architects with a particular focus on employee health, wellbeing and sustainability.
The design ethos champions a space that feels timeless – both in form and functionality. Materials and colors were carefully chosen to stand the test of time, not only sustainably but also aesthetically. In the entrance hall, the floor is crafted using Swedish limestone and ash-wood panels on the walls enhance the acoustics.
Similarly, furniture was hand-picked with an eye for timelessness. Arne Jacobsen’s Grand Prix chair was selected for the creative office and restaurant space. Grand Prix was introduced at the Designers’ Spring Exhibition at the Danish Museum of Art & Design in 1957. Later that year, the chair was displayed at the Triennale in Milan where it received the Grand Prix, the finest distinction of the exhibition. The celebrated chair comes in both a steel or wood base and can be customized through a series of colors, wood types and upholstery.
Interior Design: Landen Krantz architects
Architect: Fojab Malmö
Location: Lund, Sweden
Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman, Lasse Olsson