Fritz Hansen in the Principality


From the Parliament Assembly Hall in the Landtag, Vaduz. Photo: Jürg Zürcher.

Liechtenstein – the small principality in the Alps – has after an architectural competition built a new headquarters for its parliament – the Landtag – in the capital of Vaduz. German architect Hansjörg Göritz has designed the building, and for the furnishing of the parliament hall with the large circular meeting table, the Oxford chair from Danish manufacturer Fritz Hansen was used.

The high-backed, sculptural meeting chair was chosen because its form emphasizes the parliament members’ dignity and high rank.

Arne Jacobsen originally designed the Oxford chair in 1962 for the Saint Catherine’s College in Oxford, United Kingdom. Ever since, it has been used for a variety of interior design projects worldwide.