Repair of Series 7 Fritz Hansen chair – separated seat

The seat of your Fritz Hansen Series 7 chair has come loose and your chairs are creaking? And the damage wasn’t the first time? I repair your iconic Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chair with an improved system ready for a second life.

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Why do my Series 7 chairs break or come loose?

In 2002, the Fritz Hansen Series 7 production was changed. Instead of a wooden mounting plate, which is glued to the seat, it was replaced by a plastic plate. These plastic plates come loose after a period of time because the glue does not adhere well to the plastic, and the plates tear due to use.

How do I repair your the Fritz Hansen chairs?

The Series 7 chairs will be glued up with a new wooden mounting plate. The wooden plate and glue are specially made, based on years of development and material testing. This is done in my workshop, for antique furniture restoration, based in The Netherlands, The Hague, founded in 1996.

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“They are securely attached to the base again and can now last another 20 years (or more). Excellent service, pleasant communication and also done quickly. Thank you Ramses!!”
Google  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Review: Carlie Janszen

Should I repair or buy new Series 7 Fritz Hansen chairs?

Repairing the Series 7 chairs is worthwhile because they will still last for years and are far from worn out. The average repair cost is €135 per Series 7 chair. And that’s much cheaper compared to buying a new Fritz Hansen Series 7 chair, which costs around €450. If I repair all your chairs at once, I can reduce the cost for you. The more chairs you have me glue, the higher the discount per repaired chair.

The repair is definitely worth it. In addition, restoring the chairs is a sustainable choice, preserving resources for our planet.♻️

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When can you bring the butterfly chairs to The Hague?

Make an appointment within the following times and bring your butterfly chairs to the workshop in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Or choose the convenience of arranged transportation?

Your Series 7 chairs can be picked up and returned via courier service for €115, with a minimum of 4 pieces, transported within the Netherlands and Belgium. For Germany like the cities Duisburg, Munster, Osnabruck, Oldenburg it is also possible but only for a minimum of 6 chairs.

I can book this for you too.

Because we live quite far from The Hague, Ramses arranged transport through a courier. The chairs were picked up at home on Monday, and by Friday, we had all 7 chairs back. Amazing! Google  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Reviews: Alies Verwerda

Free loan of Series-7 chairs while your chairs are being repaired?

Don’t you have any other chairs at home to sit on while yours are being fixed? I have a solution for that too. You can take a set of loan Series 7 chairs for free when you drop off the broken butterfly chairs. Inquire about availability if you want to take advantage of this additional free service.

What are the estimated repair costs I should consider?

1 Series-7 Chair
Labour €99,-
Glue System €29,-

€154.88 (incl. 21% VAT)

6 Series-7 Chairs

Favorite Pick – €165,- discount
Labour €457,86
Glue system €174,-

€ 764,57 (incl. 21% VAT)

4 Series-7 Chairs

€100,-  discount
Labour € 314,48
Gluing System €114,-

€520,90 (incl. 21% VAT)

Please inform me of a repair date

Fritz Hansen chair spare parts repair Series 7 loose seat wooden replacement

Evolution of the fastening method

Left: wooden plate, used until the end of 2002

Middle: plastic plate used in current production

Right: The new wooden plate. Produced in-house with better adhesive properties and unbreakable.

The use of the plastic plate since 2002 is the reason why the seat comes loose from the base. I never receive chairs with a wooden plate from before 2002, so that system still works to this day.

Gluing the wooden plate

The wooden plates are glued with clamps under high pressure until curing is achieved after 24 hours.

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New wooden fastening plate

On the bottom of the chair is the new wooden fastening plate is glued and the base is mounted on top. On the left are the old cracked plastic plates that came loose.

When gluing your Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chairs, the plastic plates are replaced with a wooden in-house engineered plate that, like the glue, has been extensively tested over the years. Of the hundreds of chairs we have glued, with this system so far, none have been returned.

"Excellent! That they can be restored." ♻️

Based in the Netherlands operating wordwide

We are a Dutch based company who developed and extensively tested a way of repair thats durable, gluing back the old plate is’nt an option it fails miserably. Since we have done hundreds of chairs, of which none have returned, we now have made this wordwide service available where possible.

Repairing large groups 100+ of Series 7 Chairs

If you are part of a firm, institutional or government body which owns 70+ chairs we can provide this service at your location worldwide. An eco-friendly and sustainable choice to conserve natural resources for the world, with no shipment of materials involved.  

We have repaired large amounts 100+ chairs for hospital restaurants, architect offices, Dutch government buildings, universaties, theater and congres veneus.

If your organisation has been confronted with this issue please inquire how we can solve it so you can fully enjoy the chairs in full safety without being worried about it.

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Step 1: Reserve your repair slot

WhatsApp photos of your broken butterfly chairs and reserve the date and time when you can bring them in.

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Step 2: The chairs are glued

Disassemble your chairs and clean the glue surface. Glue and cure, remove glue residues, and assemble the base.

Step 3: Enjoy your Butterfly Chairs

Your chairs are back home, ready for a second life, around the cozy dining table where new memories and stories will emerge.

The adhesive connection between the fastening plate and the shell of 2 of our 6 Butterfly chairs had come loose. We didn’t wait for the other 4 to come loose too but had all 6 Butterfly chairs repaired. Coordination via Whatsapp went smoothly and we had our chairs back after a week. Arianne Prudhomme van Reine Google  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Review


Do your Series 7 chairs or any of these models also come loose? The repair can be applied to all these models from the Series-7:

  • Icon Series 7 3107, 3207
  • Lilly 3101, 3208, 3108
  • Ant 3101, 3100
  • Grand Prix 3130, 4130
  • Barstool 3187, stool 3197, 3177.
  • Office Chair 3117, 3217

The cost for gluing a Fritz Hansen Arne Jacobsen Office chair with swivel base 3117 or office chair with armrests 3217 is €175.54 per chair

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Ramses has re-glued them so that we can use them for many more years. Since we live quite far from Voorburg, Ramses arranged transport via a courier. The chairs were picked up from home on Monday and by Friday we had all 7 chairs back. Fantastic! Alies Ferwerda Google  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  Review

Fix all the Series 7 chairs?  Or only the broken ones?

This video shows how easily other chairs come loose after the first one has come loose, because the plate is no longer really attached, and is likely to come off easily in the near future, actually some of my clients show remorce when they only had one chair repaired and the next failed thereafter shortly.

The majority of my customers decide to have all Series 7 chairs glued, it saves them travelcosts and piece of mind.

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Please inform me of a repair date

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How to repair Series 7 Chair myself?

My customers have attempted to repair the chairs themselves, with the cracked plastic plate, using various types of glue like epoxy resin and polyurethane Glue, hot melt, Super glue, fast-set urethane adhesives, sealants well as incorporating bolts and screws. All have poor results due to the inadequacy of the bonding qualities.

In summary, none of the commercial available glues could successfully hold the old plastic plate to the wood.

What do you prefer?

Keep storing the broken chairs in the attic or garage?

Or, enjoy all of your Series 7 Chairs again?

Repaired for a second life for years of seating pleasure

Please inform me of a repair date

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