Initially, Arne Jacobsen designed the Ant for the canteen at Novo Nordic, an international Danish healthcare company. Today, the Ant is one of the prominent icons of the collection. Originally, the Ant was, however, close to ending up as just another prototype, because Fritz Hansen wasn’t convinced of the chair’s potential. The chair survived the initial scepticism, when Arne Jacobsen guaranteed to buy all chairs produced, if no one else would. Despite its minimalist form and svelte shape, the Ant is an extremely comfortable chair. The Ant is a stackable wooden chair on a chrome or satin chrome base with three or four legs. The chair is available in three different heights and in several lacquered and coloured ash combinations as well as beech, maple and dark stained oak.