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Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen 1902-1971


Arne Jacobsen graduated from Copenhagen Academy of Fine Arts in 1927.

In addition to furniture design, Arne Jacobsen is also famous for his contribution to architecture, among others the Bellavista in Klampenborg (1934), Bellevue Theater (1935-36), Aarhus Town Hall (1942), Søllerød Town Hall (1942), Søholm terrace house in Klampenborg (1954), Rødovre Town Hall (1957), Glostrup Town Hall (1958), SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen (1960), Toms Chocolate Factory in Ballerup (1961), The National Bank of Denmark (1965).

All buildings have a unique mode of expression, easily recognizable as Arne Jacobsens´s design. Additionally Arne Jacobsen has designed textiles, wallpaper, silverware and various other arts and crafts.

The most commonly known Arne Jacobsen furniture is "The Ant" or the Series 7 chair. Also The Egg and The Swan designed for the SAS hotel in Copenhagen in 1958.

Inspired by Wegners OX-chair, Arne Jacobsen designed his Oxen chair. Arne Jacobsen designed cutlery for George Jensen and lightning features for Louis Poulsen - A variety of Jacobsen´s assignments were complete concepts with cohesive themes - e.g. the SAS Hotel. The National Bank of Denmark assignment also included his designs for bathroom fixtures (Vola), door knobs and drawer handles. The majority of Arne Jacobsen´s furniture is produced by Fritz Hansen A/S.

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