Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen (1902-71), architect and designer. Educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen, and a professor at the Academy. As a designer, Jacobsen made prototypes for furniture, textiles, wallpaper and silverware. Among his most famous designs are the Ant chair designed in 1952 and the Series 7 chair designed in 1955. The breakthrough of these two chairs propelled his and Fritz Hansen's names into furniture history.

Arne Jacobsen was very productive both as an architect and as a designer. At the end of the 1950s Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, and for that project he designed the Egg chair, the Swan chair, the Swan sofa and Series 3300. Arne Jacobsen was and is an admired and outstanding designer. While the significance of Arne Jacobsen's buildings was less appreciated, his furniture and other design work have become national and international heritage.