Arne Jacobsen Denmark, 1902-1971


Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) was one of the most outstanding architects and designers of the 20th century. He studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and graduated in 1927. Best remembered for his simple, yet elegant and functional designs, his work opened the way to modern Danish furniture and the minimalist Danish style. 


The cooperation between Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen dates back to 1934. But it wasn’t until 1952 that Jacobsen made a break-through: the Jacobsen Ant Chair. The Jacobsen Series 7 Chair quickly followed in 1955. This propelled Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen’s names into furniture history.


At the end of the 50’s Arne Jacobsen was the lead architect for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, and designed the famous Egg Chair, the Swan Chair, and the Giraffe Chair. 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.