Arne Jacobsen

architect - designer (1902-1971)

Born in Copenhagen in 1902, Arne Jacobsen studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts in Copenhagen, graduating in 1927. From 1927 to 1930, he worked in the architectural office of Paul Holsoe.

In 1930, he opened his design studio, which worked until his death in 1971 while working independently as an architect, interior designer, furniture, textiles and ceramics.

Jacobsen is a professor of architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts, Copenhagen, since 1956.

Arne Jacobsen was one of the best interpreters of international functionalism and his work includes a considerable number of projects in Denmark, Germany and Great Britain.

In 1937 Arne Jacobsen created a typographic font for the internal signage of the municipality of Aarhus (second city of Denmark), designed by Jacobsen and Erik Møller in the same year.
The typographic style is inspired by the Bauhaus and despite the passage of time preserves the aesthetic quality intact thanks to the attention to detail of all the components of its projects.

The most famous architectural projects are the St. Cahterine's College, Oxford and the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, built between 1956 and 1961.

Arne Jacobsen has personally designed all the furnishings and architectural details. The Radisson SAS Royal Hotel is the first skyscraper in Copenhagen, and as a tribute to the famous architect, room number 606 retains all the original parts of his design.
The hotel's rooftop restaurant Alberto K named the first director of the hotel and the original furniture designed by Jacobsen, even the cutlery used in the futuristic film "2001 - A Space Odyssey."
are also the famous Egg and Swan chairs, decorations, lamps, rugs and other details.

Swan chair is a seat designated in 1957 formally and technologically innovative, made with a fiberglass shell coated foam and covered in fabric or leather of different colors, with an aluminum base.
Produced by Fritz Hansen.

Egg chair designated in 1957 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen.

The Ant chair from 1952 is the first of a series of chairs "read" with which it began to be known and established as international designers.
Made of laminated plywood with metal legs, originally three, then become four.
With Is not he participates and wins the grand prize at the XI Triennale in Milan in 1957. Produced by Fritz Hansen.

7 Series of 1955, made of laminated plywood with metal legs, produced in different types of wood in different colors. Produced by Fritz Hansen.

The projects of the objects by Arne Jacobsen arise from sketches drawn in later models are made of cardboard or other materials.
His job is to work and develop his innovative ideas to reach the result of perfection that can be perceived by looking at his creations.