A multi-talented pioneer

A multi-talented pioneer

Arne Jacobsen (1902–1971) was one of Denmark’s most significant architects and designers. His large and diverse body of work has left profound imprints on Danish and international design and architecture history.

Arne Jacobsen’s most famous architecture projects include Aarhus City Hall, the Munkegaard School, SAS Royal Hotel, the National Bank of Denmark and St. Catherine’s College in Oxford, England. In these works of architecture, Arne Jacobsen not only created the building structures but also designed the interior in every detail, creating complete design experiences in which the landscape around the building and the furniture, lamps, fixtures and textiles inside it were all part of a perfectly balanced and coherent whole. With visionary designs, such as the Egg and Swan chairs, the Cylinda Line tableware series and the VOLA series of taps and accessories, Arne Jacobsen’s influence reached far beyond Denmark’s borders.

In addition to his renowned designs and works of architecture, Arne Jacobsen also created many textile and wallpaper patterns as well as drawings and watercolours from travels and his own garden and landscape and garden designs for his architecture projects. These latter aspects of Arne Jacobsen’s body of work are virtually unknown today.

The company Arne Jacobsen Design I/S, which manages the rights to Arne Jacobsen’s work, aims to promote awareness of the well-known as well as the lesser known aspects of Arne Jacobsen’s work.

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