Arne Jacobsen co-developed the Dot stool with the Danish furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen in the early 1950s. Like the Ant chair from 1952, Dot is a result of Arne Jacobsen’s ambition of creating elegant and functional designs based on new, industrial production methods.
The stool was used in the new Rødovre Town Hall, which was designed by Arne Jacobsen and inaugurated in 1956. The new town hall gave the rapidly growing suburb a modern administration building that radiated efficiency, modernity and rationality. The architecture is an example of Arne Jacobsen’s international style, its expression driven by taut geometry and light curtain walls in glass and steel. The small, functional Dot was a perfect match for this modern environment.