ARNE JACOBSEN: THE DANISH CORBUSIER
Danish architect and designer from the 20th century, Arne Jacobsen left a mark on his time with his modern influence and inspiration. Some of his design furniture are still very present in our lives, making his art immortal and eternal. Pionner of organic architecture, elegant mix between human habitation and nature, Arne Jacobsen continue to inspire many even long time after his death.
ARNE JACOBSEN, AN ARCHITECT…
After a masonry training in Copenhagen, Jacobsen will eventually graduate in architecture at the Danish Royal Academy of Beaux Arts in 1927. Soon enough, he creates his own architecture agency and begin the construction of the Klampenbord building, which will give him the nickname of the Danish Corbusier, because their styles are very much alike. Later, he would create the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, which became a 5 stars residence part of the Radisson group, for which he made some furnitures designs. Despite his international career, he built most of his buildinds in Denmark, building such as theatres, factories and schools.
…AND FURNITURE DESIGNER
First of all, Arne Jacobsen is known for his objects creations and furniture designs. He starts in 1952 with the Ant Chair, the world most sold danish piece of furniture . Light and practical, it was originally made for laboratories. He also creates armchairs, including the famous egg armchair, still very famous and present in some of our living rooms. For the Royal Hotel of Copenhagen, he designs a full collection of furnitures and objects, like wall lights and suspended lamps, classics and refined who seduced and seduces still many design amators.
Deceased at the beginning of the 70’s, Arne Jacobsen left his mark in number of his buildings and still inspire today furniture designers. Some of his masterpieces are still available for sale, for example in the shop of The Vintage Furniture.