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No 7 Chairs, 1955 Fritz Hansen A/S
AJ cutlery, 1957 Georg Jensen
The Egg Chair, 1958 Fritz Hansen A/S
Arne Jacobsen

born in 1902 Denmark
died in 1971 Denmark

. graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Arts in Copenhagen in 1948 as an architect,
. educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Cph, professor at the Academy between 1956-65,
. worked in the architectural office of Paul Holsoe between 1927-1930,
. established in 1930 his own design office,
. designed the "Ant" in 1952 which is the first of a number of lightweight chairs with seat and back in one oiece of moulded wood,
. created the Number Seven Chair (3107) in 1955 that was manufactured in more than 5 million copies,
. his designs came into existence as brief sketches and were then modelled in plaster or cardboard in full size,
. designed several pieces of furniture, lamps and fabrics, and also cutlery, glasses, and door handles for the decoration of one of his masterpieces the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen between 1956-61, , is one of Arne Jacobsen´s masterpieces,
. built his easy chair, the "Swan" and the "Egg", standing out as organic sculptures,
. during the 1960´es Arne Jacobsen turned to forms as the circle, cylinder, triangle, and cubus,
. his mind as an architect began to influence his design. "Cylinda-Line" and the lamp series "AJ" are also examples of,
. worked in his own design office until his death in 1971.

Famous works:
Stacking Chairs, 1952-1969 Fritz Hansen A/S
The Ant Chair, 1952 Fritz Hansen A/S
No 7 Chairs, 1955 Fritz Hansen A/S
AJ Cutlery, 1957 Georg Jensen
The AJ Door Handle, 1957 Carl F A/S
The Egg Chair, 1958 Fritz Hansen A/S
The Swan Chair, 1958 Fritz Hansen A/S
The AJ Lamp, 1958 Louis Poulsen Lightning A/S
Candle sticks, 1959 Georg Jensen
The Discus Lamp, 1963 Louis Poulsen Lighting A/S
Cylinda-Line, 1967 A/S Stelton
The Djob table, 1971 Djob A/S
Oxford Chair, Fritz Hansen A/S

St. Catherine´s College, Oxford
The SAS Hotel, Copenhagen

- www.arne-jacobsen.com

Arne Jacobsen Products in Designpedia

Swan Chair

Series 7


Egg Chair

Oxford Chair

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