Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) is considered to be one of the most important Scandinavian architects and designers in post war time.
He is the legendary creator of the 20th Century furniture icons The Egg chair, The Swan chair and the Ant and Seven series.
His most important commission was the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen from 1958. Jacobsen designed not only the building but also the interior, right down to the smallest details.
Arne Jacobsen was one of the very early modernists in Danish architecture. He was trained in the neo classic school of the Academy of Art in Copenhagen in the 1920’s, but was early open to the international modern movement.
Jacobsen developed his own significant international style, not afraid of experimenting with new techniques and materials. His legacy has left the design world with many modern classics.
In 1930 he established his own design office, which he headed until his death. Arne Jacobsen worked independently as an architect and interior designer, as well as creating furniture, textiles and metal work. He mastered every step of the architectural process, from the first conceptual thought to the tiniest detail.