Arne Jacobsen

Designer Arne Jacobsen

Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen embodies the minimalism of the Modernist Movement with the functionalism of Bauhaus.

Arne Jacobsen designs are perhaps some of the most recognisable in the world. Jacobsen's furniture and architecture are notable for their clean lines and smooth curves.

Born in 1902, in Copenhagen, Jacobsen was described as a restless child, with a self-deprecating sense of humour. He was gifted too, especially in the visual arts, aspiring to be a painter.

In his twenties Jacobsen went travelling and experienced the world beyond Denmark, as a sailor he travelled to New York, he worked as a brick layer in Germany and studied drawing in Italy. 

 He attended the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts where from 1924 to 1927 he studied architecture. Drawn to the rationalist and minimal works of designers and architects such as Mies Van Der Rohe and Walter Gropius, he designed a series of ultra modern buildings. 

For most of his design career he worked closely with Danish design company Fritz Hansen producing sofas and chairs such as the Egg Chair and Series 7 Chair, both instantly recognisable by their distinctive silhouettes.

His iconic Bellevue light series, originally designed in 1929 has also been relaunched by &Tradition, bringing this much loved Danish Modern design back into the spotlight.

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Ant Chair

Designer Arne Jacobsen
Manufacturer Fritz Hansen

From humble beginnings as a canteen seat, the Ant Chair has become a recognisable Arne Jacobsen classic

£305.00

Ant Chair
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
Starting at £366

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Series 7 Chair

Designer Arne Jacobsen
Manufacturer Fritz Hansen

Timeless and enduring, Arne Jacobsen's Series 7 Chair is an instantly recognisable classic with a distinctive sense of style

£305.00

Series 7 Chair
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
Starting at £366

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Egg Chair

Designer Arne Jacobsen
Manufacturer Fritz Hansen

The Egg Chair's sculptural curves make it instantly recognisable as an Arne Jacobsen classic

£4,116.67

Egg Chair
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
Starting at £4,940

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Swan Chair

Designer Arne Jacobsen
Manufacturer Fritz Hansen

The curvaceous Swan Chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen to adorn the acclaimed SAS Royal Hotel

£2,558.33

Swan Chair
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
Starting at £3,070

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Pot Lounge Chair

Designer Arne Jacobsen
Manufacturer Fritz Hansen

Originally designed for the SAS Royal Hotel, the Pot Lounge chair is a 1959 Arne Jacobsen classic, reissued by Fritz Hansen for 2018

£1,027.50

Pot Lounge Chair
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
Starting at £1,234

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Mayor Sofa

Designer Arne Jacobsen
Manufacturer &Tradition

The Mayor Sofa from &tradition is a faithful reissue of Arne Jacobsen's 1930s design

£2,933.00

Mayor Sofa
Arne Jacobsen for &Tradition
Starting at £3,520

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Bellevue Table Lamp

Designer Arne Jacobsen
Manufacturer &Tradition

Graceful forms and a Bauhaus functionalism mark the Bellevue Table Lamp as a signifying Arne Jacobsen design

£337.50

Bellevue Table Lamp
Arne Jacobsen for &Tradition
Starting at £406

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Bellevue Wall Lamp

Designer Arne Jacobsen
Manufacturer &Tradition

Arne Jacobsen's signature shapes ensure the Bellevue Wall Lamp remains a recognisable modern classic

£229.17

Bellevue Wall Lamp
Arne Jacobsen for &Tradition
Starting at £275

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Bellevue Floor Lamp

Designer Arne Jacobsen
Manufacturer &Tradition

Minimalism meets functionalism in Arne Jacobsen's Bellevue Floor Lamp

£688.00

Bellevue Floor Lamp
Arne Jacobsen for &Tradition
Starting at £826

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