Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971)

Arne Jacobsen was a Danish architect and designer who made significant contributions to the modernist movement in architecture and design during the mid-20th century. He was born in 1902 in Copenhagen, Denmark and studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Jacobsen’s design approach was characterized by a strong focus on functionality, simplicity, and clean lines. He believed that design should be democratic, accessible to all, and integrated into everyday life. Jacobsen’s most famous works include the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, the St. Catherine’s College in Oxford, and the Egg Chair, which has become an iconic piece of modernist furniture.

Jacobsen was a prolific designer, working across a wide range of disciplines, including architecture, interior design, furniture design, and product design. He was a pioneer in the use of new materials and manufacturing techniques, and his designs were often innovative and experimental. Jacobsen was also a skilled craftsman and paid close attention to the details of his designs, ensuring that they were both aesthetically pleasing and functional. His work has had a lasting impact on the fields of architecture and design, and his legacy continues to inspire designers and architects around the world.

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