Arne Jacobsen (1902 – 1971)
Arne Jacobsen graduated from Copenhagen Academy of Fine Arts in 1927.
In addition to furniture design, Arne Jacobsen is also famous for his contribution to architecture. He has designed everything from a variety of single-family houses, holiday cottages, and larger apartment buildings to several public buildings. Among his most well-known is Bellevue Theater (1935-36), Aarhus Town Hall (1942) SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen (1960) and The National Bank of Denmark (1965). Especially SAS Royal Hotel is worth emphasizing, as it is undoubtedly one of the finest examples of "total environments". Here is Jacobsen's creative talent omnipresent; everything from the structure of the elegant curtain wall, furniture, lighting, textiles, door handles down to the cutlery in the restaurant. It was also through this work that some of his finest furniture was introduced. The chairs the Egg and the Swan formed an interesting contrast to the angular, stringent Royal building.
The most commonly known Arne Jacobsen furniture is "The Ant" or the Series 7 chair. Also The Egg and The Swan was designed for the SAS hotel.