Arne Jacobsen

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Arne Emil Jacobsen
BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark

Jacobsen, Arne

(är`nə yä`kŏpsən), 1902–71, Danish architect and designer. Attentive to detail, Jacobsen suited his buildings to the surrounding landscape. He chiefly designed private housing, particularly in Søholm. The Bellevue seaside resort (1930–35) and Copenhagen's Jespersen (1955) and Scandinavian Airlines (1959–60) buildings are among his best-known works. Jacobsen also designed cutlery, furniture, and textile and wallpaper patterns.

Jacobsen, Arne


Born Feb. 11, 1902, in Copenhagen; died there Mar. 24, 1971. Danish architect of the functionalist school.

Jacobsen graduated from the school of the Technical Society in 1924 and from the Copenhagen Academy of Arts in 1927; he became a professor at the academy in 1956. His works include the Bellavista housing complex and theater (1931), the first functionalist buildings in Denmark. He also designed the Stellings Building (1937), the Jespersen Building (1955), and the SAS airline terminal and hotel (1959–61), all of which are in Copenhagen. In Gentofte he designed a stadium and a complex of row houses (1947–49).


Faber, T. Arne Jacobsen. Stockholm, 1964.
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The fruitful partnership between Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen has resulted in a long line of unique and revolutionary designs such as The 7 Chair, The Egg, The Swan and The Oxford Chair that all become part of a collection of furniture that receives immense international attention and enjoys widespread fame.
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While connoisseurs may yearn for pieces by iconic designers such as Denmark's Arne Jacobsen, whose Butterfly chair was famously straddled in the Sixties by a naked Christine Keeler, or fellow countrymen including Henrik Pedersen and Ver ner Panton, most of us probably get our Scandi-fix at affordable Swedish homestore Ikea.
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