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At FIN – Funky Interior, we are proud to offer a selection of  Arne Jacobsen’s iconic designs as part of our curated collection of mid-century modern furniture. He is one of our ‘all-time greats’ and we love all of his designs. We offer some of his best designs for sale on our website and in our showroom. 

"Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one's entire life."

Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen, a luminary in the world of design, left an indelible mark on the landscape of modern Danish design during the 20th century. Born on February 11, 1902, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Jacobsen's contributions to architecture, furniture design, and interior design continue to inspire and captivate enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Jacobsen's early education in architecture laid the foundation for his illustrious career. After completing his studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, he embarked on a journey that would redefine the contours of Danish design. He was part of a generation of architects and designers who sought to combine functionality with aesthetics, embracing the principles of modernism.

One of Jacobsen's most iconic works is undoubtedly the "Ant Chair," which he designed in 1952. This sculptural chair, known for its sleek and minimalist design, was a pioneering example of form and function converging seamlessly. Its elegant, three-legged silhouette not only exuded timeless beauty but also showcased Jacobsen's meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship. The Ant Chair soon became an emblem of Danish design excellence and remains an enduring symbol of mid-century modernism.

Another hallmark of Jacobsen's career was his involvement in architectural projects. His work on the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, completed in 1960, is a testament to his innovative approach to architecture. Jacobsen's design for the hotel was a groundbreaking fusion of functionalism and organic shapes, featuring egg-shaped chairs, swan chairs, and other custom-designed furnishings. The hotel's clean lines and harmonious integration of form and function have made it an architectural masterpiece and a prime example of Jacobsen's holistic approach to design.

Jacobsen's ability to transcend boundaries extended to his interior design work. He understood that the interior spaces he crafted were not merely functional but also opportunities for artistic expression. His creations, ranging from lighting fixtures to textiles, displayed a mastery of materials and a commitment to simplicity that has endured through the years.

Arne Jacobsen's influence on design extended far beyond Denmark's borders, with his work earning international acclaim and recognition. His timeless designs continue to be celebrated and replicated by designers worldwide, and his legacy remains an integral part of the design canon.

Today, Arne Jacobsen's creations continue to be sought after, gracing homes, offices, and public spaces with their elegant and functional beauty. As a visionary pioneer in Danish design, Jacobsen's legacy continues to inspire the next generation of designers, reminding us that innovation, functionality, and aesthetics can coexist harmoniously to create enduring works of art. His name will forever be synonymous with the best that Danish design has to offer – a testament to the power of design to shape our world.

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