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History of Furniture DesignArne Jacobsen

14th July 2017

Born in 1902 the Danish designer and architect studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts where he graduated in 1927. Arne Jacobsen, a well-known architect for is work on the SAS Royal Hotel, expanded his skills as an interior designer, designing both the interior and the exterior of the royal hotel.

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair Item#CH-555

It was at the SAS Royal Hotel where Arne designed the famous Egg and Swan chair, originally designed for the lobby and lounge area of the hotel and later manufactured for the public. Over the years Arne expanded his expertise, becoming more than an architect but a designer as well, creating and designing light fixtures, furniture, cutlery, door handles, sanitary fixtures, fabrics, and wallpaper patterns.

Inspired by Charles Eames, Le Corbusier, Gunnar Asplund and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Jacobsen. Arne later became an inspiration himself after receiving multiple awards around the world, including a silver medal he won for a chair displayed in Paris, at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs, in 1925.

Arne Jacobsen continued inspiring and educating others thought out his life, and during the 11 years he spent working as a professor at Danish Royal Academy. More than 40 years since his death, in 1971, Arne Jacobsen inspired products continue to be recreated and reproduced to this day.

Incorporating Arne Jacobsen Designs into Your Space

Arne Jacobsen’s products are often eye catching due to the use of bright colours and unique shape, incorporating the bold chair into an already designed room can be difficult, yet not impossible. Chinese furniture manufacturers offer a range of replica Arne Jacobsen products in a variety of colours and styles, thus giving individuals the freedom to choose the perfect furnishings for their space.

Arne Jacobsen Swan Sofa

For those wanting to incorporate an Arne Jacobsen chair or sofa into a pre-designed space the Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair Item#CH-555 and the Arne Jacobsen Swan Sofa are recommended due to their natural shades, giving the ability to blend beautifully, while still showcasing the iconic Arne Jacobsen style. Soft colours are also available in similar designs, perfect for those wanting to use colour without taking away from the existing shades of the room.  Chinese designer furniture like the Arne Jacobsen egg chair Item#CH-416 in the sky blue or the Arne Jacobsen Drop Chair Item#CH-520 in the dusty pink are perfect for adding subtle colour to a room.

Where to Find Inspiration

Designers with an untouched space looking for a bright feature product to set the tone of a room would find their inspiration with Chinese manufactured products like the Arne Jacobsen Dining chair Item#CH-634, perfect for formal seating areas, or the Replica Arne Jacobsen Chair, perfect as a lounge room centre piece with its bright red colour.

No matter what stage you are in creating and designing your space, an Arne Jacobsen product is available to enhance your room.

By Tia Somerville

References

2015 (image), Serenity Made, Viewed July 10 2017, https://serenitymade.com/product/arne-jacobsen-egg-chair-2/

2015 (image), Serenity Made, Viewed July 10 2017, https://serenitymade.com/product/replica-eero-saarinen-sofa/

2017, Design within reach, Viewed July 10 2017,http://www.dwr.com/designer-arne-jacobsen?lang=en_US

2017, Finish Design Workshop, Viewed July 10 2017,https://www.finnishdesignshop.com/Arne_Jacobsen-d-72.html

2017, Living edge, Viewed July 10 2017, https://livingedge.com.au/brands-designers/arne-jacobsen