A“The fundamental Rfactor is proportion. NProportion is precisely Ewhat makes the oldGreek templesbeautiful… And when Jwe look at some of the Amost admired buildingsof the Renaissance or Cthe Baroque, we notice Othat they are all well- Bproportioned. That isthe essential thing.” S E N
• Arne Emil Jacobsen (11 Feb 1902 – • Arne Jacobsen is noted for his sense A 24 Mar 1971) was a Danish Architect of proportion. and Designer. • He paid careful attention to minute R• Educated at the Royal Danish details of the design and believed that N Academy of Fine Arts, School of every single element had to be E Architecture in Copenhagen, he was harmonious from the shade of paint, professor at the Academy from 1956 down to the doorknobs. to 1965. • His buildings and furniture designs J• He is remembered for his both illustrated a combination of his A contribution to Architectural love of naturalism and modernist Functionalism. C ideals.• His architecture includes a • Among his most famous designs are O considerable number of epoch the Iconic Ant chair, designed for B making buildings in both Denmark, Novo Nordisk canteen in 1952, the S Germany and Great Britain. Series 7, The Egg and The Swan• As a designer, Jacobsen made designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in E prototypes for furniture, textiles, 1958, and the tableware Cylinda-Line N wallpaper, silverware etc. for Stelton.
HIS SIGNIFICANT ARCHITECTURAL WORKS A• Bellevue Beach, Klampenborg, Denmark (1932) R• Bellavista residential complex, Klampenborg, Copenhagen (1931–34) N• Bellevue Theatre and restaurant, Klampenborg (1935–36) E• Stelling House, 6 Gammeltorv, Copenhagen (1934–37)• Søllerød Town Hall , Søllerød, Copenhagen (1938–42) J• Århus City Hall (with Erik Møller), Århus (1939–42) A• Rødovre Town Hall, Rødovre, Denmark (1952–56) C• SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen (1958–60). O• National Bank of Denmark, Copenhagen (1965–70) B S• St Catherines College, Oxford, UK (1964–66) E• Royal Danish Embassy, London, UK (1976–77) N• Parliament House, Islamabad, Pakistan
A RBellavistaResidential complex, NKlampenborg, ECopenhagen J A C O B S E N
A R N E JThe Danish Embassy, London Søholm I terraced houses, Klampenborg A C O B S E N Alléhusene Housing Søllerød Town Hall, Copenhagen
A R N E J A C O B S ESAS Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Stelling House NCopenhagen
A R N E J Danmarks National Bank A C O BSkovshoved Petrol Station, SCopenhagen, Denmark E N St.Catherine’s college, Oxford
CONTEMPORARY INTERIORS A R N E J A Stairwell - Aarhus City Hall C O B Aarhus City Hall S E N Interior of Radisson Blu Hotel
A R N E Aarhus City Hall J A C O B SInterior of Rødovre Library EThe Arne Jacobsen Room, at the NRadisson SAS Royal Hotel.
A R N E J AThe Rødovre central Staircase,in CRodovre Hall suspended in Oorange-red steel rods from theroof construction. The sides are Bcut from 5 cm (2”)steel plate, Spainted a dark grey; the steps arestainless, only a few mm, bent and Ewith a rubber top for grip. N
St.Catherine’s College, AOxford, UK R Formal Dining Room N E J A C O B Music Room Interior S E Library N
A R N E JSenior Common Room A C O B S Library E NFormal Dining Room
A R N E J A C O B SSt Catherines College, Oxford St Catherines College, Oxford EUniversity (St. Catz) - The University (St. Catz) – Staircase NLecture hall in the Library
A R N E J A C O B Alléhusene Housing, S jægersborg allé, Gentofte EThe jespersen office buildingin copenhagen N
• Arne Jacobsen´s designs came into A existence as brief sketches and were then modeled in plaster or R cardboard in full size. N• He kept on working until his E revolutionary ideas for new furniture had been realized at the utmost perfection. J• The "Ant" from 1952 became the A starting point of his world fame as a furniture designer and became the C first of a number of lightweight O chairs with seat and back in one B piece of moulded wood.• Model "3107“, 1955 is often merely S called " The Number Seven Chair". It E was launched in beech, black and N white.
• The Royal Hotel, situated in A Copenhagen, is one of Jacobsen´s masterpieces. R• For the decoration of the hotel he N designed several pieces of E furniture, lamps and fabrics, and also cutlery, glasses, and door handles. J• During the 1960´es Arne Jacobsen A turned to forms as the circle, C cylinder, triangle, and cubes.• On the whole, his mind as an O architect began to influence his B design. • As significant counterpoints to the stiffly S• Both the stainless steel tableware upright, monumental building his easy set "Cylinda-Line" and the lamp chair, the "Swan" and the "Egg", stand out E series "AJ" reflect this. as organic sculptures. N
EGG CHAIR A• The Egg was designed in a typical Jacobsen style, using state-of-the-art material. R• It is believed to be inspired by Eero N Saarinens "Womb chair", from which it E gains some traits. J• The Egg was (as was the Swan) A designed as a couch also - though the actual piece was C thought to be a figment of O someones imagination, fed by B the existence of the Swan- couch. S E N
THE DOT CHAIR A• Designed as a stacking stool, the Dot has a chromed R frame with a painted beech seat in a choice of white, N black, orange, lime or rose. E J A C O B S E N
THE LILY CHAIR A• It was designed by R Arne Jacobsen in N 1968 for the Danish National Bank. E• The curvy chair with its characteristic J wide shoulders and A slim waist is a beautiful example of C how Arne Jacobsen O constantly kept B exploring and challenging the S possibilities of E veneer. N
THE DROP CHAIR A• The Drop chair was designed R for the Royal hotel in 1958, N and about 40 were upholstered in brown leather E for the hotel´s Bistro.• The Drop chair is one of J Jacobsen´s moulded shell chairs. A C O B S E N
3107 DINING CHAIR(7 series) A• It is the classic chair by Arne Jacobsen often designated as R "The Butterfly“ N• Unlike other chairs of the same E type, the 3107 is specially manufactured with fabric in between the wood layers for J extra flexibility and durability. A C O B S E N
ANT CHAIR A• The Ant chair is a classic of R modern chair design. Original 3- legged N• It was designed in 1952 by Jacobsen for use in the canteen of E the Danish pharmaceutical firm ”Novo Nordisk”. J• The Ant was named for its approximate similarity to the A outline of an ant with C its head raised. O• The chair was designed to be light, stable, easy to stack up, and to (Later) 4-legged B minimize tangling the users feet. • The chair has since proved very popular S• The original model had three plastic although the plastic in the legs was E legs and a seat made from form- replaced by tubular steel, and a version moulded laminated veneer. with four legs was also made. N
A R N E J AThe original three-legged Ant Cchair on display in Design OMuseum, Denmark B S E 4 legged ant chairs in Royal N Café, Copenhagen
WOODEN LEGGED GRAND PRIX CHAIR A R N E J A C O B S E N
THE GIRAFFE CHAIR A• The Giraffe chair was designed R for the Royal Hotel´s dining N room.• It has a shell upholstered in E fabric, and wooden edging.• The legs, in profiled laminated J wood, are the same as those A on the Grand Prix chair.• The Giraffe chair´s design C objective was that its high O back would be restful and B make guests feel relaxed and comfortable at the table. S• It provides good access E between the chairs would N make serving easy.
THE SWAN CHAIR A• The Swan is a chair and a R couch designed by Jacobsen for Radisson N SAS Royal Hotel in E Copenhagen.• He also used it on his J following projects like Danmarks National A bank. C O B S E N
THE SWAN SOFA A R N E J• The Swan sofa was made as a special A model for the furnishing of suites, C lounges and the panoramic restaurant O at the SAS hotel in 1958.• It is available in a variety of fabric B upholstery as well as exclusive leather S types. • The characteristic 3-dimensional shape E• The sofa rests on a shaker base in contains no straight lines but is based satin polished Aluminium. N on curves like the Egg and the Swan.
ACCESSORIES A Arne Jacobsen R Table Lamp - was originally N designed for the E SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen J A CLamp designed for the Royal SAS Hotelin Copenhagen - Combination of bright Osteel and linen in an elliptical shade Bthat seems to float in the air. Thesupport fits into one side of the elliptical Sbase. Raised on this support, the shadebecomes an extension of the base. E N Chest of Drawers
A R N E J Arne Jacobsen Cutlery A C O B S EAJ Candle Holder, crafted in Bellevue Collection (Wall Lamp, Desk Lamp & NStainless Steel Floor Lamp) Created By Jacobsen in 1929.
A R N E J AJ Royal Bowl AJ Royal Pendant Bankers Clock A C O B S EAJ Royal Bowl & Candlestick N Pair of Jacobsen "Aarhus" ceiling lamp