Learn about Jacobsen, Arne

The Danish architect Arne Jacobsen (1902-71) was born in Copenhagen. As a child he showed an extraordinary talent for drawing and depicting nature. He was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the School of Architecture in Copenhagen.

Jacobsen's designs included architecture, furniture, textiles, wallpaper and silverware. He mastered the range of design from large, complex building projects to a teaspoon in a set of cutlery.

His most famous designs became ‘The Ant’, ‘Series 7’, ‘The Egg and The Swan’, and the tableware ‘Cylinda-Line’.

Jacobsen’s architecture includes a considerable number of epoch-making buildings in Denmark, Germany and Great Britain.

‘The Ant’ chair, designed in 1952 for use in the canteen of the Danish pharmaceutical firm Novo Nordisk, became the starting point of his world fame as a furniture designer and became the first of a number of lightweight chairs with the seat and back in one piece of moulded wood.

Model ‘3107’ from 1955 is often merely called ‘The Number Seven Chair’. It was launched in beech, black and white. more...

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Arne Jacobsen 'Swan series' table for Fritz Hansen, Formica, stainless steel and aluminium, (stamped), Denmark, c 1960s, 70 cm high, 90 cm deep

An Arne Jacobsen Egg chair made in Denmark by Fritz Hansen, circa 1975, vinyl, cast aluminium, plastic signed with moulded manufacturer's label to underside FH Made in Denmark 1263 by Fritz Hansen, See Arne Jacobsen, Thau and Vindum, p. 471-472 Danish Chai

Arne Jacobsen (Danish, 1902-1971), egg chair and footstool, designed 1958, manufactured by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, black leather upholstery on aluminium swivel base, retains decal label 'Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen, made in Denmark 2000' (2), height

Arne Jacobsen (Danish, 1902-1971), Swan Chair, designed 1958, manufactured by Fritz Hansen, with orange leather upholstery, on aluminium swivel base, bearing decal label 'Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen, made in Denmark in 1995', height 77 cm

Arne Jacobsen (Danish, 1902-1971), Pair of Swan Chairs, designed 1958, manufactured by Fritz Hansen, white leather upholstery, on aluminium swivel base, labelled 'Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen, made in Denmark in 2001' (2), height 78 cm, width 75 cm, depth 5

Arne Jacobsen (Danish, 1902-1971), Swan Chair, designed 1958, manufactured by Fritz Hansen, with orange wool upholstery, on aluminium swivel base, retains decal label underneath 'Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen, made in Denmark in 1997', base stamped 'FH made

Set of eight Harlequin coloured Grand Prix chairs by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen made in 2012

A pair of Arne Jacobsen Oxford chairs manufactured by Fritz Hansen

A pair of Arne Jacobsen swan chairs manufactured by Fritz Hansen, circa. 1995. In pale green leather 77 cm high, 70 cm wide, 52 cm deep

Arne Jacobsen (Danish, 1902-1971). Eight series 7 chairs, designed 2010 manufactured by Fritz Hansen, black lacquered plywood raised on tubular chromed steel legs, (8)

Arne Jacobsen (Danish, 1902-1971). Dining table, designed circa 1960 manufactured by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, black, of round shape, labelled 'Fritz Hansen'

Arne Jacobsen (Danish, 1902-1971). Egg chair, designed 1958 manufactured by Fritz Hansen, black leather upholstery, aluminium swivel base

Arne Jacobsen (Danish, 1902-1971). Swan chair, designed 1958 manufactured by Fritz Hansen, leather aluminium with original brown deer hide upholstery, with paper label 'Made in Denmark/0366/by Fritz Hansen'

Arne Jacobsen and Piet Hein. Dining table series 6-star pedestal base, designed 1968 manufactured by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, white, of round shape, labelled 'Fritz Hansen'

Arne Jacobsen (Danish, 1902-1971). Pair of swan chairs, designed 1997 manufactured by Fritz Hansen, with grey wool upholstery, on aluminium swivel base, labelled 'Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen, made in Denmark in 1997', base stamped 'FH made in Danmark' with

Six Arne Jacobsen series 7 dining chairs. Denmark. 76 cm high, 46 cm wide, 47 cm deep

A hardwood couch bed Luohanchuang, late 19th/20th century of typical construction with well grained single back and side panels with shaped corners, the moulded frame with mitred corners enclosing the rectangular seat, a recessed waist supported on four ma

Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) Cylinda-line for Stelton Denmark 4 pieces part tea and coffee set with serving tray coffee pot height 17 cm tray diameter 33.5 cm

An Arne Jacobsen Oxford chair in new upholstery with original 1960's aluminium frame

Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, dining table of rectangular from with metal legs. Length 120 cm. Height 71 cm. Width 80 cm

Arne Jacobsen (Danish, 1902-1971), egg chair and footstool, designed 1964 manufactured by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, red upholstery, on aluminium swivel base (2). Height 106 cm. Provenance: Private Collection, NSW, Literature: Thau, Carsten and Vindum, Kjeld,

Arne Jacobsen (Danish, 1902-1971), egg chair, designed 1964 manufactured by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, red upholstery, on aluminium swivel base. Height 106 cm. Provenance: Private Collection, NSW. Literature: Thau, Carsten and Vindum, Kjeld, Arne Jacobsen, Ark

Arne Jacobsen (Danish, 1902-1971), swan chair, designed 1958 black leatherette seat on four prong aluminium swivel base (A/F). Height 76 cm, width 77 cm, depth 49 cm. Literature: Thau, Carsten and Vindum, Kjeld, Arne Jacobsen, Arkitektens, Copenhagen, 2008

Collection of mid-century tableware, including a Danish Lundtoff 4 stem candelabra; a pair of salt and pepper shakers by Arne Jacobsen for Stelton; 5 stainless steel dinner plates by Stelton; and 5 Ihq bowls by Jens Quistgaard (a lot)

Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, set of six series 7 chairs, in petrol blue lacquer finish, Fritz Hansen factory marks to the underside of each chair

Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, large oval dining table, with tubular steel legs and a set of six series 7 chairs in beech. Length 176 cm

A set of 7 x first series Arne Jacobsen Fritz Hanson series 7 chairs

Pair of dot stools by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, circa 1950, 45 cm high

Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, set of six chairs steel frame and plywood chairs, with Fritz Hansen manufacturing labels. Height 72 cm

An Arne Jacobsen drop-leaf table, c.1950's, model 3601, teak and tubular steel. Produced by Fritz Hansen Denmark, with retailers label: Illums Bolighus, Copenhagen. Height 68 cm. Top: 140 x 70 cm (extended)

Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, egg chair, upholstered in red wool crepe, raised on a four point aluminium base. Impressed Fritz Hansen mark to the base (the upholstery worn and faded)

A set of 8 x first series Arne Jacobsen Fritz Hanson series 7 chairs, including two arm chairs

A reproduction Arne Jacobsen egg chair in red wool, some wear to the arms

An Arne Jacobsen egg chair, manufactured by Fritz Hansen, Denmark, from the, 1960's, and upholstered in black vinyl, base marked FH MADE IN DENMARK 520015. Height 105 cm

Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, dining table, in beech raised on a trestle form base. Length 160 cm, depth 80 cm, height 170 cm

Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, set of six beech framed dining chairs, comprising two carvers and four side chairs, original label affixed to each chair.

Arne Jacobsen, four swan chairs, with suede upholstery, designed 1958 (4)

Arne Jacobsen, four swan chairs, with suede upholstery, designed 1958 (4)

Arne Jacobsen, four swan chairs, with suede upholstery, designed 1958 (4)

Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, vintage Swan chair in Brown wool weave upholstery. Manufacturer's label affixed to the base

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