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 Aj table lamp for Louis Poulsen, spun black steel, die cast zinc, Denmark, c. 1960s

Arne Jacobsen Aj table lamp for Louis Poulsen, spun black steel, die cast zinc, Denmark, c. 1960s

Arne Jacobsen AJ Royal lamp for Louis Poulsen, painted metal and plastic, Denmark, c 1950s, 22 cm high, 43 cm deep

Arne Jacobsen. An 'Aj' floor lamp. Black spun metal. 132 cm high, 15d. Denmark

Arne Jacobsen (Danish, 1902-1971). AJ floor lamp manufactured by Louis Poulsen, black enamelled aluminium and steel

Arne Jacobsen (Danish, 1902-1971), AJ standing lamp, designed 1960 manufactured by Louis Poulsen, graphite grey lacquered metal. Provenance: Private Collection, NSW

Arne Jacobsen (Danish, 1902-1971), pair of AJ table lamps, designed 1959 manufactured by Louis Poulsen, white lacquered metal (2). Provenance: Private Collection, NSW

An AJ pendant 'Royal Light' by Arne Jacobsen, c.1960's, metal and plastic construction, manufactured by Louis Poulsen Denmark. Diameter 37 cm. Note: designed 1960 for SAS Royal Hotel. Copenhagen

Arne Jacobsen, AJ Royal Pendant light, powder coated steel, manufactured by Louis Poulsen. Diameter 50 cm