Arne Emil Jacobsen (1902 – 1971) was a trained builder. He graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation in 1927.
He drew several buildings in Denmark, Germany and Great Britain and among his most famous projects; we can mention the Danish National Bank, SAS Royal Hotel and Terminal, and St Catherine's College, Oxford. Through the years, he worked in many different areas such as lightning, cutlery, doorknobs, wallpaper and furniture. – for example sculptural furnishings such as the iconic and elegant Swan and Egg Chairs which both were a part of the original interior design at the SAS Royal Hotel.
Throughout his life, he received several prestigious awards both at home and abroad. He was a professor at the School of Architecture for 11 years, through which he influenced an entire generation of Danish architects. Furthermore, he received honorary doctorates at several foreign universities and academies.
Arne Jacobsen was one of the most influential Danish architects in the 20 century. He put his modernistic mark on architecture and design for more than 50 years, not only in Denmark but internationally.
We launched the ARNE JACOBSEN collection in cooperation with his grandson – Tobias Jacobsen, as a contribution to the world known architect in 2002 – hundred years after his birth.