Internationally recognised as one of the driving forces behind modern Danish design, Arne Jacobsen is one of the best known designers of the 20th century. Born in Copenhagen in 1902, Jacobsen studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and subsequently developed a successful career as an architect.
However it was only in the 1950s that he started turning his hand to furniture design, having been inspired by the moulded plywood designs of Charles & Ray Eames as well as his own experiments. In 1951 Jacobsen released the iconic Ant Chair and the rest is history. On the one hand, his work is considered to epitomise mid-century Scandinavian style; on the other, it's the perfect pairing between the avant-garde and practicality. Today, more than 60 years on, market demand for his designs endures.
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