Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen was a renowned danish architect, who first hoped to become a painter. He was later admitted to the Architecture School at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1924 to 1927. Still a student, in 1925 he participated in the Paris Art Deco fair, Exposition Inter- nationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, where he won a silver medal for his first furniture design.

In 1929, he won a Danish Architect’s Association compe-tition for designing the “House of the Future” which was built in full scale for the Housing and Building Exhibition in Forum Copenhagen. Arne Jacobsen was revered as one of the most visionary and progressive Danish architects of his time.

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Paris

The Paris chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1929 for a competition published by The Basket Makers Association. When he later the same year exhibited with the famous “The House of the Future”, the chair was displayed as a part of the interior design. Until World War II, the chair was produced by R. Wengler and it is known both as Fremtidens Stol, Skovsneglen and Paris Chair.

Charlottenborg Lounge Chair

Arne Jacobsen designed this charismatic lounge chair in 1936. He showcased it for the first time at the Charlottenborg spring exhibition in 1937 and since then named after the castle. The chair was originally named A.J 237 and was part of a series of original rattan chairs. It is a known fact, that the Charlottenborg chair was one of Arne Jacobsen’s favourite lounge chairs in his famous vacation home Knarken near Sejroebugten in Denmark.

Charlottenborg Sofa & Table

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