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Arne Jacobsen

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Arne Jacobsen was born in 1902 and studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and became one of the country’s preeminent architects and designers in the mid-20th century. Though his early work was primarily private residents, he went on to design the SAS Royal Hotel—one of the city’s only skyscrapers—and the Danish National Bank, renowned for its hanging staircase in its lobby. Despite his public commissions, Jacobsen’s touch remained in the private realm as well, with lighting fixture designs for Danish manufacturer Louis Poulsen and furniture for Fritz Hansen. This includes his iconic Ant and Series 7 chairs made out of molded plywood, as well as the Swan and Egg chairs that were originally designed for the lobby of the SAS Royal Hotel.

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AJ Flatware

A complete 63-piece stainless-steel service for eight, designed for Arne Jacobsen for A. Michelsen in 1957. Each piece is stamped with the manufacturer's mark.

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Banker's Clock

A classic since 1971, when Arne Jacobsen created it for the Danish National Bank in Copenhagan.

Cylinda Ice Bucket by Arne Jacobsen for Stelton

Cylinda Ice Bucket

Danish designer Arne Jacobsen first created the Cylinda in 1967, and mid-century barware has never looked better. If you’re a die-hard modernist and uniform sets are your thing, you might like to know that the collection includes a plethora of other pieces (ice tongs, coasters, serving trays, and more).

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Cylinda Tray

Timeless, straightforward and lovely. Jacobsen created this tray as part of the Cylinda series in the late 1960s for Stelton. A worthwhile splurge for an artful piece that can do heavy lifting.

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Mayor Sofa

Jacobsen designed this canape in 1939 for the city hall in Søllerød, Denmark, and it has never been produced for the retail market. Its Danish modern form is updated with bright yellow upholstery (though it’s also available in gray and black for the less adventurous).

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