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.


17 Arne Jacobsen Designs We Love
We’re celebrating the birthday of the iconic designer and architect by looking back at some of his best work.