Arne Jacobsen

Our reproductions are inspired by Arne Jacobsen

A Danish architect and designer - was born on February 11, 1902.
His works represent a "Danish Modern" style. Among his architectural achievements are St Catherine's College, Oxford, work at Merton College, Oxford, the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen, the Danish National Bank building in Copenhagen, The Royal Danish Embassy in Knightsbridge, London as well as a number of town halls and other buildings in Denmark. Jacobsen has also created a number of highly original chairs and other furniture.

Jacobsen's Ant chair from 1952 and the Swan and the Egg which were both designed for the Radisson SAS Hotel have become classic. He is best known for the Model 3107 chair of 1955, and as the "Number 7 Chair" which has sold over 5 million copies. The Number 7 chairs are used for many portraits imitating the pose.

St Catherine's College, Oxford, his interpretation of a quadrangle-based college, has all the requisite elements: a quad centered on a lawn, student rooms, a garden, a dining hall and SCR, Master's Lodgings, and a "feature" (in this case, a lily pond). His creativity did not end there, however. A fastidious perfectionist, he also designed the original flatware, all of the furniture in the rooms, the locks and keys, the door handles, the sinks, the taps, and all the lights. Jacobsen's work for St. Catherine's College is now a Grade 1 Listed Building , the highest designation available for architecture in England. Jacobsen died on March 24, 1971.

Please note that all the design classic reproductions on this website are high quality reproductions based on the original designs.

View his famous Egg Chair or find out about fellow chair designer Hans J Wegner.