Beauty of twentieth century. Staircase of the National Bank of Denmark by Arne Jacobsen

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48,131 sqm.
1966 - 1978.
Havnegade 5, 1058 København, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Arne. Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen, born in Copenhagen, is one of the most influential architects of the second half of the 20th century and the most representative designer of Scandinavian design of the 1950s and 1960s.

Jacobsen trained as a bricklayer before enrolling at the Kongelige Danske Kuntakademi in Copenhagen, where he graduated in 1927. He won a silver medal with a chair that he exhibited at the 1925 Exposition Internationales des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Between 1927 and 1929, Jacobsen worked in architect Paul Holsoe's office, then created his design office in Hellerup and worked as an architect and interior designer. His early works were influenced by Le Corbusier, from whom he was able to visit his Spirit Nouveau pavilion in Paris. Also, Gunnar Asplund and other designers of the modern movement such as Alvar Aalto and Mies van der Rohe influenced his work.

Many of the furniture designed by Jacobsen have become classics, including the 1951 Ant chair and the Swan and Egg chairs designed for the SAS hotel. However, Jacobsen is known for the 1955 Model 3107 chair, also called "Chair Number 7", of which more than 5 million copies were sold.



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