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Love for Mid Century Modern design keeps burning while more and more homeowners are looking to fill their homes with timeless sophistication of modern classics. Hardly any Mid Century Modern furniture collection, or even collector’s home, can be imagined without at least one of many Arne Jacobsen’s furniture masterpieces.
Our colleagues, interior designers, report their clients’ growing admiration and requests for including these outstanding pieces of furniture into their interiors, so we thought it was about time to start the conversation about Arne Jacobsen’s signature style with you here on the blog.
And of course, inspire your future projects by sharing the best examples of its use in contemporary homes, rounded up with a couple of mood boards made with SampleBoard to spark your imagination and get your creative juices flowing.
One of the founders of modern Danish minimalism, Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) was an architect by calling but eventually made history by creating sleek and elegant furniture remaining on high demand even to this day. If you still don’t get the whole craze about Arne Jacobsen’s designs, taking a quick glimpse at his portfolio will provide you with all the answers you’ll need to understand this evergreen interior design phenomenon.
1 - Jacobsen Bellevue AJ9 Wall Lamp; 2 - Jacobsen Roman Clock; 3 - Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair; 4 - AJ Table Lamp; 5 - Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair; 6 - AJ Vintage ABC Letter Box; 7 - Drop Chair - Plastic; 8 - Jacobsen Swan Sofa; 9 - AJ Vintage ABC Porcelain Espresso Cups (18.104.22.168) - Set of 4; 10 - Jacobsen Series 7 Chair; 11 - Jacobsen Dot Stool; 12 - Pot Chair
Arne Jacobsen started designing furniture back in 1934, but it wasn’t until 1952 and his moulded plywood, three-legged Ant Chair that he made into the spotlight.
Another success followed in 1955 when he launched one more Mid Century Modern classic - Series 7 Chair.
By the end of the ‘50s, he was already famous for his striking aesthetics and furniture pieces like Egg Chair, Swan Chair, Swan Sofa and Series 3300 Chairs.
Tall-backed Oxford Chair, AJ Table Lamp, Drop Chair, Dot Stool and Roman Clock are just some of the pieces we can’t stop looking and dreaming about for decades.
Even though Mid Century Modern was all about function and comfort, Arne Jacobsen’s work isn’t lacking on the form either. Simple, fluid lines and structural presence, together with embracing new materials and technological advances, made him one of the cutting-edge designers of all time and his iconic Mid Century Modern furniture designs are now considered as both national and international cultural heritage.
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