January 24, 2014

Designer to discover - Arne Jacobsen

Within 10 days, I'm going to Copenhagen for a week. One of main reasons why I wanted to go there, is  that I'm such a huge fan of the Scandinavian design. Design Letters, designed by Arne Jacobsen, is one of my favorites!

Design Letters is a Danish Company which in only a few years has achieved great inter nation success. First in 2009 by launching a radically different type of wooden letters for wall decoration, and then in 2011 by introducing a design series with a typography hand drawn in 1937 by the world renowned Danish Architect Arne Jacobsen. Design letters is represented in more than 700 shops in 27 countries. 


Arne Emil Jacobsen was a Danish architect and designer. He is remembered for his contribution to architectural Functionalism as well as for the worldwide success he enjoyed with simple bet effective chair designs. 
His way into product design came through his interest in Gesamtkunst and most of his designs which later became famous in their own right were created for architectural projects. A major source of inspiration stemmed from the bent plywood designs of Charles and Ray Eames.

In 1951, he created the Ant chair for an extension of the Novo pharmaceutical factory and, in 1955, came the Seven Series. Botch matched modern needs perfectly, being light, compact and easily stackable. Two other successful chair designs, the Egg and the Swan, were created for the SAS Royal Hotel which he also designed in 1956.

Ant Chair - © Arne Jacobsen
Egg Chair - Arne Jacobsen
Swan Chair - Arne Jacobsen

According to R. Craig Miller, author of "Design 1935-1965, What Modern was", Jacobsen's work "is an important and original contribution both to modernism and to the specific place Denmark and the Scandinavian countries have in the modern movement. One might in fact argue that much of what the modern movement stands for, would have been lost and simply forgotten if Scandinavian designers and architects like Arne Jacobsen would not have added that humane element to it."

My sister forgot to wish me good luck for one of my exams and this is what she bought to make up for it. Lucky me! :)
Can't wait to go shopping in Copenhagen! :) 

Thanks for reading!
Love, Louise

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