Arne Jacobsen was one of the most influential Danish designers of the 20th century. Offering iconic classic things such as swan and egg, his view of design was a true exception, combining modernist ideals with a Scandinavian love of naturalism. Starting with elementary roots as a stonemason apprentice, he rose through the ranks, gaining a place to study architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1924. It was not until the 1950s that Jacobsen became more interested in product design. Inspired by designers such as Charles Eames and Ray Eames, he had a great influence on his work.
Jacobsen is still known for its classic interiors with clean design, such as the Oxford office chair and the iconic lighting classic Arne Jacobsen. Jacobsen’s legacy continues his modern classic – an egg chair. Developed by Jacobsen in 1956, it is arguably one of the most iconic pieces of contemporary designer furniture of the 20th century. The Jacobsen Egg Chair is widely known as the original Big Brother series on Channel 4, a chair for the newspaper room of series 1. Jacobsen Egg egg is a revelation of pure indulgence and amazing elegance.
The Jacobsen Egg Chair was originally designed for the Royal SAS (Copenhagen), the perfectly fashioned Egg Chair has a smooth shape that requires minimal padding and is lightweight, without compromising comfort. However, it was used all the time and even in the 21st century. Not only has the Egg Chair proved its popularity in Big Brother and around the world, Jacobsen’s Seven Chairs series has also appeared in Eastenders!
Nearly 40 years after Jacobsen’s death, there is only one thing you can be sure of. Its elegant and modern furniture today is as modern as when it was born from the egg of the day …