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Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen was a trained stonemason before studying architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Jacobsen's creative success in various artistic disciplines begat by a genius that helped him around the world to high esteem. Its design language oriented towards a functionalism, which he paired with clear geometric constructs. So not only its architectural works, but also his furniture was designed in a modern, innovative design understanding.

Jacobsen's architecture is characterized by a clear, oriented to geometry and material design.

This didn't lead to so much as it is often depicted from the function, but sprang from the rigid modernist concept of Jacobsen, to which in private life also his family had to submit to. Jacobsen was known as architectural dictator to his critics, which designed buildings so rigidly through, that there was no room for personal requests for changes.

Jacobsen seating furniture as the Egg Chair and the Swan Chair originated from that very formal language, which abolished the contradiction between abstract and organic modernity originality in unmistakable manner. His furniture pieces are characterized by the deliberate avoidance of straight lines, so that they only receive their special design by flowing curves.