- architect and designer
- would have turned 100 this year.
2002 marks the centenary of the birth of Arne Jacobsen.
To commemorate this event Fritz Hansen and Louis Poulsen will launch a
limited and numbered Centenary Package. The package will be available
as a complete set and only for a 100-day period, starting on Arne Jacobsen's
100th birthday February 11, 2002.
The Arne Jacobsen Centenary Package
from Louis Poulsen and Fritz Hansen consists of:
An egg-shaped, three-legged table with a thin top in black lazured
ash veneer on angled chromed steel legs.
3 three-legged Ant chairs in black lazured laminated, moulded ash
veneer with chromed steel legs.
A Stelling pendant with shade in blown opal three-layered glass.
Arne Jacobsen is one of the most renowned Danish architects and designers
of the time. World acclaimed for his buildings, applied art and product
design for cutlery, furniture and lighting fixture designs.
Arne Jacobsen's designs are genuinely timeless. His product designs are
today - 30, 40, 50 years after the creation - more popular than ever.
His products are used wherever people live and work. In public and private
spheres alike, and they are seen on the covers of international fashion
and trend magazines, in movies, music videos and television series, and
they are exhibited worldwide in leading design museums.
Fritz Hansen and Louis Poulsen each has a comprehensive collection of
Arne Jacobsen's furniture and lighting fixture design, and we therefore
found it natural to join forces in offering two unique Arne Jacobsen designs
as a special package which is offered for a 100-day period only in the
The same year Arne Jacobsen designed the Ant - in 1952 he also designed
a small egg-shaped table for the chair. This would turn out to be his
most unique table design obviously with three legs like his favourite
chair the Ant. The table is light and elegant design with the distinctive
egg-shaped black lazured table top and is a perfect match for the minimalist
Ants. In contrast to the Ant the table was only in production from 1952-1960.
The Stelling pendant was designed in 1937 for Stelling's House on
Gammel Torv in Copenhagen. The elegant and minimalist pendant has a shade
of three-layered blown opal glass. The glass bottom plate that conceals
the light source emanates soft, comfortable lighting for the surroundings.
The limited numbered Centenary Package is a perfect example of the width
of Arne Jacobsen's genius as an architect and designer. A unique ensemble
for the design conscious user.
|Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971)
graduated in 1927 as an architect from the Royal Danish Academy of
Fine Arts in Copenhagen. At 23 years of age he won a silver medal
at the world exhibition in Paris, and the year after he received the
gold medal from the Academy. Arne Jacobsen later became professor
at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and an honorary doctor at
a number of foreign universities and academies.
|Arne Jacobsen has inscribed his name
in the design as well as architectural history. His main works include:
the Bellevue at Klampenborg, the Town Halls in Århus, Søllerød, Rødovre
and Glostrup, the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, St. Catherine's College
in Oxford, the Danish Central Bank in Copenhagen, Novo Nordisk headquarters
in Gladsaxe and in Copenhagen as well as the Town Hall in Mainz, Germany.
Arne Jacobsen's cooperation with Louis Poulsen and Fritz Hansen respectively
dates back to the beginning of the 30s. He designed a number of chairs
for Fritz Hansen, which are milestones in the development of modern
furniture art: the Ant (1952), the 3107 (1955), Series 3300 (1958),
the Egg, Swan and Swan Sofa (1958). Arne Jacobsen also designed groundbreaking
lighting solutions, e.g. the AJ Series and Munkegaard for Louis Poulsen.