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About Arne Jacobsen

Arne Emil Jacobsen, Hon. FAIA 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 but effective chair designs. Wikipedia
Born11 February 1902, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died24 March 1971, Copenhagen, Denmark
Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one's entire life.
I don't see that any buildings should be excluded from the term architecture, as long as they are done properly.
The primary factor is proportions.
As an architect, Arne Jacobsen was known to influence not only the design of the building itself, but the majority of the details, as is evident in his famous work for the SAS Royal Hote. Over the years, he ventured into various fields related to his work, such as light fixtures, furniture, cutlery, door handles, sanitary fixtures, fabrics, and wallpaper patterns. "The Egg" and "The Swan" are two famous chairs designed by Jacobsen. (Source)

Arne Jacobsen - retrospective


Munkegaard chair

Tongue chair

More products (Cult)

Arne Jacobsen's cooperation with Fritz Hansen dates back to 1934. However, it was the Ant designed in 1952 - succeeded by the 3107 series - that propelled his and Fritz Hansen's names into furniture history. 
Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) was very productive both as an architect and as a designer. At the end of the 50s Arne Jacobsen designed the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, and for that project the Egg, the Swan, the Swan sofa and Series 3300. 
Arne Jacobsen was and is an admired and outstanding designer. While the significance of Arne Jacobsen's buildings was less appreciated, his furniture and other design work have become national and international heritage.