Arne Jacobsen

Challenge accepted!

One of the jobs I do for my clients is Item Sourcing.
Often the client will send me a photo with a request to track down something in it.

Today I have been sent this photo and challenged to find:

  • the chairs
  • the light
  • the wallpaper

 

The Challenge... (image from Heal's)

The Challenge… (image from Heal’s)

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Arne Jacobsen – Legendary Danish Designer & Architect

 The legendary Danish designer and architect Arne Jacobsen is famous for some truly inspiring design classics. He is seen as one of the pioneers of “modern functionalism” and for developing the “Danish Modern style” (part of the mid-20th century Danish design movement) along with other pioneers like Finn Juhl.

Arne Jacobsen (1902 - 1971)

He was really passionate about the idea that great design & architecture was all about integration. He has many firsts to his name but the creation of the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen stands as the first true Designer Hotel. From his work on the project, not only do we get the iconic architecture but some true design classics, not least the Swan & Egg chairs. Continue reading