#5 – Arne Jacobsen: Danish Influenced Modern Furniture

#5 – Arne Jacobsen: Danish Influenced Modern Furniture

Jacobsen Swan Chairs in Wales, photo courtesy of Flicker user artq55

 

Arne Jacobsen was a Danish architect and designer, born in 1902. His appreciation for the clean, simplistic elegance of the modern design furniture movement was evident from the start. As a child, He was raised in a Victorian style, lavishly decorated home, and the wallpaper in his bedroom was patterned with various colors. As a child, Jacobsen made the decision to paint over all of the wallpaper so that the entire room was pure white.

Jacobsen exemplified the “Danish Modern” style. He was one of Denmark’s most influential 20th century architects and designers. His buildings and furniture designs both illustrated a combination of…

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