Arne Jacobsen was a Danish architect and designer born in 1902. After studying architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, he went on designing prototypes for furniture, textiles, wallpaper and silverware. He is most known for his simple yet effective chairs, and particularly The Ant, designed in 1952 and Series 7, designed in 1955, which propelled his name in furniture history.
Jacobsen was born in February 1902 in Copenhagen where he spent most of his life. While studying architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, he became familiar with rationalists Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius, who influenced most of his early work. His most prestigious work is probably the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, but also the Egg and Swan chairs, acclaimed for their organic, sculptural qualities. Today, we remember Jacobsen for his contribution to the Functionalist movement, and his designs can be found in many international collections, from The Museum of Modern Art in New York to the Design Museum in London. The Cylinda Line collection is available at SCP.