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Arne Jacobsen

Designer, Architect

Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect and designer of many important buildings of an austere modern style. He is known internationally for his industrial design, particularly for his three-legged stacking chair (1952) and his Egg chair (1959), the back and seat of which were formed of cloth-covered plastic.

Jacobsen received his diploma in 1928 from the Copenhagen Academy of Arts. His first buildings date back to 1930, but his first major work was the Bellavista Housing Estate (1933) at Klampenborg, near Copenhagen, where each house offers a view of the sea.

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He is a major name in Scandinavian design.
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