Myran – Scandinavian Design presents an exhibition tribute to one of the most important architects of the 20th century. Arne Jacobsen, apart from his architectural work, has demonstrated an enormous talent as a designer of furniture and utilitarian objects. This exhibition is an opportunity to show his work, the commitment το the form, and the intelligence with which he incorporated technological developments in his work. Whether designing large–scale architectural projects, or utilitarian objects like clocks, lamps and bathroom items, his insurmountable goal was always the combination of beauty and functionality in the design. So many of the items he designed for various brands such as Fritz Hansen, Stelton, Georg Jensen, are now, 35 years after his death, the most recognizable objects of the modern Scandinavian design. The exhibition will present Arne Jacobsen’s entire work through a selection of furniture and objects designed by him including the legendary “Ant” chair (1952), the “Egg”, the “Swan” and the collection Cylinda Line coffee service (1967) – as well as photographs and audio from his architectural work which includes the Danish Embassy in London, Merton College in Oxford, the National Bank in Copenhagen, and the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen.
Arne Jacobsen (1902–1971), architect and designer. Educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the School of Architecture in Copenhagen. He was a professor at the Academy form 1956 to 1965. [Biography updated on: 24/5/2012]
Duration: 22/9/2011 – 8/10/2011