Thursday, 1 July 2010
Arne Jacobsen Furniture Designs
The mid century was a very dynamic period of history in modern classic furniture.Most of our iconic modern furniture designs were created well before the 1960s,yet still regarded internationally as the best furniture pieces ever invented in our modern age.The furniture designers such as Charles Eames,Arnie Jacobsen,Harry Bertoie,Van der Rhoe,Eero Saarinen,le Corbusier became not only a household names but international icons in modern classics furniture,they revolutionise the international style and the concept of furniture designs and change the way we perceive and innovate our living space.Not surprisingly the furniture designers of the mid century had produced the most iconic furniture designs in our history and not surprisingly most of our modern classics furniture designers had pioneered all new technologies and had a very unique talent in architectural designs and theories.Architectural revolution and technological progress had a deep impact on modern classic furniture.The impact of technology is clearly visible on arne jacobsen,Charles Eames and Harry Bertoia designs and many more designers specifically the experiments with the plywood products.
Undeniably,One of the most iconic furniture designers of modern classics furniture was Arne Jacobsen (11 feb1902-24 March 1972).The father inventor of the 20TH century international style.
Jacobsen was a famous danish architect,artist and furniture designer.He stood out as one of the top furniture designers of the 20Th century.He was the most influential artist figure in the danish modern style and modern classics furniture ..He is very remembered for his iconic furniture designs such as the Ant chair,the seven series chairs,the swan chair and his famous iconic design the Egg chair.Most of Arnie Jacobsen furniture designs became classic pieces during his lifetime and he was known as the father of the modern international style. Jacobsen reproductions furniture never stopped for over half of a century.his iconic furniture designs were regarded internationally modern and undeniably elegant and his reproductions furniture were mass reproduced world wide.Arne jacoben founded the modern classic furniture and inspired designers and furniture reproduction for decades.Jacobsen is also very well remembered for his architectural projects which became iconic landmarks in modern architecture.The mid of the 20TH century was a very dynamic period of inspiration and evolution in art,science and furniture designs and Jacobsen was right in the heart of this revolutionary movement.He stood out in all areas of architecture,,porcelain,textile and furniture designs and contributed not only in developing the modern danish style but also creating a new vision and styles which form the concept and foundation of modern classic furniture.
Arnie Jacobsen loved art of painting from his early years and wanted to to become a professional painter but his parents encouraged him to pursue architecture .
jacoben started his career as a mason learning the basic of construction building then he joined the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts where he studied architecture from 1924 till 1927.During his university career in 1925 Jacobsen travelled to france where he meet the architect and furniture designer le Corbusier and participated in the paris Art Decor Fair,not surprisingly he won a silver medal for a chair design.Jacobsen also travelled to Germany where he meet another iconic furniture designer the German Van der Rhoe who clearly influenced his early architectural designs.Jacobsen designed the belvue theatre which symbolise the beauty of the German Bauhaus style in its white cubist architecture.jacobsen had to face a considerable public opposition after the second world war because of his love affair with the german style.Soon Jacobson started modifying his designs projects and adding a danish identity to them.The Copenhagen hotel was a clear statement of his modern danish design.Jacobson also designed the remarkable St Catherine College in Oxford which granted a grade 1 listing for architecture in England.During the 50s Jacobsen started using the geometrical forms on his furniture designs such as the cubus,circle,triangle and creating a completely a new revolutionary concept about modern classics furniture and its characteristic furniture designs.Arnie Jacobson was inspired also by the famous and the legendary designer of modern classic furniture Charles Eames and his swivel chair and reproduction furniture designs.
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