Trained as an architect in Copenhagen, Jacobsen took up the profession already in the 1920s. His most famous buildings include Arhus Town Hall in Denmark, the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen and St Catherine's College in Oxford England. His experiments into plywood resulted in the Ant chair in 1952 and the 3107 in 1955 (also known as the Seven chair), both manufactured by Fritz Hansen. The work on the SAS Royal Hotel resulted in some of his most outstanding designs, including the Egg and Swan chairs, a stainless steel cutlery set now made by silver manufacturer Georg Jensen and a series of lamps, manufactured by Louis Poulsen. In 1967 he designed a series of stainless steel tableware for Stelton. A perfectionist and a master of detail, Jacobsen worked right up to his death in 1971. In central London, his Royal Danish Embassy on Sloane Street was completed only in 1977.
Republic of Fritz Hansen™ is an exclusive brand with the mission to craft timeless design. Founded in 1872, Fritz Hansen is based in Denmark with showrooms around the world. The Fritz Hansen collection consists of world famous classics and contemporary products. All made in collaboration with leading international designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjaerholm, Pierro Lissoni, Kasper Salto, Jamie Hayon and more to come. Fritz Hansen believe that a single piece of furniture can beautify an entire room or building and the mind of the people living or working there. They aim to design beautiful furniture without compromising on comfort. It's their ambition to become a niche company in the absolute global elite in the field of design, luxury and lifestyle.