Arne Jacobsen

Jacobsen's creative success in...
Jacobsen's creative success in various artistic disciplines was evidence of a genius that helped him to high esteem around the world. His design was oriented towards a functionalism, which he paired with clear geometric constructs. Not only its architectural works, but also his furniture were designed in a modern, innovative understanding of design. Jacobsen's architecture is characterized by a clear orientation to geometry and material design. This didn't lead to so much as it is often depicted from the function, but sprang from the rigid modernist concept of Jacobsen, to which in private life also his family had to submit to. Jacobsen was known as an architectural dictator to his critics, who designed buildings so rigidly that there was no room for personal requests for changes. Jacobsen's seating furniture as the Egg Chair and the Swan Chair originated from that very design, which abolished the contradiction between abstract modernity and organic originality in an unmistakable manner. His furniture pieces are characterized by the deliberate avoidance of straight lines, so that they receive their special design by flowing curves.

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