The life and works of one of the foremost Danish designers, Arne Jacobsen (1902 – 1971), is to be acknowledged in an exhibition at the Sphere Living Design furniture store in Clifton, Bristol.
Running from Tuesday 25th October until Wednesday 2nd November, the exhibition will feature examples of Jacobsen’s instantly recognisable furniture designs, plus a collection of installations documenting his career.
In addition to being renowned for creating timeless furniture pieces including the Egg & Swan lounge chairs, plus the ever-popular Series 7 dining chair, Jacobsen created the very concept of “total design” which was reflected in all of his work.
However, Jacobsen was much more than just a furniture designer. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential architects of his time which is gloriously manifest in Copenhagen’s Royal Hotel, completed in 1960. Now often known as the Radisson Blu, the hotel stands as a vibrant, living celebration of his contribution to both architecture and interior design where visitors can indulge in his penchant for detail and perfection.
Designed by the New York-based architect Michael Sheridan, the exhibition is presented by Fritz Hansen which remains one of the world’s leading designer furniture manufacturers. Indeed, Jacobsen’s relationship with Fritz Hansen himself dates back to 1934 when the two men forged a highly successful commercial partnership.
The collaboration was based on a mutual desire to push the boundaries of both furniture and manufacturing techniques which in no small part contributed to Denmark’s reputation as a tour de force in modern interior design.The very essence of the Sphere Living Design brand is rooted in the inspiration of designers such as Jacobsen and other luminaries which include Charles & Ray Eames, Verner Panton and George Nelson to name but a few.
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