Design Addict

Cart

Arne Jacobsen: Lega...
 

Arne Jacobsen: Legacy  

Page 1 / 2
  RSS

AaronF
(@aaronf)
Active Member
Joined: 12 years ago
Posts: 17
11/02/2013 7:32 pm  

I tried to start something pretty similar a couple weeks ago. I think that it is only right that we have somewhere to discuss past designers life and legacy.
It is Arne Jacobsen's 111th birthday today- so why not start by talking about the man the created two of the most popular chairs in history, the Swan & Egg?
Please discuss his life, legacy and share pictures of any items of his you may own.
http://blog.baseart.co.uk/123/arne-jacobsen-life-legacy


Quote
Richard Tanimura
(@redo-richardgmail-com)
Prominent Member
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 175
12/02/2013 12:24 pm  

Pretty quiet thread. Could...
Pretty quiet thread. Could one problem be that most of us can't afford a Jacobsen? I can't. Another reason I don't have a Jacobsen is that I could never find one of his chairs that I could sit in for very long. But I think they are almost all fabulous creations.
There is a Jacobsen I finally found and managed to sit in and absolutely loved everything about. It was his Ox chair. It was selling at the Bruun Rasmusen quality auction in Copenhagen. There I was with a bunch of collectors and rich Danes. Something the cat dragged in. I saw it, loved it and plopped down in it. It was amazingly comfortable!! And I have only seen another chair with that palpable presense the chair had. Like it had more right to be in the room than I had.


ReplyQuote
RetroSixty
(@retrosixty)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 572
12/02/2013 1:23 pm  

One of my favourite...
One of my favourite designers. Not got time to post pics yet, but I have a big collection of his Cylinda line range, and a set of original cutlery by A Michelsen. My favourite furniture designed by Jacobsen is the Grand Prix and Swan chairs, love them.


ReplyQuote
AaronF
(@aaronf)
Active Member
Joined: 12 years ago
Posts: 17
12/02/2013 6:26 pm  

The Ant chair
The swan and egg chairs are what he is known- probably because they are commonly used in TV & film etc.
But I also really like the Ant, which he designed for a Danish pharmaceutical company


ReplyQuote
koen
 koen
(@koen)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 12 years ago
Posts: 2054
13/02/2013 1:39 am  

I suspect that
you were too fast in your "lack of interest" comments. This site spend more than a few lines on Arne Jacobsen.
http://www.designaddict.com/design_addict/blog/index.cfm/Arne-Jacobsen


ReplyQuote
AaronF
(@aaronf)
Active Member
Joined: 12 years ago
Posts: 17
13/02/2013 7:06 pm  

Brilliant essay
That is an interesting essay Koen. Have you done anymore for any other designers?


ReplyQuote
gene
 gene
(@genebalkgmail-com)
Famed Member
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 318
13/02/2013 11:54 pm  

One of my favorites, too. I...
One of my favorites, too. I only have one Arne Jacobsen piece, my dining table, which has a neat veneer pattern that I haven't seen elsewhere. Not sure if the chairs are Arne or not.


ReplyQuote
koen
 koen
(@koen)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 12 years ago
Posts: 2054
17/02/2013 2:49 am  

Hi AaronF, Thank you for
reading the essay on Arne Jacobsen.
Maybe I should write more, and I have often been temped. It could be more personal to, because I still enjoy the memories of having met some of them, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Jens Risom a.o. As you might have noticed in the Arne Jacobsen piece, english is not my mother tongue and it is difficult to do justice to those memories in a language you only master in a practical communication sense and not as a means of expression...I have to think about it!


ReplyQuote
Mark
 Mark
(@mark)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 12 years ago
Posts: 4586
17/02/2013 3:01 am  

.


ReplyQuote
AaronF
(@aaronf)
Active Member
Joined: 12 years ago
Posts: 17
18/02/2013 2:34 pm  

To Koen...
It would brilliant to read about your experiences when you met the designers- so please let me know if you do write anything new!
Also take a look at the Panton thread (not much there yet, but hopefully will improve).
http://www.designaddict.com/design_addict/forums/index.cfm/fuseaction/th...


ReplyQuote
NULL NULL
(@tracylundellearthlink-net)
New Member
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 2
26/02/2013 12:25 pm  

My Egg Chair
I have a life full of memories with my Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair. My parents bought it in 1964-66 and I grew up with it! Of course as a child also thought it was so cool that we had the exact same chair as the one on I Dream of Jeannie! At times the kids in the neighborhood would wait in line for their turn to spin on it! Then there was the cat that loved spinning in it....although maybe he didn't jump down because he was just too dizzy? Thank goodness my sister didn't like mid century modern, so I could inherit this chair that I love! As the years have passed, the cats have had their way with it. Karma perhaps. The foam is hard and disintegrating. I can't afford to recover it and it's been in the attic for years. Now sadly, I must sell it, but will have the memories!


ReplyQuote
shipwright (UK)
(@shipwright-uk)
Famed Member
Joined: 12 years ago
Posts: 331
26/02/2013 6:30 pm  

Lest we forget
Vola taps, Stelton sets, ash tray....
http://www.google.it/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=arne%20jacobsen%20vol...


ReplyQuote
glassartist
(@glassartist)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 10 years ago
Posts: 903
26/02/2013 10:18 pm  

delete
delete


ReplyQuote
Mark
 Mark
(@mark)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 12 years ago
Posts: 4586
26/02/2013 11:21 pm  

.


ReplyQuote
Pegboard Modern
(@davidpegboardchicago-com)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 1303
26/02/2013 11:51 pm  

You have both there Mark
Jacobsen and Magnussen.


ReplyQuote
Page 1 / 2
Share:

If you need any help, please contact us at – forum@designaddict.com

  
Working

Please Login or Register