Arne Jacobsen is born on February 11, 1902 in Copenhagen. His father, Johan Jacobsen, is a wholesale trader in safety pins and snap fasteners. His mother, Pouline Jacobsen, a bank clerk, paints floral motifs in her spare time. The family lived in a typical Victorian style home. As a contrast to his parents’ overly decorated taste, Arne paints his room in white.
 
Background & school relations
He met the Lassen brothers at Nærum Boarding School: later, Flemming Lassen was to become his partner in a series of architectural projects. Arne Jacobsen is a restless pupil, always up to pranks, with a self-deprecating humour. Already as a child, he showed an extraordinary talent for drawing and depicting nature through scrupulous studies. He wants to be painter, but his father felt that architect was a more sensible choice.
 
The Pleasant and the necessary trips abroad
Jacobsen’s travelling begin already in his twenties, when he went to sea to New York. Then followed an apprenticeship as a bricklayer in Germany and a series of study and drawing excursions to Italy. Jacobsen produced some of his finest watercolours during this period, capturing atmospheres and shapes accurately and carefully. From the beginning of his career, Jacobsen turned his gaze abroad, without abandoning Danish traditions.
 
Arne Jacobsen behind the design
Jacobsen production reflects his personality: an insistent, perfectionist modernist, to whom no detail was trivial, although the main picture was basically black/white and unambiguous. On the other hand, the nature-loving botanist and jovial family man: like him, his work is precise and warm, Danish and universal, modern and timeless.

Arne Jacobsen

 

lacquered ash

Republic of Fritz Hansen

 

Series 7 chair

– coloured ash –

 

design Arne Jacobsen, 1955

Lacquered ash the surface is completely smooth
Coloured ash the wood grain is visible

To celebrate the

Series 7 chair

that has sold more than seven million copies so far, Fritz Hansen asked the Danish artist Tal R to pick nine new colours for the Series 7™ ch Tal R is internationally celebrated for his profound sense of colour, which is also clearly evident in the beautiful colours he has chosen for the new editions of the Series 7™ chair. The new colours revitalize the design and let us see the iconic chair in a new light. Moreover, he has chosen to use two of the colours both on the base and the seat shell to produce a monochrome look. The new look makes us ‘read’ the chair differently, seeing it as a single shape unlike the traditional chrome frame edition, which is read more as a shell on a base. The monochrome look gives the Series 7™ chair a homelier and warmer appearance that is refreshingly new.

 

Dimensions

seat height 46 cm – total height 82 cm x W50 cm x D52 cm

Warranty

Fritz Hansen offer up to 20 years limited warranty if the products are registered online at

fritzhansen.com/my-republic

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coloured ash

 

Series 7 seat cushions

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