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

 

ready-made The Pots

The Pot was first launched by Fritz Hansen in 1960 together with the iconic Egg, Swan and Drop chairs, all designed by Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Royal hotel. The Pot served as a social focal point in both the Orchid bar and the astonishing Winter Garden, and as a meeting point on each floor next to the elevator. But for some reason the Pot never got the same recognition as the rest of the collection and soon it was taken out of production. That is, until now.
 
With improved comfort, modern materials and available in new playful fabrics the Pot returns in better shape than ever. The low, comfortable lounge chair embraces everyone who sits in it without ever taking over the room. The Pot is modern yet timeless and it is an Arne Jacobsen original.
 
"The Pot is the forgotten chair, which deserves a relaunch. I see the chair as one of Jacobsen's quieter and floating designs - almost like a leaf in the air. The chair is surprisingly comfortable and spacious and the slightly modified 2018 version of the Pot is a compliment to Arne Jacobsen's more modest design style and a beautiful example of less is more." Christian Andresen, head of design, Fritz Hansen.
 
Dimensions H70 x W75.5 x D60 cm
Base brown powder coated or chrome  
Warranty Fritz Hansen offer up to 20 years limited warranty if the products are registered online at fritzhansen.com/my-republic.

Republic of Fritz Hansen

 

The Pot

 

design Arne Jacobsen, 1959

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