Arne Jacobsen for Stelton

One of the most revered names in architecture and design, Arne Jacobsen’s contribution to modernism can still be seen across contemporary design. Jacobsen studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and he won a silver medal for his chair design at the Paris Art Deco fair, a sign of the exceptional success to come. His architectural projects were planned as complete works of art where every detail was considered, form the building to the interiors to the furnishings and his designs ranged in scale and style, from the functionalist Rothenborg House to the lifeguard towers at Bellevue Beach. In 1956 was commissioned to design the SAS Royal Hotel, dubbed the first designer hotel where he created everything down to the ashtrays sold in the souvenir shop and the airport buses. It was on this project that he created the iconic Egg and Swan chairs. He designed the cocktail and tableware series Cylinda line for Stelton in 1967 and it was awarded the ID-prize in 1967 by The Danish Society of Industrial Design, and The International Design award 1968 by The American Institute of Interior Designers.