A very rare set of six Arne Jacobsen Rosewood dining chairs. Fabulous form/design. Dating from the early 1950’s these are all original with relevant “Made In Denmark” stamp to each base frame along with all original fixings. Highly sought after Iconic design. Price is for the set of six. The set is the pre cursor of the “Ant” chairs. These chairs are Uber rare due to a very short run and before Jacobsen became fashionable. Collectors items.
After briefly working in the architecture firm of Poul Holsøe, Jacobsen, in collaboration with fellow architect Flemming Lassen, won the House of the Future award from the Danish Architect’s Association. This success enabled him to open his own practice in 1929. Over the next several years, Jacobsen created numerous structures in the International Modern Style, and subscribed to the idea of "total design," creating everything from the furniture and fittings to the uniforms of the building’s employees.
During World War II, Jacobsen was forced to flee to Sweden, where he spent a majority of his time designing wallpaper and textiles. In 1945, he returned to Denmark, and resumed his architectural pursuits, which included The Number Seven Chair and The Ant, launching his reputation as a world-renowned furniture designer. In 1956, he received his most prestigious commission, the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, for which he created everything down to the smallest detail, including ashtrays, lighting, and cutlery. In addition, he produced the Egg and Swan chairs, acclaimed for their organic, sculptural qualities. Also in 1956, he accepted a position as a professor of architecture at the Skolen for Brugskunst.
In the 1960s, Jacobsen increasingly turned to forms such as the circle, cylinder, triangle, and cube, always with an eye toward proportion.
Today, in addition to his many architectural works, which can be seen throughout Copenhagen, his pieces can be found in numerous international collections, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Design Museum in London, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
As a genuine antique / vintage item there is wear and use commensurate with age. None of these detract from look or use of the piece and are very common in pieces of furniture of this age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items. All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.