50s Arne Jacobsen model 3600 dining table for Fritz Hansen
Arne Jacobsen (1902 – 1971) was a Danish architect and designer. After studying architecture in Copenhagen in 1927, Jacobsen joined the architectural firm of Paul Holsoe. In 1930 he founded his own office. Jacobsen was a professor of architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Art. His most famous designs are St. Catherine’s College in Oxford and the SAS Hotel in Copenhagen.
He also designed taps, cutlery and beautiful furniture, of which the dining room chairs the ant, the swan and the armchair the egg are the most well-known examples. This Egg chair became world famous and was characterized by an elegant simple style. Backrest and seat were bent from one piece of plywood.
Jacobsen’s design style can be described as functionalist, because for him form is always determined by function. Arne Jacobsen has been influenced by Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Bauhaus. Jacobsen in turn has influenced many other designers.
A concrete example of the synergy between interior design and its architecture can be found in the design of the Nationalbank headquarters in Copenhagen, 1971. For this project, Jacobsen collaborated with the manufacturer Vola to design a collection of modular sanitary fittings and associated accessories. . These products are still available in their original form today. The technology is always adapted to contemporary standards, but without interfering with the formal value of the collection.
This round dining table shows the design skills of Jacobsen again. Simple, slim but firm and stable pin feet carry a beautiful layered teak tabletop. Timeless design and matching in almost any interior. This table is in good condition.