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Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) for Fritz Hansen Square-top Side Table, Denmark, c. 1960, aluminum and Masonite, with maker's foil label and NY Bolig paper label, ht. 20 1/2, wd. 27 1/2, dp. 27 1/2 in.
Note: Proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit The Cape Cod Modern Home Trust (https://ccmht.org/).
Arne Jacobsen was an architect and designer, well known for his contributions to the Functionalist movement. Born in Copenhagen, Jacobsen attended the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. While in school, Jacobsen submitted a chair design to the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, and was awarded a silver medal.
He achieved worldwide success with simple but effective chair designs. During World War II, Jacobsen was forced to flee to Sweden. In 1945, he returned to Denmark, and resumed his architectural pursuits, which included The Number Seven Chair, The Ant, The Egg, and The Swan chairs, launching his reputation as a world-renowned furniture designer. 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.
Slight bow to top. Surface wear consistent with age and use.
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