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Even after 120 years, the sculptural design of the Paris lounge chair by Arne Jacobson fits perfectly in both modern and classical surroundings. Today the Paris chair is manufactured by Sika-Design as part of Sika-Design’s exclusive ICONS collection which represents design furniture designed by renowned designers and architects.
Arne Jacobson was a visionary architect from the early beginning
This year we are celebrating Arne Jacobsen’s 120th anniversary. Jacobson was born on February 11, 1902, and grew up to be one of Denmark’s most renowned architects.
Jacobsen is well-known for the beautiful architecture that he created from the 1930s onwards. Less known is the story of the very beginning, when Jacobsen already as a student gained international recognition for his first furniture design which set the tone for his career and quickly placed him among the most visionary architects of his time.
Why the Paris chair is an iconic furniture piece
Designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1929. Paris was the first chair designed by the famous Jacobsen, even before he graduated as an architect. The iconic lounge chair is revolutionary for the history of wicker furniture.
In 1925 it was presented at the Paris-Art-Deco exhibition and won a silver medal, hence the name of the paris Chair. In France, he subsequently saw the “Le Corbusier’s L’espirit Nouveau” pavilion, which inspired his following work. In 1929 he won a gold medal for his ultra-modern concept of “The House of Future”. The house was built for the exhibition and cemented Jacobsen as one of the most visionary and progressive Danish architects of his time.
The Paris chair is revolutionary for the history of wicker furniture. The lounge chair contributes a natural element in the living room or in a holiday home. Sika-Design has had the rights for producing and marketing the Charlottenborg chair by Arne Jacobsen since 2014.
Arne Jacobson helped introduce modernism in Denmark, and is known for being one of the most visionary Danish architects of his time.
ABOUT ARNE JACOBSEN
Arne Emil Jacobsen was born on February 11, 1902, and died in 1971. From 1924 to1927 he studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. He helped introduce modernism in Denmark, and is known for being one of the most visionary Danish architects of his time.