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The A-Z of Interior Design - J is for...

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J acobsen, Arne - The Great Dane of Furniture History The three-legged, Ant chair, model 3100, catapulted Danish-born  Arne Jacobsen  (1902-1971) into the design history books in the 1950s. Original Ant chairs The Ant chair decorated by fashion designer, Paul Smith for the Jamie Oliver Better Food Foundation Photography: David Loftus Manufacturers Fritz Hansen originally were not too impressed with Jacobsen's original Ant chair, which he designed for a canteen. The iconic lightweight Ant chair (photographed above), with the seat and back made from one piece of moulded wood, was followed by the 3107, often referred to as the Series 7 chair - the most successful item in Danish furniture history. Over five million have been manufactured and sold worldwide. Series 7  Nature-loving Jacobsen originally wanted to be a painter, and this is evident in his masterful design drawings. He produced exquisite nature studies, watercolours and hand-drawn Christmas cards f

The A-Z of Interior Design - J is for...

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J acobsen, Arne - The Great Dane of Furniture History The three-legged, Ant chair, model 3100, catapulted Danish-born,  Arne Jacobsen  (1902-1971) into the design history books in the 1950s. Original Ant chairs The Ant chair decorated by fashion designer, Paul Smith for the Jamie Oliver Better Food Foundation Photography: David Loftus Manufacturers Fritz Hansen originally were not too impressed with Jacobsen's original Ant chair, which he designed for a canteen. The iconic lightweight Ant chair (photographed above), with the seat and back made from one piece of moulded wood, was followed by the 3107, often referred to as the Series 7 chair - the most successful item in Danish furniture history. Over five million have been manufactured and sold worldwide. Series 7  Nature-loving Jacobsen originally wanted to be a painter, and this is evident in his masterful design drawings. He produced exquisite nature studies, watercolours and hand-drawn Christmas cards