Arne Jacobsen's Groundbreaking Designs
Beautiful designs for your home and yourself
The genius that made Danish design world known. Arne Jacobsen is undoubtedly one of Denmark's most prominent architects and is internationally recognized for his marvelous buildings and design - also including his clocks and watches. Arne Jacobsen's architecture is still admired internationally and many of his products are still being produced.
Arne Jacobsen's design caused a stir everywhere and the magic is that it is still doing so. Good design is characterized by continuous fascination as time goes by. The clocks and watches have now been recreated entirely faithful to Arne Jacobsen's original drawings. The unique watches were created over a long, incredibly prolific, and artistically unique career as an architect and designer.
In the middle of the 30s, a young Arne Jacobsen designed a house for H. J. Hansen which was the director of Lauritz Knudsen (a large well-known company in the electrical industry). The director spotted the talent in Arne Jacobsen and asked him to design a clock for his new home. Arne Jacobsen accepted the challenge and drew an alarm clock, which was his first industrial product design. The clock was presented at the spring fair in Charlottenborg, Copenhagen 1939. When the production of the original LK clock was too expensive, Arne Jacobsen instead designed the Station clock, which today is one of his best-sold products.
Aarhus City Hall was finished in 1942. Arne Jacobsen designed the building together with Erik Møller and the original drawing was without a tower. Because a tower doesn’t have a function it doesn’t fit into Arne Jacobsen's philosophy regarding functionality. But after several protests by the inhabitants of Aarhus, the two architects had to add a 60-meter tower to the building. At the same time, they designed our beautiful watch design: Roman.
City Hall, 1956
Rødovre City Hall from 1956 shows how Arne Jacobsen in these years was inspired by the international trends and this is one of his most detailed buildings ever made. He made all the details himself, including the clock: City Hall. The entire building was furnished with his own furniture and design.
In 1961 Arne Jacobsen won the competition of the design of a new Danish National Bank and the building was completed in 1978 – 7 years after his death. The Bankers clock is hanging in the entrance hall, which runs like a cathedral almost 20 meters up through the building's 6 floors. The walls are covered with marble and a stunning light comes through the small vertical windows.
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