Arne Jacobsen (1902–1971) was a leading Danish designer and architect, father to many world-renowned works, both buildings and furniture. Graduating from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1927, he founded his own design studio only two years later. Some of his most known architectonic projects are the National Bank and the SAS Royal Hotel & Terminal, both in Copenhagen. Arne Jacobsen lived for creating and experimented with several fields throughout the years, such as furniture, utensils, textiles, toiletry, and more.
Jacobsen lived by the creed that interior design must go hand in hand with external architecture; this led him to collaborate with furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen in the 1930s. Contemporary production technology was not advanced enough for Arne Jacobsen to realise his ideas, which had to wait until the early 1950s; it was then Jacobsen began designing furniture for his buildings.
His collaboration with Fritz Hansen produced several classics of design and works of immeasurable popularity, such as the Myran chair and the Svanen and Ägget armchairs.