The Arne Jacobsen Story
Being among the first to introduce modernist ideas to Denmark, Arne Jacobsen is often referred to as the father of mid-century Modern Danish design. Jacobsen was born in 1902 in Copenhagen. Initial interest in painting segued into design. He was admitted into the Architecture School of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. While still in school, Jacobsen already began receiving accolades and awards for his rationalist, modern architecture and product designs. Prizes and praise rained down on Jacobsen throughout his life, and continues to this day.