Skip to main content

Arne Jacobsen

Danish, 1902-1971

The eye-catching work of the Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen often introduces new collectors to mid-20th century furniture. With their fluid lines and sculptural presence, Jacobsen’s signature pieces — the elegant Swan chair and the cozy-yet-cutting edge Egg chair, both first presented in 1958 — are iconic representations of both the striking aesthetic of the designers of the era and their concomitant attention to practicality and comfort. Jacobsen designed furniture that had both gravitas and groove.

Though Jacobsen is a paragon of Danish modernism, his approach to design was the least “Danish” of those who are counted as his peers. The designs of Hans Wegner,  Finn Juhl, Børge Mogensen and others grew out of their studies as cabinetmakers. They prized skilled craftsmanship and their primary material was carved, turned and joined wood. Jacobsen was first and foremost an architect, and while he shared his colleagues’ devotion to quality of construction, he was far more open to other materials such as metal and fiberglass.

Many of Jacobsen’s best-known pieces had their origin in architectural commissions. His molded-plywood, three-legged Ant chair (1952) was first designed for the cafeteria of a pharmaceutical company headquarters. The tall-backed Oxford chair was made for the use of dons at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, whose Jacobsen-designed campus opened in 1962 (while still under construction). The Swan, Egg and Drop chairs and the AJ desk lamp were all created as part of Jacobsen’s plan for the SAS Royal Copenhagen Hotel, which opened in 1960. (The hotel has since been redecorated, but one guest room has been preserved with all-Jacobsen accoutrements.)

To Jacobsen’s mind, the chief merit of any design was practicality. He designed the first stainless-steel cutlery set made by the Danish silver company Georg Jensen; Jacobsen’s best-selling chair — the plywood Series 7 — was created to provide lightweight, stackable seating for modern eat-in kitchens. But as you will see from the objects on 1stDibs, style never took a backseat to function in Arne Jacobsen’s work. His work merits a place in any modern design collection.

Find authentic Arne Jacobsen chairs, tables, sofas and other furniture on 1stDibs.

Average Sold Price
$3,462
Styles
Materials
Iconic Designs from Arne Jacobsen
Explore timeless pieces that have earned their place in history.
Series 7 Chair
Series 7 Chair
Egg Chair
Egg Chair
Swan Chair
Swan Chair
Ant Chair
Ant Chair
Arne Jacobsen Brass Door Handle Sets in Solid Brass
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Arne Jacobsen - Scandinavian Modern Original, solid brass door handles. Beautiful organic shape. An iconic design for both modern and classic interiors. Designed for the SAS H...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Arne Jacobsen

Materials

Brass

Arne Jacobsen Model 3117 Adjustable Desk Work Chairs, 1955, Early Matching Pair
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in London, GB
Arne Jacobsen (designer) Fritz Hansen (manufacturer), Denmark Pair of Model 3117 desk chairs, designed 1955 Black lacquered veneered plywood, nickel-plated steel, swivel base on...
Category

1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Arne Jacobsen

Materials

Plywood

Set of six Seven Chairs, Model 3107, Teak, by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Lejre, DK
A set of four seven chairs, model 3107, of teak designed by Arne Jacobsen and manufactured by Fritz Hansen. The chairs are in great vintage condition and we have 12 pc. in stock.      
Category

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Arne Jacobsen

Materials

Teak

St. Catherine Armchair, Model FH4355, by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen, 1960s
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Lejre, DK
St. Catherine armchair, model FH4355, in oak and upholstered with light fabric designed by Arne Jacobsen and manufactured by Fritz Hansen in the 1960s. The chair is in great vintage ...
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Arne Jacobsen

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Stacking Stools by Arne Jacobson
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These are great stacking stools by Arne Jacobson. We have 12 in stock. Price is per stool.
Category

1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Arne Jacobsen

Materials

Steel

  • Stacking Stools by Arne Jacobson
  • Stacking Stools by Arne Jacobson
  • Stacking Stools by Arne Jacobson
  • Stacking Stools by Arne Jacobson
H 17.5 in. Dm 13.5 in.
Swan Chair Model 3320 by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 and Fritz Hansen, 2003
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Swan chair, model 3320, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen in 2003. The chair is upholstered in cognac colored leather.
Category

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Arne Jacobsen

Materials

Leather

Arne Jacobsen Series 7 Chairs by Fritz Hansen, Black Leather, Model 3107
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Six "Series Seven" chairs, model 3107, upholstered in Black savannah leather. The chairs were designed by Arne Jacobsen in the 1950s and manufactured by Fritz Hansen, circa 1960s Tw...
Category

1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Arne Jacobsen

Materials

Steel

Arne Jacobsen Model 3273c Oxford Classic
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Berkeley, CA
It was 1965 when Arne Jacobsen made history with the Oxford chair. With its high back and having been originally designed for the professors at St. Catherine’s College in Oxford, Eng...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Arne Jacobsen

Materials

Oak

  • Arne Jacobsen Model 3273c Oxford Classic
  • Arne Jacobsen Model 3273c Oxford Classic
  • Arne Jacobsen Model 3273c Oxford Classic
  • Arne Jacobsen Model 3273c Oxford Classic
H 40.9 in. W 23.6 in. D 27.1 in.
Browse all Furniture from Arne Jacobsen
Shop Now

Arne Jacobsen Sellers

Mid Century Mobler
4.8
Osted Antique & Design
4.8
Two Enlighten Los Angeles
5.0
Another Classic ApS
4.9
Casey Godrie, Amsterdam, 20th Century Icons & Props
4.7
Gallery Wernberg
5.0
Galerie Martynoff Paris
4.7
More Arne Jacobsen Designs
Oxford Chair
Oxford Chair
Average Price
$7,742
Number Available
16
Oxford Chair
By Arne Jacobsen
Materials
Metal, Animal Skin, Leather, Fabric, Steel, Aluminum
Styles
Mid Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern
Characterized by clean lines and an application of ergonomics, the Oxford chairs in the banquet hall at Oxford University’s St. Catherine’s College suggest style and prestige, and the professors who sit in them wouldn’t have it any other way. Celebrated Danish architect Arne Jacobsen (1902–71) created the graceful high-backed chair as part of his 1960 architectural commission to design the campus. Not unlike the work he had just completed at the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Jacobsen’s moder...
Shop All
Swan Sofa
Swan Sofa
Average Price
$10,559
Number Available
7
Swan Sofa
By Arne Jacobsen
Materials
Animal Skin, Leather, Metal, Aluminum
Styles
Mid Century Modern
Shop All
Grand Prix Chair 3130
Grand Prix Chair 3130
Average Price
$10,455
Number Available
3
Grand Prix Chair 3130
By Arne Jacobsen
Materials
Wood, Animal Skin, Hardwood, Leather, Metal, Plywood, Teak
Styles
Mid Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern
Shop All
Lily Chair
Lily Chair
Average Price
$3,605
Number Available
2
Lily Chair
By Arne Jacobsen
Materials
Metal, Steel, Animal Skin, Chrome, Leather, Plywood, Wood
Styles
Scandinavian Modern
Shop All

Arne Jacobsen furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Arne Jacobsen furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Arne Jacobsen furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 473 vintage editions of these items, while there are 171 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Arne Jacobsen were created in Europe during the 20th century in Scandinavian Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Arne Vodder, Fritz Hansen and Børge Mogensen. The prices for Arne Jacobsen furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $175 and tops out at $109,843, while pieces like these can sell for $2,402.

Recently Viewed

View More