A Danish architect and designer, Arne Jacobsen was an exemplar of the “Danish Modern” style. He was initially trained as a mason before studying architecture at the Royal Danish academy of Arts in Copenhagen, graduating in 1927. By 1930, Jacobsen was working independently as an architect as well as an interior, furniture, textile and ceramics designer. His architectural accomplishments include a considerable number of buildings in Denmark, Germany and Great Britain. Many of Jacobsen’s furniture designs have become classic, including the “The Ant” chair from 1952 and the “Swan” and the “Egg,” both designed for the SAS Hotel. Jacobsen is perhaps most well-known for the “Number 7 Chair” (also known as “Model 3107”) of 1955. He gained world fame as a furniture designer and became the first of a number of lightweight chairs with seat and back in one piece of moulded wood. Arne Jacobsen has received several international distinctions and medals.