One of Arne Jacobsen’s last designs, the Banker’s Clock (1971) was devised for the Danish National Bank, also designed by Jacobsen, located in central Copenhagen. This clock is crisply detailed yet restrained, making it adaptable to residential and commercial spaces. Shielded by a convex mineral glass crystal, its clean face has a 12-square line marking each hour position; the square closest to the clock’s center is filled starting at 1 o’clock, the next at 2 and so on, creating a subtle spiral pattern. The Banker’s Clock features a precision quartz movement powered by a single AA battery (not included). This is an authentic Arne Jacobsen clock manufactured by Rosendahl Timepieces. Made in Denmark.
Aluminum case; convex mineral glass crystal; quartz movement.
Arne Jacobsen bought a plywood chair designed by Charles Eames and installed it in his own studio, where it inspired one of the most commercially successful chair models in design history. The three-legged Ant chair (1951) sold in millions and is considered a classic today. It consists of two simple elements: tubular steel legs and a springy seat and back formed out of a continuous piece of plywood in a range of vivid colors.
Jacobsen began training as a mason before studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts, Copenhagen where he won a silver medal for a chair that was then exhibited at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Art Decoratifs in Paris. Influenced by Le Corbusier, Gunnar Asplund and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Jacobsen embraced a functionalist approach from the outset. He was among the first to introduce modernist ideas to Denmark and create industrial furniture that built upon on its craft-based design heritage. Read more >