Arne Jacobsen originally conceived his City Hall Clock (1956) for the Rødovre City Hall in Copenhagen, Denmark. This refined large-scale clock, a classic Jacobsen design, makes a dramatic statement in spacious residential and commercial spaces. Shielded by a flat mineral glass crystal, its clean face has bold black lines in lieu of numerals for hours and simple grey circles for designating minutes. The City Hall 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; flat 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 >