The 45 degree cut shade appeared again on his famous Bellevue petrol station and went on to be a feature of some of his later lighting designs. Its form directs the light without excessive glare. The simple swan-neck design and clean construction echoes the modernist ambitions of his peirs such as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Alvar Aalto
Arne Jacobsen was one of Denmark’s most influential 20th century architects and designers. Jacobsen’s buildings and products meld modernist ideals with a Nordic love of naturalism.
We take a look at some of Jacobsen’s most iconic designs in our guide to the The Grandfather of Modern Danish Design.