Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen is synonymous with modernism and functionalism. One of the finest examples of his oeuvre is the unique Society Table, which Jacobsen was commissioned to design in 1952 as a gift for the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s new office in New York.
The Society Table, which combines steel, veneer, leather and wood, was commissioned in 1952 as a one-off design by the large Danish shipyard, Burmeister & Wain. The desk was part of a complete office set to be given to the American-Scandinavian Foundation in New York – an organization that promotes cultural and educational exchange between the USA and Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. The rare desk, originally manufactured in just a few copies, is now being resurrected in a slightly updated version. The addition not only brings a very distinctive new design to the Carl Hansen & Son collection, but also augments the Danish furniture company’s portfolio of eminent furniture designers who helped shape the Danish Modern period.
Model : AJ52 SOCIETY TABLE WRITING DESK
Designer : ARNE JACOBSEN
Editor : CARL HANSEN AND SON
Period : 1952
Dimension : 160 x 70 x 75 cm