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2001: A Space Odyssey - Danish Modern Design & Architectural Products by Arne Jacobsen Debuts At Gibraltar Furniture

Tue Sep 4, 3:01 AM ET

Gibraltar Furniture (800 416-3635) is introducing the entire Arne Jacobsen collection. This legendary Danish designers work was featured in the film "2001:A Space Odyssey", television, and gallery shows. Learn how to get Jacobsen, and other famous retro designers, furniture, clocks, watches, & lighting pieces for wholesale factory-direct prices via the internet through this secret weapon website!

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 4, 2007 -- Arne Jacobsen was one of Denmark's most influential 20th century architect and designers. Famed cinematic director Stanley Kubrick selected Jacobson's pieces as timelessly futuristic props for his epic film, "2001: A Space Odyssey". Both his buildings and products, like his Swan and Egg Chairs, blend modernist ideals with a Nordic love of naturalism and embodies the best in Danish Modern design.

Gibraltar Furniture (800 416-3635) is introducing the entire Arne Jacobsen collection. This legendary Danish designers work was featured in the film "2001:A Space Odyssey", television, and gallery shows. Learn how to get Jacobsen, and other famous retro designers, furniture, clocks, watches, & lighting pieces for wholesale factory-direct prices via the internet through this secret weapon website!

Traditionally Jacobsen products have been priced at stratospheric levels by Danish Modern manufactures and retailers such as DWR. For instance the legendary Egg chair retails for $5398. Gibraltar Furniture (800 416-3635) that sells the Egg chair piece for just $1599. And they include free freight too! Similarly DWR offers the Swan chair for $3,040 vs. the Gibraltar price of only $995.

What is the difference between the two versions? The Fritz Hansen Arne Jacobsen release comes with a certificate of authenticity and the Gibraltar release does not. The Gibraltar edition also features full thick pure wool from Gabriel of Denmark for the fabric covering.

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As an architect and an industrial designer Jacobsen always strove to achieve grace and coherence in his designs. In the process, he emerged as the single most influential Danish architect of the 20th century and the designer of such modernist classics as the Swan, Egg and Ant Chairs and other Danish modern designs.

He was born in Copenhagen in 1902 and worked as an apprentice bricklayer before he started architecture at the Royal Academy of the Arts in 1924. Humble though Jacobsen's first job may seem, he was inspired by John Soane and Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, who worked for their fathers as a bricklayer and stone mason respectively. It also imbued Jacobsen with the love of materials, which became a dominant feature of his work.

Architectural commissions dwindled during World War II as a function of scarce construction materials. Being Jewish, Jacobsen was also threatened by the Nazi occupation of Denmark. In 1943, he left the country by rowing across the Sound in a small boat for two years of wartime exile in Sweden, where he designed fabrics and wallpapers.

During the 1950s, Jacobsen became increasingly interested in architectural product design inspired by the work of the US furniture designers, Charles and Ray Eames. In 1951, Jacobsen completed work on the Ant Chair - Model 3100, an intricately molded plywood seat on three spindly steel legs. This was followed by the simpler hourglass form of the 1955 Model 3107 - Series 7 Chair. Like the Ant, the Series 7 was perfect for modern living being light, compact and easily stackable, but not even Jacobsen could have anticipated that it would become one of the most popular chairs of the late 20th and early 21st century.

The Series 7 Chair premiered in 1955 at the H55 exposition in Sweden and remains one of the most popular chairs of the modern realm. The chair is perfectly suited to the human body, its seat back has a relaxed contour and its waterfall seat rim doesn't press into legs. Gibraltar Furniture offers the entire collection of Series 7 chairs, made in Italy, at a fraction of the official price. For instance DWR retails the Series 7 Barstool for $677. Gibraltar offers the same piece, also made in Europe, for only $452.

By the late 1950s, Jacobsen was given an opportunity to put his theories of integrated design and architecture into practice in the design of the SAS Air Terminal and Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. He designed every element of the building from its sky scraping structure down to the ceramic ashtrays sold in the souvenir shop and the stainless steel cutlery later chosen by Stanley Kubrick for 2001: A Space Odyssey. Jacobsen also created two other classic 20th century chairs in 1957. The legendary Swan and Egg releases dazzled the world via their with strikingly original organically shaped upholstered seats on slender metal bases.

Arne Jacobsen also excelled in creating watches, lighting, and clocks including the Banker's Clock, City Hall Clock, and Romer Clock. All of these Danish Modern architectural pieces are offered at wholesale prices via Gibraltar and come with complete certificates of authenticity from the manufacture.

Gibraltar offers the entire line of products from Aluma, Architectural Pottery collection, Beau et Bien, Boon, Celery , Compar, Dare Décor, David Edward, Davis, Diamond Teak, DHD Lighting, Eurotech 2, Fabulux, Firefarm, Gamma Luce, Girari, Gordon International, Gray, Havaseat Chairs, Innovation, IQMatics, ISA International, Janke, Jet Age, Lifeshop, Litto Kids, Logical Progression, Lucien Gau, Lunar Lounge, Malik, Ooba, Offi, Oeuf, OFM, Ogus Design, The Phillips Collection, Stig Hansen, Serralunga, Studio4LA, Swanky Design, Touch Design/Lighting, Trevi Outdoor, True Modern, Veneman , Vig Furniture, Zuo Modern, 100Times Better, and the, among others.

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