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Aj52 Society Table By Arne Jacobsen For Carl Hansen & Son

aj52 society table by arne jacobsen for carl hansen & son

aj52 society table by arne jacobsen for carl hansen & son

Design Arne Jacobsen, 1952
Stainless steel, solid wood, veneer, leather
Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son

A timeless example of the Danish architect's functionalist approach to design, Arne Jacobsen's AJ52 Society Table was conceived in 1952, at the peak of his career. Jacobsen harnessed new techniques and materials to create the slender writing desk, which features a fine-structured leather top that wraps tightly around a tubular metal frame.

A conical desk lamp in brushed stainless steel is a seamless extension of the design, as is the glass-fronted, wood-and-veneer letter compartment. Beneath the table, a six-drawer unit, also in wood and veneer, is suspended from fine metal tubes - a feature that, together with the slim frame and solid-wood feet, contributes to the desk's air of lightness.

The AJ52 Society Table is available in two sizes, and with or without the tabletop compartment and desk lamp. The six-drawer unit can be mounted beneath the left or righthand side of the table; choose from solid oak, walnut or black-painted oak drawers and matching feet.

AJ52 only comes in Freja leather black 2002 or brown 2068 top. The feet and drawers always come in the same type of wood and surface treatment. Oak has clearly visible wood structure when painted. The lamp comes with an E26/E27 socket depending on country.

AJ52 small: 55.1" w | 27.6" d | height to top of desk surface: 28.3" h
AJ52 large: 63" w | 27.6" d | height to top of desk surface: 28.3" h
lamp module: 19.7" w | 9.1" d

$6,795.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(Please allow 8-12 weeks for this product to be created, shipped and delivered)

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Arne Jacobsen

Danish architect and designer Arne Emil Jacobsen (1902 – 1971) is remembered for his contribution to architectural Functionalism as well as for the worldwide success he enjoyed with simple but effective chair designs. After a spell as an apprentice mason, Jacobsen was admitted to the Architecture School at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, where from 1924 to 1927 he studied under Kay Fisker and Kaj Gottlob, both leading architects and designers. After completing architecture school, he first worked at city architect Poul Holsoe's architectural practice. In 1929, in collaboration with Flemming Lassen, he won a Danish Architect's Association competition for designing the "House of the Future" which was built full scale at the subsequent exhibition and helped Jacobsen be recognized as an ultra-modern architect. Later, the Ant and Series 7 chairs, produced in 1952 as a collaboration with Fritz Hansen, propelled both names into furniture history.
A workshop in Odense, Denmark in 1908, was the birthplace of the Carl Hansen company. With a fast reputation for quality work, Carl Hansen confidently took on large projects like dining room sets and bedroom suites. However, Hansen eventually learned to capitalize on scaled-back versions of his popular sellers, realizing that their strongest asset was its hand craftsmanship and rationality. Carl Hansen invited Hans Wegner to create designs in 1949, launching a mutually beneficial relationship bringing success to the company and exposure to the young Wegner. Wegner was still relatively unknown, but soon gained wide acclaim that continues to today.

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