Originally trained as a mason, Arne Jacobsen graduated from a technical school in Copenhagen in 1924 and then started studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Here, he took courses from leading designers such as Kaare Klint and Kay Fisker which deeply affected Jacobsen’s works.
After graduating from architecture in 1927, Jacobsen soon showed that he was a talented architect. In 1929, he and his friend Flemming Lassen won the contest to design the House of the Future building in Copenhagen and this project brought Jacobsen his reputation. In later years, he also proved his adequacy in the fields of interior design and furniture.
An incredibly prolific architect and designer also spared some time to teach. Between 1956 and 1965, he taught at the Royal Academy of fine Arts and received an Honorary PhD from Oxford University and Strathclyde University. The prominent architect also received RIBA Bronze Medal in 1963, and the Medaille d’Or from Académie d’Architecture in France in 1971.