He is the world famous Danish architect and designer who made design history with his furniture, textiles and cutlery. Arne Jacobsen was so timeless in his design that his work feels completely contemporary regardless of the fact that it’s been a quarter of a century since his glory days. Rumour has it that as the strict father prohibited his son from pursuing an artistic career, the future design icon revolted by painting the walls in his room white to draw on. Now, as his patterns are turned into wallpaper, we dare to guess that it’s a move that would have made the young Arne very happy.
Arne Jacobsen was a master at using simple shapes such as triangles and circles to create intricate patterns with both rhythm, pace and tone. Vertigo is based on the movements of semicircles and was first designed as a furniture fabric.
A classic, graphic pattern based on reversed trapezes, originally designed for fabric in the 1950’s. The simplicity is a stroke of genius and makes the pattern perfect for wallpapers too. A favourite amongst architects and interior designers.
This beautiful pattern is one of hundreds of textile patterns designed by Arne Jacobsen and now preserved in his archive. Small triangles and semi circles form a braided pattern, which adds a cosy feeling to the wall.
Arne had a special relationship with the simplicity of graphic, but he was also in love with nature. He’s made countless textile patterns inspired by the Scandinavian flora. The graceful vines turned to art in his hands and wind their way across the wall.