"It's been a common belief for many years that if an object is practical and functional, then it's automatically beautiful. I don't believe in this theory at all - I believe that there are different means of solving a task in a functional manner - but beauty is not one of them!"
Arne Jacobsen, 1971
Arne Jacobsen is without doubt one of the greatest contemporary Danish architects and designers, and an internationally recognized icon of functionalism. Saint Catherine's College at Oxford University, the National Bank of Denmark, SAS Royal Hotel, and Århus Town Hall are among his best-known works.
It comes as no surprise to many that Arne Jacobsen was a functionalist, but he also stressed the aesthetical aspects of his work. His vision was that design should not be the exclusive reserve of the privileged few, but accessible for the majority of people in their daily lives - and not least at their workplace. The AJ DJOB desk that Arne Jacobsen created was one of his last works, created at a point in time when he had already attracted international attention to Danish furniture design, through pieces such as The Ant, The Egg and The Swan.
The AJ DJOB desking system was designed in 1971 for the National Bank of Denmark. The system has since been refined and developed so that it lives up to the rigorous requirements of today's office spaces.
See the AJ DJOB table