Good Danish design. that is Minimii’s passion – and the mission is to produce beautiful toys in a good quality, and at the same time broaden the knowledge to Denmarks most innovative and skilled designers.
We have begun with the legendary and world famous designer and architect Arne Jacobsen. Its our intention to get famous deceased as well as contemporary Danish and foreign designers on board our concept. One thing is for sure, and that is, we chose the most beautiful work of arts, which invite to play and creativity.
Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) is one of the most recognized Danish architects and designers from the 20. century. Active to the last minute he accounts for almost 300 work of arts within architecture and industrial design: Houses, public buildings, sports domes, landscape art, furniture, textiles, wallpapers, lamps, cutlery, glasses and other design objects.
Arne Jacobsen’s designs is today, despite 50 years old, more popular than ever. Simple, exclusive, functionalistic and at the same time sensual – a design style, which makes the work of arts timeless.
“…Arne Jacobsen’ s education was all in line with time: First high school, then 4 years in Technical School (1920-24), apprentice of a bricklayer during his vacations and then The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, which he managed in three years (1924-27). The year after he got goldmedal for a project to a new Nationalmuseum in Klampenborg.
Actually Arne Jacobsen wanted to become a painter, and he was an excellent illustrator and painter with watercolours with an eye for diversity and contrasts. In 1929 Arne Jacobsen took leave of the new classicism and turned himself to the new international style, functionalism, among others by illustrating a futuristic-modern exhibition building.”
It’s especially furniture classics like “The Ant”, “Series 7″ and ”The Egg”, which has made Arne Jacobsen world famous. They are all good examples of his remarkable idiom. it’s characterized by the fact that the furniture looks like they have been drawn in one simple – uncomplicated – line.
Whereas Arne Jacobsen’s buildings are drawn down to the last detail, only drawings of his industrial designs exist, which the builders made themselves. Jacobsen’s drawing was in best case a quick sketch, done on a small piece of paper. As the creative dialogue took place in close cooperation with modelmakers, craftsmen and technicians – in the shop and in three dimensions. (source: “Arne Jacobsen – Architect & Designer”, Danish Design Center).
All Arne Jacobsen’s furniture in 1:1 can be purchased at Fritz Hansen A/S.