Thanks to By Way of the Green Line Bus for pointing out that February 11th would have been Arne Jacobsen’s 110th birthday.
So happy belated birthday, Arne!
From the blog post http://carolynelw.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/happy-birthday-arne-jacobsen/
In 1955, building on the success of the Ant chair, Jacobsen launched the 3107 chair, better known as the Series 7 Chair, which has become one of the most recognizable silhouettes of mid-century modernism and is quite rightly considered to be a design classic, if not an icon of design. “It is simple, elegant and inoffensive, yet also daring in its shape which has allowed it to transition from being very much a 50s chair, to being completely timeless,” explains Jana Scholze, Curator of Modern Furniture and Product Design at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, “it’s something the eye never gets tired of.”