Mayor sofa was created for the Søllerød City Hall, built in 1939-1942. The Danish architects Arne Jacobsen and Flemming Lassen were responsible for the entire appearance of the building, from the design of the building to the furniture.
The Mayor sofa is a lesson in simplicity, a simple shape with a buttoned back sat upon beautiful hand crafted oak legs. Now, more than 70 years later, the designers receives yet another award for their Mayor sofa, it won the award for “Best Reissue” in the prestigious Wallpaper* Design Award 2013.
The legendary Arne Jacobsen trained as an architect in Copenhagen. His most famous buildings include Arhus Town Hall in Denmark, the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen and St Catherine's College in Oxford England. His experiments into plywood resulted in the Ant chair in 1952.
The work on the SAS Royal Hotel resulted in some of his most outstanding designs, including the Egg and Swan chairs, a stainless steel cutlery set now made by silver manufacturer Georg Jensen and a series of lamps, manufactured by &Tradition and Louis Poulsen. A perfectionist and a master of detail, Jacobsen worked right up to his death in 1971. In central London, his Royal Danish Embassy on Sloane Street was completed only in 1977. He was one of Denmark's most influential 20th-century architects & designers.
Learn more about Arne Jacobsen over on our Journal.