Ant Chair Deco Print
Arne Jacobsen’s chair design is named for the outline of an ant with its head raised. Despite its slender shape, Ant™ is strong and famously comfortable. Ant™ Deco Silhouette is the first printed version of the chair ever released and features a print from Danish artist Krista Rosenkilde. The silhouette pattern draws inspiration from the chair’s shape. The original print was carved on linoleum and printed by hand, then scanned and digitally printed on the chair’s curved surface.
Arne Jacobsen was born on February 11, 1902 in Copenhagen. His father, Johan Jacobsen, was a wholesale trader in safety pins and snap fasteners. His mother, Pouline Jacobsen, was trained as a bank clerk and often painted floral motifs in her spare time. The family lived in Claessensgade, Copenhagen in a typical Victorian style home. Maybe that is why Arne, as a child, painted the coloured wallpaper in his room white, as a contrast to his parents’ overly decorated taste.