Icons turn 50

Artichocke - Savoy vase - Artichoke - Egg chair

We seem to keep celebrating anniversaries almost every year here at holm°. The designs by the masters of the 20th century, the ones who introduced the world to Scandinavian Design, are now 50, 70 or even more years old! In 2005 we celebrated the first 50 years of the iconic Seven Series chair by Arne Jacobsen, in 2006 it was time for Yngve Ekström's Lamino armchair to turn 50 and last year the most well-known vase of all, The Savoy vase by Alvar Aalto, turned 70.

This year we turn our attention to other design icons. The Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen and the Artichoke, the PH 5 and the Snowball lamp by Poul Henningsen are all turning 50. The Egg was designed in 1958 for Arne Jacobsen's modernistic masterpiece The Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. This year there is a limited edition in suede and leather with a base in bronze. Next time you visit Copenhagen, make sure to ask for Room 606, where the entire original interior has been kept. The Artichoke was designed for a well-known restaurant in Copenhagen, Langeline Pavillion, just beside the little Mermaid, where it still hangs today. The Artichoke comes in three different versions: white laquered, copper and steel. This year there's an anniversary model out of glass! Both the PH 5 and the Snowball were introduced at the Exhibition "Glass, light and colour" at the Danish museum of Art and Design in 1958.

Artichocke - Savoy vase - Artichoke - Egg chair - 50 years