The “Gesamtkunstwerke – Architecture by Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling in Germany” touring exhibition was established on the occasion of the German-Danish Cultural Year of Friendship in 2020 and Jacobsen's fiftieth anniversary of death in 2021. Its main purpose was to cast light on the work and the architects’ strong ties in Germany.
Arne Jacobsen is one of the greatest names in 20th century Danish design. His work is part of many museums’ permanent collections, is prized by collectors and loved by people of many generations. However, outside of the expert community, it is less well known that he also realized a series of projects in Germany, in close collaboration with another Danish architect, Otto Weitling. This partnership is considered to have set the standard for the development of the modernist architecture language, both in Germany and Denmark.
At HOWE, we admire groundbreaking designs and continue to hold the masters of Arne Jacobsen in such high regard. We thrive to bring back a piece of Arne’s history to everyone passionate about his edgy design, especially when 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of his death. That is why we found the support of this exhibition more justified than ever.
By sharing with the exhibitors two of Arne Jacobsen archetypal patterns – the Munkegaard chair (also known as Mosquito) and the Tongue chair – we want to participate in the concept of inspiring viewers and visitors alike to make up their own minds about the legacy of Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling.
The “Gesamtkunstwerke – Architecture by Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling in Germany” exhibition is on tour. To check the details, please visit: https://gesamtkunstwerke.eu/