Arne Jacobsen Alphabet
Arne Jacobsen is well known for being an industrial designer and Architect. He was a strong believer of Gesamtkunst, meaning the complete design of every aspect of a space, including the furniture. Indeed many of his most famous works were made to compliment specific architectural works.
When Jacobsen designed the Aarhus City Hall in Denmark with Erik Moller in 1937, he not only designed the furniture but also created the doorknobs, light-fittings and even a custom hand-drawn typeface for signage within the building.
In 2011 Danish company Design Letters were granted permission to use the Arne Jacobsen Alphabet for a range of products, known as the AJ Vintage ABC collection – including tableware, textiles and wall decorations.
Jacobsen’s classic alphabet can now be found on porcelain dishes and cups or a melamine range which has been created especially for children.