OK, I have more design to discuss with you. After much perusing of the Fritz Hansen website, I have seen a buttload more photos of Jacobsen stuff but one particular piece from another Danish designer called Poul Kjærholm (Porl Kyeah-holm) has caught my eye. Bascially, Kjærholm was a contemporary of Jacobsen and made a lot of chairs and tables using the simple materials of metal and wood. Much like Jacobsen. He's just like Jacobsen but with a slightly different style - more traditional and 'soft', I seem to find. Lots of thick woven fabrics and wicker stuff too. Very countryside-y. Jacobsen's work was much more strict and urban. There's much more control and flatness in Jacobsen's stuff, though remember 'flatness' is not always a bad thing. I myself much prefer seemingly 'flat' textures to a rough mixture of deep textures.
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|PK61a, © Fritz Hansen|
In the above picture you can see what I'm talking about. It's surely an interesting leg technique and the angles of it allow a very stable support system underneath the tabletop, but I don't like how it looks. It's too unnatural for me. They all look out of place, unruly. I'd much rather have some order in the table. Plus it looks unstable, and as much as people like using looks-unstable-but-actually-isn't furniture, in this case I'd be very wary of it. Pop something heavy on the corners and it may topple. Plus, a granite tabletop? On a low, coffee table? Yuck, no. Way too much texture and weight. Very heavy looking, and literally heavy too. Let's keep it to wood and metal, Poul.
|© Fritz Hansen|
ps. Jacobsen is still better than Kjærholm. Arne holds a special place in my heart.