One of Denmark's most respected architects, Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971), has become synonymous with modernism internationally. His furniture designs, most created in connection with specific architectural projects, continue to excite both in Denmark and abroad. While architecture was Jacobsen’s primary focus, he also worked with lighting, textiles, furniture and industrial design, approaching all projects with the same perfectionism that defined his career. Striving for a balance of organic simplicity and functionalism, he considered every detail, and was inspired by nature, whose organic shapes informed several of his furniture pieces. Jacobsen’s love of flowers and landscape gardening is also seen in his watercolors, wallpapers and fabrics.