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AJ52 Society desk

By Carl Hansen


  • Description

    Arne Jacobsen – one of the biggest names in Danish design – established his reputation in large part with his unique ability to elegantly unite Bauhaus, functionalism and industrial aesthetics in a distinctly personal way. The Society Table, which Jacobsen designed in 1952, exemplifies his legendary approach – and is now part of the Carl Hansen & Søn collection.
    A distinctive piece of furniture for its time, the Society Table makes a modern design statement that remains relevant to this day.
    Its sense of timelessness can be attributed to Jacobsen’s simple and expressive design idiom, which has retained its vitality
    throughout the decades since the table was commissioned as a one-off design for the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s office in New York.
    The exceptional desk, manufactured in just a few copies after the initial presentation, has now been relaunched in a slightly updated version that harmoniously combines steel, solid wood, veneer, glass, and leather. The Society Table features a slim, leathercovered desktop nestled snugly and organically around a tubular metal frame. Slots at each corner expose the table legs – a design feature that, combined with a floating drawer unit, gives the table a lightweight feel.
    The table can be equipped with an integrated desk lamp in brushed, stainless steel, as well as a wood and glass table shelf. All
    these elements attest to Jacobsen’s ability to make the complex appear stunningly simple, and serve as archetypal examples of
    the designer’s functionalist approach to the design process.

  • Technical Info

    L:140 x W:70 x H:72cm
    L:160 x W:70 x H:72cm

    Lamp module: L:50 x W:23cm

    Table top: Leather: Freja - Black, Brown
    Table base: stainless steel
    Drawers: Oiled oak veneer, Oiled walnut veneer
    Feet: Solid oiled oak, Solid oiled walnut

    For instructions and information about care and maintenance of Carl Hansen's different materials, please click here.

    Please Lamp module automatically comes with matching finish , if you prefer other options please contact our web team or one of our stores.

  • Designer
    Arne Jacobsen

    Trained as an architect in Copenhagen, Jacobsen took up the profession already in the 1920s. His most famous buildings include Arhus Town Hall in Denmark, the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen and St Catherine's College in Oxford England. His experiments into plywood resulted in the Ant chair in 1952 and the 3107 in 1955 (also known as the Seven chair), both manufactured by Fritz Hansen.

    The work on the SAS Royal Hotel resulted in some of his most outstanding designs, including the Egg and Swan chairs, a stainless steel cutlery set now made by silver manufacturer Georg Jensen and a series of lamps, manufactured by Louis Poulsen. In 1967 he designed a series of stainless steel tableware for Stelton. A perfectionist and a master of detail, Jacobsen worked right up to his death in 1971. In central London, his Royal Danish Embassy on Sloane Street was completed only in 1977.

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    • Oiled Oak
    • Oiled Walnut

    • Black leather
    • Brown leather

  • Delivery

    11-12 weeks
    Made to order item

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