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Roman clock

By Arne Jacobsen clocks


  • Description

    After several years in exile in the hands of manufacturers abroad, a true design classic by Arne Jacobsen, the master architect, is now returning to Denmark. Rosendahl has acquired the rights to recreate and manufacture the Banker's Clock, which Arne Jacobsen originally created when designing the building for Danmarks Nationalbank in 1971.

    At the same time, the City Hall and Roman clocks is also be returning as Rosendahl has also acquired the rights to these two models. Roman hails from 1942 and was designed for Aarhus City Hall, whereas City Hall is from 1956 and was designed for Rødovre City Hall.

    It was Arne Jacobsen's custom to design the totality – everything from the building to its fixtures, fittings and furniture. Thus, together, the three clocks represent an interesting cross-section of modernism in design as expressed by Arne Jacobsen over a period of 30 years.

  • Technical Info

    Lens: Mineral glass
    Movement: RHYTME Japanese movement
    Battery: AA 1,5 Volt
    Accuracy: +/- 0,5 sec. in 24 hours
    Dial: White
    Size: 16cm, 21cm, 29cm, 48cm
    Case: Aluminium

  • 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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