Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen was an influential representative of functionalism in the mid-1900s. He became world famous for his chairs The Ant, Series 7, The Swan and The Egg, now considered to be furniture classics with almost iconic stature in the furniture world. Jacobsen is best remembered as a furniture designer, though he regarded himself primarily as an architect. He completed several prestigious projects both in Denmark and internationally. He was also a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.