Arne Jacobsen’s stylish stroke is revived in versatile homeware range

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  • Inspired by the Danish architectural maverick, Design Letters' new cups are clean, modern and fun

    Though launched in just 2009, Design Letters has secured a reputation for sleek typography. Now, in its latest crockery and melamine collection, the Danish brand has revived a font, created by the world-famous architect Arne Jacobsen, to be enjoyed for generations.

    Jacobsen (1902-1971), perhaps best known for his EGG chair, originally designed this slick alphabet in 1937 for signage at the then newly-built Aarhus City Hall in Denmark.

    Despite being three-quarters of a century old, the unique Bauhaus-inspired typeface is clean and modern. Fitting then for Design Letters’ melamine range which can be used for anything from child’s play to grown-up picnics and home organisation.

    Get creative with the stylish cups: use them as mugs, pencil pots, vases, or, for a personal touch, use them to create words: TEA, MUM, LOVE, LIVINGETC…

    The melamine range can be purchased Nordic Elements. A porcelain range of cups and plates is also available, as well as bed linen and tea towels, from Heal’s and The Conran Shop.

    Look out for Design Letter’s upcoming office range featuring Jacobsen’s classic letters.

    “Arne Jacobsen’s status as designer is indisputable,” said Mette Thomsen, founder of Design Letters.

    She added: “Everything we do with Jacobsen’s alphabet must have the family’s approval before we begin production.

    “They treasure [their] grandpa’s design heritage and we really respect and appreciate that.”

    Looks like this range is set to be a family favourite with us too.

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