Arne Jacobsen is one of the greatest architects and designers of our time, an internationally recognised icon of functionalism. Saint Catherine's College at Oxford University, the National Bank of Denmark, SAS Royal Hotel, Arhus Town Hall, the Danish 'Bella Vista' housing estate and the nearby Bellevue Theatre are among his best-known works. Arne Jacobsen was a functionalist, but he also stressed the aesthetic aspects of his work. His intention was that beauty should not be an experience reserved exclusively for the privileged few, but one that could benefit everyone in their daily lives - not least in the workplace. The Djob desk was created at a time when he had already attracted international attention to Danish furniture design through pieces such as The Ant, The Egg and The Swan. The Djob desk system was designed in 1971 for the National Bank of Denmark. The system has since been refined and developed to meet the rigorous requirements of today's office spaces.