Arne Jacobsen also designed the clocks on his buildings: Aarhus City Hall, Rødovre City Hall and Denmark’s National bank.
Using these clocks as inspiration a new series of wall clocks, table clocks and wristwatches was designed in close collaboration with Arne Jacobsens former employee, Teit Weylandt. Arne Jacobsen designed many homes and buildings in the Copenhagen suburb of Rødovre in the 1950s and 1960s.
Arne Jacobsen and Eric Møller designed the Aarhus City Hall, which was inaugurated in 1941. Their winning proposal, however, was without a clock tower. According to Jacobsen’s design philosophy, a tower has no real function, and so has no place in design.
But following public outcry, the two architects added a 60-metre tower featuring an elegant clock that we now call Roman.