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Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen


Knud Holscher met the renowned Danish architect Arne Jacobsen teaching at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and in 1958 Knud Holscher was employed at Jacobsen’s studio in Charlottenlund. Arne Jacobsen’s studio was characterized not only by modern architectural principles but also by modern employment conditions.


Accordingly the 28 year old Holscher was put in charge of the studios second largest commission – a new campus building at Oxford University – almost right away. St. Cathrine’s College was designed to reflect both elements of a traditional Oxford college and to be an entirely modern solution.

Knud Holscher spent two and a half years in Oxford heading the construction of the project. In Oxford the sanitary ware of Adamsez and architectural hardware of Modric underwent Knud Holschers functionalistic treatment. This earned him three British Design Awards and the solutions came to anticipate his later work, further developing into long standing collaborations with Ifö and d line.


Later that same year, in 1964, Knud Holscher returned home from Oxford and left Arne Jacobsen’s studio shortly after to find new pastures at Krohn & Hartvig Rasmussen Architects.



Chronological exposition of the most important events in the history of Holscher Design

Arne Jacobsen

Knud Holscher worked with the renowned Danish architect Arne Jacobsen at his studio in Charlottenlund 1958-1964

KHR Architects

In the 1960s and 1970s Holscher Design was a part of one of Scandinavia’s largest architectural offices, KHR Architects

Knud Holscher Design

In 1995 Knud Holscher bought out the design studio of KHR Architects and established Knud Holscher Design

Holscher Design

Today, the studio is run by a group of seven partners, each of them with their own field of expertise.