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Jørn Utzon

Jørn Utzon

Jørn Utzon was born in Copenhagen on 9 April 1918 and died on 29 November 2008. The architect and designer is one of the most famous Danish architects of all time. He graduated as an architect in 1942 from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, where he opened his own architecture firm in 1946.

He reached the peak of his career in 1957 when he won the architecture contest for the Sydney Opera House. Yet it was a brilliant design that justifiably made him one of the most important architects of the 20th century.

Creating things for people was the main concern for Jørn Utzon, who wasn't just an architect but also a designer. When designing lamps for Lightyear, he worked from the starting point that light makes an important contribution to the predominant atmosphere of a room, whether people relax in it or work in it. The shape of his first lamp, which in turn could lead you to think of the Opera House, is further proof of his genius as a world-renowned architect and designer.