The Bellevue Theater is in the northern outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark. Opened in 1936 with the designs of Arne Jacobsen, the building is considered one of the best examples of Bauhaus-architecture in Denmark and one of the greatest works of Arne Jacobsen.
He was a perfectionistic modernist, where the details were important, and he managed to create timeless designs. Arne Jacobsen was part of a period, where there were no previous architectural traditions and therefore he could create new shapes and constructions
Detail-orientated was the trademark for Arne Jacobsen in all aspects of the theatre, where he was influencing everything from the shape of the building to the design of textiles, lamps and furniture.
This 1936 theatre has an original Retractile Roof Construction: it was Arne Jacobsen’s way of bringing in the freshness of the sea and forest into the theatre and give the opportunity of making the nature be part of the experience of going to the theatre.
Meanwhile, inside the Bellevue Theatre inspiration from the lines of the waves from Øresund and the warm blue-green nuances in natural materials is seen all around.The Seats in the auditorium with its curvy shapes sends our thoughts to the waves of Øresund. This became the beginning of Arne Jacobsen’s use of steam bended plywood, as many of his chairs are being produced with today. We love them!