Arne Hovmand Olsen was a famous furniture designer born in an agricultural family in Kirkeby Sogn, Denmark. Due to his interest in drawing from an early age, his family had set him up as an apprentice to furniture maker P. Olsen Sibast in 1938. Upon completion of his apprenticeship in 1941, Arne joined a furniture designing school in Aarhus to fulfil his dream of designing the furniture he produced.
Thereafter, Arne opened his own studio and began designing and producing furniture of aesthetic value with simplistic designs. His style was inspired by the Scandinavian designs. Though his furniture was sold only in Denmark, it was exported majorly as there was a huge demand for it in countries like the US. He closed his studio in the 1970s due to ill health.