The iconic Egg Chair was designed in 1958 by Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen and is a benchmark of iconic modern furniture design. Originally designed for the infamous SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Jacobsen desired to create a piece that contrasted with the rigid modernist exterior of the building, prompting the creation of the Egg Chair, a design that is defined by soft and organic curves.
The sculptural shape creates a refuge of exceptional comfort, emphasising the importance of relaxation and personal privacy. Boasting an adjustable tilt mechanism, the Egg Chair caters to individual sitting needs whilst featuring a timeless and carefully constructed shell.
Materials: Shell padded with cold cured polyurethane foam. Star base consisting of a satin chromed steel tube connected to a base in satin polished aluminium. Toes are made of polyamide.
Chair - Height: 107cm x Width: 86cm x Depth: 79-95cm (Seat Height: 37cm x Armrest Height: 58cm)
Footstool - Height: 37cm x Width: 56cm x Depth: 40cm
Delivery Time: Around 10 weeks
Designed in 1958, this is an licensed Fritz Hansen original piece.
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The legendary Arne Jacobsen trained as an architect in Copenhagen. His most famous buildings include Arhus Town Hall in Denmark, the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen and St Catherine's College in Oxford England. His experiments into plywood resulted in the Ant chair in 1952.
The work on the SAS Royal Hotel resulted in some of his most outstanding designs, including the Egg and Swan chairs, a stainless steel cutlery set now made by silver manufacturer Georg Jensen and a series of lamps, manufactured by &Tradition and Louis Poulsen. A perfectionist and a master of detail, Jacobsen worked right up to his death in 1971. In central London, his Royal Danish Embassy on Sloane Street was completed only in 1977. He was one of Denmark's most influential 20th-century architects & designers.
Learn more about Arne Jacobsen over on our Journal.