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  • Egg lounge chair, 1958, Arne jacobsen, Fritz hansen
  • Egg lounge chair, 1958, Arne jacobsen, Fritz hansen
  • Egg lounge chair, 1958, Arne jacobsen, Fritz hansen
  • Egg lounge chair, 1958, Arne jacobsen, Fritz hansen
  • Egg lounge chair, 1958, Arne jacobsen, Fritz hansen

Egg lounge chair, 1958

Egg lounge chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen.

Arne Jacobsen designed the Egg chair for the lobby and reception areas in the Royal Hotel, in Copenhagen. The commission to design every element of the hotel building as well as the furniture was Jacobsen’s grand opportunity to put his theories of integrated design and architecture into practice. The Egg chair is one of the triumphs of Jacobsen’s total design - a sculptural contrast to the building’s almost exclusively vertical and horizontal surfaces.

The Egg Chair sprang from a new technique, which Jacobsen was the first to use; a strong foam inner shell underneath the upholstery. Like a sculptor, Jacobsen strove to find the shell’s perfect shape in clay at home in his own garage. Because of the unique shape, the Egg guarantees a bit of privacy in otherwise public spaces and the Egg chair – with or without footstool – is ideal for lounge and waiting areas as well as the home.

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Egg lounge chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen.

Arne Jacobsen designed the Egg chair for the lobby and reception areas in the Royal Hotel, in Copenhagen. The commission to design every element of the hotel building as well as the furniture was Jacobsen’s grand opportunity to put his theories of integrated design and architecture into practice. The Egg chair is one of the triumphs of Jacobsen’s total design - a sculptural contrast to the building’s almost exclusively vertical and horizontal surfaces.

The Egg Chair sprang from a new technique, which Jacobsen was the first to use; a strong foam inner shell underneath the upholstery. Like a sculptor, Jacobsen strove to find the shell’s perfect shape in clay at home in his own garage. Because of the unique shape, the Egg guarantees a bit of privacy in otherwise public spaces and the Egg chair – with or without footstool – is ideal for lounge and waiting areas as well as the home.

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86w x 95d x 37/107cmh

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The Egg chair is available in a wide variety of fabric upholstery as well as leather, always combined with a star-shaped base in satin polished aluminium. Available with the standard tilt and swivel mechanism or with automatic return mechanism.

Christianshavn Selection, see fabric colours in downloads section.

Category 1: Canvas, Capture, Diablo, Fame, Rime and Tonus

Category 2: Divina, Divina Melange, Divina MD, Fiord, Hallingdal, Steelcut, Steelcut Trio, Re-wool and Sunniva

Category 3: Comfort and Essential leather

Category 4: Aura leather

Category 5: Grace, Embrace, Rustik and Natural leather

Please see the above leather grades and colours here.
All fabric and leather samples are available to view at our shop or showroom.

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