• 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. Tilt and swivel mechanism.

Christianshavn Selection: see fabric colours here

Category 1: Canvas, Capture, DiabloFame, Remix and Tonus

Category 2:Divina, Divina Melange, Divina MD, FiordHallingdalSteelcutSteelcut Trio and Sunniva

Category 3:Comfort, Essential Black leather

Category 4:  Aura leather

Category 5:  Grace, Embrace, White, Optical White, Rustic 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.

The history of Fritz Hansen begins in 1872, where Danish cabinet-maker Fritz Hansen from Nakskov obtains a trade license in Copenhagen.

The history of Fritz Hansen begins in 1872, where Danish cabinet-maker Fritz Hansen from Nakskov obtains a trade license in Copenhagen.

In 1885 he starts a furniture production company of his own and within two years manages to establish a flourishing workshop - in central Copenhagen – where quality is already a priority.. Early on in the century, the forward-looking Christian E. Hansen, son of Fritz Hansen, starts to experiment with steam bending beech. In the Thirties, the technique is so refined that Fritz Hansen is among the world leaders in the field, which later evolves into the firm’s specialty: Furniture created in laminate wood.

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