There are a few iconic pieces that stand out in both the expert’s and the layman’s memories when considering modern furniture, and the Egg Chair is decidedly among them. It’s no wonder, as the chair was and has remained equal parts inviting and exclusive.
Originally designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark, as shown in the above image, Jacobsen invented a never before seen shape and molding technique for the chair. A strong foam inner shell under the upholstery creates the curving, flowing shape which allows the chair to act as a private mini-environment. Weary world passengers could rest in the Egg Chair in the 50s, and Fritz Hansen produces the original Egg Chair for the design-conscious today. You can see the craftwork here:
This getaway chair suits anyone’s personal tastes, available in 16 upholsteries, including grey wool and walnut leather. The curvy lines, sleek upholstery, and structured base all play together for an unlikely balance of feminine and masculine characteristics. The Egg Chair is ideal for anyone; an anchor in the home, timelessly appealing to the frequent or once-in-a-lifetime visitor.
Often, the chair is seen styled in a minimalist solitude, almost always near a stack of books. It seems just as appropriate to thumb through a dog-eared copy of The Once and Future King as to browse e-books on the latest technology. The Fritz Hansen Egg Chair offers a respite from a busy world, but with an elegance and openness suggesting that soon it will swivel its occupent back into action.