Egg Armhair 1958

One of the triumphs of Danish design
In 1958, Arne Jacobsen designed the Egg for the lobby and reception areas of the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. This organically shaped chair has since become synonymous with Danish furniture design throughout the world. Because of the unique shape, the Egg guarantees a bit of privacy in otherwise public spaces, and the Egg, with or without ottoman, is ideal for lounge and waiting areas as well as the h The Egg originated in Arne Jacobsen’s garage cast in plaster.

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Egg Chair, 1958
Egg Chair, 1958

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What made special Egg Chair?

The Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair was the culminations of a new technique that Jacobsen pioneered with the Egg™. Like a sculptor, Jacobsen first sculpted the Egg out of clay in his garage so he could perfect the shape. He then molded the Egg Chair out of a strong foam inner shell under the upholstery. The result is a wholly unique shape, meaning the Jacobsen Egg Chair affords privacy in otherwise public spaces. The Jacobsen Egg™ first appeared in the reception areas of 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.

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Which are dimension of Egg Chair?

33.9″w | 31″d | 42″h |seat; 14.6″h

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Egg Chair Dimension
Egg Chair Dimension

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Materials

The star base is made of aluminium mounted on a satin polished steel pedestal. The shells are made of a synthetic material, padded with cold-cured foam. An upholstered foot stool with aluminium base is available for the Egg.

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