After introducing you to the fabulous work of Hans J Wegner and his Ox Chair, today we at ImDesign are going to take a closer look at yet another iconic Danish design – the Egg Chair inspired by the Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen – it is an aesthetically unique piece, scroll down, we promise you are going to love it!
The Egg Chair in brown leather
At the end of the 50s Arne Jacobsen designed the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, and for that project the Egg, the Swan, the Swan sofa and Series 3300. Arne Jacobsen was and is an admired and outstanding designer. While the significance of Arne Jacobsen’s buildings was less appreciated, his furniture and other design work have become national and international heritage.
Egg and Swan chair side by side
Arne Jacobsen designed the Egg Chair in 1958 for the lobby and reception areas in the Radisson Blu 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 is one of the triumphs of Jacobsen’s total design.
The Egg implemented in a bachelor pad design – glamorous!
The Egg Chair is an aesthetically unique piece which exudes comfort and style – one of the triumphs of Jacobsen’s total design philosophy- a sculptural contrast to the hotel’s almost exclusively vertical and horizontal surfaces.
The egg Chair in sleek black leather
The Egg Chair is available in a wide range of fabric and leather upholstery. 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.
The Egg is fabulous in red
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 – with or without foot stool – is ideal for lounge and waiting areas, as well as an elegant choice for the home.
The Egg for a cozy library design
Another combination of the Egg and Swan chair