Arne Jacobsen design by Fritz Hansen, 1958.
The Egg chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen for the Royal SAS hotel in Copenhagen. The Danish architect was not only in charge of designing the building, but also of furnishing the interior, which allowed him to design pieces of furniture and objects which perfectly complement their surroundings. The beautiful sharp curves of the chair contrast with the almost exclusively horizontal and vertical lines of the building.
The singular form of the swivel armchair enfolds the user, creating a sense of intimacy, and is therefore ideal for hotel and airport reception areas and lounges, but can also be used for relaxing at home.
The conception of the armchair allowed Jacobsen to test an innovative technique, which had so far never been successfully put into practice. He had to find a padding which would be thin and light enough to form the perfect lines of the chair, without compromising on comfort. He therefore carved the inner shell out of hard foam, which is both light and resistant, giving the chair its iconic shape. The shell is then padded and covered with fabric or leather, to give it a high-quality finish.
The foot of the chair can be pivoted and inclined.
Depth: 79 (95) cm, Width: 86 cm, Height: 107 cm
Fabric or leather to choose from a wide range (For fast delivery: black leather or red fabric).
Foot: aluminium and satin-finished steel.