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Egg™ chair - Quickship

By Fritz Hansen


  • Description

    The Egg™ chair from 1958 doesn't need an introduction; the shape is so iconic that it has entered the general publics mind. Yet it's less known that the chair was done for a hotel lobby in Copenhagen, the SAS Royal Hotel, whose architect was Arne Jacobsen. Widely seen as the worlds first design hotel, Jacobsen designed not only the building but also furniture, cutlery, light fittings, textiles, door handles, signage, glassware and many other details.

    The Egg™ 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™ 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™ – with or without footstool – is ideal for lounge and waiting areas as well as the home. The Egg™ is available in a wide variety of fabric upholstery as well as leather, always combined with a star shaped base in satin polished aluminium.

  • Technical Info

    W:86 x D:79/95 x H:107cm (Seat height: 37cm)
    Total weight: 18.1kg

    Model 3316, tilt and swivel function. Reclining chair on 4-star base.

    The shell is of polyurethane foam with glass fibre reinforcement. The shell has an adjustable tilt fitting which can be adjusted to the weight of the individual user. The tilt mechanism is made of steel sheet, steel tubing and spring steel. The adjustment handle is of polished drawn stainless steel. The base consists of a satin-polished swivel centre part of welded steel tubing (dia. 38 x 2 mm), a spindle of dia. 28 mm machining steel and a 4-star base in injection moulded aluminium. The leg ferrules are in black-grey synthetic material.

    The Egg™ may be upholstered with fabric or leather.

    The foam for the upholstery and the seat cushion is cold cured polyurethane foam. Standard fabrics for the Egg™ include Kvadrat Hallingdal, Tonus, Divina, Topas and Fame, Comfort as well as leather. The leather includes Classic leather (5 colours); Natural leather (1 colour); Elegance (3 colours) and White leather (1 colour).

    A five-year guarantee against manufacturing defects in standard products (materials and workmanship). Wear, tear and damage to the product is not covered under this warranty.

    For more options please contact one of our stores.

  • Designer
    Arne Jacobsen

    Trained as an architect in Copenhagen, Jacobsen took up the profession already in the 1920s. His most famous buildings include Arhus Town Hall in Denmark, the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen and St Catherine's College in Oxford England. His experiments into plywood resulted in the Ant chair in 1952 and the 3107 in 1955 (also known as the Seven chair), both manufactured by Fritz Hansen.

    The work on the SAS Royal Hotel resulted in some of his most outstanding designs, including the Egg and Swan chairs, a stainless steel cutlery set now made by silver manufacturer Georg Jensen and a series of lamps, manufactured by Louis Poulsen. In 1967 he designed a series of stainless steel tableware for Stelton. A perfectionist and a master of detail, Jacobsen worked right up to his death in 1971. In central London, his Royal Danish Embassy on Sloane Street was completed only in 1977.

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    • Black Aura leather
    • Light grey, Hallingdal 65 130
    • Black, Hallingdal 65 190
    • Divina red 623
    • Tonus black 128

  • Delivery

    3-4 weeks
    Made to order item

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