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Egg™ footstool

By Fritz Hansen


  • Description

    Arne Jacobsen designed the Egg™ for the lobby and reception areas in 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. 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. Unlike the Egg, the footstool has remained unchanged since the beginning.

    See also The Egg™ chair

  • Technical Info

    W:56 x D:41 x H:37cm
    Total weight: 7kg

    The shell is made of synthetic material, upholstered with cold-cured foam, covered with fabric or leather. The foot stool is without swivel function. The base is a star-shaped base of satin polished aluminium. The ferrules are moulded black polyamide.

    The foam for the upholstery and the seat cushion is cold-cured polyurethane foam. The upholstery is available in a selection of fabrics and leathers. Fabrics: Fame, Diablo, Remix, Steelcut, Steelcut Trio, Hallingdal, Divina, Divina MD, Divina Melange, Milani. Leathers: Basic, Classic, Rustic, Natural, White, Optical white, Elegance.

    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
    • Black/Brown Aura leather
    • Cognac Aura leather
    • Walnut Aura leather
    • Bright red Aura leather
    • Black Essential leather
    • Black Grace leather
    • Dark Brown Grace leather
    • Walnut Grace leather
    • Indian Red Grace leather
    • Tan Rustik leather
    • Divina red 623
    • Fame beige 61003
    • Fame black 60999
    • Fame brown 61060
    • Fame dark rose 64089
    • Fame ecru 60000
    • Fame grey 60003
    • Fame navy 66032
    • Fame red 64003
    • Natural leather natural
    • Optical white leather white
    • Tonus black 128
    • White leather white

  • Delivery

    7-8 weeks
    Made to order item

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