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Egg™ chair - FH Orange

By Fritz Hansen

Regular Price: £4,940.00

Special Price £3,952.00

  • 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.

    Upholstery: Fritz Hansen fabric FH 5901

  • 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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  • Delivery

    7-8 weeks
    Made to order item

Regular Price: £4,940.00

Special Price £3,952.00

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