- Model NO.: A073B
- Kind: Egg Chair
Briefly describe: Designer: Arne Jacobsen
Product No: A073-B egg chair
Product Range: Modern Classic
Product size(cm): W87 * D79 * H105
The Egg is a chair designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for Radisson SAS hotel in Copenhagen. It is manufactured by Republic of Fritz Hansen.
The Egg was designed in a typical Jacobsen style, using state-of-the-art material.
It is believed to be inspired by Eero Saarinen's "Womb chair", from which it gains some traits. In many respects, though, the Egg is a much more complete design.
Related to the Egg is the Swan and, to some degree, many of Jacobsen's plywood chairs such as "7", the Ant, the Cigar, the Grand Prix-chair, the Pot, the Drop and the Giraffe.
The Egg was (as was the Swan) designed as a couch also - though the actual piece was thought to be a figment of someone's imagination, fed by the existence of the Swan-couch. While the Swan-couch is still in production, only a handful of Egg-couches have ever been made. A few were made for the Radisson Hotel, and a few years back, some were made as a "special edition" couch. The price was quite high - about 400.000 dkr., the equivalent of roughly 75, 000 USD.
Fabric/leather/PU cover, fiberglass, High density sponge, stainless steel legs