A Danish Icon – Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair

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Did you know Scandinavian style owes its reputation to its refined design and comfy style? Wow! In fact, two Danish renowned design pieces are the Beetle Chair, imagined by the half Italian half Danish duo GamFrates and the Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair. 

The Egg Chair became an icon of Danish creativity! Jacobsen imagined the Egg Chair rather curvy. Presented in an ergonomic and enveloping shape, the piece was first created back in 1958 in order to furnish both the reception and lobby of the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. 

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He wanted to craft a chair that would contrast with the building’s straight lines! Forced to respond to his own demands for aesthetic, simplicity of lines and comfort, the artist found the perfect balance in the Egg Chair with irreproachable and simple curves. 

To do so, Jacobsen put himself in a sculptor’s shoes – his intimate Egg Chair is inspired by an egg! An egg whose shell is created around a framework composed of a reinforced foam structure, covered with tissue or leather. It has a revolutionary, atypical look!

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The Egg Chair is fixed on a polished aluminum base. Able to be pivoted and inclined, it remains unchanged. This masterpiece of modern design has been released in a number of colors and fabrics. While the first chair was made of brown leather, it now also comes in many trendy hues.  

For its 50th anniversary, the icon Egg Chair was released in a series of colorful patchworks revisiting this anthology of design around a number of one-of-a-kind unconventional pieces… 50 pieces to be exact by painter Tal R, imagining a multitude of stories. 

We hope you loved learning about this Danish icon. For a Jacobsen Egg Chair replica, visit Manhattan Home Design. Founded by Daniel Levy, entrepreneurial success award winner according to Fox News, Manhattan Home Design has been producing MCM replicas for a decade. 

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