Did you know the curvaceous Egg Chair was specifically designed by Arne Jacobsen to cradle the body and offer privacy? Later on, it also became the seat of choice for bosses in movies. Intrigued? Read on… Today you’ll learn everything there’s to know about this Danish icon.
Danish architect Jacobsen, designed the Egg Chair for the SAS Royal Hotel, before designing the building himself, becoming the first skyscraper in Copenhagen. Going for a total work of art, to the notoriously obsessive Jacobsen, every detail mattered.
None of those became as iconic as the 1958 Egg Chair. It was produced using polyurethane, a new material back then, which could mold into an organic, curvy shape, that harks back to early wing chairs. In the 20th century, there was a need for ergonomic chairs that responded to the body.
Besides, unlike overstuffed Victorian wing chairs, the Jacobsen Egg Chair is modern and sleek. It also provides users with comfort and a sense of privacy, thanks to the way it beautifully wraps around the human body.
The upholstered Egg Chair amazed critics, who identified Jacobsen’s masterpiece with the geometric shapes that were pretty popular back then. And, in his approach to design, its shape totally made sense. He used curvy shapes in order to set off his buildings’ sharp precision.
In addition to the 50 Egg Chairs covered in seafoam-blue that dotted the SAS Royal Hotel, there was the Swan Chair, designed to offer a feeling of refuge and comfort. This was hihgy desirable given the hotel’s identity!
The leather Egg Chair has been in ongoing production ever since it was introduced. So,what’s exactly the secret to this icon? Comfort! Another visionary like Jacobsen, Finnish born Saarinen introduced the idea of ease to avant-garde form with his Womb Chair designed in 1946.
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