Compelling Story of the Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair

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Great design is what we’re all about. Iit has the power to put smiles on our faces and bring joy to our homes – after all, who wouldn’t love to be surrounded by beautiful pieces that make our lives a tad simpler than what they are? 

We believe Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair truly personifies great design in many ways – it has loads of personality, offers exceptional comfort, has longevity and, of course, is stunningly sculptural. Today, we’ll be exploring the compelling story of this forever design.

Making History

The Egg Chair was designed in 1958 for the lobby of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The first skyscraper ever in the city, the hotel was Arne Jacobsen’s largest commission to date. He created everything in it, from the façade to the furniture, cutlery and lighting.

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The Egg Chair’s curvy form was quite unusual for its time and it came about due to an equally unusual reason – Jacobsen wanted the interior of the hotel to directly contrast the modernist exterior. Brilliant, isn’t it? Its soft, organic lines offered a refuge from the harsh steel and glass. 

When first exhibited, the Egg Chair became a landmark in modern furniture design. This groundbreaking piece was made using new methods and materials – a foam shell covered in upholstery. This opened up a whole new world of possibilities for designers back then!

Craftsmanship in Action

The Egg Chair has been produced since its release. It’s expertly crafted using fine materials. Every chair is stitched by hand using a distinctive method. Double the stitches are needed to perfect the leather Egg Chair when compared to the fabric one. 

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Though it’s a time consuming process, this is the type of detail and care that gives this chair its elegant look. Besides, every leather Egg Chair has a timeless quality that simply cannot be overlooked. You may feel it, see it and even smell it.
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