Discover What the Famous Egg Chair Actually Looks Like

Discover What the Famous Egg Chair Actually Looks Like PBN

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The phrase Egg Chair utterly conjures up a mid century image of a sleek, round, pedestaled seat, shaped exactly like the egg, but with a cushioned hollow right in the center. Perhaps it’s populated by a chic space-age mod, and flanked by the Eames Chair and  Saarinen Tulip Table.

There are two major contenders with plausible claims on the Egg Chair title. One is the trademarked version, designed by Arne Jacobsen, which became a pop culture icon thanks to many appearances, including, but not limited to The Beatles Help! video, Zoolander movie and The Bridge series.

The second is the Ovalia Egg Chair, designed by Henrik Thor-Larsen, which also became a pop culture archetype, thanks to the movie Men In Black. Rean on..

1. Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair

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Arne Jacobsen designed  the Egg Chair in 1958, as part of a commission for the SAS Royal Copenhagen Hotel in Denmark. Today, it’s been trademarked as the Egg Chair, to differentiate it from the many mid century lookalikes. It’s been in ongoing production ever since its release. 

Jacobsen’s Egg Chair is a smooth, rounded oval at the back, opening into a winged, organic armchair that nestles the occupant. From certain angles, it certainly has the curve of an egg, but it’s a flexible interpretation of it.  

2. Henrik Thor-Larsen’s Ovalia Egg Chair

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Henrik Thor-Larsen designed his Ovalia Egg Chair ten years after Jacobsen, in 1968. It was among the most iconic groovy home accessories of the seventies, right up there with macramé and shag carpeting, but it was discontinued in 1978.

This is the stereotypical Egg Chair that looks, indisputably, like an egg. It became a pop-culture icon decades after it was discontinued as it was featured prominently in the Men In Black movies.

We hope this truly inspires you and you loved discovering what the famous Egg Chair looks like. Personally, we believe the Jacobsen Egg Chair is the best one of the pair. Not only is it a Danish icon, it also is, arguably, the biggest star.

For high-end replicas, 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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