Egg Chair and Other Mid Century Modern Pieces that Were Ahead of Their Time

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Mid century modern is all about the future. The designs, including Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair, are wacky. You can almost get an insight of what the late 20th century designer’s envision for future generations: a world full of spaceships and robots. 

They created futuristic furniture that wouldn’t look out of place on the Millennium Falcon. Well, not quite, but their innovative creations revolutionised the way we design our homes. Jacobsen’s buildings and inspired pieces like the incredible Egg Chair were way ahead of their time. 

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The Egg Chair was designed in 1958, commissioned by the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. This chair is all about the sleek, chic exterior, molded into an oval shape. Made of fiberglass shells covered with fabric, the seat is cushioned and the slope armrest beautifully curves to the top. 

This instantly creates a warm embrace – there’s no better way to have your afternoon nap! Many believe the Egg Chair was inspired by Eero Saarinen’s Womb Chair, another groundbreaking design. And, Jacobsen’s Swan Chair comes as the original companion to the Egg Chair. 

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Its graceful ‘wings’ allow you to rest your arms comfortably, with the seat slightly curved inward. Like the Egg Chair, it’s made out of fiberglass shells that can be upholstered with various types of fabrics, from leather to cashmere. 

This sophisticated design is practical for lounging, but it also makes a perfect companion for work as an office chair. They say you shouldn’t mix leisure with work, but it’s difficult when these chairs are so comfy and classy. 

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Though several designers created an Egg Chair inspired by Jacobsen’s masterpiece, the most notorious of them all is still the original one. This famous chair has made numerous cameo appearances in, including but not limited to, sci-fi films, British series, even The Beatles video.   

We hope this inspires you. As you can see, the Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair will forever remain a timeless piece, no matter where you are. Ready to sit back and relax in one of these iconic chairs? 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 coveted MCM items for over a decade.

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