Cradling, womb-like and insanely sculptural, nothing beats the ingenuity of the famous Egg Chair. Boasting a masterful pairing of function and form, the Egg Chair craze took hold of the design industry in the 1960s thanks to Danish designer Arne Jacobsen.
An instant hit, Jacobsen’s design enticed with its promise of cocooning comfort, while its quirkiness implored emulation. Of the chairs that followed, some were egg-shaped, but others were curiously ‘hard-shelled,’ leading one to wonder – what exactly is an Egg Chair?
To demystify the befuddling reference, we’re shining a spotlight on Jacobsen’s original design and highlighting the best egg-inspired chair in history. To learn more, read on!
Originally designed for the lobby of the insanely posh SAS Royal Hotel Copenhagen hotel, the aim of Jacobsen’s original design was to carve out personal space in a very public setting (kind of like a super chic study corral).
Featuring undulating contours, the foam-based Egg Chair was considered revolutionary in an era when most designers were mostly experimenting with tubular metals. Whether cloaked in fabric or sumptuous leather, this chair is an indisputable masterpiece.
Why We Love It
Featuring high, wingback-like sides and a cradling seat, the enveloping Egg Chair truly speaks to our most introverted desires out there – to curl up with your headphones and spend a few hours in a blissful cocoon!
Whether you fancy yourself the life of the party or not, let’s face it, we can all use an adult time-out every now and then. And, the Egg Chair offers exactly that in a design package that’s truly timeless.
How to Use It
With enough sculptural integrity to warrant a statement piece in any room, the Egg Chair works in modern and transitional spaces. With that said, pick a hue that’s similar to the scheme in your interior to ensure it doesn’t feel a tangent. It’ll make a huge difference!
We hope this inspires you. Did you like this definitive guide to the iconic Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen? We’d love to know your feedback! For Jacobsen Egg Chair replicas, visit Manhattan Home Design
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