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Egg chair. Arne jacobsen.

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Arne Jacobsen’s famous Egg chair originated in the designer’s garage while it was cast in plaster. The Egg was designed in 1958 for the lobby and reception areas of the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The round shape of the chair has become synonymous with Danish furniture design. The Egg chair is an ideal chair for waiting areas and lounge, because the shape encloses the person sitting in it and provides some privacy. The synthetic shell is padded with cold foam and covered with fabric or a selection of leather that rests on a star-shaped aluminum base. The shell of the char is made of polyurethane foam with fiberglass reinforcement and an adjustable tilt. The base consists of a satin-polished, welded steel tube and a 4-star base in injection molded aluminum. The Egg may be upholstered with fabric or leather and is available with an automatic return mechanism. After more than 50 years the Egg Chair is still used in film, television, and advertising as a symbol of refined urbanism.

designer: arne jacobsen
producer: fritz hansen
materials: aluminum, foam, and upholstery
period: 1958

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Object ID: 5379
Category/function: aluminum · fiber · Producer A > K · seating

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