September 27, 2014

Egg Chair in Light Grey Ducale Fabric by Fritz Hansen


Fritz Hansen Arne Jacobsen Egg™ Chair in Ducale Light Grey Fabric Image Copyright Stardust.com™

Fritz Hansen Arne Jacobsen Egg™ Chair in Ducale Light Grey Fabric Image Copyright Stardust.com™

Fritz Hansen Arne Jacobsen Egg™ Chair in Ducale Light Grey Fabric Image Copyright Stardust.com™

Fritz Hansen Arne Jacobsen Egg™ Chair in Ducale Light Grey Fabric Image Copyright Stardust.com™

Fritz Hansen Arne Jacobsen Egg™ Chair in Ducale Light Grey Fabric Image Copyright Stardust.com™

Fritz Hansen Arne Jacobsen Egg™ Chair in Ducale Light Grey Fabric Image Copyright Stardust.com™


Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) was one of Denmark's most influential 20th century architects and designers. Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, as well as many of the furnishings. For its busy lobby, he created the biomorphic Egg (1958) a curvaceous chair that balanced the angular appearance of the building. At a time when others were experimenting with bent tubular steel, Jacobsen focused on the upholstered armchair, believing a solution existed that was a refuge but still true to modern ideals. Indeed, he met that goal in creating the Egg. Set on a rotating base, the Egg Chair allows sitters to swivel toward a conversation area or away from others if privacy is desired – a nice option to have in a public area – or tilt back for relaxed lounging. More than 50 years after its design, the Egg Chair is still used in advertising, film and television as a symbol of sophisticated urbanism. This authentic Egg Chair and Ottoman is manufactured by Republic of Fritz Hansen and offered through modern design purveyor Stardust.com. Made in Denmark.

The cooperation between Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen dates back to 1934. But in was in 1952 the break-through came with the Ant™. It was succeeded by the Series 7™ in 1955. This propelled his and Fritz Hansen's names into furniture history. Arne Jacobsen was very productive both as an architect and as a designer. At the end of the 50s Arne Jacobsen designed the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, and for that project the Egg™, the Swan™, the Swan™ sofa and Series 3300™. Arne Jacobsen was and is an admired and outstanding designer. While the significance of Arne Jacobsen's buildings was less appreciated, his furniture and other design work have become national and international heritage.

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