Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen, Black Leather - Fritz Hansen

Arne Jacobsen Black Leather Egg™ Chair by Fritz Hansen in Sorensen Elegance Black (Image Copyright Stardust.com™)

Arne Jacobsen Black Leather Egg™ Chair by Fritz Hansen in Sorensen Elegance Black (Image Copyright Stardust.com™)
Arne Jacobsen Black Leather Egg™ Chair by Fritz Hansen in Sorensen Elegance Black (Image Copyright Stardust.com™)

Arne Jacobsen Black Leather Egg™ Chair by Fritz Hansen in Sorensen Elegance Black (Image Copyright Stardust.com™)


Form follows function, and nowhere is that more apparent than in a sculpted chair that anticipates the curves of the human body. Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, and for its busy lobby, he created the biomorphic Egg (1958). With this chair, Jacobsen embraced new materials that allowed him to shape fluid curves and single-piece molded shells. At a time when others were experimenting with bent tubular steel, Jacobsen focused on the upholstered armchair, believing a solution existed that was still true to modern ideals. Indeed, he met that goal. Set on a rotating base, the Egg Chair allows sitters to swivel toward a conversation area or away from others if privacy is desired. It also tilts back for relaxed lounging. This is the authentic Egg Chair manufactured by Republic of Fritz Hansen.


For this edition of Arne Jacobsen's classic Egg™ Chair; we decided to have it upholstered in premium grade Elegance leather from Sorensen in Denmark. This is the most expensive, yet most beautiful upholstery choice for the Egg Chair. If money is no objection; this edition comes highly recommended. Elegance by Sorensen is an exquisite type of leather of the finest quality European oxhide. It has an exclusive and natural look and is soft and pleasant to the touch. Elegance is aniline leather and is chrome tanned but then subsequently vegetable tanned, which gives the leather greater firmness. This type of leather has a natural and raw surface, allowing the leather to breathe and offers excellent sitting comfort as well as a feeling of exclusivity. The leather is full grain, which means that its natural surface structure has been preserved and all natural markings are visible. Natural markings give the piece of furniture a unique sense of character. Elegance leather varies in color from hide to hide and acquires a beautiful, darker patina with use and exposure to sunlight. Sorensen has named this leather Indian Red 93. We feel it closely resembles a deep and warm chestnut brown color with a reddish tint.

Arne Jacobsen Black Leather Egg™ Chair by Fritz Hansen in Sorensen Elegance Black (Image Copyright Stardust.com™)
Arne Jacobsen Egg™ Chair Detail by Fritz Hansen (Image Copyright Stardust.com™)

Vintage Arne Jacobsen Advertising by Fritz Hansen (Image Copyright Stardust.com™)
Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair: Naturally Modern™ from Stardust Modern Design. The every stylish Egg Chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 and is produced by Fritz Hansen in Denmark. Arne Jacobsen designed the Egg Chair for the lobby and reception areas in the Royal Hotel, in Copenhagen. The commission to design every element of the hotel building as well as the furniture was Arne Jacobsen's grand opportunity to put his theories of integrated design and architecture into practice. Arne Jacobsen's Egg Chair is one of the triumphs of Jacobsen's total design - a sculptural contrast to the building's almost exclusively vertical and horizontal surfaces. The Egg Chair sprang from a new technique, which Arne Jacobsen was the first to use; a strong foam inner shell underneath the upholstery. Like a sculptor, Arne Jacobsen strove to find the shell's perfect shape in clay at home in his own garage. Because of the unique shape, the Egg Chair guarantees a bit of privacy in otherwise public spaces and the Egg Chair – with or without footstool – is ideal for lounge and waiting areas as well as the home. Purchase the authentic Fritz Hansen Egg Chair from Stardust and receive free shipping and delivery!  Stardust Modern Design is a Fritz Hansen specialized dealer with a vast knowledge in upholstery choices and experience in both residential- and contract applications. The Egg™ is one of the triumphs of Jacobsen’s total design - a sculptural contrast to the building’s almost exclusively vertical and horizontal surfaces. The Egg sprang from a new technique, which Jacobsen was the first to use; a strong foam inner shell underneath the upholstery. Experience originality and timeless design with the Egg in fabric and indulge in its sculptural curves that will last for generations. When Arne Jacobsen in the end of the 1950ies designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, he too created the Egg™, the Swan™, the Swan Sofa™, the Series 3300™ and the Drop™. With this furniture Arne Jacobsen wrote history within Danish design worldwide.

Arne Jacobsen bought a plywood chair designed by Charles Eames and installed it in his own studio, where it inspired one of the most commercially successful chair models in design history. The three-legged Ant Chair (1951) sold in the millions and is considered a classic today. It consists of two simple elements: tubular steel legs and a springy seat and back formed out of a continuous piece of plywood in a range of vivid colors. Jacobsen began training as a mason before studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, where he won a silver medal for a chair that was then exhibited at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. Influenced by Le Corbusier, Gunnar Asplund and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Jacobsen embraced a functionalist approach from the outset. He was among the first to introduce modernist ideas to Denmark and create industrial furniture that built on the country’s craft-based design heritage. First among Jacobsen’s important architectural commissions was the Bellavista housing project in Copenhagen (1930-1934). His best-known and most fully integrated works are the SAS Air Terminal and the Royal Hotel Copenhagen, for which Jacobsen designed every detail, from sculptural furnishings such as his elegant Swan and Egg Chairs (1957-1958) to textiles, lighting, ashtrays and cutlery. During the 1960s, Jacobsen’s most important work was a unified architectural and interior design scheme for St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, which, like his earlier work for the Royal Hotel, involved the design of site-specific furniture. Jacobsen’s work remains appealing and fresh today, combining free-form sculptural shapes with the traditional attributes of Scandinavian design, material and structural integrity.

Arne Jacobsen Egg™ Chair in Elegance Leather Black

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