February 26, 2015

EGG-Chair, Big Green Green Chair

EGG-Chair, Green. Arne Jacobsen 1902-1971. Lounge chair, The Egg, model 3316, tilt function. Four-star aluminium foot with chromed steel stem. H. 105 W. 88 seat H. 44 cm. Designed in 1958. Produced by Fritz Hansen. New upholstery in Green.  Arne Jacobsen 1902-1971. The Egg in Green with accompanying footstool (right) | See more about arne jacobsen and eggs on Stardust.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 jacobsen’s grand opportunity to put his theories of integrated design and architecture into practice. 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. like a sculptor, jacobsen strove to find the shell’s perfect shape in clay at home in his own garage. because of the unique shape, the egg guarantees a bit of privacy in otherwise public spaces and the egg – with or without footstool – is ideal for lounge and waiting areas as well as the home. the egg is available in a wide variety of fabric upholstery as well as leather, always combined with a star shaped base in satin polished aluminum. Base: star base, satin polished aluminium, tilt and swivel. Dimensions: W860 x D950 x H370/1070 mm.