Arne Jacobesen: Egg Chair

Arne Jacobsen designed the Egg™ in 1958 for the lobby and reception areas in the Royal Hotel, in Copenhagen.

E066-Arne-Jacobsen-Egg-chair-Union-Jack-print-and-red-wool-fabric 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.

Arne Jacobsen never used the word ‘designer’, notoriously disliking it

XThe Egg chair symbolizes not only luxury but an original contribution to early 1950s modernist design.

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