29 Mar 2018

60th Anniversary of Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair

Arne Jacobsen’s SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen represents one of the designer’s most defining career moments. Jacobsen designed every aspect of the project, from the building and furniture down to the bathroom taps.

It was for this project in 1958 that theGrandfather of modern Danish designcreated the iconic Egg Chair. The roaming contours that make up the classic silhouette were achieved using a hard foam shell covered in upholstery - a technical innovation at the time.

Since the 1950s, the chair has been produced by Danish design brand Republic of Fritz Hansen. Crafted by specialists at their Denmark factory, each leather Egg Chair is stitched by hand, with an impressive 1100 stitches required to add the two large leather hides needed to cover the chair.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of this design classic, Fritz Hansen have released a limited number (1,958 to mark the year of design) of extra special Egg Chairs featuring exclusive materials that enhance the personality of each one from head to toe.

Upholstered in a pure, natural leather and finished with a luxurious 24k gold base, the Limited Edition Fritz Hansen Egg Chair will put you back a cool £9,280. It’s a hefty price but given the history involved and the timeless nature of the Egg Chair design, it’s a price many Arne Jacobsen fans will be only too willing to pay.

If you have that sort of cash laying around you can pre-order the Fritz Hansen Egg Chair here.

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  1. Impressive! I guess if I have this kind of money I would buy it. It's a beautiful chair.

  2. The price is silly but it's a noteable piece of design and good to learn moe about its iconic past


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