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Egg Chair
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Egg Chair

About the Design

Designed in 1958 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, the Egg chair is a Scandinavian classic that has over the years become a fixture of corporate offices. It bears every mark of Arne Jacobsen's (1902–71) outsized perfectionism, for which the Danish architect was widely known. 

The Egg chair was notable for its overtly organic appearance, which Jacobsen achieved with craft-based padding and upholstery finishing. Unlike the furniture maker’s previous range of shell chairs designed in laminated wood for Fritz Hansen, the Egg — and the Swan chair along with it — reflected a soulful new vision of modernity. Both created for the accomodation property, which opened in 1960, the chairs were meant to contrast with the SAS Royal Hotel’s straight lines as well as showcase Jacobsen’s eye for interiors. 

A graduate from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Jacobsen was a polymath who made just about everything — light fixtures, ashtrays, silverware and even door handles. For the SAS Air Terminal and Royal Hotel, he handled every detail, from textiles to furnishings. In the 1940s, the one-time mason found considerable success as an industrial designer, most notably with the Ant chair and Series 7 chairs for Fritz Hansen.

Jacobsen was influenced by modernism and designers like Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Forward-looking projects like the “House of the Future” — codesigned with Flemming Lassen in 1929 and featuring a then-revolutionary automatic garage door opener — cemented his status as an innovator. Throughout his career, Jacobsen earned many awards, including the prestigious RIBA Bronze Medal in 1963.

With the Egg chair, Jacobsen continued his ongoing experimentation with synthetic materials. First, he devised small-scale clay models in his garage. The prototypes' finished shells were made of fiberglass-reinforced polyurethane foam, padded with cast latex foam rubber and then, upholstered with leather — or, in the cost-conscious hotel’s case, fabric. Today, the Egg chair is supported by welded steel tubing and is mounted on a lightweight aluminum base. It is available from Fritz Hansen.

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Arne Jacobsen Fritz Hansen Leather Egg Chair
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen egg chair in electric blue leather. All original. does show some age approriate wear and have patina.
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1990s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Egg Chair by Arne Jacobson for Fritz Hansen in Blue Leather, Signed
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fantastic signed example egg chair by Arne Jacobson for Fritz Hansen in a custom commissioned electrifying blue high-grade leather with incredible quality and durability as you wou...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Forsyth Bespoke Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair and Ottoman in California Sheepskin
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
We have an incredible collection of vintage chairs and design icons waiting for a new life. Our authentic, upcylced Egg Chairs are some of our most popular designs. This egg chai...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Sheepskin

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
New Arne Jacobsen set of lounge chairs model Egg. New upholstered with Dakar black aniline leather. Four star base with tilt function. Made by Fritz Hansen. This iconic chai...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

The Egg, Model 3316, Red Leather, by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen, 2001
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Lejre, DK
The Egg, model 3316, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen in 2001. The chair is upholstered with red elegance leather and is in great vintage condition....
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Arne Jacobsen Black Egg Chair and Footstool by Fritz Hansen in Denmark
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Madrid, ES
Egg lounge chair model 3316 and footstool model 3127 designed by Arne Jacobsen and produced by Fritz Hansen, made in Denmark. Original upholstery with beautiful anilline black leathe...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair Robin Egg Blue Ostrich Leather Fritz Hansen Denmark 1958
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Arne Jacobsen Egg chair, Robin Egg Blue Ostrich Leather, Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1958. Stunning early piece in original mid-century, vibrant blue - turquoise ostrich leather. Labeled ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

1974 Original Brown Leather Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Egg Chair & Ottoman
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Yes, this is the original leather from birth in 1974. Miraculously bereft of any significant visible flaws lo these many years, this leather will make you salivate. The color changes...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Pair of Original Arne Jacobsen Egg Chairs, 1958
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of very original iconic egg chairs by Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen in 1958. A design that affords privacy in otherwise public spaces, the egg chair is sle...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Aluminum

Egg, Model 3316 Designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Lejre, DK
The Egg, model 3316 designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen. The chair is upholstered in cognac colored patinated leather and is in great condition. Arne J...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Metal

Rare and Exceptional Pair of Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Egg Chairs
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A rare and exceptional pair of Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Egg chairs and matching ottoman. Having its original midcentury modern upholstery and resting on aluminum bases. Each pi...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Club Chairs

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Aluminum

Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Lisboa, Lisboa
Original and iconic chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen and manufactured by Fritz Hansen. This egg chair features an aluminum frame with new upholstery.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair In Edelman Leather
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Stamford, CT
A Mid-Century, leather and chrome armchair designed by Arne Jacobsen and produced by Fritz Hansen. Newly upholstered in Edelman leather.
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Vintage 1960s Chairs

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Leather

Arne Jacobson 'Egg' Chair and Ottoman, Original Leather for Fritz Hansen, 1976
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in New York, NY
The classic and iconic 'Egg' chair and ottoman designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1976. Made in Denmark by Fritz Hansen, 1976. With it's original chocolate brown le...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Arne Jacobsen set of lounge chairs model Egg. New upholstered with Vacona Sahara aniline leather. Four star base with tilt function. Made by Fritz Hansen. This iconic chair ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Arne Jacobson 'Egg' Chair in White Leather for Fritz Hansen, 1958
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in New York, NY
The classic and iconic 'Egg' chair designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1958. Newly refurbished and reupholstered in a luxurious creamy/white leather from Maharam. ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

1st-Gen 1958 Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair for Fritz Hansen w Original Leather, Signed
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This iconic original black leather 'Egg' chair by Arne Jacobsen is a very early, circa 1958 production by Fritz Hansen and signed underneath on the leather with the FH stamp and part...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Arne Jacobsen set of lounge chairs model Egg. New upholstered with indian red elegance aniline leather. Four star base. Made by Fritz Hansen. This iconic chair is one of the...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Original Tan Leather Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
A very good example of this most classic swivel lounge chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen. Designed in 1956 and this particular one produced in the 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Danish Modern Egg Chair & Footstool by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
"The Egg" lounge chair & footstool, by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen designed in 1958. Originally designed for the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, this unique organically designed shape ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Fiberglass

1st Edition Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, 1958
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Aachen, NW
This very rare 1st edition egg chair was designed in the 50s by Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Hotel in Copenhagen and produced by Fritz Hansen around 1958/1959. The chair features a wond...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Egg Chair and Ottoman by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Dorchester, MA
Unveiled at the Royal Copenhagen Hotel in Denmark in 1958, the poster child of Danish design has become one of the most coveted chairs of all time. Fifty years after Danish designer ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

The Egg, Model 3316, by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen, 2016
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
The Egg, model 3316, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen in 2016. The chair is upholstered with cognac colored leather and is in great vintage conditio...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

The Egg, Model 3316, by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen, 2001
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
The Egg, model 3316, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen in 2001. The chair is with original upholstery in black leather. The item is in great vintage ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Arne Jacobsen, "Egg" Lounge Chairs, Black Leather, Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1958
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A pair of "Egg" swiveling lounge chairs designed and executed for the SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen, 1958. Produced by Fritz Hansen c. 1960s. In chromium-plated metal, black-dyed leath...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Early Edition Egg Chair with Ottoman by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, 1960s
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Very unique early model egg chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, 1950s. The number on the original label (0763) shows the chair is produced in the 1950s. The chair is newly uphol...
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Vintage 1950s Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Egg, Model 3316, Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen, 1970s
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
The egg, model 3316, with original upholstered in light leather, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen in the 1970s.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Egg, Model 3316, by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen, 1963
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
The egg, model 3316, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen in 1963. The chair is with original patinated upholstery with red elegance leather and is in g...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

The Egg, Model 3316, Red Leather, by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Ansen, 2001
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
The Egg, model 3316, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen in 2001. The chair is upholstered with red elegance leather and is in great vintage condition....
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Armchair “Egg Chair” Designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1958
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Original leather and aluminium. Very early model with the built up seat, without separate cushion. Stamped in white to the underside of the leather. Measures: H 106 cm/ 3' 6...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

The Egg, Model 3316, Original Upholstery by Arne Jacobsen & Fritz Hansen, 1963
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Lejre, DK
The egg, model 3316, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen in 1963. The chair is originally upholstered in black leather in 1963 and is in great vintage ...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

"Egg" Lounge Chair by Arne Jacobsen
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Iconic “Egg” lounge chair by Arne Jacobsen, upholstered with black leather in very good condition. This design was originally made for the SAS Radisson Hotel in Copenhagen in 1958.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair and Ottoman for Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful excellent egg chair in red fabric by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen. Genuine with tags inscribed serial numbers and id tags. Iconic design. Ready to ship. Some minor mark...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Arne Jacobsen Black Egg Chair by Fritz Hansen in Denmark
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Madrid, ES
Early Egg lounge chair model 3316 designed by Arne Jacobsen and produced by Fritz Hansen in Denmark in 1958. Vintage original upholstery with beautiful patinated black leather. Tilt ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen ‘Golden Egg Chair’ by Fritz Hansen in Denmark, Numbered Edition
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Madrid, ES
Arne Jacobsen. 'The Golden Egg', Model 3316. Original upholstered in chocolate-brown leather on the front and chocolate-brown suede on the back. Four-star base in solid hand-polished...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bronze

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair in Essential Black Leather by Fitz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Iconic and beautifull Egg chair designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fitz Hansen in 1958. Original Essential Black Leather with base in polisehed aluminum with swivel / adjustable tilt func...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen Early Egg Chair in Black Leather, Fritz Hansen, 1958
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Arne Jacobsen, early egg chair in original patinated black leather. From the first production with built up seat and no cushion, stamped FH in the leather. Excellent condition wit...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

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