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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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Early Edition Egg Chair with Ottoman by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, 1960s
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Beautiful early model egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, 1960s. The number on the original label (0763) shows the chair is produced in the 1963. This incredibly comfortable...
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Vintage 1960s Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair in Black Leather, Denmark, 1960’s
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Antwerpen, BE
Early edition egg chair ‘Model FH-3316‘ designed by Arne Jacobsen and produced by Fritz Hansen in Denmark in the 1960’s. This lounge chair is to be considered as one of the most icon...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Modern Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

Pair Arne Jacobsen Egg Chairs by Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in SCHIEDAM, ZH
Amasing pair of qonjac leather Arne Jacobsen Egg chairs designed in the '50 and made by Fritz Hansen. True icon's. This pair is from 2007 and is in stunning condition recent restored...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Egg Chair Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen like new
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, FR
Like new
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21st Century and Contemporary European Space Age Armchairs

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Leather

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

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Aluminum

Egg, Model 3316, Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen, 1958
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
The egg, model 3316 designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen. The chair has original upholstery in black elegance leather. This product will be inspected...
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Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Aluminum

Egg, Model 3316, Arne Jacobsen, 1958
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Lejre, DK
The egg, model 3316 designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958. The chair has original upholstery in cognac elegance leather manufactored by Fritz Hansen This product will be inspected th...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Aluminum

Egg Chair by Arne Jacobson for Fritz Hansen in Blue Leather, Signed
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
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

Design Classic: Egg Chair and Ottoman by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, 2000s
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Renens, CH
Egg Chair and ottoman in black leather by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen produced in 2016. The Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen hardly needs an introduction, considering it is one of th...
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Early 2000s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Danish Modern Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Minneapolis, MN
An iconic danish modern original Egg chair designed by Arne Jacobsen and produced by Fritz Hansen circa 1967. Upholstery work is an additional cost. Please inquire. Professional, sk...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Arne Jacobson Vintage 'Egg' Chair in White Leather for Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in New York, NY
The classic and iconic 'Egg' chair designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1967. Newly refurbished and reupholstered in a luxurious creamy/white leather from Maharam. M...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

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

1974 Original Brown Leather Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Egg Chair & Ottoman
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
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

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

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 Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
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

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

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
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

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

Materials

Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen, "Egg" Lounge Chairs, Black Leather, Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1958
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
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

Materials

Metal

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

Materials

Metal

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

The Egg, Model 3316, 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 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

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

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Steel

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

Materials

Aluminum

Egg, Model 3316, Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen, 1970s
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
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 Fritz Hansen, 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 with original patinated upholstery with red elegance leather and is in g...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Leather

The Egg, Model 3316, by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen, 2016
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 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

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Chrome

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

Materials

Leather

"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

Materials

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 for Fritz Hansen, 1958
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Helsingborg, SE
The classic and iconic 'Egg' chair designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1958. With its original cognac brown leather with a great patinated surface. Produced 1960s - ...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Aluminum

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 Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
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

Materials

Leather

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

Materials

Aluminum

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