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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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Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen in White Leather, 2018 Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Munster, NRW
The Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen is an everlasting Danish design masterpiece. Production date: 2018-04-25 - like new, with all papers and original box - only used for 2 photoshoots! ...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

The Egg, Model 3316 by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen
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 is upholstered in cognac colored leather and is in great condition. Measures: H - 1...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Leather

Arne Jacobsen Leather Egg Chair for Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in San Francisco, CA
Arne Jacobsen design Egg chair for Fritz Hansen, Denmark. This chair dates from the 1960s and has new foam and upholstered in high quality Italian black leather for my own home about...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

'Egg' Swivel Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Signed
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A lovely original Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, triple signed with a label stitched into the side of the fabric, a label on the underside of the seat and again on the ...
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Early 2000s Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Aluminum

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

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Leather

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
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 chair is...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Egg Chair and Ottoman Distributed by Knoll
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Originally designed in 1958 for the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, this 1999 authentic production Arne Jacobsen egg chair and corresponding ottoman were manufactured by Fritz Hansen and ...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

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

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair & Stool for Fritz Hansen with Original Leather, Signed
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This iconic black leather egg chair by Arne Jacobsen is an all-original 1965 production by Fritz Hansen and signed underneath both pieces with the original date-stamped foil labels. ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

Vintage Arne Jacobsen "The Egg" Chair in Original Leather, with Ottoman, 1963
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Nashville, TN
Rare vintage Arne Jacobsen "The Egg" chair in original leather, with Ottoman, manufactured in 1963 by Fritz Hansen. Original black leather upholstery with aluminum base. Model 3317 a...
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chairs from Hotel Royal
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Arne Jacobsen set of lounge chairs model Egg. New upholstered with Dakar tan aniline leather. Four star profilated base. Made by Fritz Hansen. These chairs comes from Hotel ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Bespoke Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair and Ottoman in California Sheepskin
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
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

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

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Leather

Vintage Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Leather Egg Chair & Footstool Set, 1960s
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in San Francisco, CA
A vintage purple leather model 3316 Egg chair with matching model 3127 footstool by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen. Designed in 1958 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, we bel...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum, Steel

Early Edition of the Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Easy chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, leather and steel, Denmark, designed 1958, produced 1959.  This chair is one of the most iconic design in the history of Danish desig...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Steel

Arne Jacobsen Early Egg Chair by Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Highland, IN
A terrific example of Jacobsen's important and iconic design originally created for the SAS Hotel in Copenhagen. This early egg chair has slim, elegant contours and the cast one-piec...
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Vintage 1950s European Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Aluminum

1950s Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An early "Egg" chair with the original leather upholstery.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Armchair “Egg Chair” Designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1958
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
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

Iconic Vintage Arne Jacobsen 3316 Egg Chair in Black Leather from 1975
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Søborg, DK
Iconic Arne Jacobsen 3316 egg chair in original black leather and made by Fritz Hansen in Denmark in the 1970s Letter of authentication from Fritz Hansen. Arne Jacobsen designed the ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather

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 Jacobsen Early Edition Egg Chair
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Munich, DE
Might have been re-upholstered 20 years ago.... made by Fritz Hansen - does have the early profile base.
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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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

Egg Chair in Brazilian Cowhide
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
Ask any lover of midcentury furniture to name the top 5 iconic chairs of mcm design and we guarantee the Egg chair would be on that list. The Forsyth design team was over the moon wh...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Cowhide

Egg Chair and Ottoman in Brazilian Cowhide
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
Ask any lover of midcentury furniture to name the top 5 iconic chairs of mcm design and we guarantee the egg chair would be on that list. The Forsyth design team was over the moon wh...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Cowhide

Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Patinated Black Leather Egg Chair, Signed 1963
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Tempe, AZ
Have you ever just looked and a chair and thought this is it? Well, this indeed is it. A signed, Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen egg chair from 1963. With so many companies out there ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Wingback Chairs

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Leather

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair Produced by Fritz Hansen, 1965
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in New York, NY
Original Arne Jacobsen Egg chair, produced by Fritz Hansen in 1965. Chair was later upholstered in patinated brown leather. Manufacturer's sticker underneath.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair an Ottoman by Fritz Hansen in Denmark
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Madrid, ES
Early easy egg chair model 3316 and ottoman designed by Arne Jacobsen and produced by Fritz Hansen in Denmark in 1958. Vintage original upholstery with patinated dark brown leather. ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Set of the Egg, Model 3316, and Matching Stool Designed by Arne Jacobsen 2008
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Set of the egg, model 3316, and matching stool designed by Arne Jacobsen 1958 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen in 2008 due to the 50 year anniversary for the production of the egg. T...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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Bronze

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair by Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A leather Egg chair designed by Arne Jacobsen and produced by Fritz Hansen. The base bears a Fritz Hansen sticker. These have been redone at some point in a beige tan leather. The ch...
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20th Century Danish Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chairs and Ottoman in Brazilian Cowhide
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
Ask any lover of midcentury furniture to name the top 5 iconic chairs of mcm design and we guarantee the egg chair would be on that list. The Forsyth design team was over the moon wh...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cowhide

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, Red Leather, 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 upholstered with red elegance leather and is in great vintage condition....
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

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

Egg, Model 3316, Black Leather by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen, 1960s
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 the 1960s. The chair has been newly upholstered and is therefore in great condition. It was...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather

Arne Jacobsen "The Egg Chair" with Footstool in Dark Brown Leather
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Danish design, 1950s. Fitted with dark brown leather. Arne Jacobsen designed the egg in 1958, as part of a commission for the SAS Royal Copenhagen Hotel in Denmark. The world’s fi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather

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

Materials

Leather

Arne Jacobsen Early Egg Chair with Stool by Fritz Hansen in Denmark
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare and early easy chair model 3316 or Egg with stool model 3127 designed by Arne Jacobsen. Produced by Fritz Hansen in Denmark.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Egg Chair in Zebra Hide and Loro Piana Leather
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
Ask any lover of midcentury Furniture to name the top 5 iconic chairs of mcm design and we guarantee Arne Jacobsen's famous Egg chair would be on that list. Jacobsen was a true visio...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Zebra Hide

Arne Jacobsen "Egg" Chair and Its Footstool Fritz Hansen Edition, circa 1960
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Saint Ouen, Île-de-France
Arne Jacobsen "Egg" chair and its footstool Fritz Hansen edition, circa 1960 Patinated cognac leather with no tears or cracks. Marked Fritz Hansen Danemark under the base.  
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Rare First Generation Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Highland, IN
This exceptional example of Arne Jacobsen's iconic egg chair dates from the first year of production when the chair was made with an integrated seat cushion rather than the more comm...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

"Egg" Lounge Chair by Arne Jacobsen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
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

The Egg, Model 3316, Cognac Leather by Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Lejre, DK
The egg, model 3316, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen after 2014. The chair is originally upholstered in Cognac leather and is in great condition. T...
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2010s Polish 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

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair by Fritz Hansen in Denmark
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in Madrid, ES
Early easy Egg chair model 3316 designed by Arne Jacobsen and produced by Fritz Hansen in Denmark in 1958. Vintage original upholstery with patinated dark brown/grey Nubuck leather. ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel

Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair Model 3316 by Fritz Hansen in Denmark
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare and early easy chair model 3316 / Egg designed by Arne Jacobsen. Produced by Fritz Hansen in Denmark.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

The Egg, model 3316, by Arne Jacobsen,and by Fritz Hansen
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Lejre, DK
The "Egg", model 3316, designed by Arne Jacobsen and manufactured by Fritz Hansen. The chair is upholstered with leather in Prolence Cognac 466 and is of great vintage condition. The...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Swivel Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Ferndale, MI
Swivel egg chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum