Vintage Arne Jacobsen 3316 Egg Chair in Black Leather from 1975 For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 10 images

Vintage Arne Jacobsen 3316 Egg Chair in Black Leather from 1975

About

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 egg in 1958, as part of a commission for the SAS Royal Copenhagen Hotel in Denmark. The world’s first designer hotel. The original leather is in great condition with age related wear and patina. This chair has just been to a professional upholsterer for minor repairs and is now ready for sale.  

Details

  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 42 in. x W 35 in. x D 40 in.H 106.68 cm x W 88.9 cm x D 101.6 cm
  • Seat Height
    18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Søborg, DK
  • Reference Number
    LU3823111748783
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 14 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Arne Jacobsen (Designer)

The eye-catching work of the Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen often introduces new collectors to mid-20th century furniture. With their fluid lines and sculptural presence, Jacobsen’s signature pieces — the elegant “Swan chair” and the cozy-yet-cutting edge “Egg chair,” both first presented in 1958 — are iconic representations of both the striking aesthetic of the designers of the era and their concomitant attention to practicality and comfort. Jacobsen designed furniture that had both gravitas and groove.

     Though Jacobsen is a paragon of Danish modernism, his approach to design was the least “Danish” of those who are counted as his peers. The designs of Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Børge Mogensen and others grew out of their studies as cabinetmakers. They prized skilled craftsmanship and their primary material was carved, turned and joined wood. Jacobsen was first and foremost an architect, and while he shared his colleagues’ devotion to quality of construction, he was far more open to other materials such as metal and fiberglass.

     Many of Jacobsen’s best-known pieces had their origin in architectural commissions. His molded-plywood, three-legged “Ant chair” (1952) was first designed for the cafeteria of a pharmaceutical company headquarters. The tall-backed “Oxford chair” was made for the use of dons at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, whose Jacobsen-designed campus opened in 1963. The “Swan,” “Egg” and “Drop” chairs and the “AJ” desk lamp were all created as part of Jacobsen’s plan for the SAS Royal Copenhagen Hotel, which opened in 1960. (The hotel has since been redecorated, but one guest room has been preserved with all-Jacobsen accoutrements.) To Jacobsen’s mind, the chief merit of any design was practicality. He designed the first stainless-steel cutlery set made by the Danish silver company Georg Jensen; Jacobsen’s best-selling chair — the plywood “Series 7” — was created to provide lightweight, stackable seating for modern eat-in kitchens. But as you will see from the objects on these pages, style never took a backseat to function in Arne Jacobsen’s work. His work merits a place in any modern design collection.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Platinum Seller
1stdibs seller since 2018
Located in Søborg, DK
More From This Seller
Arne Jacobsen 3107 Chair Designed in 1955 in Original Black Leather
Arne Jacobsen 3107 Chair Designed in 1955 in Or...
Arne Jacobsen
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Steel, Leather, Plywood
Arne Jacobsen 3107 chair designed in 1955 in original black leather and made by Fritz Hansen of Denmark. Made form pressed wood covered in leather and mounted onto chromed tubular s...
2 Vintage Oak Easy Chairs by Erik Wørts for Fdb of Denmark in Brown Leather
2 Vintage Oak Easy Chairs by Erik Wørts for Fdb...
Erik Worts
Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Oak
2 vintage oak easy chairs designed by the Danish architect Erik Wørts for FDB of Denmark. Erik Wørts is credited with being one of the most productive architects of all time. These...
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Danish Easy Lounge Chair in Beechwood
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Danish Easy Lounge C...
Danish Custom Furniture
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Beech
Vintage Danish Mid-Century Modern easy lounge chair in beech wood. This chair has been totally refurbished and with new foam and covers in 100% New Zealand lambs wool. The beech w...
2 Vintage Teak Kai Lyngfeldt Larsen Easy Chairs Model 501 by Søborg Furniture
2 Vintage Teak Kai Lyngfeldt Larsen Easy Chairs...
Kai Lyngfeldt Larsen
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Teak
A stunning and rare vintage pair of Kai Lyngfeldt Larsen easy chairs model 501 also known as the Japan chair and made by Søborg Møbler in Søborg Denmark (my town) These chairs origin...
You May Also Like
Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen

By Arne Jacobsen
$3,950
Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen
Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Fabric
Arne Jacobsen egg chair. Fiberglass shell with foam padding, upholstered in original oatmeal fabric set on a aluminiun base with Fritz Hanse name, logo and number.
Egg Lounge Chair by Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen, Leather
Egg Lounge Chair by Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen...
Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Aluminum, Leather
Egg lounge chair by Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen, leather This egg chair is in excellent condition. The armchair has been reupholstered by a Danish restorer, who exclusively restored...
Arne Jacobsen "The Egg Chair" with Footstool in Dark Brown Leather
Arne Jacobsen "The Egg Chair" with Footstool in...
Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Leather
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...
Arne Jacobsen Oxford Chair, Fritz Hansen, 1975
Arne Jacobsen Oxford Chair, Fritz Hansen, 1975
Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Leather
Arne Jacobsen Oxford chair five star base in aluminium. Turnable. New upholstered with black semi aniline leather. Made by Fritz Hansen in may 1975. Original Designed for th...
Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair Model 3316 in Original Leather by Fritz Hansen, 1960s
Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair Model 3316 in Original ...
Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Aluminum, Leather
Rare, original and early lounge chair model 3316 / 'Egg' designed by Arne Jacobsen. Produced by Fritz Hansen in Denmark. Leather stamped by Fritz Hansen and 'Made in Denmark'. Thi...
Arne Jacobsen The Egg Chair Elegance Leather Black
Arne Jacobsen The Egg Chair Elegance Leather Black
Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Metal
Remarkable armchair designed by leading Danish designer Arne Jacobsen for SAS Hotel in Copenhagen. Model 3316 "the egg" made in 2007 by Fritz Hansen. Armchair upholstered with the ne...
Arne Jacobsen Leather Swivel Egg Chair
Arne Jacobsen Leather Swivel Egg Chair
Arne Jacobsen
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Leather
A stunning retro genuine leather egg chair, this was originally designed by Arne Jacobsen in the 1950s. This is a more modern version, dating from the late 20th century, but the qual...
Arne Jacobsen's Ant Chair in Rosewood
Arne Jacobsen's Ant Chair in Rosewood
Arne Jacobsen
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Rosewood
The Ant chair by Arne Jacobsen in rosewood.

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries