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Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Egg Chair and Ottoman Distributed by Knoll

$8,500per set

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Originally designed in 1958 for the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, this 1999 authentic production Arne Jacobsen egg chair and corresponding ottoman was manufactured by Fritz Hansen and distributed in the United States by Knoll. Biomorphic design with soft curves that cradle the body. Sizable seat supported by an aluminum base with both a 360 degree swivel and tilt function for optimal comfort. The luxe beige cotton / chenille upholstery, which looks misleadingly pink in a few of the images, is original and shows only light wear from age / minor signs of wear (namely, two tiny spots to one of the arms). Upholstery has been cleaned and is ready to go. Both chair and ottoman retain the Fritz Hansen / Arne Jacobsen 1999 / Knoll Studios / Danish Control labels. Measures: H 42.5" x L 34 x D 38.5" Seat height 15.25" Arm height 23.25" Ottoman: H 16.5" x L 21.5" D 15.5" (ottoman's aluminum base measures 19" D x 19" L).

Details

  • Creator
    Knoll (Retailer),Arne Jacobsen (Designer),Fritz Hansen (Manufacturer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 42.5 in. (107.95 cm)Width: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Depth: 38.5 in. (97.79 cm)Seat Height: 15.25 in. (38.74 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1999
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1444220835852

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  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Brooklyn, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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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 1962 (while still under construction). 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.

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