Black Leather Egg Chair and Ottoman by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 9 images

Black Leather Egg Chair and Ottoman by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen

About

Unveiled at the Royal Copenhagen Hotel in Denmark in 1958, Arne Jacobsen's egg chair has become one of the most coveted icons of modern design. The egg chair is still hand-produced by Fritz Hansen, the original Danish manufacturer. This iteration is upholstered in Fine black leather and features a matching ottoman. The ottoman measures 16" D x 21" W x 16" H.

Details

  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 42 in. x W 34 in. x D 30 in.

    H 106.68 cm x W 86.36 cm x D 76.2 cm

  • Seat height
    16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Seller location
    Boston, MA
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference number
    LU837811740541

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • 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

No Reviews Yet
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2007
Located in Boston, MA
Associations:
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller
Leather Maralunga Lounge Chair and Ottoman by V...
Cassina, Vico Magistretti
20th Century Italian Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel
Lounge Chair & Ottoman, Model 670/671 by Charle...
Herman Miller, Charles & Ray Eames
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Aluminum
Rosewood and Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman, ...
Vatne Møbler, Otto Hans Olsen
Vintage 1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Chaise Longues
Leather, Rosewood
Danish Modern Leather Wingback Chair, Attribute...
Fritz Hansen
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Wood, Leather
You May Also Like
Ox Chair and Ottoman by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz...
Arne Jacobsen
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Black Egg Chair
Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Aluminum
Arne Jacobsen Ottoman Footrests for Fritz Hansen
Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Ottomans and Poufs
Aluminum
Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair for Fritz Hansen
Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Naugahyde
Arne Jacobsen "Egg" Chair with Ottoman for Frit...
Arne Jacobsen
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Aluminum
Arne Jacobsen Egg Lounge Chair and Ottoman, 196...
Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Aluminum
Egg Lounge Chair by Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen...
Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Aluminum
Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Vintage Egg Chair
Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries