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Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen in White Leather, 2018 Fritz Hansen

$11,600.49

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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! Like a sculptor, Jacobsen strived to shape the shell’s perfect form by experimenting with wire and plaster in his garage. Today, it is recognized worldwide as one of the triumphs of Jacobsen’s legendary career and a monumental achievement in Scandinavian design. The Egg chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1957, owes its name to its organically shaped seat, reminiscent as it is of a semi-open egg. Thanks to its generous seat the user can employ a variety of sitting positions and always benefit from the chairs considered design. The Fritz Hansen Egg is no coincidental product, much like the Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair it was designed for the lobby of Jacobsen's SAS Hotel in Copenhagen. The aim of the project was to use the furniture to create an inviting, relaxed, intimate and at the same time sophisticated and exclusive atmosphere: Arne Jacobsen found a more than adequate response to this challenge with the harmonious, aesthetic Egg Chair, a lounge chair, backrest, headrest and armrests as if cast as one body. The Fritz Hansen Egg is today one of the absolute classics of design history and owing to its status is regularly to be found in luxury hotels, company headquarters as well as in films and advertising campaigns. This chair comes out of its box and was just used for 2 photo-shoots, it is like new. Original box, papers etc are with it! Smooth white leather. Dear interior designers, architects and of course all other interested parties - due to the image compression of 1stdibs the photos of the articles shown here are unfortunately mostly rather spongy and possibly not suitable for customer presentations. To judge colors and nuances correctly, please use a mac retina display to view our photos!

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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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