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

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Armchair “Egg chair” designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark. 1958. Original leather and aluminium. Very early model with the built up seat, without separate cushion. Stamped in white to the underside of the leather. Measurements: H: 106 cm/ 3' 6 1/4'' D: 72 cm/ 2' 4 7/8'' W: 82 cm/ 2' 8 3/4'' SH: 35 cm/ 12 1/2'' Between 1956 and 1961 Arne Jacobsen designed and built the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, a modernist block clearly inspired by Lever House in New York, and considered to be his major architectural work. Jacobsen also designed much of the furniture, cutlery, lighting and other fixtures and fittings, including these chairs. All these designs show the designer's mastery of double curvature that lend many of them a bulbous or organic form in contrast to the linearity of the hotel's architecture. The Egg chair was designed for the lobby and reception area, and the high back was conceived to give the sitter a degree of privacy in these public spaces. Grouped together, the chairs created their own space in a big room. The Egg chair became synonymous with mid-century Danish design and is still in production today.
  • Creator:
    Arne Jacobsen (Designer),Fritz Hansen (Cabinetmaker)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 41.74 in (106 cm)Width: 32.29 in (82 cm)Depth: 28.35 in (72 cm)Seat Height: 13.78 in (35 cm)
  • Style:
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1958
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Stockholm, SE
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1006618569212
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