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'Egg' Swivel Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Signed

$6,800

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A lovely original Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, triple signed with a label stitched into the side of the fabric, a label on the underside of the seat and again on the underside of the base with the Fritz Hansen stamp indicating the fabric is original and both the base and the frame are authentic Fritz Hansen production. Teal blue fabric upholstery is in very good clean vintage condition, freshly steam cleaned and ready to be used immediately. No tears, only some light wear and a light scrape to one area on the fabric. Also a great candidate for reupholstery with new fabric or leather.  The biomorphic Egg chair was originally conceptualized for the SAS Royal Copenhagen Hotel, Denmark, which Jacobsen designed in its entirety from the building itself to the flatware. This biomorphic club chair cradles and supports the human body while allowing for conversation or privacy. The Egg lounge chair stands on a cast aluminum four star base, offering 360° of movement and retains the original manufacturers stamp under the seat and under the base. This swivel armchair is without an ottoman however we have an early production black leather Egg Chair with original leather and Ottoman if you are interested - contact us for details. This elegant Egg swivel chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Post-Modern room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Consider using as a side chair, cafe or breakfast table chair, bedside chair, fireside chair, dressing or changing room chair, hallway chair, entryway or mudroom chair, nursing or reading chair, conference room chair, office or desk chair, guest chair, easy chair, club chair, lobby chair, lounge chair or occasional chair ideal in virtually any setting. MEASUREMENTS: H 42" x W 34" x D 32" Seat Height: 15" CONDITION: Original fabric has light wear but is attractive and was freshly steam cleaned and ready for immediate use.

Details

  • Creator
    Arne Jacobsen (Designer),Fritz Hansen (Manufacturer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 42 in. (106.68 cm)Width: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Depth: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Seat Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2008
  • Condition
    Original fabric has light wear but is attractive and was freshly steam cleaned and ready for immediate use.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330221148172

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    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 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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