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200 Lexington Ave New York City, NY 10016 , United States Call Seller 646.293.6633


Arne Jacobson 'Egg' Chair and Ottoman, Original Leather for Fritz Hansen, 1976

$ 18,000
  • Description
    The classic and iconic 'Egg' chair and ottoman designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Denmark, 1976. Made in Denmark by Fritz Hansen, 1976. With its original chocolate brown leather upholstery.

    The Egg was originally designed in 1958 for the lobby of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The Egg's curved shape was quite unusual for its time and it came about because of an equally unusual reason: Jacobsen wanted the interior of the hotel to be a direct contrast to the modernist exterior.

    The ‘Egg’ Chair was the most outstanding part of his entire hotel design and has become a design classic with global success. It broke all design conventions with its curving shape, which Jacobsen was able to achieve by moulding the inner structure out of foam and covering it with upholstery. Comfort is the primary benefit and the main selling point of an egg chair. It has high sides and a cradling, cushioned seat for prolonged sitting.

    Size: 39" back height x 17 1/2" seat height x 35" wide x 32" deep.
  • More Information
    Origin: Denmark
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Aluminum, Leather
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. Original leather, Wear to leather seat cushion and ottoman (see images). Underside of leather on the arms is wearing down.
    Creation Date: 1976
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Scandinavian Modern
    200 Lex Booth #: 58
    Incollect Reference #: 567462
  • Dimensions
    W. 35 in; D. 32 in;
    W. 88.9 cm; D. 81.28 cm;
    Seat H. 17.5 in; Back H. 39 in;
    Seat H. 44.45 cm; Back H. 99.06 cm;
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