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Egg Chair

Replica

Arne Jacobsen
1958
Front View of The Egg chair In Brown

Egg Chair

Replica

Arne Jacobsen
1958
The Egg Chair In Brown Front View
The Egg Chair was created in 1958, along with Jacobsen’s Swan Chair, to furnish the lobby and lounges of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The organic, oval shape of the chair was intended as a sculptural foil to the building’s angular design. The designer’s inventive reimagining of a traditional armchair is soft, rounded and inviting. A distinctive icon of Danish midcentury modern furniture, The Egg Chair is as relevant and welcome in beautiful spaces today as ever before.

“The primary factor is proportions.”

Arne Jacobsen
Up close side view of the Jacobsen Egg Chair
The Egg Chair In Brown Front View

Jacobsen’s creations, including the Egg Chair, have been showcased in numerous museums across the globe including The Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art in Denver, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  

The famed comedian and talk show host, Ellen Degeneres, also chose the Egg Chair as part of her exhibition at the Smithsonian Design Museum in New YorkThis exhibition features rare and distinctive objects that Ellen collected during her travels. 

Jacobsen’s design captured not only the attention of art and design connoisseurs worldwide, but filmmakers too. The chair has been seen in a myriad cinematic productions such as Austin Powers, Zoolander, Ugly Betty, Lucky Number Sleven, and A Space Odyssey. 

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Enveloping Comfort

The Egg Chair creates a feeling of personal space and cocooning comfort within any shared or public environment. The inviting shell is padded with a cold-cured foam with extra padding in the area of the headrest for maximum ease. Supple leather enhances the smoothness and tactile experience of each moment spent nestled in the most comfortable egg.

Quality and Craftsmanship
The Egg Chair has remained a constant symbol of great design. The polyurethane foam shell is reinforced with glass fiber and padded with a cold foam that is covered in top grain Italian leather. Top grain leather is durable and resistant to various components such as dirt and water. The Egg chair combines cutting-edge design with impeccable quality of craftsmanship.
Arne Jacobsen was born in 1902 in Copenhagen. At first, Arne thought of becoming a painter but was dissuaded by his father, who advised him to pursue architecture – a more secure craft. He was inspired by the likes of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and won several design awards. Arne fled Denmark in World War II because of his Jewish background, rowing a little boat to neighboring Sweden. After the war he returned, but it took a few years to get his career back on track. Arne’s repertoire included everything from spoons to award-winning buildings, such as the Royal Hotel for which he also designed the Swan chair. Arne Jacobsen passed away in 1971.
“I have no philosophy, my favorite thing is sitting in the studio”
Arne Jacobsen
Product Literature
The polyurethane foam shell with fibreglass reinforcement not only provides comfort but guarantees longevity and durability. The polyurethane cushioning is covered with a top grain Italian leather that smoothly wraps around the chair. The inside front of the backrest and armrests is covered in one large leather hide, with no joins, splits or interior stitching (other than where the seat pad goes on the chair). The frontal part of the upholstery is glued to the chair’s cushioning which reduces the amount of stitching, wrinkles, and folds. The rear part is tightly pulled against the shell and the leather is stretched across the chair. Clients may opt for the optional extra adjustable stainless steel tilt mechanism, which allows the individual to adjust the tension for reclining, making the recline easier or more firm. The base of the chair allows a swiveling function whilst being secure and stable. A matching footstool is available. The shell of the footstool is manufactured from synthetic material and upholstered with a cold-cured foam that is covered with top grain Italian leather. The star-shaped footstool base is made up of satin polished aluminum without a swivel function. The ferrules are molded black polyamide. Our reproduction stays true to the original specifications of the design.
Product Materials

Chair 

Frame: Polyurethane foam with glass fiber reinforcement.  

Adjustable tilt mechanism and handle: Stainless steel 

Chair upholstery: Top grain Italian leather 

Chair padding: Polyurethane foam cushions 

Base material: Satin polished swivel center part of welded steel tubing and a 4-star base in injection molded aluminum. 

Leg ferrules: Synthetic material  

 

Footstool  

Shell: Synthetic material 

UpholsteryTop grain Italian leather 

Cushioning: Cold-cured polyurethane foam 

Base: Star shaped base in satin polished aluminum 

Leg ferrules: Moulded polyamide  

Product Dimensions

Height: 107 cm 

Width: 86 cm 

Depth: 79 cm 

Seat Height: 37 cm 

Armrest: 58 cm 

Base Diameter: 38 x 2 cm 

Carrying weight: 140kg  

 

Footstool 

Height: 37 cm 

Width: 56 cm 

Depth: 40 cm  

Carrying weight: 100kg 

 

Weight as shipped:  40kg 

Care Instructions

Leather 

Occasionally remove dust from the leather with a damp, lint-free cloth. Small soiled spots can be gently removed with a colourless  eraser. Liquid spills should be immediately dabbed dry and wiped off with a little water. Once a year, the leather should be treated with a special leather care product, but never with any type of strong cleansing agent. Only use quality leather products which do not leave residue. Oily build-up on the leather makes it susceptible to bacteria, which can destroy the leather. Clean the stitching with a soft-bristle brush.

Make sure that your leather furniture is not positioned close to heat sources, so that it does not dry out and become brittle. In addition, we recommend that leather surfaces are not permanently exposed to intense sunlight, because direct sunlight over an extended time period can diminish the quality of the leather.

Leather can be treated occasionally with conditioners to keep it in its original state. Liquid spills should be blotted up immediately, not wiped. For daily cleaning, dust leather with a soft cloth.

Metal: 

Do not use an abrasive material on the metal. Clean the item with a mild detergent and water. Dilute in the mild detergent in water so it is not too harsh on the metal. You can dip a soft-bristled toothbrush in the solution or a non-abrasive pad and use it to scrub off any residue or dirt on the item. Scrub the item with a soft toothbrush or a non-abrasive pad. Dry any residual moisture with a soft, dry cloth. 

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