Designed by Arne Jacobsen, 1958
Egg™ lounge chair
A sculptural design with an instant sense of empowerment is found in the forever classic, the Egg™ by Arne Jacobsen.
Designed by Arne Jacobsen
Arne Jacobsen designed the Egg™ for the lobby and reception areas of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The commission to design every element of the hotel building, including the furniture, was the designer’s grand opportunity to put his theories of integrated design and architecture into practice. The Egg is one of the triumphs of Jacobsen’s total design – a sculptural contrast to the building’s almost exclusively vertical and horizontal surfaces. The Egg sprang from a new technique, which Arne Jacobsen pioneered: a strong foam inner shell beneath the upholstery. Like a sculptor, Arne Jacobsen strived to find the shell’s perfect shape by experimenting with clay in his garage. The design is available in a wide range of fabric upholstery as well as leather, always combined with a star base in aluminium mounted on a satin-polished steel pedestal. A matching footstool is also available.