The Egg is a chair designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for the Radisson SAS hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. The model is a great option for lounge and reception areas. The Egg chair is produced by the Danish furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen.
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 Jacobsen was the first to use; a strong foam inner shell underneath 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.