Arne Jacobsen Fritz Hansen Mint Condition Egg Chair & Ottoman

In 1958, renowned Danish architect 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 the architect pioneered: a strong foam inner shell beneath the upholstery. Like a sculptor, Jacobsen experimented in his garage with clay and wire to achieve the shell’s biomorphic perfection. Manufactured by Fritz Hansen and in mint condition, this genuine Jacobsen chair features classic modernist red upholstery, combined as always with an aluminum star base mounted on a satin-polished steel pedestal. The Jacobsen Egg ottoman is included.