Saturday, February 16, 2008

Egg Chair

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Arne Jacobsen designed the Egg Chair in 1958. Jacobsen also designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. This chair was designed for the hotels busy lobby. The shape of the chair allowed sitters to swivel toward each other and have private conversations in bustling lobby. The Egg Chair is believed to be the first swiveling upholstered chair. This chair is still produced by its original manufacturer Republic of Fritz Hansen in Denmark.

The Egg Chair is very reminiscent of the traditional wing back chair with that iconic Mid-Century twist. The chair’s unique shape appears to float above the floor.

The chair currently lists for $5,398 and is also available in Leather for $10,697 — yes that’s not a typo. There are some pretty decent knock-offs; some selling as low as $800. There are also a number of very low quality knock-offs to be avoided. The best way to tell if a particular chair is the real deal is to sit in it. There is no chance you could mistake the handcrafted fell of the original Republic of Fritz Hansen version for a cheap copy.


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Ball chairs said...

There are various people who feel that original idea for the Egg chairs developed out of idea which was based around that of another chair style. This chair style is known as Womb chair. Today while you see the Egg chairs as being single seater chairs, it started life out as completely different type of furniture. The Egg chair was considered being made into sofa.

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