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'Egg' Swivel Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, Signed

US$5,200
US$6,80023% Off

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A lovely original Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen, triple signed with a label stitched into the side of the fabric, a label on the underside of the seat and again on the underside of the base with the Fritz Hansen stamp indicating the fabric is original and both the base and the frame are authentic Fritz Hansen production. Teal blue fabric upholstery is in very good clean vintage condition, freshly steam cleaned and ready to be used immediately. No tears, only some light wear and a light scrape to one area on the fabric. Also a great candidate for reupholstery with new fabric or leather.  The biomorphic Egg chair was originally conceptualized for the SAS Royal Copenhagen Hotel, Denmark, which Jacobsen designed in its entirety from the building itself to the flatware. This biomorphic club chair cradles and supports the human body while allowing for conversation or privacy. The Egg lounge chair stands on a cast aluminum four star base, offering 360° of movement and retains the original manufacturers stamp under the seat and under the base. This swivel armchair is without an ottoman however we have an early production black leather Egg Chair with original leather and Ottoman if you are interested - contact us for details. This elegant Egg swivel chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Post-Modern room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Consider using as a side chair, cafe or breakfast table chair, bedside chair, fireside chair, dressing or changing room chair, hallway chair, entryway or mudroom chair, nursing or reading chair, conference room chair, office or desk chair, guest chair, easy chair, club chair, lobby chair, lounge chair or occasional chair ideal in virtually any setting. MEASUREMENTS: H 42" x W 34" x D 32" Seat Height: 15" CONDITION: Original fabric has light wear but is attractive and was freshly steam cleaned and ready for immediate use.

Details

  • Creator
    Arne Jacobsen (Designer),Fritz Hansen (Manufacturer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 42 in. (106.68 cm)Width: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Depth: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Seat Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2008
  • Condition
    Original fabric has light wear but is attractive and was freshly steam cleaned and ready for immediate use.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330221148172

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    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Design

Egg Chair

Designed by Arne Jacobsen
Designed in 1958 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, the Egg chair is a Scandinavian classic that has over the years become a fixture of corporate offices. It bears every mark of Arne Jacobsen's (1902–71) outsized perfectionism, for which the Danish architect was widely known. The Egg chair was notable for its overtly organic appearance, which Jacobsen achieved with craft-based padding and upholstery finishing. Unlike the furniture maker’s previous range of shell chairs designed in laminated wood for Fritz Hansen, the Egg — and the Swan chair along with it — reflected a soulful new vision of modernity. Both created for the accomodation property, which opened in 1960, the chairs were meant to contrast with the SAS Royal Hotel’s straight lines as well as showcase Jacobsen’s eye for interiors. A graduate from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Jacobsen was a polymath who made just about everything — light fixtures, ashtrays, silverware and even door handles. For the SAS Air Terminal and Royal Hotel, he handled every detail, from textiles to furnishings. In the 1940s, the one-time mason found considerable success as an industrial designer, most notably with the Ant chair and Series 7 chairs for Fritz Hansen. Jacobsen was influenced by modernism and designers like Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Forward-looking projects like the “House of the Future” — codesigned with Flemming Lassen in 1929 and featuring a then-revolutionary automatic garage door opener — cemented his status as an innovator. Throughout his career, Jacobsen earned many awards, including the prestigious RIBA Bronze Medal in 1963. With the Egg chair, Jacobsen continued his ongoing experimentation with synthetic materials. First, he devised small-scale clay models in his garage. The prototypes' finished shells were made of fiberglass-reinforced polyurethane foam, padded with cast latex foam rubber and then, upholstered with leather — or, in the cost-conscious hotel’s case, fabric. Today, the Egg chair is supported by welded steel tubing and is mounted on a lightweight aluminum base. It is available from Fritz Hansen.
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