Friday, August 4, 2023

Furniture Glossary: Chairs, Egg Chair

Designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958, this piece was initially placed exclusively for the Radisson Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. Most design expert agree the design was inspired by another chair, the Womb chair designed by Eero Saarinen, though the design may be a bit more baked. The piece was designed as a couch as well, and they share the same traits such as the steel frame and fabric-covered seat. The shape of the piece seems to cradle the seat’s occupant. It’s curves reminiscent of an egg’s shape. The Modernist masterwork was originally created in a green color, but now is manufactured in a number of shades.

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