Wednesday 15 September 2021

It's No Yolk


An Egg Chair and Ottoman by Arne Jacobsen
for Fritz Hansen, dated 1970.  Estimate £200 - £400
For Auction 22nd September

A masterpiece of Danish design, Arne Jacobsen designed the Egg chair in 1958 as part of a commission for the SAS Royal Copenhagen Hotel in Denmark. He created the perfect shape by experimenting with chicken wire and plaster in his garage.  An insistent, perfectionist modernist he was a stickler for detail and took inspiration from other modernist designers such as his American contemporaries Charles and Ray Eames.  The Egg chair has become a Danish design icon and is still being made by the Fritz Hansen company.


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