Egg™ Chair

Arne Jacobsen, 1958


Arne Jacobsen designed the Egg™ for the lobby and reception areas in the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The commission to design every element of the hotel building and furniture was Jacobsen’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 Jacobsen was the first to use; a strong foam inner shell underneath the upholstery. Like a sculptor, Jacobsen strove to find the shell’s perfect shape in clay at home in his own garage. Because of the unique shape, the Egg™ guarantees a bit of privacy in otherwise public spaces and is ideal for lounge and waiting areas as well as the home.

  • 4-star swivel tilt base in aluminum mounted on a satin-polished steel pedestal, shell in polyurethane foam with fiberglass reinforcement
  • Base also available in powdercoated steel in brown bronze, warm graphite, silver grey, or black
  • Fully upholstered in Divina Melange 100% wool fabric in Oatmeal (220)
  • 33.9"w 31.1"d 42.1"h 14.6"seat ht (37.4"d when reclined)
  • GREENGUARD certified 
  • Made in Poland by Republic of Fritz Hansen
  • Warranty: Fritz Hansen offer up to 5 years limited warranty if the products are registered online at
  • No assembly required
  • Available in various fabrics and leathers or COM/COL, a matching footstool is also available
  • Care Instructions: Your product arrives with detailed care instructions. If you need more information please contact
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