New York, NY, March 18, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Egg Chair dates back to 1958, when Arne Jacobsen designed it to furnish the reception and lobby areas of the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, one of Jacobsen’s architecture projects. The project afforded him free reign to combine architecture and design, enabling him to create an integrated world of functionality and aesthetics. The curved form of the Egg Chair provided a perfect visual contrast to the straight lines of the hotel. Its structure was highly innovative, using a foam shell as a foundation for the upholstery. Its rounded shape provides a degree of discretion, even in public places and the star-shaped base formed of satin polished aluminum is also characteristic of this piece.
INFURN supplies reproductions of this classic example of Danish design in a range of colors and materials and is currently offering a special edition “Anniversary Model,” which is upholstered with a different kind of leather and boasts a copper stand.
The original Egg Chair is distributed by Fritz Hansen, with whom Arne Jacobsen cooperated closely for many years.