Egg: The Story of and Icon

A chair synonymous with Danish design is the Egg chair or Ægget as it’s known in Danish. 60 years after its creation by Arne Jacobsen for the Royal Copenhagen Hotel, commissioned by Scandinavian Airlines Systems (SAS), the chair remains a true icon of the Danish mid-Century modern offering.  

Designer of the chair, Arne Jacobsen was one of Denmark’s most influential 20th century. His products were often curvaceous, and forward thinking for the time, but he made them popular by combining his love for natural materials and Nordic ideals.  

Arne Jacobsen
Detail of the Egg
The Egg within the Royal Copenhagen Hotel

I have placed countless versions of these lounge chairs within my clients homes. It’s sleek, organic profile and smooth upholstery not only looks amazing, but is super comfortable for the home because of it’s generous proportions and curved seat.  

Manufactured by Danish heritage brand, Fritz Hansen, the Egg has been in production since 1958. Very little has changed about the design, besides some additions of new base finishes, and new standard leathers. It’s always a fine choice for any interior.