October 19, 2021

The Egg Chair

They say that fashion works cyclically, and for the most part it is true. Indeed, the UK is now experiencing a resurgence of the awful lifestyle of the 80s, we all tried so hard to forget about it. And the appearance of T-shirts and poorly seated fleece jackets of the 1990s Global Hyper Color – only a matter of time.

Such fashion cycles are responsible for the impact on furniture and interior design, but these cycles are a little less predictable.

For the past 10 years, the furniture industry has been dominated by the minimalist design of the 1960s. Carpets have been replaced by bare floors, traditional wooden dining chairs have been replaced by modern carved plastics, and sharp corners have replaced soft edges.
However, this cycle, like all others, seems to be coming to its natural conclusion, and whatever quirk it replaces, it will undoubtedly lead to the emergence of new versions of furniture from a bygone era.

However, the iconic furniture design remains an exception to this rule of the cycle. Egg chair.

The history of the Egg chair began in 1958, when the most famous Danish furniture designer Arne Jacobsen was commissioned to design the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen.
Creating everything from architecture to the smallest mixer, Arne created a masterpiece with a number of furniture models that have become legendary: a Swan chair, a Drop chair and, of course, an Egg chair.

Arne Jacobsen was born in Copenhagen in 1902 and remains the undisputed king of furniture design in his native Denmark. Highlights of his career included revolutionary architecture and product design, but his heyday probably came in the 1950s. He worked on innovative housing and school projects before designing any of his products. The most famous chair in 1951 is Ant, who became famous Christine Killer. Shortly thereafter, Egg Chair and Swan Chair chairs were launched, cementing Jacobsen’s status as one of the most influential designers of the century.

The original Egg chair is more popular today than ever. Still made by Fritz Hansen from Denmark, the design remained completely true to the original. In fact, the modern egg chair is so true in its original design that it is impossible for an unprepared eye to distinguish it from the 1950s version.

Like all style icons, the Egg chair has spawned many similar chairs designs. Its revolutionary look has inspired other design classics, the best of which should be the futuristic chairs of Eero Arnio of the 1960s, including Ball Chair, Bubble Chair and Pastil Chair.

Egg chair to this day affects the design of furniture. Modern retro rotating chairs are common in homes, bars and nightclubs across the country, and sleek bucket-shaped seats resembling this 50-year-old style icon have become commonplace in elegant hotels in the city centre.

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