Fritz Hansen The Egg Armchair black leather

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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 as well as the 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. Because of the unique shape, the Egg guarantees a bit of privacy in otherwise public spaces and the Egg – with or without footstool – is ideal for lounge and waiting areas as well as the home.

The shell of the Fritz Hansen Egg armchair is of polyurethane foam with glass fibre reinforcement. The foam for the upholstery and the seat cushion is cold cured polyurethane foam. The shell has an adjustable tilt fitting which can be adjusted to the weight of the individual user. The tilt mechanism is made of steel sheet, steel tubing and spring steel. The adjustment handle is of polished drawn stainless steel. The base consists of a satin-polished swivel centre part of welded steel tubing (dia. 38 x 2 mm), a spindle of dia. 28 mm machining steel and a 4-star base in injection moulded aluminium. The leg ferrules are in blackgrey synthetic material.

Cover: Aura Leather, black

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ManufacturerFritz Hansen
CountryDenmark
DesignerArne Jacobsen
Year1958
Size (h x w x d) in cm107 x 86 x 79 - 95
Seat height in cm37
Details

Years of warranty: 5

Foot stool for the Egg: The shell is made of synthetic material, upholstered with cold-cured foam, covered with fabric or leather. The foam for the upholstery and the seat
cushion is cold-cured polyurethane foam. The foot stool is without swivel function. The base is a star-shaped base of satin polished aluminium. The ferrules are moulded black poly¬amide.

The dimensions of the foot stool are: Height: 37 cm Width: 56 cm Depth: 41 cm

Materialaluminium, plastics, leather, polyurethan, steel
Colourblack, steel
Conditionnew
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