Mod Focus: Jacobsen Egg Chair

This week’s mod focus is on the Jacobsen Egg Chair By Danish designer and architect, Arne Jacobsen. The Egg Chair was originally created in 1958 and was one of the famous designs made for the lobby and reception areas of the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The unique appearance of the chair was fittingly dubbed “Egg Chair,” because of its curved and high arching backrest resembling the shape of an open egg when viewed from multiple angles. This chair along with other famous Jacobsen designs brought mass attention and praise to the designers career.

The Egg Chair has cartoonish, retro-pop design which became a popular style during this era. In fact, Jacobsen is considered one of the pioneers of this 20th century style.

Design Letters x Arne Jacobsen - GIR

The fully upholstered fiberglass frame, propeller base and body-cradling contours of the design separates the Egg Chair from other lounge chairs from the 1950s until present day.

This popular chair has been featured in home magazines, architecture literature, real-estate staging and in tons of films and television shows including the trending series “Mad Men.”

You can find high-quality reproductions of the Jacobsen Egg Chair in virtually any color with the same materials the original design was created with.