The original Egg chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen for the Radisson Hotel (Copenhagen) all the way in 1958. It was manufactured by the Republic of Fritz Hansen and still is manufactured under that name. The Egg is a very difficult chair to make and was designed in a style that was synonymous to Jacobsen and that is by using state-of-the-art material. The Egg is thought to be inspired by the Womb Chair that was designed by Eero Saarinen, however the former looked more complete as a design. The Egg is a special chair with its famous shape and many designers have recreated it to lend it a different style. This retro chair is very much in vogue today, with its retro style that brings in the appeal and wow factor. The timeless design is something that can be played around with to create a chair that offers a vast array of experiences.
1. Metallic Shell Egg Chair
Description: The Metallic Outdoor Egg Chair has a very retro design that is very much like those found in the 60s, however it has been given a bit of retouching to make it suitable for modern sensibilities. The chair is portable and is the ultimate furniture piece for sun worshippers as this chair is light enough to be tilted according to the sun's movement in the sky. This ultra modern Egg chair can also be closed to ensure that rough weather does not spoil the soft cushion of the seat. The color of the shell of the Egg chair is silver metallic lacquer with the inside done in a Tonus 3 Fabric upholstery that is available in a wide range of colors. This amazing chair is designed by Peter Ghyczy.
What's unique: The most attractive feature of this Egg Chair is the fact that it is lightweight and portable. The back rest of the chair can also fold to make the chair waterproof, making it an ideal outdoor furniture.
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2. Egg Chair by Fritz Hansen
Description: Designed by Arne Jacobsen, this original Egg Chair is from the house of the famous Fritz Hansen. The Egg chair owes its existence to Arne Jacobsen who designed it in 1958 in Denmark for the lobby in the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The Egg chair is a perfect example of exemplary architecture and integrated design which looked like a perfect foil to the straight lines in the interiors of the hotel. The Egg Chair was made by using a new technique that was invented by Arne Jacobsen in the shape of the Egg chair. This chair is ideal with or without the Ottoman or footstool. The shell of the chair is made out of polyurethane and is reinforced with fiberglass. The shell can also adjust itself according to the weight of the user. The Egg Chair is a masterpiece in the history of furniture and is a brilliant fusion of style and comfort.
What's unique: This chair is a modern version of the classic Egg Chair designed by Arne Jacobsen and is a vibrant and retro design. The shell of this chair has been designed to adjust according to the user's body weight.
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3. Arne Jacobsen Modern Classic Egg Chair
Description: The Arne Jacobsen Modern Classic Egg Chair is the original egg chair designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen himself which gained huge popularity with its exquisite shape. The chair is shaped by using fiberglass to give it an egg shaped shell that has a padded interior for comfort. The user, while seated in this chair, will find the Egg Chair to be a rather personalized piece of furniture. This iconic chair is available in many different colors orange leatherette, black leatherette, red, white and black. This egg chair can also be custom-made according to your requirements. The design of this egg chair is true to the original and a quality reproduction of it at a great price!
What's unique: This chair can be custom made according to the customer's preferences and it is available at a very low price.
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4. Egg Chair Design for a Nap
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Description: This futuristic and innovative Egg Chair is designed exclusively for a nap. The Egg Chair is known for its comfort and coziness and this quality has been taken a step ahead to give it a new definition and design that caters to naps. This soft chair is cushioned comfortably to create the perfect environment for a rejuvenating nap. The ergonomics of the chair is such that you will not feel body stiffness after the nap. The design of this chair is much like a game box. It has pads and seats in front of the chair just like a desk that help to support and cushion the body and take the shape of the body of the user. This chair is ideal for the workplace, where short power naps can certainly boost your performance.
What's unique: This Egg Chair designed specially for napping is a great lounging furniture concept that take the classic egg chair to a newer level altogether. The chair has been given a different purpose as it is designed to provide you a comfortable napping environment!
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5. Unusual egg-shaped pod chair
Description: This unusual egg-shaped pod chair is a great design that is built on the retro Egg Chair. This design is also inspired by Eero Aarnio of the 1960s who experimented with plastics and a lot of colors which was different to what people were doing in that era. Many of Aarnio's works are found in museums and the egg-shaped pod chair is an ode to his works. This chair has a swivel base and the shell has a glossy white hue that offsets the color of the upholstery of the chair and gives it a luxurious look. You could choose from a range of colors for the upholstery and cushions. This chair is well padded and extremely comfortable to use. The elegant look of this pod chair is perfect for a modern living space or a lounge room.
What's unique: The look of this egg chair is very modern and it is extremely comfortable to sit in. The metallic color of the egg shell looks like a perfect contrast to the upholstery of the chair.
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6. Ergonomic Egg Chair: The Koop by Karim Rashid for Martela
Description: The Koop is an ergonomic egg chair designed by Karim Rashid for the Finnish design house, Martela. The designer has chosen to give the egg chair a colorful makeover which gives a fresh and lively look to the egg chair. Since the design makes use of ergonomics, therefore comfort is foremost in the design as compared to the previous egg chairs and offers a peaceful space. The backrest in particular has been designed to take the shape of the user's back to prevent slumping. This modern egg chair- the Koop - has a bright blue exterior with a vibrant pink color for the upholstery which looks very inviting and bright.
What's unique: It is ergonomically designed to provide comfort to the users. The color selection is fresh and unique.
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7. Vitra Miniature Garden Egg Chair by Peter Ghyczy
Description: The Vitra Miniature Garden Egg Chair has been designed on the model of Peter Ghyczy's famous Egg Chair. This is a miniature model that stands 3 inches in height and fits the palm of your hand! This capsule shaped chair was designed by Peter Ghyczy in 1968 and it has achieved an iconic status. This design is included in the Vitra Design Museum's permanent collection of 224 models of modern chairs. This tiny chair is crafted with lacquered polyurethane and fabric. It is made to perfection with the exact specifications of the original on a scale of 1:6.
What's unique: This miniature egg chair is an exquisite collector's item and is crafted to perfection on the lines of the original Egg Chair.
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