Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair is a signature of Danish architect and designer’s style and career. Often referred to as the Father of modernism, Jacobsen developed a bold modern look in furniture that defined Scandinavian design.
While still an architect, he gained popularity in 1950-51 with the Ant chair. Simple and effective, the chair made waves with undeniably modern styling.
1957 introduced minimalist flatware now part of the MOMA collection. The flatware is sleek and subtle, and was used by the crew in Stanley Kubrick’s film,2001: A Space Odyssey.
The egg chair was created in 1958 for the Royal Hotel, in Copenhagen. The project solidified Jacobsen’s reputation for connecting architecture and design. Developed by sculpting in clay in his garage, the egg chair was an immediate design sensation that captured the spirit and imagination of the time.
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