In 1958, Arne Jacobsen designed the Swan chair for the lobby and lounge areas of the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. An elegant and organic shape ideal for lounge and waiting areas as well as the home.
Best design ever made.
The Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair was the culminations of a new technique that Jacobsen pioneered with the Egg™. Like a sculptor, Jacobsen first sculpted the Egg out of clay in his garage so he could perfect the shape.
The Egg was designed in a typical Jacobsen style, where there was no fear of pushing the material to its limit, and often using entirely new materials to make his designs come true. See how the chair is made in this video.
It is believed to be inspired by Eero Saarinens "Womb chair", from which it gains some traits. In many respects, though, the Egg is a much more complete design.