The Model 3107 chair by Arne Jacobsen and produced by Fritz Hansen is one of the most popular chairs in Danish design history. It was designed using a new technique in which plywood could be bent in two dimensions. It has been produced exclusively by Fritz Hansen A/S ever since its invention in 1955. It is also the most copied chair in the world.
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.