September 25, 2014
by Canadian Architect
Premium Danish furniture brand Republic of Fritz Hansen has introduced a limited edition of the Egg™ Chair with a production run of only 999 chairs. The inspiration for this limited-edition Egg™ derives from Arne Jacobsen’s use of classic blue colour tones that is so prominent in his designs at the world-renowned SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The indigo blue fabric is part of the Canvas series by Kvadrat and has been chosen as a way of celebrating and revisiting Arne Jacobsen’s artistic use of colour in furniture.
To highlight the craftsmanship and the 1,200 hand-sewn stitches that go into the making of each Egg™, the chair has dark brown leather piping. The piping also emphasizes the iconic, organic lines of Jacobsen’s design. To suit the grey and brown undertones of the fabric, and make the overall appearance of the chair less formal, the metal base has been made with a burnished look.
The specially made Egg™ is beautiful and timeless, made with painstaking craftsmanship in top quality materials. The chair shows an impeccable attention to detail and has the subtle ability to light up any type of space by giving it a touch of Nordic aesthetic. The Choice Egg™ is now available to dealers and will be available to the public on December 1, 2014.
Last week, Jacobsen’s Drop™ Chair was introduced to Canadian audiences at an event hosted by the Royal Danish Embassy and Consulate General. The Drop™ Chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 as part of his masterpiece the legendary SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The Drop™ was originally produced with the Swan™ and the Egg™ but in a very limited number exclusively for the hotel. After more than 50 years in hibernation, the Drop™ is now being launched to the public. It is a small chair with a big personality and it is as fresh and vibrant as a new design but with a rare heritage. The design of the back combines a warm embrace with freedom of movement, resulting in a surprisingly high level of comfort.
Founded in 1872 in Denmark, Fritz Hansen is one of the world’s most recognizable producers of iconic furniture for public and private spaces. The history of the company is characterized by meticulous craftsmanship, unique design and a sense of understated elegance. Leading architects and furniture designers from all over the world have produced timeless furniture for the company’s collection, which embraces innovative techniques and new materials. Contributors include legendary designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjaerholm, Bruno Mathsson, Piet Hein, and Piero Lissoni as well as young innovators like Kasper Salto and Todd Bracher.
For more information on Fritz Hansen, please visit www.fritzhansen.com/en/fritz-hansen.
arne jacobsen's egg chair