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50 years of the Egg Chair- 01.28.08

eggchair1.jpgArne Jacobsen’s world famous 1958 iconic Egg Chair makes me feel like i’m 5… spinning round and round in my grandmother’s egg chair ~ this design icon will forever make me think of her. Can you believe that it’s turning 50 this year? For its golden anniversary, Fritz Hansen is launching a limited edition Egg Chair with engraving and book, here is an excerpt from the press release, and after the jump are many pictures of the chair past and present!

The world famous Egg chair designed by Danish Architect Arne Jacobsen in 1958 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen will launch its 50th Anniversary in 2008 with 999 limited edition designs. The limited edition collection will for the first time include chocolate brown suede on the back and dark chocolate brown leather on the front. The sophisticated combination of leather and suede is perfectly complimented with a base in solid bronze; hand polished to create a unique finish. The bronze base will darken in appearance, becoming more beautiful over time. Each of the 999 Eggs will be individually engraved, under the seat cushion, with a unique number and a brief text about the history and origin of the Egg chair design. A special, limited edition 50th anniversary book will also accompany the chair.

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And yes… that IS a tord boontje one!

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We have started a fan site dedicated to Arne Jacobsons Egg Chair and thought your article readers might be interested in checking out how his designs are shaping and changing people for the next 50 years.

Fan site: http://the-egg-chair.com/

Thanks.

-T

----- trevor 11.02.09 12:02

Hi,

I’m writing to ask for permission to use one of two of your egg chair images for our blog (in Swedish) at www.nordicmobler.com. I would of course credit your site with a link.

Thanks,
Richard.

----- Richard Guilfoyle 02.06.08 04:24

This is one of my favourite design objects.. maybe this is why i ‘ve voted for this armchair on www.pulchra.org!

----- Clara 29.05.08 10:07

Hi. I was doing some research as I am a web copy writer (with a degree in Design and Architecture from Pratt Institute) and I noticed that this blurb has the designer’s name spelled wrong throughout. His first name is “Eero”.
If you have any design copy you need written in the future you can contact me at MadelineG@aol.com.

I enjoyed your site a lot!

Madeline

(This is for the editors — not to be posted)

----- Madeline 29.04.08 17:19

Beautifull egg chair realy a beauty.
I have a question about the base of the chair
is it only pivoting or it can be lock in incline position
Thanks
M

----- Michel Martin 03.03.08 09:41

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