In this blog, we will introduce Jacobsen's masterpiece "Egg Chair".

The Egg Chair, like the Swan Chair introduced the other day, was designed in 1958 to be installed in the lobby space of the SAS Royal Hotel in Denmark, and is one of the representative works of Scandinavian design.

In the late 1950s, Jacobsen designed the entire hotel building, from doorknobs to cutlery, and the Egg and Swan chairs were part of this total design solution.

From this history, we can see Jacobsen's perfectionist personality and his uncompromising devotion to design.

Jacobsen, who was a perfectionist, was also very particular about the form of the Egg Chair. It seems that he pursued the perfect form of the shell by repeatedly making prototypes using gypsum.

It is made by processing urethane foam, which was epoch-making at the time (see the previous Swan Chair blog for details), and the form that surrounds the left and right is characteristic.

At that time, the legs were made of aluminum, but since 1973, aluminum bases and steel legs have been used.

Due to its futuristic shape, the Egg Chair is aptly described as "modern beauty" even today.

Even today, more than 60 years after its introduction, the futuristic futurism never fades, and you can feel Jacobsen's unfathomable design power and outstanding sense of foresight.

In addition to the beauty of the visuals, it gently wraps the human body and provides a comfortable and secure seating experience.

You can also see something interesting when looking at the Egg Chair from the front.

Actually, this chair is not made symmetrically.

If you look closely, you can see that the right side of the backrest is higher than the left side, and that the arm openings are different on the left and right.

The reason for this is that Jacobsen still uses the prototype of the clay egg chair mentioned above.

Just as humans and animals do not have perfectly symmetrical creatures,

I thought that it was precisely because of this exquisitely uneven design that the Egg Chair was a modern yet warm chair that I never got tired of looking at.

The upholstery of the Egg Chair is a complicated task that cannot be done by machine, and even after more than 60 years, it is still sewn by hand.

In addition, the seams are actually designed to be slightly outside the center of the curve, so that the unevenness of the seams does not get in the way when a person sits down.

This sewing method is much more time-consuming than usual, so it is a chair that requires the skill of the upholsterer.

It takes 1,100 stitches to make one Egg chair.

A chair that is carefully manufactured one by one, which is unthinkable for mass-produced machine-produced furniture.

Today, the Egg Chair is recognized around the world as one of Jacobsen's greatest achievements and a monumental piece of Scandinavian craftsmanship.

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