It's been a while, I know, but don't worry I haven't forgot about my Design Classics series. And to make it up to you, here's a super long one with lots of eye candy.
Our subject today: The Egg chair
The Egg chair – which celebrated his 50th anniversary last year– was designed by Denmark's most renowned architect, slash designer, Arne Jacobsen. After building the Radisson SAS Hotel in Copenhagen, Jacobsen designed the egg chair to become part of the interior.
Half a century later, there's still one room in the hotel, Room 606, that features the original Arne Jacobsen interior. Think of it as the Lourdes for every true design devotee...
'Room 606' through Flickr
The organically shaped chair also ensured privacy in the hotel lobby. I must admit, I tried the chair out myself – unfortunately not in Copenhagen – and it really feels like your sitting in your own little cocoon.
The chair was originally only available in leather. But due to the organic shape, stitching the leather needs to be done by hand. A very time consuming and therefor expensive process. That's why producer Fritz Hanzen decided to do a fabric version which is about half the price of the original leather one. Unfortunately that still means a 3.000€ price tag. Ah, a girl can dream, can't she...