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
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.
We wanted to create something special to celebrate the golden
anniversary of this legendary design created by one of the worlds
most visionary architects, Arne Jacobsen explains David Rosenkvist,
Vice President of Branding & Communication at Fritz Hansen.
Originally designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen Denmark,
the Egg chair is today considered a global design icon. The design
is more popular than ever before and can be seen around the world
in famous and exclusive locations such as the National Art Center
in Tokyo, high end hotels and private homes.
The partnership between Arne Jacobsen and Fritz Hansen began back
in 1934. Arne Jacobsen approached Fritz Hansen due to their advanced
manufacturing techniques, high quality and precision. Today Fritz
Hansen continues to be the only manufacturer world wide to produce
the original Egg chair design.
Republic of Fritz Hansen aims to enhance our customers
image with original, sculptural, timeless and pure design. We achieve
this by remaining true to our original philosophy; to manufacture
beautiful, original designs with superior quality. Says David
Rosenkvist. We continue to look forward with new and exciting
ideas involving our classical designs.
The 999 limited edition designs will be available to purchase in selected
stores across the globe from February 1st 2008. For further information
on which stores will hold the product, please contact your local Republic
of Fritz Hansen showroom or visit www.fritzhansen.com which from February
1st will include a dedicated page for the Anniversary Egg chair.
Designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen originally for the SAS Royal Hotel
in Copenhagen, Denmark. 999 limited editions have been designed to
celebrate the Egg chairs 50th anniversary.
The shell consists of polyurethane foam with glass fibre reinforcement
and a base in solid bronze with a hand polished finish.
Height: 107cm. Width: 86cm. Depth: 79 (95)cm
Front: Wild elegance leather, chocolate brown. Back: Suede, chocolate