Size: W55 x D39 x H40cm
Arne Jacobsen designed the Egg for the lobby and reception areas in the Royal Hotel, in Copenhagen. The commission to design every element of the hotel building as well as the furniture was Jacobsens grand opportunity to put his theories of integrated design and architecture into practice. The Egg is one of the triumphs of Jacobsens total design - a sculptural contrast to the buildings almost exclusively vertical and horizontal surfaces. The Egg sprang from a new technique, which Jacobsen was the first to use; a strong foam inner shell underneath the upholstery. Like a sculptor, Jacobsen strove to find the shells perfect shape in clay at home in his own garage. Unlike the Egg, the footstool has remained unchanged since the beginning.