Republic of Fritz Hansen is celebrating 60 years with the Egg

Published on February 13, 2018

Ever wondered how Arne Jacobsen’s iconic lounge chair is made? Explore the original craftsmanship of cutting, stretching and stitching the Egg™.

The craftsmanship behind the Egg™ has not changed since the chair was created in 1958. Each chair is still manufactured by hand by our team of experienced upholsterers, and the leather is meticulously chosen and cut by hand. It takes nothing less than 1100 hand stitches to craft an Egg – this precision is exactly what makes the chair a statement of quality and craftsmanship. Besides being a design triumph Arne Jacobsen’s Egg sprang from a new technique, which the Danish architect and designer was among the first to use.

Today, as well as 60 years ago, the iconic chair consists of a shell in polyurethane foam upholstered in either fabric or leather and mounted on a 4-star base. The entire history of Fritz Hansen is characterised by stupendous craftsmanship, unique design and an inherent sense of premium quality. Leading architects and furniture designers from all over the world have regularly contributed to the collection with beautifully shaped and functional furniture that seamlessly meet through the use of innovative techniques and new materials – just like Arne Jacobsen did with the introduction of the Egg.

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