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Arne Jacobsen

Egg Chairs and Ottoman in Brazilian Cowhide, mid 20th century

Brazilian Cowhide, Steel
41 × 36 × 29 in
104.1 × 91.4 × 73.7 cm
This is a unique work.
$25,000
location
St. Louis
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Forsyth
St. Louis
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Ask any lover of mid-century furniture to name the top 5 iconic chairs of mcm design and we …

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Ask any lover of mid-century furniture to name the top 5 iconic chairs of mcm design and we guarantee the Egg chair would be on that list. The Forsyth design team was over the moon when we collected the amazing, original Arne Jacobsen Egg chair. Jacobsen was a true visionary as an architect and designer, and his Egg …

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Annie Genovese for Forsyth, 2019
Arne Jacobsen
Danish, 1902–1971
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With his focus on the simplicity of form and innovative function over trendiness, architect and designer Arne Jacobsen was a pillar of midcentury modern design. One of his best-known creations, the Ant from 1951, was inspired by a plywood chair by Charles Eames. Working with longtime collaborator Fritz Hansen, he further reduced Eames’ original design to a single, stackable piece of molded wood on tube legs, in a range of vivid colors, originally intended for a cafeteria. Two of his other classic designs, the sculptural Swan and Egg chairs from 1958, were created for an architectural commission by the acclaimed SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. Jacobsen’s additional public works include the 1941 Aarhus City Hall in Denmark, onto which a caged clock tower was added in response to initial dissatisfaction with the proposed design.

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Ask any lover of mid-century furniture to name the top 5 iconic chairs of mcm design and we …

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Ask any lover of mid-century furniture to name the top 5 iconic chairs of mcm design and we guarantee the Egg chair would be on that list. The Forsyth design team was over the moon when we collected the amazing, original Arne Jacobsen Egg chair. Jacobsen was a true visionary as an architect and designer, and his Egg …

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Annie Genovese for Forsyth, 2019
Arne Jacobsen
Danish, 1902–1971
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With his focus on the simplicity of form and innovative function over trendiness, architect and designer Arne Jacobsen was a pillar of midcentury modern design. One of his best-known creations, the Ant from 1951, was inspired by a plywood chair by Charles Eames. Working with longtime collaborator Fritz Hansen, he further reduced Eames’ original design to a single, stackable piece of molded wood on tube legs, in a range of vivid colors, originally intended for a cafeteria. Two of his other classic designs, the sculptural Swan and Egg chairs from 1958, were created for an architectural commission by the acclaimed SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. Jacobsen’s additional public works include the 1941 Aarhus City Hall in Denmark, onto which a caged clock tower was added in response to initial dissatisfaction with the proposed design.

Arne Jacobsen

Egg Chairs and Ottoman in Brazilian Cowhide, mid 20th century

Brazilian Cowhide, Steel
41 × 36 × 29 in
104.1 × 91.4 × 73.7 cm
This is a unique work.
$25,000
location
St. Louis
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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