In July 2012, I created a post called A Dozen Eggs that featured the iconic Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen. Since tomorrow is Easter, it seems appropriate to share photos of another dozen eggs, and I'll make is a "baker's dozen" with thirteen . . . 

Arne Jacobsen was a Danish architect, who taught architecture between 1956 and 1965. 
Text and image source: Republic of Fritz Hansen's Facebook timeline.

Many of Arne Jacobsen's best-known designs were originally architectural commissions. He "believed that 'form follows function,' and that every aspect of a building's conception and design should be integrated into a coherent whole." [Source.] The "Egg" chair was designed as part of Jacobsen's plan for the SAS Royal Copenhagen Hotel, which opened in 1960.

"Designed by Arne Jacobsen, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen is the original 'starchitect' hotel. It was designed by influential Danish architect Arne Jacobsen in seamless Danish Modern style."
Photo Credit: © Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen.

 "The Scandinavian golf club in Farum in Denmark."
Photo via Republic of Fritz Hansen's Facebook timeline.

"Room 606 at Copenhagen Airport - SAS Business Lounge."
Photo via Republic of Fritz Hansen's Facebook timeline.

 "Two Arne Jacobsen Egg chairs, a circa 1950 Vladimir Kagan sofa and a custom round stainless-steel low table are grouped in the living room. Illyria, 1999, by Maxwell Hendler hangs on the wall. Allem added the white leather border to the Belgian wool carpet."
Charles Allem's South Beach home.
Interior design by Charles Allem.
Photography by Durston Saylor.
Text by Penelope Rowlands. 
Architectural Digest (September 2006).

" 'All the rooms blend into one,' Allem says. Embrace, 1967, by Italian artist Asc├ónio MMM is on the sideboard at rear." Arne Jacobsen Egg chair.
Charles Allem's South Beach home.
Interior design by Charles Allem.
Photography by Durston Saylor.
Text by Penelope Rowlands. 
Architectural Digest (September 2006).

 "Arne Jacobsen created the 'Egg' chair for the lobby of the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen in 1958, and it has since become a design classic. Its organic shape and curved lines work well in contrast with the medieval surroundings of the library in this Oxfordshire house. (Not to mention the rustic ladder, also stacked with books)." 
Home of Chelsea-based cartoonist and designer Sally Ann Lasson and her husband Simon Kelner, a former editor of The Independent.
Photography by Simon Upton.
Additional text: Alice B-B. Locations editor: Liz Elliot.
House and Garden U.K. (September 2013). 

 "The living room walls display, from left, a Francesco Scavullo photograph of Hearst from the 1980s, a mixed-media work by Caio Fonseca, and a James Rosenquist painting; the 19th-century mantel is from A & R Asta. An Arne Jacobsen Egg chair rests on a rug by Orley Shabahang, and, behind it, a ’40s German vase stands next to a Paolo Buffa cabinet from 1stdibs; the painted-bronze dog sculpture is by Julien Marinetti."
Interior design by Robert Couturier.
Photography by Joshua McHugh.
Text by Christopher Mason.

" 'I'm in love with midcentury modern, but it can become sterile if you don't mix it with softer lines and more traditional furnishings,' notes Steve. 'Too much of any one look gets boring.' " Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen. Eames Walnut Stool, Herman Miller for the Home.
Home of Steve McKenzie, CEO and chief designer for the custom framing company Larson-Juhl.
Interior design by Kerry Howard, KMH Interiors.
Photography by Sarah Dorio.
Written by Jenny Bradley.
"House Designed for Serious Collectors" produced by Eleanor Roper.

 "Cherrywood floors and a stucco wall provide a textured back-drop for the second-floor living area. A Hariri and Hariri-designed low table is surrounded by midcentury classics: Arne Jacobsen’s Egg chair, a sofa and wire chair by Charles and Ray Eames and Gaetano Pesce’s Up chair."
Architecture and Interior Design by Gisue and Mojgan, Hariri and Hariri.
Photography by Erhard Pfeiffer.
Text by Patricia Leigh Brown

"In the living room, a painting by local artist Ian Mulyana and bright accents, such as an Arne Jacobsen Egg chair, punctuate clean, modern lines. 'I think red lifts the kids’ spirits,' remarks Ridwan, the father of two."
Bandung, Indonesia, home of West Java-based architect Ridwan Kamil.
Photography by Sonny Sandjaya/Arcaid.
Text by Susan Sheehan.
Architectural Digest (September 2009).

 "From an acid green Arne Jacobsen egg chair to a red sofa, color is the primary idea behind this intriguing design. Accessories with a well-traveled flair, like floral floor cushions, a sculpture and potted palm, complete the theme."
Design by Jane Hess.
Photography by Michael Graydon.
Canadian House and Home (April 2008). 

 "Patchwork egg made by Danish artist Tal R." 
Photo via Republic of Fritz Hansen's Facebook timeline.

For more images of Arne Jacobsen's Egg chair, please visit my July 2012 post, A Dozen Eggs.


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