It’s Easter weekend so we’re being obvious and celebrating the famous Fritz Hansen Egg Chair. The iconic Egg Chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen who died on this day in 1971. Now in it’s 58th year, it’s a classic design that doesn’t get tired.
Jacobsen originally designed the chair for the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. Over the years it’s been produced in many fabrics and leathers including some special editions. Here’s a few we like but, to borrow from the famous chocolate egg advertising campaign, how do you eat yours?
If you’ve been looking for home furniture recently you may have noticed the current trend for the reclaimed rustic or industrial style where curved aluminium, rivets, cast iron and aged wood is the order of the day. Whilst this trend is certainly breaking into the commercial sector in terms of bespoke joinery items will it find its way into mass produced furniture? Frövi certainly think so and have expanded their Block bench table range to include the Steel Rustic and Classic_Raw.
Block Steel Rustic features the same size options and steel loop frames as Block Steel but here in raw steel. Weathered tops complete the look with a choice of Drift Wood, Vintage Oak or Rust effects.
The Block Classic is a variation on the Block range, here featuring inset panel supports with over-sailing tops. Classic_Raw utilises OSB board as a structure finished with contrasting ply-effect edges and white laminate top surfaces.
You may remember our feature on the continuing appeal of Danish designer Arne Jacobsen last year. Of course Jacobsen had a long association with Fritz Hansen producing a series of classic chairs. The Drop chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen back in 1958 as part of his masterpiece, the legendary Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The Drop was originally produced along with the Swan and the Egg but only in a very limited number exclusively for the hotel. After more than 50 years in hibernation, the Drop is now relaunched. It is a small chair with a big personality and it is as fresh and vibrant as a new design but with a rare heritage. Available as a plastic shell or fully upholstered, the water droplet design of the back combines a warm embrace with freedom of movement, resulting in a surprising level of comfort.