The Egg Chair - Page 3
So It is not a myth, as you also can see in the picture below from the SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen, 1956-61.
IMO the sofa is not as elegant as the chair. The design looks rather clumsy and the egg concept is not working as a sofa.
The problem I and many others seems to have with The Egg chair is its seating - it is not as comfortable as you would imagine a chair like this would be. You sit in a straight "conservative" position and the pillow also slides forward. Disturbing as you should relax when seated. The original or first Egg chairs did not have this problem since there was no pillow to slide. The foot on those first chairs also differs from the one of today.
If you are going to buy the Egg chair remember two things: Only Fritz Hansen got the right to produce it, so only the ones from Fritz Hansen can be considered originals. Secondly, go for an older Egg, as the patine makes it more beautiful.
Thanks, never researched that. Egg sofa= ugly but it's nice to know it existed.
I purchased an Egg chair with fabrics of the European brand Kvadrat in order to get the nicest result for a chair I intend to buy only once. Fritz Hansen was not an option pricewise. The prices they ask are crazy. So I chose for liketheoriginal.com because they could customize according to my wishes with the Kvadrat fabrics. I ordered a Tonus fabric in dark purple. I can really say the chair is impressive. Really, really nice. I hope this helps. Kate