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Egg chair and ottoman

designed 1957, manufactured 1963
Designed by Arne Jacobsen (Danish, 1902–1971), Manufactured by Fritz Hansen (Danish (Allerod))

Object Place: Europe, Denmark


Overall: 42.8 x 54.6 x 39.3cm (16 7/8 x 21 1/2 x 15 1/2in.) Other (ottoman): 106 x 87 x 71.1 cm (41 3/4 x 34 1/4 x 28 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Fiberglass and chromed steel with fabric-covered foam rubber upholstery; rubber feet

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Contemporary Art, Europe



Enveloping molded oval fiberglass shell with high back and arms covered with foam rubber and purple fabric upholstery. Separate slip seat cushion. Chrome-steel pedestal base with four projections terminating in rubber feet. Ottoman has curved top and underside and square pedestal with four projections terminating in rubber feet.


Marks: paper sticker on column of base: FH/ MADE IN DENMARK/ 0865/ BY FRITSHANSEN/ within black circle "DANISH FURNITUREMAKER'S CONTROL".

Credit Line

Gift of Prof. and Mrs. Carl N. Schmalz, Jr.