Originally built for the Radisson Hotel in Copenhagen the Egg Chair was typical of Arne Jacobsen's style and it quickly became a Mid Century Classic. Jacobsen was known for using unique materials in his pieces and was not afraid to take risks with the shape. It has been suggested that the Egg Chair design was actually inspired by Eero Saarinen's Womb Chair. Regardless, in many respects the Egg is a more complete design.
An admired trait of the chair is the relatively thin oval body design. Its gracious curves comfortably surround the sitter. The high wing back makes it an excellent chair for curling up in with a good book. The egg chair is the essence of form and function.