Arne Jacobsen The Egg Chairfor Fritz HansenReclining chair on 4-star base. Design Arne Jacobsen, manufacturer Fritz Hansen.
The shell is of polyurethane foam with glass fibre reinforcement. The shell has an adjustable tilt fitting which can be adjusted to the weight of the individual user. The tilt mechanism is made of steel sheet, steel tubing and spring steel. The adjustment handle is of polished drawn stainless steel. The base consists of a satin-polished swivel centre part of welded steel tubing (dia. 38 x 2 mm), a spindle of dia. 28 mm machining steel and a 4-star base in injection moulded aluminium. The leg ferrules are in black-grey synthetic material.
The Egg may be upholstered with fabric or leather (see below). The Egg is available with automatic return mechanism (model 3319)
Depth: 79 (95) cm
Width: 86 cm
Height: 107 cm
Total weight: 18.1 kg
The foam for the upholstery and the seat cushion is cold cured polyurethane foam. Standard fabrics for the Egg include Kvadrat Hallingdal (70% wool and 30% viscose), Tonus (90% wool and 10% nylon), Divina (100% pure wool) and Topas (100% pure worsted wool), Comfort as well as leather. Comfort is 88% polyester and 12% polyurethane. The leather includes Classic leather, thickness about 1.4-1.6 mm (5 colours); Natural leather, thickness about 1.4-1.6 mm (1 colour); Elegance, thickness about 1.4-1.6 mm (3 colours) and White leather, thickness about 1.4-1.6 mm (1 colour).