When I was a small boy, there was a cheap copy of Arne Jacobsen’s Egg chair in my parents’ dining room. Because of this, I can tell you one thing about Egg chairs with certainty – they are really excellent for spinning around in until you feel moderately nauseous.
Today, I still love the Egg and, thinking back to the front room of my mom and dad’s three bed semi, something else about them is very clear. Despite their modernity, the simplicity and “rightness” of their shape means they fit in almost anywhere. That room was full of a typical 1970s mish-mash of furniture. Some G Plan, some dark wood traditional stuff, probably inherited from an older relative, and even a little mock Rococo décor. But the Egg blended in just fine.
If you’ve never sat in an Egg, you’re in for a treat. It may look like it is one those design masterpieces that will also double up as a torture device but it is really very, very comfortable. Take that from someone who sat in one for many hours curled up in silent contemplation with his Star Trek annuals.
Pash Classics’ Egg is of a vastly higher quality than the one that I grew up alongside. It is closely modelled on Jacobsen’s original, designed in 1958 for the Radisson SAS hotel in Copenhagen and a favourite of designers ever since. Available in cashmere, Italian leather or wool, and in a variety of colours including black, red, pink, orange and grey, it looks simply fantastic no matter what option you choose.
So, if you want something eye catching, practical and suitable for just about any room, why not choose an Egg?