The popularity of the Egg chair is uncontested, even if considered by some to be one of the weirdest representatives of the mid-century modernist movement.
A lot of people want to get their hands on one, but it takes more than just knowledge to make the right decision. We’ve been saying this for a long time now but you should always try to get your hands on a replica because the market has grown, and they are no longer considered “knockoffs.”
Of course, you can get yourself and your wallet to the nearest original mid-century furniture dealership, but have you seen those price tags?
The different ways you can get an Egg chair replica
Manhattan Home Design has a good reputation for selling mid-century furniture. Our Eames lounge chair is a bit of a hit on the Houzz interior design portal, and their best-selling line includes all of your mid-century goodies: Arco Lamp, Womb chair, Tulip table, etc.
However, we’re here to talk about their Egg chair, manufactured and sold in three distinctive ways. The first is our true-to-design replica ($1,316.40) in black leather. Pure PU-injected foam encased in Dacron silk with a fiberglass shell and polished aluminum base. Arne Jacobsen would be proud.
For more adventurous buyers, there’s a leather version baptized as the Glove Leather Lounge chair with Ottoman ($2,569). The original shape is retained on the design, but as the name indicates, it is pure aniline leather with some aesthetic changes to the base and the accompanying ottoman, which rightfully complements the whole design package.
You can also get the ottoman on its own, which is a gray reproduction of the original accompanying footrest, for $921. You can expect to find the same kind of quality from this particular rendition.
Where do I put mine?
Each and every one of these items is living room-friendly, first and foremost. The one with the ottoman, however, might play a very nice role on a large bedroom, as a leisure side chair, or a place to browse the internet for hours on end.We can’t promise you, however, that an Egg chair will be as comfortable as an Eames lounger, for example.
Their concepts are very different. Find out what works for you and exploit it. If you want to learn more about the Egg chair, do some research on Arne Jacobsen, and get a sense of how to place it.