The Egg is a chair designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for the Radisson SAS hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Egg was designed in a typical Jacobsen style, using state-of-the-art material.
It is believed to be inspired by Eero Saarinen’s “Womb chair”, from which it borrows some traits.
Related to the Egg is the Swan chair and, to some degree, many of Jacobsen’s plywood chairs such as “7”, the Ant, the Cigar, the Grand Prix-chair, the Pot, the Drop and the Giraffe.
According to a New York Times article,the Egg chair has also been used by McDonald’s as part of a high-concept redesign of one of its restaurants in London. Furthermore, The Egg is in a McDonald’s restaurant in Nørrebrogade, Copenhagen, among other furniture by Arne Jacobsen.
It was used as the diary room chair in the first UK series of “Big Brother”.
The newly renovated Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport features the Egg in its boarding area.