A Different Kind of Egg in the Kitchen: Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair

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Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair is an all-encompassing egg-shaped upholstered design that’s typically set up as a comfy reading spot or a place to kick back with the matching ottoman and watch some TV. Despite its name, we have never—until now—seen it in the kitchen, of all places:

As seen here, the Egg Chair is grouped with a sawhorse kitchen table, a custom sofa covered in colorful Josef Frank fabric, and IKEA cabinets. It is the upstate New York home of architect Douglas Larson, which he renovated from its post-and-beam bones. The Egg Chair was selected for this position at the kitchen table because of its ability to swivel around and face the views in the opposite direction. So, its unusual use here is twofold: to anchor the head of the table and to function as a place to sit and relax while taking in the view.

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