Arne Jacobsen's Egg Chair Celebrates Golden Anniversary

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Ruks Living celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Egg Chair designed by Arne Jacobsen. The modern contemporary furniture store offers "egg-straordinary" price on high quality replica of the iconic design.

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The Starship Chair has a retro design that is sophisticated and comfortable making it perfect for the home or the office.

The Egg Chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958, epitomizes modern classic Danish furniture design. Jacobsen was commissioned to design the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, and designed the unique and enduring Egg Chair for the lobby. The Egg Chair shares the Royal Hotel with other famous Jacobsen designs like the Swan Chair, also referred to as the Shuttle Chair, as well as the Drop Chair and Giraffe Chair that never become part of standard production. Even though the Egg Chair was designed for the Royal Hotel, it has gone on to become a timeless classic piece of modern furniture.

The unique design of the Egg Chair was typical of Jacobsen's style. He often used unique and new materials in his pieces and was not afraid to take risks. Some have speculated that the Egg was inspired by Eero Saarinen's Womb Chair, also referred to as the Wombat Chair, as they vaguely share some characteristics. Nonetheless, the Egg Chair's features cause some to suggest that it is a more comprehensive design than the Womb Chair.

The sleek design and organic shape comfortably cups the sitter and allows him to swivel. At the same time, the high wing back provides for some privacy. The Egg has appeared in advertisements, movies, and television since its creation. Among some of the more famous celebrities to "crack" the Egg were Marilyn Monroe in a legendary photo shoot, Brigitte Bardot on the cover of Vogue in the 1960s, and Michelle Pfiefer on the cover of Esquire Magazine earlier this year.

The anniversary of the Egg has created a renewed demand for the classic model. Thomas Peroutka, owner of Ruks Living, has noticed a dramatic increase in demand for the Starship Chair, which is a high quality replica of the Egg Chair. Peroutka states, "While the Starship Chair has always been one of our top selling pieces, this year we have sold a significant amount of them." In celebration of 50 years of the Egg, RuksLiving.com is offering the Starship Chair for the discounted price of $1,499 upholstered in wool and $1,899 upholstered in Italian leather.

"The Starship Chair has a retro design that is sophisticated and comfortable making it perfect for the home or the office." Peroutka continues, "It is rare to have such a complete combination of comfort and style in one chair."

Ruks Living offers a range of affordable furnishings such as the Arne Jacobsen inspired Starship Chair and Shuttle Chair and the Eero Saarinen inspired Wombat Chair. For more information about RuksLiving.com, please contact Thomas Peroutka at 877-374-RUKS(7857) or e-mail tom(at)ruksliving.com.

About Ruks Living
Ruks Living is a specialized online retailer of contemporary and modern furniture and accessories inspired by modern classic designers. The company's modern furniture line consists of chairs, sofas, loveseats, loungers, tables and accessories for individuals, design professionals and corporations of all sizes. The company's goal is to offer high quality furniture at affordable prices.

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