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Tasked with creating an epic chair and footstool design for the busy lobby of the SAS Royal Copenhagen Hotel in the late 50s, designer Arne Jacobsen took inspiration from the classic chair footstool and made it modern by rendering it in the period’s newest materials—molded fiberglass and tubular steel. The result was a fully-functional, sculptural work of art—the Egg Footstool was born to stand alone or pair with his Egg Chair.
• Enveloping winged design offers optimal comfort in public spaces and personal ones.
• High-quality, single-piece molded fiberglass shell provides superior support and strength for a long-lasting product.
• Iconic design and intriguing backstory make for a conversation piece wherever placed.
• Swivel feature allows for optimal use in multi-purpose spaces or loft areas where activity areas blend into one another and for accommodating conversation between users when desired.
• Modern lines and organic form allow the footstool to meld across many styles including contemporary. minimalist, traditional, eclectic, rustic lodge, mid-century and more.
Today, the Egg Chair and Footstool is still held as a gold standard amongst mid-century furniture designs and is coveted by modern design lovers around the globe. As a result, we pay homage to him by producing our own take on Jacobsen’s timeless design with the expert assistance of BR Design Associates. Our take on this treasured footstool provides all the best features and options to suit each user and their space.
Through a concerted application of his own architectural theories, Arne Jacobsen was able to achieve an footstool design that is both art and furniture. The overall form of our footstool echoes its moniker with round shape and curvy interior. It is contradictory in intention, on one hand providing privacy to the user through an enveloping form whilst being provocational in its visually-striking design.
With its inverted wing design and high curved back, the Footstool ’s privacy features make it ideal for installation in public places. Whether furnishing a hotel lobby or luxury lounge, this footstool provides inviting seating for intimate conversation or personal retreat.
For residential spaces, the footstool provides not only a comfortable relaxation spot for reading, it makes for the ultimate conversation piece. It’s perfectly-placed solo in a quiet corner of the master bedroom or study, or in a pair in the living or media room.
While the Egg Footstool reflects a wholly modern style with almost futuristic shape, the most well-known interior designers and discerning home-owners find it melds beautifully across all décor styles. The leather Footstool ’s timeless style finds it placed in public and personal spaces without regard to decorum. In the most formal interiors it provides a most unexpected, eye-catching element stirring up the oft-found stodginess of these traditional spaces. Most at home in modern or minimalist surroundings, the Footstool becomes more an element of comfort than conformity.
The best versions of Jacobsen’s Egg Footstool, like ours, are crafted from high-quality fiberglass molded for optimal strength and durability. The Soho | Jacobsen Egg Footstool comes in full upholstery over the footstool ’s fiberglass shell. The base is crafted from high-grade steel with satin chrome finish. The tilt and swivel feature provides optimal mobility. The most desirable upholstery choices providing longevity in appearance and wear are our top grain genuine leathers. Upholstered in leather the footstool has a sleek appearance.
Whether you tend to lean toward conservative choices or bold declarations, the Angola | Arne Jacobsen Egg Footstool in leather comes in just the right hue for you. Our neutrals and standards include all the usual suspects such as brown, black and white. While vibrant colors stand out in red, orange, and blue. No matter whether downplayed or played up, this Footstool will be right at home in any color.
To clean, avoid use of harsh acidic or abrasive cleaning solutions. For cleaning and maintenance of metal, use a soft dry cloth to dust if needed. For spills, use a damp soapy sponge or cloth. Consult the manufacturer warranty and cleaning instructions for care of leather upholstery.
15.5"L x 21.5"W x 16"H