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Don’t just go to work on an egg!

March 26, 2011

The Iconic Ovalia Ovoid Egg Chair

The egg is the symbol of rebirth and new beginning and the world’s fascination with it dates back to ancient times, crossing cultures, religions and geographic locations.

With Easter on the horizon I thought his would be a good time to take a look at the humble ‘egg’ shape and how this has been used in Interior Design, from sofas and contemporary chairs to lighting and accessories.

connoisseurs of iconic design may be interested to learn that the Ovalia Egg Chair, designed by Henrik Thor-Larsen back in 1968, is being re-issued with a limited run of 900 pieces.  Each of the new chairs features a sterling silver medallion, signed and numbered by Larsen, to verify its authenticity.  Modifications include an optional hidden/fully upholstered surround speaker system, additional ergonomic seat-cushioning, and more cushion colour options although the exterior is still available only in white. The sound system and improved cushions add functionality and comfort without compromising on the original styling.

I can imagine that this chair gives the user a real feeling of being ‘cocooned’ and to further enhance the 60’s experience this chair can also be suspended from the rafters as it is designed to take up 600 lbs in weight.

Lomme skilfully combines natural therapies with the cutting edge technology.

Taking our ‘egg’ theme a step further I recently discovered the ‘Lomme’ bed – an egg-shaped structure that incorporates the latest technology designed to eliminate outside sounds preventing disturbances in the night as well as offering a muscle relaxing system to relieve the stress and tension which may otherwise keep us awake, and for those who like to fall asleep listening to music there is also an iPod dock.

Created as a result of two years research into sleep habits, problems and therapies, Lomme skilfully combines natural therapies with the cutting edge technology. Using light, sound and massage therapies, Lomme offers an environment to enhance all the senses – forming a place to rejuvenate, meditate and above all sleep.  This futuristic design is no doubt astronomically priced and is currently only available in Liechtenstein ….but we can still dream!

Here are a few more examples of egg-shaped products……


Egg shaped Relief Light from La La Luna

Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen


Playstation sofa by Seymour Jerszy for B.R.F, Italy


Egg vases by Marcel Wanders


Ciottolo Washbasin by Michael and Christian Sieger for Duravit, Germany

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