International Decorative Art

Fried Egg Chair

Fried Egg Chair

Design Date c. 1956

Designer Hans Olsen (1919–1992, Danish)

Manufacturer Verner Birksholm, Denmark

Media molded foam shell on solid teak frame with original wool upholstery

Dimensions 27 1/2 x 40 x 29 inches

This playful design by Hans Olsen is both attractive and humorous. This chair is also known as Model 188, but it is more commonly referred to by its nickname, because when viewed from above it looks like a fried egg. The asymmetrical seat was meant for comfort, as you can swing your legs over the side when you want to be especially casual. Hans Olsen was known for his unique, often experimental, approach to design.

ON VIEW in Vance Kirkland Gallery 1

Markings unmarked

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2011.0555