When Danish designer Nanna Ditzel created her Hanging Egg Chair in 1959, noway she could have envisioned the influence it would have on future generations. Or maybe she could. The innovative shape sculpted from woven rattan spoke to the tenets of modern Scandinavian design, but it was translated by Ditzel in her own unique way with organic, soft, and feminine lines and the use of natural materials. The award-winning Dane, a graduate of the prestigious Design School of Copenhagen, eschewed traditional design concepts and embraced experimentation.
After cruising through the recent High Point Market and a few online websites, we’ve concluded that the now-iconic Hanging Egg Chair has seemingly spawned a limitless assortment of current-day adaptations. Simply appealing.