The Fried Egg

The Fried Egg

from 4,799.00

Hans Olsen, 1956


Materials: Moulded foam shell on solid teak base upholstered in fabric or sheepskin

Dimensions: H: 26.8” W: 39” D: 26.8””

Options: Upholstered in 6 fabric options, with either matching seat cushion or some versions with contrast cushion upholstery. Grey or white sheepskin also available

Lead Time: 5-7 weeks approximately

Tear Sheet

Upholstery Color:

A unique asymmetrical lounge chair, designed by the highly acclaimed Danish architect, Hans Olsen in the 1950s. The Fried Egg chair, in all its personality and capriciousness, is at last available for any design lovers who wish to add a bit of edginess to their homes in the shape of a unique item of designer furniture with roots in Danish Modernism. This roomy, comfortable chair was christened ‘Fried Egg’, because that is what it looks like when viewed from above. The flat armrests invite you to swing your legs nonchalantly up on them, when you really feel like relaxing. As a tribute to the 1950s’ adoration of colour and love of teak, one of the Fried Egg options is this elegant type of wood and upholstery in a range of stunning colours. You also have the option of playing with two-tone combinations, which are strongly reminiscent of a fried egg. Choose an exclusive furnishing fabric from Kvadrat in a carefully selected shade from the Warm Nordic universe. The frame is available in the highest quality teak.

The distinctive Fried Egg chair was originally designed in 1956 by the architect Hans Olsen, whose experiments led to some highly original designer furniture. The chair is also referred to as ‘Model 188’ and is a collector’s icon, which only rarely comes up for auction in Denmark. The Fried Egg chair stands out with its playful idiom, which in its very own way captures the zeitgeist of the 1950s, when experiments, bravery and skill resulted in world-class furniture. Hans Olsen had an exceptional awareness of line, surface and colour. In his designs, he was not afraid to combine classic values with humour, and Fried Egg aroused well-deserved attention when it was presented at the Cabinetmakers’ Guild Furniture Exhibition in Copenhagen in 1956. The Fried Egg dining chair has been specially selected for the Warm Nordic range as a tribute to iconic Nordic design that invests modern décor with invaluable diversity and depth.

Upholstery Options;


Apple Red/Pale Rose - Hero 551/Canvas 614

Dark Ochre/Pale Rose - Canvas 424/Canvas 614

Petrol/Forest Green - Hero 991/Ritz Velvet 6381

Pale Rose/Dark Ochre - Canvas 614/Canvas 424

White Sheepskin

Grey Sheepskin

Petrol - Hero 991

Apple Red - Hero 551

Grey Melange - Canvas 134

Dark Ochre - Canvas 424

Pale Rose - Canvas 614

Caramel - Hero 481