A ROYAL TRIBUTE TO DANISH DESIGN
FRIED EGG – AN ICON OF DANISH DESIGN
In Denmark, we are proud of our furniture craftsmanship, which is largely rooted in the fine balance between tradition, innovation and craftsmanship of the 50s and 60s. It was in this range that the renowned Danish architect Hans Olsen (1919-1992) worked, and his playful and experimental expression therefore came to characterize his series of design icons.
On the occasion of H.K.H. Crown Princess Mary's 50th birthday, the Crown Princess opened the special exhibition H.K.H. on 3 February 2022. Crown Princess Mary 1972-2022 at the National History Museum at Frederiksborg Castle, where Hans Olsen has received a very special award. Here, pictures, portraits and objects tell the story of the Crown Princess and her importance to Denmark.k.
WORTHY OF A CROWN PRINCESS
For the opening of the exhibition, Crown Princess Mary unveiled a beautiful portrait painted by the resident, Spanish-born artist Jesús Herrera Martínez, in which the Crown Princess is portrayed sitting elegantly in the iconic Fried Egg chair from Hans Olsen. It is a great honor for Warm Nordic that Fried Egg has been chosen for the portrait as a symbol of Danish design.
Read more about the portrait at the National History Museum and the museum's website.
A WARM AND LEGENDARY EXPRESSION
When Hans Olsen designed the Fried Egg in 1956, the shape was created with his playful approach to design work. The chair beautifully encapsulates the trends from the 50s, when many of the iconic pieces of furniture we know today were created.
The silhouette is asymmetrical and with characterful lines and soft curves, the chair manages to add edge to any home. The shape creates spaciousness and the flat armrest opens up the world, while inviting you to rest comfortably and nonchalantly.