Hans Olsen
House of
Hans Olsen
Hans Olsen
House of
Hans Olsen
Classic Collection · 1956

Fried Egg

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EUR 2.999
Light green/Petrol/Fresh peach
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Fried Egg

A unique asymmetrical lounge chair, designed by the highly acclaimed Danish architect, Hans Olsen in the 1950s. Fried Egg is also available in an exclusive anniversary edition with sustainable fabric, launched to celebrate the 100th birthday of Hans Olsen. 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 anniversary edition of Fried Egg is available in two beautiful options, both of which add an extra sensuousness to the Fried Egg chair by combining three different colours on the inside, outside, and on the cushion. The fabrics are a combination of Hero and sustainable textiles, Re-wool and Merit by Maharam, in colours with a modern and light expression.

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 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. The sustainable anniversary edition of Fried Egg has been created for the occasion of the 100-year anniversary for Hans Olsen’s birth where new, sustainable textiles have been brought into the Warm Nordic universe to combine tradition and renewal.


Designer: Hans Olsen
Textile/Leather: Hero991,Rewo828,Merit035(Kva)
Textile/Leather color: Petrol, Light green,Fresh peac
Material: Textile, foam, wood
Martindale: 100000, 50000, 85000
Design Year: 1956
Assembly & Care Instructions: WN_Care_Fried Egg_A5.pdf
Colour: Light green/Petrol/Fresh peach
Frame: Oiled solid teak
Lightfastness: 6
Dimension in cm: W99 x D68 x H68


Hans Olsen’s remarkable designs from the 1950s are vivid examples of the beautiful diversity of Danish Modernism. This Danish architect and industrial designer took on the classic virtues of the Academy of Fine Arts and the great master, Kaare Klint, but opted for a more playful and experimental approach to furniture design. Hans Olsen challenged contemporary production methods and much of his inspiration came from the opportunities offered by moulding wood. A refusal to compromise in terms of comfort, functionality and aesthetics is Hans Olsen’s trademark, and his iconic design attracts just as much attention today as it did back then. After consultation with Hans Olsen’s family, Warm Nordic will uphold the design legacy of this great architect and will regularly launch more House of Hans Olsen uncompromising designs.

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