Thursday, October 1, 2015

RADISSON BLU® + The Egg™ Chair Design Contest!

The Egg™ Chair - One of my favorite versions is the camel with a brass base.

As most of you know I taught Interior Design on the college level for eight years. I know a great opportunity when I hear one. I was thrilled when Radisson Blu hotels contacted me to share their latest venture about a fabulous contest. Are you familiar with the iconic Egg chair?? It's a favorite in the design world. Designed in 1958 by the famed Danish architect Arne Jacobsen, (Fritz Hansen) the original chair was created and engineered for the Radisson Royal hotel in Denmark. Jacobsen designed not only The Egg Chair but also the lobby and reception areas of the hotel. The Egg chair combines his theory of integrated design and is a wonderful example of form and function working simultaneously. 

The Radisson Blu is looking to all of you creatives, design enthusiasts and guests to devise a new look for this iconic piece with their online configurator here!!

Here are the details about the global design contest:

Beginning Sept. 1, 2015 to Oct. 13, 2015 - Each week finalists will be selected to compete in a final round judged by an expert panel and the winner will receive a customized egg chair based off their design and a 3-night VIP trip to Copenhagen, Denmark. Additionally, the winning design may also become part of the brand’s new interior design scheme which will launch later this year and the top 15 final designs will be displayed at select Radisson Blu hotels as part of a 2016 miniature traveling exhibition around the world.

Radisson Blu®, one of the world’s leading hotel brands, and in cooperation with Republic of Fritz Hansen, has launched a global design contest inviting participants to customize the iconic egg chair, originally created by the legendary Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen. The hotel, now the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen, is recognized as the world’s first designer hotel. 

With more than 280 Radisson Blu  hotels and resorts in operation in 62 countries, the brand provides a full range of innovative design led products and services, delivering genuine and relevant guest experiences with a distinctive Yes I Can!SM philosophy. Acclaimed hotels currently in the Americas include: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago; Radisson Blu Mall of America; Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia and Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown. For more information and contest rules please visit

The expert design jury is very impresses, read more about them here

Happy Designing and Good Luck!!
USE the online design tool to begin your design now.

Arne Jacobsen

I love the sculptural quality of The Egg Chair! It mixes well with both traditional and modern elements!

1 comment:

NotesFromAbroad said...

My brother in law was a doctor and he had one of these in black leather in his office. He did his best thinking in that chair, he said :)


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