FRIED EGG – AN ICON TO DANISH DESIGN

In Denmark, we are very proud of our furniture craft which greatly has its roots in the 50s and 60s beautiful balance between tradition, innovation, and craftsmanship. It was in this span that the renowned Danish architect Hans Olsen (1919-1992) worked, and his playful and experimenting expression therefore characterized his line of designer icons.

On the occasion of HRH Crown Princess Mary’s 50th birthday, the Crown Princess opened the special exhibition HRH Crown Princess Mary 1972-2022 at The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle, where Hans Olsen has a great significance. Here pictures, portraits, and objects all tell the story of the Crown Princess and her importance for Denmark.

 

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WORTHY OF A CROWN PRINCESS

At the opening of the exhibition, Crown Princess Mary unveiled a beautiful portrait painted by Spanish-born artist Jesús Herrera Martínez, where 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 was selected for the portrait as a symbol of Danish design.

Read more about the portrait at The Museum of National History and the museum’s website.



WARM AND PLAYFUL LINES

When Hans Olsen designed Fried Egg in 1956 the shape was created with his playful approach to the design process. The chair beautifully captures the tendencies from the 50s, where several of the iconic pieces of furniture we know today was created

The silhouette is asymmetric and with characteristic lines and soft curves, the chair enhances an edge in any home. The shape creates spaciousness, and the flat armrest opens up to the world while it invites you to rest comfortably and nonchalantly. As a tribute to the Royal portrait the Fried Egg chair is available in the beautiful Majestic violet.

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