One mega classic icon of Scandinavian design is the Egg™ chair by Arne Jacobsen (1958). Originally designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, and in production by Fritz Hansen. This comfortable piece of furniture is now available in the stunning Re-Wool fabric by Margrethe Odgaard for Kvadrat. Re-Wool was developed in an upcycling project by Kvadrat and their UK manufacturer Wool-tex (a mill specialized in the production of natural wool textiles).
Re-Wool is made with 45% recycled wool which reduces the products environmental impact as the recycled fibres have already been processed and thereby takes farming, transportation, scouring and dyeing out of the equation. It complies with EU Eco Label ”The Flower”.
Egg™ chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen (1958). Upholstred in Re-Wool by Margrethe Odgaard for Kvadrat (2019). Photo copyright Fritz Hansen.
Re-Wool fabric by Margrethe Odgaard for Kvadrat. Up-close you see how the new wool added to the vibrant mixed waste-wool base create a feel like ”bright stitching on dark fabric”. It is a masterpiece of new innovation, surely to become a classic. Alongside upholstery wool fabrics like Hallingdal by Nanna Ditzel (1965). Photo copyright Kvadrat.