Why should I buy an Egg chair?

Posted by Manhattan Home Design on Jan 8th 2019

The Egg chair is strange, let’s face it. It’s weird looking, and it seems like it comes from another dimension or another time. You can say it looks futuristic, but it also looks sort of alien, and yet, you just can stop looking at it. Arne Jacobsen knew how to make people uncomfortable with beauty, and he also knew how to make them comfortable through furniture. The Egg chair is weird, yes, but it is also extremely ergonomic and soft, especially in leather.

Manhattan Home Design’s Egg chair replica in leather differs from the fabric Egg chair replica on the price alone. The rest is the same quality manufacturing process, the one that we use to create all of our best-selling mid-century reproductions. Most people have told us that they can hardly notice the difference between our chair and the original, and that’s a very good compliment. We’re not looking to imitate; we’re looking to bring you the best for a fair price.

Specifications and dimensions

However, the manufacturing process does create expenses, and he specific build and materials required to craft one of these chairs bring the price up to $2,388. However, an original Egg chair will probably set you back around 4 to 5 thousand dollars on average. The premium upholstery is top-grade leather hand-stitched using braided lockstitch technology, the base is polished aluminum, and the shell is curvature-true fiberglass covered by PU-injected foam and synthetic Dacron silk.

At 42 inches tall, this is one of the highest designer chairs you can get for your lounge. It is also 35 inches wide, which makes it a bit thinner, and only 29 inches long. With this in mind, why should you buy an Egg chair? Isn’t it just too exaggerated for a mid-century living room?

To be fair, most people who encounter a Jacobsen design will have the same thought. However, mid-century furniture is about defying the boundaries of design and construction without losing the aesthetic focus or functional prowess. This chair is perfect for any living room. It doesn’t recline but it will embrace you in luxury and comfort, and you will hardly want to get up.


A pre-order is manufactured just for you or is in the process of being manufactured and allows you to save 40% since we can cut out any storage and warehousing fees.
Our specialized team will start handcrafting it for you and deliver it in just 2-12 weeks. The lead time should show on the page next to the Pre-Order option, feel free to chat with us to confirm it. The standard in the furniture industry is over 20 weeks.
If you have any questions, our team will guide you through the ordering process.


The team was a pleasure to work with - customer service, workmanship, and quality are outstanding. 8 weeks lead time is actually fast for the furniture industry!
-Suzanne Palmer

Being able to customize the color of my furniture was key for us. We placed a custom order, got the colors we needed, and saved big compared to in-stock items. Great experience overall, 12 weeks was worth it!
-Richard Eaton


Custom-made items are put in production within 48 hours after the order is placed.
Pre-orders are not able to be returned or refunded based on buyer’s remorse.
The following terms will apply:

  • Full payment is required for pre-orders.
  • Order can be cancelled within 48 hours without fees.
  • After 48 hours, cancellations will require a 20% fee from the customer.
  • After two (2) weeks a pre-order is placed, the order cannot be canceled, and will have the full right to receive full payment for the order placed for the pre-order item.