Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Egg Fresh or Egg Modern?

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Ahh... the famous Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen has be "hatching" all over the place in many design interiors. When I saw the famed Bunny Williams cover on the latest issue of House Beautiful, I was not sure if I liked the use of the Egg Chair in that space amidst more traditional elements in the room.....I thought...mmmmm...how come that works? or Does it work?
How come I can't move my more modern sofa up to my living room to erase the mistake of a sofa I recently made?? So many design gurus seemed to think the Egg Chair in Ms. William's design adds just the right amount of edge, or mmm... what was the word...tension?...
I guess my love of mid century modern everything wanted me to give this red Egg a chance! Soo... the magazine sits on my desk so that I can see it every day and hope that it will grow on me in this setting...
What do you all think?

Is it that it throws things off kilter a bit? or is it the punch of color? or is it really tension?

Below, the yellow Egg seems to fit.... maybe it's because it's in a kitchen, and it reminds me of breakfast there.... or maybe there is less "tension" in the room.....mmm..

What do you think?

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Now, below... (eventhough the blue chairs are "Swans" and not "Eggs") ,
I feel like everything feels like it has it's place, just pretend those are blue "Eggs"...
How does that feel?


Two "Green Eggs" anyone? Seems so quiet and cozy...no tension..nothing off .... or..

Do you think this is boring??





Flicker Interior Design by Attaism Dia Atelier

You can barely make out the "Black Egg" in this modernist living space...

Do you like?


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Or here?... where it all began?
This feels most comfortable to me!!
Tell us what you think?

21 comments:

Maria Killam said...

I love that egg chair. I have wanted one in an egg yolk colour for my living room for quite some time.

highglossblue.blogspot said...

Love it Ivy Lane!
I love the Egg chair in all the above applications (and congratulations to Bunny, I think she's a genius with her black glasses)! There is something fun about the top two rooms, I would enjoy being in them and I would enjoy their owners...sometimes that's how I judge interiors. I cannot help but love the Egg chair in bright yellow at the breakfast table, so witty! I have long wanted one in camel leather (I keep a folder of dreams on my computer), but maybe I'll switch to a color! Love it!

And have you ever see the movie-Down With Love? There are pink Womb chairs all over! Check it out, you'll flip!

Best,
Claire

zane said...

it’s simple and sweet… … Modern Sofa are simply amazing

Fifi Flowers said...

I think the chair fit into all the rooms... I love a mix of furnishings! Adds a little interest!

Julie said...

a classic indeed.

Thank you for your comment.

Cote de Texas said...

you are going to die when you hear the Skirted Roundtable this week!!!! you HAVE to listen!! it should be up by Wed. look for it. too funny.

beachbungalow8 said...

Love the egg chair- it's a classic with beautiful lines and proportions, but...... Well like Joni said, you'll have to come have a listen at the skirted round table this week! We all have Moss' eggs, on the brain!

Julianna said...

Its looking fine, you can find more modern sofa from spacify.com

Julie said...

Hi There,

Just wanted to let you know I gave you an award.

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

I think the egg chair brings "tension", height, fun and color into almost all these rooms. It reminds me of the barcelona chair, it can go into almost room. Great post! Congrads on your award from Belle Vivir! You obviously are well deserving.

Maria Killam said...

You know I agree with you, it looks out of place in that living room!

Ivy Lane said...

Thanks so much Julie! I am HONORED! that is my first award! You made my day...so glad you enjoy my blog!!! :).. I accept and posted it..hope I did that right!!

Have a GREAT rest of the week!

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Miiicha said...

I love this!

|| Miiicha

Ruhvana and Flanelli said...

Oh, I love that chair! actualy I love all the design chairs that there is, or maybe not all but most.

Ruhvana

Porchlight Interiors said...

I love the top image. The egg chair goes well with other styles around it.

Hill Country House Girl said...

Love this post. I, too, like the egg chair along with some other modern classics. I love it in yellow in the kitchen you showed, and I also like the blue ones in the more modern interior - but oh that Bunny, did she ever stir it up with all the design folks by putting it in that room!

Cote de Texas said...

I TOLD you about the skrited roundtable - isn't that weird? great minds think alike I guess!!!

Cote de Texas said...

Ivy - I wrote a long post about seagrass about 3 weeks ago - it tells you everything you need to know!! Design Element #3 is what it is called. thanks!!!

Ann said...

Love egg chairs ... In Bunny William's, I think the reason why some people have second thoughts about the egg chair is because of the blue walls as backdrop to it... but personally I think that the red egg chair in that room rocks...

annechovie said...

I like the yellow egg chair the best. Have a great week!