Peter Ghyczy, born in 1940, left his native Hungary in 1956 due to the Hungarian revolution for West-Germany. After completing his secondary education in 1961, he began pursuing his interests by studying sculpture at the Düsseldorf Art Academy followed by studying architecture at Aachen University.
Garden Egg Chair
From 1968 until 1972 he was head of the design department at Elastogran / Reuter. It was there that he designed a unique design chair, the garden egg chair, in 1968. In 1972, Peter Ghyczy traded again in his country of residence, this time moving to the Netherlands, where he founded the firm Ghyczy Selection BV, and the production of the garden egg chair has been based there since 1998.
Perhaps the essence of Peter Ghyczy’s work, and what signifies him as a designer most, are the smooth blends that he manages to create out of seemingly contradictive concepts. The elements of classical Modernism that can be found in his designs demonstrate this clearly, as well as the Art Deco which manages to live alongside a quick, subtly playful style. The garden egg chair is an excellent example of this.