History of the Garden Egg Chair
The garden egg chair is a classic among designer furniture made by the hands of Peter Ghyczy in 1968, as head of the design department at Elastogran / Reuter. Peter Ghyczy was experimenting with newly developed synthetic materials and one of the results which drew the most attention was the unique and complex design of the garden egg chair.
From Suitcase to Egg Chair
The original idea was to design a portable piece of design furniture which could be put up and closed without having to take the seating pads out. The first design of the garden egg chair was not egg-shaped at all, but looked more like a suitcase. Only little by little Peter Ghyczy realized that the design was going to be an egg and so the garden egg chair was born.
40 Years Garden Egg Chair
In 2008, the garden egg chair reached the land-mark age of 40. This unique design chair has not stood still in its development during these years, as more suitable materials being substituted for previous ones as technology progressed.
In the beginning, the garden egg chair was manufactured by the East-German firm VEB-Synthese-Werk in Swarzheide, but in 1998 the garden egg chair found its way home again and the egg chair’s base of production is now Ghyczy Selection BV in the Netherlands.