During the mid of the 20th century, furniture evolved side by side with architectural and technological progress. Instead of the traditional classic furniture with its heavy, carved wood, and dark materials, Jacobsen introduced the new technological applications and materials at that time for his furniture inspirations. His concept of design was based on lightness, minimalistic style, sculptural figures and excellent craftsmanship. Jacobsen managed to brake the traditional methods by designing the body of the Egg Chair in non conventional shape, from a light weight plaster shell, and injecting it with synthetic foam which make the Egg Chair very comfortable, and very light. Jacobsen egg chair reproductions was later followed by even lighter models made of fibreglass and polyurethane foam. The egg chair reproductions furniture is extremely lighter now days, with an overall weight of 18 kg.
Only a limited production of egg chairs have ever made by the danish furniture company Fritz Hanzen, they were very expensive up, to 60.000UD each. The Fritz Hanzen had the full exclusivity on its production licence and made exclusively for the Royal hotel, that,s why there are very few originals, some of them displayed in museums, Art gallery or owned by specialised collectors.
The Fritz Hanzen released a special edition of 50 egg chairs at the celebration of its 50Th anniversary. Each egg chair was released with a special stamped signature of arnie jacobsen. In addition to the egg chair original design which was notable for its curvaceous and rounded egg shell shape, the danish furniture company the Fritz also manufactured the egg chair in couch version, unfortunately the egg Chair Couch furniture reproduction did not last long, and did not witness any success because of manufacturing issues and high cost production, the project was soon dropped by the Frtiz manufacturing company.