Miniature Garden Egg

Ghyczy, 1968

The Garden Egg was originally intended to be a garden chair. At that time Peter Ghyczy was working for the synthetics manufacturer Elastogran/Reuter in Lemförde. As leader of the design department, his tasks included exploring suitable areas of application for what were then new and particularly promising synthetic materials. The most prominent and later legendary example of this work was the Garden Egg.
As the name of the chair implies, this is an eggshaped object with a flat underside and a folding top. When open, the top forms the backrest. Inside there are soft cushions for comfort. When closed, the weather-proof, rain-proof 'shell' ensures that the chair can be kept outside all year round.

Scale: 1:6

Material: Lacquered polyurethane, interior cushions with textile cover, metal hinge for lid

Manufacturer of the full-scale 1:1 model since 1998 Ghyczy Selection, Swalmen, The Netherlands

  • Designer:
  • Ghyczy, Products
  • Size (l/h/w):
  • 73 x 139 x 125 mm

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