A festive look at the egg-shaped designs that show how artists, designers and architects have been influenced by what the chicken laid….
1: The Egg Chair. Smooth, rounded oval at the back, opening into a winged, organic armchair that nestles the occupant: Arne Jacobsen designed Egg™ Chair in 1958, as part of a commission for the SAS Royal Copenhagen Hotel in Denmark. It’s still produced in Denmark, by the original manufacturer, Fritz Hansen
2: Bigert & Bergström created this sculptural chamber in the form of an egg-shaped sauna that has been installed at Luossabacken in Kiruna, northern Sweden
3: This floating egg by Stephen Turner was a collaborative project between the artist, Space Place & Urban Design (SPUD) and architects PAD Studio to show how the arts can engage with environmental issues, generate new perspectives and how collaborative working between a range of professionals can facilitate this
4: The ultimate in giving back to nature, (below) these egg-shaped biodegradable burial pods allow burial spaces to be transformed from desolate graveyards into lush memorial forests. Made by Italian firm Capsula Mundi
5: The divine Gregg table lamp by Foscarini, in satinized free-blown glass, available in three sizes. An organic, elegant and familiar shape that does not use pure geometry as its point of reference
6: Intelligent architecture by James Law, this futuristic egg-shaped structure, called Cybertecture Egg, in Mumbai is a perfect example of the blend of iconic architecture, environmental design, intelligent systems engineering. The building was commissioned by Vijay Associate (Wadhwa Developers)