50 Years of the Egg

No, not the one that you have for breakfast, the Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair.

After work, I headed over to the Design Within Reach Studio in Flatiron for the 50th Anniversary Event.

Before I go on, I should mention that I have this “thing” for furniture – especially chairs. If I had a choice, I think I’d get rid of my couch (since I don’t really sit on it) and just fill my room with Modern Retro chairs. Then, someone mentioned that if I ever decide to date again, I might want to lay on a couch with someone. Hm. Guess I wasn’t thinking ahead.

Anyway, I was really excited to see what DWR had planned for the event. When we arrived, they had about 4 Egg Chairs set up in the middle of the room with Swan Chairs in between and a few more Egg Chairs displayed in the windows. They served Deviled Eggs, Prosecco, Buffalo Wing and Chocolate Golden Eggs. Interesting Combination – but fun.

The excitement ended there and maybe I expected too much. I thought we’d be greeted at the door by someone welcoming us to the event, I thought the store would be a little more festive, I thought there would be more mingling, a give-away… nope. People walked into the store and didn’t realize they were at an event! An hour into the event, 3 people got up to speak very briefly about the history of the chair and that was it.

One hour, one glass of Prosecco and about 6 Deviled Eggs later, we left. We skipped the Buffalo Wings – not something you want to eat while sitting on an Egg Chair.

Disappointing, but any opportunity to spend quality time with my favorite chairs is still worth it.

4 Comments so far

  1. atom on March 28th, 2008 @ 4:07 pm

    Get rid of your couch already. You know that if you could have it your way a chair Would be your boyfriend!

  2. Melissa (nyc_melissa) on March 28th, 2008 @ 4:27 pm

    Oh, you know me so well. I mean, if you think about it – would I even notice a guy in my apartment if I HAD all of those chairs? No. :)

  3. hfreeman17 on March 30th, 2008 @ 2:39 pm

    Design Within Reach has always perplexed my wife and me viz. prices. We became big fans of Room & Board, both their products and their SoHo showroom.

  4. Melissa (nyc_melissa) on March 30th, 2008 @ 10:04 pm

    I love Room and Board – I’ve picked them over both DWR and the Conran Shop on a few occasions. When you see something you want to purchase, you don’t have to wait 12-16 weeks for it to arrive.
    Most of what they have in the store is in stock.

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