Hello design addicts,
this is my first post on this forum.
I always dreamt of owning a beautiful, comfortable Lounge/Reading chair, and now finally I moved to an apartment big enough to make it happen.
After lots of research and reading it comes down to the Egg Chair (with tilt and Ottoman).To me it's just the most beautiful Lounge Chair, and I think it's quite comfy (only tried one for a minute though).
The only other alternative would be a Womb Chair: not that gorgeous design-wise (in my opinion), but not bad either – and it's probably even more comfortable. I'm based in Berlin though, and it looks like there are not many Womb Chairs on offer in Germany/Europe.
Back to the Egg: I'm not a collector and don't have any experience in buying design classics, so I'd really appreciate some help. Here are some questions:
– What's the best place to search for an Egg chair: Ebay, auctions, shops. Where did you find yours?
– If I find one: How do I make sure that it's no replica? Does it matter if it's upholstered or not (regarding the price)?
– I'd love to have the Ottoman, but most offers are without one – and if it's included, the prices are significantly higher. I assume it doesn't make sense to buy an Egg chair first and search for an Ottoman later, because it won't be possible to upholster the Ottoman with the fitting fabric/leather?
– To me the Egg Chair looks best in leather, but offers for a leather Egg Chair w. Ottoman are steep: 10.000 € or more. Is that a reasonable price or is it possible to find one in a decent condition for (way) less?
Sorry, I know, lots of questions, but any answer would help a lot. Thanks!