The Egg is a chair designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for the Radisson SAS hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is manufactured by Republic of Fritz Hansen; the Egg was designed in a typical Jacobsen style. It is believed to be inspired by Eero Saarinen's "Womb chair". Related to the Egg is the Swan chair and, to some degree, many of Jacobsen's plywood chairs such as "7", the Ant, the Cigar, the Grand Prix-chair, the Pot, the Drop and the Giraffe.. The Egg was designed as a couch. While the Swan couch is still in production, only a handful of Egg couches have been made. A few were made for the Radisson Hotel, a few years back, some were made as a "special edition" couch; the price was quite high—about 400,000 DKK, the equivalent of US$75,000. The reason for the limited production of the Egg couch, besides the wish for exclusivity, is the difficulty involved in making it, plus a design flaw: the couch is too big to be covered by two entire cow-hides, only just possible with the Egg-chair; this leaves a visible stitching down the middle of the couch.
This problem can, however, be solved by making the upholstery in fabric rather than leather. According to an article in The New York Times, the Egg chair has been used by McDonald's as part of a high-concept redesign of one of its restaurants in London. Furthermore, The Egg is in a McDonald's restaurant in Nørrebrogade, among other furniture by Arne Jacobsen, although some are imitations, it was used as the diary room chair in the first UK series of "Big Brother". The newly renovated Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport features the Egg in its boarding area. Now there are hundreds of different types of egg chairs and hanging egg chairs inspired by Arne Jacobsen's design. Danish modern List of Danish furniture designers List of chairs
Egg (2018 film)
Egg is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Marianna Palka and written by Risa Mickenberg. The film stars Christina Hendricks, Alysia Reiner, David Alan Basche, Anna Camp and Gbenga Akinnagbe; the plot centers on conceptual artist Tina, when she introduces her eight-month pregnant art school rival to her non-traditional surrogate Kiki, the truth outs and the patriarchy fights to hang on. Christina Hendricks as Karen Alysia Reiner as Tina David Alan Basche as Don Anna Camp as Kiki Gbenga Akinnagbe as Wayne Egg premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, 2018; the film was released theatrically and digitally in the United States on January 18, 2019, by Gravitas Ventures. Egg on IMDb
Paul Arzens was a French industrial designer of railway locomotives and motor cars. Arzens was born in Paris, at an address along the Boulevard des Batignolles on the northern side of the city; as a young man he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and soon gained recognition as a talented artist able at this stage, unusually, to live reasonably well on the sales proceeds from his paintings. This gave him enough time to pursue other interests in the realms of design; as his life progressed he accumulated a large collection of his own paintings and gained a reputation for an acute reluctance to sell any. In 1935 Arzens turned his interests to automobile engineering, he designed and constructed a six-speed automatic transmission which he installed in an old Chrysler and which worked. Robert Peugeot tried the car and was impressed, although hopes that the system might be adopted for the Peugeot 402 came to nothing because Peugeot had signed a deal with Cotal involving their pre-selector transmission.
Two years Arzens came up with an eye-catching and streamlined two seater cabriolet prototype body built around the chassis of an old Buick. The car was christened "La Baleine". With its integrated headlights, panoramic curved windscreen and proto-ponton format styling, the design anticipated sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s; the car subsequently joined the Bugattis of the Schlumpf Collection at what has become the National Motor Museum in Mulhouse. Two years following the German invasion, the virtual disappearance of petrol for civilian use, Arzens came up with a second Baleine resembling the first at least from the outside, but based on the chassis of an old Fiat - much lighter than a Buick - and encumbered by 1,100 kg of accumulator batteries; this was an electric vehicle with a claimed 10 hp providing a range of more than 200 km at 65/70 km/h. Arzens' next automotive one-off appeared in 1942 and was christened "L'Oeuf", reflecting its egg-shape. Other eye catching features were the tiny wheels and the high proportion of the bodywork formed of curved transparent plexiglas.
The body itself weighed just 60 kg, although adding the electric rear mounted motor raised this to 90 kg. Once batteries were added the vehicle weight was increased to 350 kg, allowing for a range of 100 km at 70 km/h or at 60 km/h 37 mph if two people were on board. In 1947 Paul Arzens was placed on the payroll of the French National Railway Company and his first commission for them dates from that same year. Arzens was behind the designs of the BB and CC locomotives and their numerous derivatives which would together dominate the French railway network during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. One of his earlier designs was for the smooth fronted CC7100 series, it was one of these, the CC7107, which broke the electric train speed record in 1955. The record would stand until broken by a TGV in 1981. Arzens was behind the reverse sloping front window characteristic of locomotives such as the BB15000, which he said had been inspired by the form of a "sprinter on the starting block". Picture of Paul Arzens at Ferropedia thumb painting of Paul Arzens: Baie de Bénodet at Artnet 3wheelers
Egg (2007 film)
Egg is a 2007 Turkish drama film directed by Semih Kaplanoğlu. The film is the first instalment of the Yusuf Trilogy, named after the eponymous lead character of the series, which includes Milk and Honey and released in reverse chronological order, it was shown Directors' Fortnight at the 60th Cannes Film Festival. Poet Yusuf learns about the death of his mother Zehra and goes back to his hometown, where he had not been for years. In his mother's house, a young girl, his cousin Ayla, awaits him. Yusuf had not been aware of Ayla, living with his mother for five years. Ayla conveys to Yusuf Zehra's pledge to sacrifice a lamb after her death and tells Yusuf that he has to carry out his mother's wishes, he succumbs to the memories in the house, the rhythms of the town, its inhabitants, the spaces filled with ghosts. Yusuf and Ayla set off for a saint's tomb, a couple of hours away, for the religious sacrifice ceremony that his mother had pledged. Arriving after the herd from which they had planned to purchase a lamb has gone into the mountains to graze, they are forced to spend the night in a hotel by a nearby crater lake.
A wedding ceremony held at the hotel brings Ayla closer. Nejat İşler as Yusuf Saadet Aksoy as Ayla Ufuk Bayraktar as Haluk Tülin Özen as woman in the bookstore Gülçin Santırcıoğlu as Gül Kaan Karabacak as peasant child Semra Kaplanoglu as Zehra 2007 Valdivia International Film Festival - Best Director, Best Actress 2007 Sarajevo Film Festival - Best Actress, Heart of Sarajevo: Best Actress 2007 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival - Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Camera Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Behlül Dal Digitürk Jury Special Award for Young Talent, NETPAC Jury Award for Best Picture 2007 World Film Festival of Bangkok - Best Director 2008 Istanbul International Film Festival - Golden Tulip, Radikal People's Choice Award 2008 Fajr International Film Festival - Best Director Turkey November 9, 2007 Egg on IMDb Golden Orange at TURSAK Kaplan Film
The world egg, cosmic egg or mundane egg is a mythological motif found in the cosmogonies of many cultures that descend from the proto-Indo-European culture and other cultures and civilizations. The world egg is a beginning of some sort, the universe or some primordial being comes into existence by "hatching" from the egg, sometimes lain on the primordial waters of the Earth; the earliest idea of "egg-shaped cosmos" comes from some of the Sanskrit scriptures. The Sanskrit term for it is Brahmanda, derived from two words -'Brahma' the creator god in Hinduism and'anda' meaning'egg'. Certain Puranas such as the Brahmanda Purana speak of this in detail; the Rig Veda uses a similar name for the source of the universe: Hiranyagarbha which means "golden fetus" or "golden womb". The Upanishads elaborate that the Hiranyagarbha floated around in emptiness for a while, broke into two halves which formed Dyaus and Prithvi; the Rig Veda has a similar coded description of the division of the universe in its early stages.
According to Zoroastrian cosmology, the period of creation to last 3,000 years, began after the treaty, when Ohrmazd recited the Ahunwar prayer, revealing to Ahriman his ultimate defeat and causing him to fall back into the darkness in a stupor, which lasted for the entire period of the creation. During this time Ohrmazd fashioned his creations in material form, by celebrating a “spiritual yasna”, he placed each creation under the protection of one of the seven Amahraspands. First he created the sky; the second creation was water, which filled the lower half of the “egg.” The third creation, shaped like a flat disk, floated on the primeval waters. On it stood the fourth and sixth creations the single plant or tree, the uniquely created bull, the first man, Gayōmard; the seventh creation, was said to have permeated all other creations. During the 3,000 years of the period of material creation these creations were motionless, the sun stood still in the middle of the sky; the Orphic Egg in the ancient Greek Orphic tradition is the cosmic egg from which hatched the primordial hermaphroditic deity Phanes/Protogonus who in turn created the other gods.
The egg is depicted with a serpent wound around it. Many threads of earlier myths are apparent in the new tradition. Phanes was believed to have been hatched from the World-Egg of Ananke or Nyx, his older wife Nyx called. As she created nighttime, he created daytime, he created the method of creation by mingling. He was passed the sceptre to Nyx; this new Orphic tradition states that Nyx gave the sceptre to her son Uranos before it passed to Cronus and to Zeus, who retained it. The Ancient Egyptians abided by a multiplicity of truths. For instance, the Hermopolitan and Memphite theologies, were validated. Under the Hermopolitan theology, there is the Ogdoad, which represents the conditions before the gods were created. An aspect within the Ogdoad is the Cosmic Egg. Life comes from the Cosmic Egg. A philosophical creation story traced to "the cosmogony of Taautus, whom Philo of Byblos explicitly identified with the Egyptian Thoth—"the first who thought of the invention of letters, began the writing of records"— which begins with Erebus and Wind, between which Eros'Desire' came to be.
From this was produced Môt which seems to be the Phoenician/Ge'ez/Hebrew/Arabic/Ancient Egyptian word for'Death' but which the account says may mean'mud'. In a mixed confusion, the germs of life appear, intelligent animals called Zophasemin formed together as an egg, perhaps; the account is not clear. Môt burst forth into light and the heavens were created and the various elements found their stations. Following the etymological line of Jacob Bryant one might consider with regard to the meaning of Môt, that according to the Ancient Egyptians Ma'at was the personification of the fundamental order of the universe, without which all of creation would perish, she was considered the wife of Thoth. In the myth of Pangu, developed by Taoist monks hundreds of years after Lao Zi, the universe began as an egg. A primeval hermaphroditic giant named Pangu, born inside the egg, broke it into two halves: the upper half became the sky, while the lower half became the earth; as the god grew taller, the sky and the earth were separated further.
Pangu died and his body parts became different parts of the earth. In the book Futhark by Edred Thorsson, the cosmic egg is compared to the rune Hagalaz, symbolic of the fertile void from whence everything is spawned, it is symbolic of the chasm Ginnungagap or the void in that the hermaphroditic giant Ymir and the cow Auðumbla dwelt as primeval beings. Hagalaz, as well as representing elemental disruption or chaos, is the potential for the birth of good or evil depending on what sorts of being or entity fertilizes the egg. In magic rituals, users of seidr or galdr wi
Egg London or Egg LDN is an electronic music venue and superclub based in Kings Cross, North London. The venue has demonstrated a primary interest in techno and house music, however at present a variety of electronic dance music is featured in addition to those genres. Egg London consists of three levels hosting five rooms: Basement, Main Room, Terrace and Cell 200, it is granted a 24-hour licence at weekends. In 2017 Egg London won DJ Magazine's Best of British award for'Best Large Club'; the club was founded by Laurence Malice and opened in May 2003. A Victorian warehouse, the building was purchased by Malice in 1997, where it was first used as the headquarters for his original brainchild, Trade; the name Egg is a reference to rebirth. What Came First is a new label dedicated to electronic music, set up by the people behind Egg London club venue in 2016. What Came First aims to introduce rising new talents as well as working with established artists across a range of musical genres from techno to house and chill-out to alternative.
Hosting electronic music events, the club books artists under the house and techno genre, both in the club itself and on an international scale. The style of music on a Friday night differs to that of Saturday, with Friday nights targeted at a younger audience, leading to a huge surge in popularity amongst London’s student scene. Friday bookings showcase a more commercial side to house music with the likes of Secondcity, Route 94, Latmun and Detlef playing in the club from 11pm - 6am. Saturdays attract an older audience with techno artists on the bill including Laurent Garnier, Pan-Pot, Monika Kruse, Sam Paganini, Sven Vath and more until 8am supported by Egg LDN’s in house resident, Kyle E and local London talent including Jozeff and many more. Over the years Egg has provided support to many local and international charities, the main two being The Father Ray Foundation & Shelter From The Storm; the Father Ray Foundation is located in Pattaya and takes care of 850 orphaned and disadvantage children and students with disabilities.
Located locally in Kings Cross, Shelter From The Storm is London’s free homeless shelter, open all year round and funded by donation alone. Egg London won the award for Best Large Club at Dj Mag’s Best of British Awards in December 2017, it holds the 34th position at Dj Mag’s International Top 100 Club Awards. Trade Techno List of electronic dance music venues Official website
Augustus Leopold Egg RA was a Victorian artist best known for his modern triptych Past and Present, which depicts the breakup of a middle-class Victorian family. Egg was born to Joseph and Ann Egg, baptised in St James's Church, Piccadilly, on 30 May 1816, he had George Hine Egg. His father Joseph Egg was a wealthy gunsmith from the distinguished gun making family, who immigrated to London from Huningue, Alsace. Egg was educated in the schools of the Royal Academy, beginning in 1836. Egg was a member of The Clique, a group of artists founded by Richard Dadd and others in the late 1830s. Egg sought to combine popularity with moral and social activism, in line with the literary work of his friend Charles Dickens. With Dickens he set up the "Guild of Literature and Art", a philanthropic organisation intended to provide welfare payments to struggling artists and writers, he acted the lead role in "Not So Bad As We Seem," a play written by Edward Bulwer-Lytton to raise funds for the organisation. His self-portrait in the role is in Hospitalfield House in Arbroath.
Egg's early paintings were illustrations of literary subjects. Like other members of The Clique, he saw himself as a follower of Hogarth, his interest in Hogarthian moral themes is evidenced in his paired paintings The Life and Death of Buckingham, depicting the dissolute life and sordid death of the Restoration rake George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham. Yet his paintings took a humorous look at their subjects, as in his Queen Elizabeth Discovers she is no longer Young. Unlike most other members of The Clique, Egg admired the Pre-Raphaelites, his own triptych, known as Past and Present, was influenced by Hunt's work. The triptych depicted three separate scenes, one portraying a prosperous middle-class family and the other two depicting poor and isolated figures — two young girls in a bedsit and a homeless woman with a baby; the viewer was expected to read a series of visual clues that linked together these three scenes, to reveal that the prosperous family in the central scene is in the process of disintegrating because of the mother's adultery.
The two outer scenes depict the separated mother and children a few years now living in poverty. The painting's use of flashback — the central scene is occurring in the past — has been seen as a precursor of cinema. Egg was an active organiser of exhibitions, being admired by fellow-artists for his dedication and fair mindedness, he was one of the organisers of the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition in 1857. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1860. Always in poor health, Egg spent his years in the warmer climate of continental Europe, where he painted Travelling Companions, an ambiguous image of two near-identical young women that has sometimes been interpreted as an attempt to represent two sides of the same person. A member of the circle of friends that included Dickens and Wilkie Collins, Egg features in their surviving correspondence, he participated, as actor and costume designer, in their amateur theatricals, which were conducted for charitable purposes as noted above. In January 1857 he took a part in Collins's play The Frozen Deep, which starred Dickens and was performed at his home, Tavistock House The production was acted before Queen Victoria and performed for charity.
Dickens described Egg as a "dear gentle little fellow," "always sweet-tempered, conscientious good, beloved."In a 1953 radio interview, Evelyn Waugh was asked "What painters do you admire most?". He answered "Augustus Egg I’d put among the highest." Collins, Wilkie. Letters of Wilkie Collins. Edited by William Baker and William Malpas Clarke. Cowling, Mary. Victorian Figurative Painting. London, Andreas Papadakis Publisher, 2001. Ley, J. W. T; the Dickens Circle: A Narrative of the Novelist's Friendships. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1919. Valentine, Helen, ed. Art in the Age of Queen Victoria: Treasures from the Royal Academy of Arts Permanent Collection. New Haven and London: Yale University Press / Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1999. Media related to Augustus Leopold Egg at Wikimedia Commons 30 paintings by or after Augustus Egg at the Art UK site Phryne's list of pictures in accessible collections in the UK