If you're looking for timeless pieces of furniture that fit in well with any style of contemporary décor then the Jacobsen style Egg Chair should definitely be near the top of the list. Arne Jacobsen designed the chair for the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in 1957 and it swiftly became a hugely successful design. So much so in fact, that the Egg Chair is one of the most familiar items of furniture around today. Although Arne Jacobsen was full of disdain for the term 'designer' and thought of himself primarily as an architect, it is for his furniture design that he has become a household name.

While Arne Jacobsen was fortunate enough to enjoy the success of his furniture design in his lifetime, he would surely be amazed at the high proportion of the Jacobsen styled Egg Chairs adorning so many homes today. Although it is a very distinctive and unique piece of furniture, the beauty of the Egg Chair, with its clean lines and functional design, means that it easily fits in within any living space.

Another enormously successful Arne Jacobsen design is the Swan chair. Arne Jacobsen designed this piece of furniture at the same time as the Egg Chair and, again, the Swan Chair is an item of furniture that has become enduringly popular in today's homes.

As Arne Jacobsen designed the chair using fluid lines and very little padding, the Swan Chair is both lightweight and comfortable and it's ideal for both home and office use. As the Swan Chair is available in different fabrics and colours, the luxury and beauty of the chair means that it will complement any interior and décor style. Choosing furniture that will retain its style year after year is important when furnishing a home or office environment and these chairs will certainly not disappoint even the keenest interior designer.

The Jacobsen designed Swan Chair is so named because of its unusual, swan shaped profile and, sitting on an aluminum star-shaped swivel base, it is the ultimate in practicality. In addition to its stunning looks, the chair is incredibly comfortable to sit in. Arne Jacobsen certainly knew how to design items of furniture that would remain popular for many years. If you are looking for items of contemporary furniture that will not date these are ideal additions to your furniture collection, whatever room you choose to place them in.