Shopping: Designer chairs that will stand the test of time

10. Fritz Hansen Egg Chair
From S$10,380, at W. Atelier

Another recognisable icon that has stood the test of time, the Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen was designed in 1958 for the first commission for the lobby and reception areas of Copenhagen's SAS Royal Hotel.

The Egg sprang from a new technique which Jacobsen pioneered: a strong foam inner shell beneath the upholstery. The design is available in a wide range of fabric upholstery as well as leather, and is always combined with a star base in aluminium mounted on a satin-polished steel pedestal. A matching footstool is also available.