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The return of the small gathering, in partnership with Fritz Hansen.
Words by Harriet Fitch Little. Photography by Staffan Sundström.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, trend analysts predicted that the 2020s would herald the return of a hedonism akin to the previous century’s roaring twenties—to all-night parties, wild dancing and enticing strangers. In contrast, one of the most striking trends of the past year has been the ascent of small dinner parties. After so much isolation, it seems that what we’re craving most is to catch up on creating meaningful memories with our closest friends and family.

Fritz Hansen’s reissue of Arne Jacobsen’s 1952 Egg table is perfectly timed: its playful and unusual design means that no two people are sitting directly opposite each other, prompting new ways of connecting. This seems fitting, given the egg has always been understood as a symbol of new beginnings.

To celebrate the renaissance of the intimate gathering, we’ve styled the Egg table with a family of chairs from the Arne Jacobsen archive. 

This story was produced in partnership with Fritz Hansen.

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