The Drop chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 as part of his seminal masterpiece, the iconic Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The Drop was originally produced along with the Swan and the Egg chairs but in a very limited number, exclusively for the hotel.
Whilst other designs for the hotel stayed in the Fritz Hansen catalogue the Drop Chair never actually entered production until recently. Just one room in the SAS Copenhagen has maintained Arne Jacobsen's original design 'Room 606', where the drop chair can still be seen in it's original form. Following improved manufacturing techniques and an X-ray of one of the very few original Drop Chairs remaining to examine the structural makeup, the Drop Chair has now been released into Fritz Hansen's permanent collection.
Materials: Shell - ABS plastic with nylon as reinforcement inside. The base consists of four legs in powder coated steel tubes in same colour as the shell. With leg ferrules of black synthetic material.
Dimensions: Height: 88.5cm x Width: 45.5cm x Depth: 54.5cm (Seat height: 46cm)
Delivery Time: Around 8/10 weeks
Designed in 1958, this is an licensed Fritz Hansen original piece.
The legendary Arne Jacobsen trained as an architect in Copenhagen. His most famous buildings include Arhus Town Hall in Denmark, the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen and St Catherine's College in Oxford England. His experiments into plywood resulted in the Ant chair in 1952.
The work on the SAS Royal Hotel resulted in some of his most outstanding designs, including the Egg and Swan chairs, a stainless steel cutlery set now made by silver manufacturer Georg Jensen and a series of lamps, manufactured by &Tradition and Louis Poulsen. A perfectionist and a master of detail, Jacobsen worked right up to his death in 1971. In central London, his Royal Danish Embassy on Sloane Street was completed only in 1977. He was one of Denmark's most influential 20th-century architects & designers.
Learn more about Arne Jacobsen over on our Journal.