The Drop chair was created by renowned designer Arne Jacobsen in 1958 as part of his masterpiece, the legendary Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. After more than 50 years in hibernation, the Drop has been relaunched. 

Drop Chair by Arne Jacobsen

Drop Chair by Arne Jacobsen

The Drop was originally produced along with the Swan and the Egg but in a very limited number exclusively for the hotel. Unlike the other two, the Drop was never made available to purchase. 56 years later the small chair with a big personality is reborn by Fritz Hansen – and available to the public – with a fresh and vibrant new design, with a rare heritage.

Drop Chair by Arne Jacobsen

Drop Chair by Arne Jacobsen

The shell comes in plastic in six colours – white, black, sand yellow, fire red, storm blue and stone grey shell.

The upholstered version is available in a range of Kvadrat fabrics or leathers. The base consists of four legs in chromed or powder coated steel tubes.

Original Drop, Egg and Swan chairs

Original Drop, Egg and Swan chairs

Being among the first to introduce modernist ideas to Denmark, Arne Jacobsen is often referred to as the father of mid-century Modern Danish design. Jacobsen was born in 1902 in Copenhagen. His early career focussed on architecture, however Jacobsen is most famous for his furniture designs, including such iconic designs as the Ant Chair, the Egg Chair and the Series 7 Chair collection, all for Danish manufacturer Fritz Hansen.

Price | $550-$750

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