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Re-introduced: Arne Jacobsen’s Drop Chair

Drop Chair by Fritz Hansen

Because so many memorable designs emerged in the mid-century, we’re big fans of reviving some of our favorite’s for today’s living. One of those is Danish architect Arne Jacobsen’s Drop Chair, which he designed in 1958 alongside the Egg Chair and Swan Chair. This recognizable teardrop shape is back, and dare we say, better than ever?

The Drop Chair was an exclusive design for the legendary Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The unique shape was inspired by the human form and the contours of the body. But while about 200 Drop Chairs graced the hotel’s bar and lobby, they were never put into mass production or available for purpose.

Fritz Hansen’s re-introduction of the Drop Chair was a tedious process, requiring 3D scans to ensure it was modeled exactly after the original design (of which there weren’t any drawings to work from). It’s now available in several options: plastic in six finishes, or upholstered in a range of canvas fabric or walnut leather.

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