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Arne Jacobsen, 1958
The Drop chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 to furnish his major work, the legendary Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The first Drop chairs were produced at the same time as the first Egg and Swan chairs, but in a very limited number and exclusively for the hotel.
After more than 50 years of dormancy, this atypical chair arrives on the market. It's a small chair with a big personality, which looks as contemporary and modern today as it did half a century ago. The backrest design provides excellent support and freedom of movement, giving the chair an amazing level of comfort.
Shell ABS plastic – in option, upholstered with cold cured foam and fabric or leather
Base four legs in thin chromed tubes
Width 45,5 cm Depth 54,5 cm Total height 88,5 cm – Seat height 46 cm / 18.1”
Warranty Fritz Hansen offer an extended warranty if the Drop chair is registered online within 3 months fritzhansen.com/my-fh
Drop Chair Plastic Shell
+ 4 pfelt glides
Drop Chair Upholstered
+ 4 felt glides
Arne Jacobsen was born on February 11, 1902 in Copenhagen. His father, Johan Jacobsen, is a wholesale trader in safety pins and snap fasteners. His mother, Pouline Jacobsen, a bank clerk, paints floral motifs in her spare time. The family lived in a typical Victorian style home. As a contrast to his parents’ overly decorated taste, Arne paints his room in white.
Background & school relations
He met the Lassen brothers at Nærum Boarding School: later, Flemming Lassen was to become his partner in a series of architectural projects. Arne Jacobsen is a restless pupil, always up to pranks, with a self-deprecating humour. Already as a child, he showed an extraordinary talent for drawing and depicting nature through scrupulous studies. He wants to be painter, but his father felt that architect was a more sensible choice.
The Pleasant and the necessary trips abroad
Jacobsen’s travelling begin already in his twenties, when he went to sea to New York. Then followed an apprenticeship as a bricklayer in Germany and a series of study and drawing excursions to Italy. Jacobsen produced some of his finest watercolours during this period, capturing atmospheres and shapes accurately and carefully. From the beginning of his career, Jacobsen turned his gaze abroad, without abandoning Danish traditions.
Arne Jacobsen behind the design
Jacobsen production reflects his personality: an insistent, perfectionist modernist, to whom no detail was trivial, although the main picture was basically black/white and unambiguous. On the other hand, the nature-loving botanist and jovial family man: like him, his work is precise and warm, Danish and universal, modern and timeless.
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