After more than 50 years in hibernation, the Drop is now relaunched! The chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 as part of his masterpiece, the legendary SAS Royal Hotel (now known as Radisson Blu Royal Hotel) in Copenhagen. The Drop was originally produced along with the Swan and the Egg, but exclusively for the hotel and was never put into standard production. In addition to the original design of pliable, upholstered foam, the Drop is now available in a molded plastic version that is especially relevant for modern interiors.
The Drop is a small chair with a big personality. The design of the back combines a warm embrace with freedom of movement, resulting in a surprising level of comfort. As fresh and vibrant as a new design but with a rare heritage, the Drop comes with an unmistakable personality that is far greater than its simplicity suggests. The attention to detail and the unique design create a bold statement that makes the Drop as relevant today as it was 50 years ago. The chair will blend elegantly into a wide variety of settings as a great example of furniture design that is able to elevate an entire room by its mere presence and beauty.
"Jacobsen often took his inspiration from the human form and the contours of the body. In this way, he humanized technology and the Drop chair for the SAS Royal Hotel represents a masterful intersection of art and industry," says Michael Sheridan, architect and author of the book, Room 606 - The SAS House and The Work of Arne Jacobsen.