Design classic (38) – drop chair

I first researched this beaut by Arne Jacobsen around a year ago (according to Pinterest – I think it was maybe a smidgeroo longer…?), but was dismayed to find that the reason there were no pics online was that it was only produced for a limited run for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen:

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Here it is with its big sisters: the Swan and Egg chairs, also by Mr Arne and also created for that hotel (and confusingly and rather ugly-ly all in the same shade – how trends change over 56 years!):

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Fast forward 6 months from my original disappointment and Fritz Hansen saved the day by reintroducing it in lots of delicious pastel shades as well as a large dose of leather.  You guessed it, my fave option is the caramel leather….I am nothing if not predictable.

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And here’s a little scheme I’ve dreamt up for a dining space, full of textural natural materials and a big dose of mixed metal BLING.

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{credit: Elly MacDonald Design // from top left: navy grasscloth, horn frame, brass frames, copper pendants, agate platters, gold-rimmed glassware, gold flatware, caramel leather drop chair, reclaimed wood table, sheepskin bench (not massively practical in a dining room I know, just Scotchguard it within an inch of its life), Oushak rug, parquet floorboards}

Make sure you let me know what you reckon, and have a happy weekend loves!

8 comments

  1. Moma says:

    Well, I’m not to sure about that drop chairs, they don’t look too comfortable (yea, I know this is how you tell working class people from the rest :-))

    But I do like the blings and the table although I wish it was a bench, or I should rather say I want a wooden bench, I need one in my life!

    Have a great weekend!

    • Elly says:

      Ha true Moma true, I suppose one has to consider actual practical issues… Good luck finding the bench, let me know when you get one!

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