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ARNE JACOBSEN (1902-1971)
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ARNE JACOBSEN (1902-1971)

A 'DROP' CHAIR FROM THE SAS ROYAL HOTEL, CIRCA 1958

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ARNE JACOBSEN (1902-1971)
A 'DROP' CHAIR FROM THE SAS ROYAL HOTEL, CIRCA 1958
executed by Fritz Hansen, Copenhagen, copper-plated steel, leather
34 ¾ in. (88.3 cm.) high
Provenance
SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen.

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cf. N. Oda, Danish Chairs, San Francisco, 1999, p. 61;
C. Thau and K. Vindum, Arne Jacobsen, Copenhagen, 1988, pp. 436, 439 and 441;
P. E. Toejner and K. Vindum, Arne Jacobsen, Architekt & Designer, Copenhagen, 1995, p. 84;
M. A. Sheridan, Room 606: The SAS House and the Work of Arne Jacobsen, London, 2003, pp. 202, 206 and 214.

Arne Jacobsen designed a total of six new types of seating for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, among them the Drop chair. The chair was designed specifically for the snack bar at the hotel as well as the guest rooms. The brown color of the leather and the copper-plated steel of the legs matched the hanging lamps illuminating the tables in the bar, while the chairs intended for the guest rooms were covered in wool cloth. Approximately forty chairs were executed in leather.

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