Drop chair from the SAS Royal Hotel
Fritz Hansen Denmark, 1958 leather, bronze-coated steel 18¼ w x 22 d x 33¾ h in (46 x 56 x 86 cm)
Designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, the Drop chair was produced with both leather and cloth upholstery. The upholstered examples were used in the hotel rooms while the leather examples, produced in a small number, were used in the bar.
This example retains the original leather.
provenance: SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen | Private collection, Switzerland | Phillips, New York, Design Masters , 15 December 2010, Lot 18 | Private collection
literature: Danish Chairs , Oda, pg. 61 Arne Jacobsen , Thau and Vindum, ppg. 432, 439, 441