Unique homes need furniture that has peculiar shapes.
If you’re tired of the normal design chairs then you’ll need to explore the world of designer chairs that have been formed to ensure that they add a unique look to your home.
One of them is called the Drop Chair which is a masterpiece of the great Danish designer Arne Jacobsen.
It’s an oddly-shaped chair that resembles a water droplet when viewed from the front or back.
You may have already seen one in a friend’s house or in some offices that you’ve already visited and if you want something as unique as this chair, then that’s definitely what we’re going to talk about in this guide:
Just like any other designer chair out there, the authentic drop chair can be very expensive and it’s something that’s hard to acquire if you’re like most of us who are on a tight budget but still want furniture that looks unique from every angle.
That’s why in this guide, we’re going to explore the top 5 drop chair replicas and reproductions that are ready to grace your home without requiring you to spend too much to the point of breaking your bank.
But before going through the details, we’ll first talk about the chair’s history.
These chairs were meant to furnish Copenhagen’s Radisson Blue hotel, especially its lobbies.
The entirety of the building along with the furnishings is all the work of Arne Jacobsen for the SAS or Scandinavian Airline System.
While doing the project for the hotel, Jacobsen who once worked as a landscape architect, wanted to use a theme that resembles a modern garden.
That’s precisely the reason why the chair had an oval organic form that matches every furnishing that was made for the hotel.
At first, there were only a few Drop Chairs that were manufactured as they were only supposed to be used exclusively for the Radisson Blue Hotel.
And even with all the chair’s attractiveness, it remained forgotten for more than 50 years before getting some attention again which sparked the need for it to become commercially available
The chair has been resurrected by the Republic of Fritz Hansen furniture manufacturing company and it’s them who got the chair reintroduced in 2014 at Salone del Mobile Milano.
The Republic of Fritz Hansen has started a collaboration with Jacobsen in 1934 and since then, the architect has created some furniture of memorable designs for the company which includes the Swan Chair, the Grand Prix Chair, the Ant Chair, the Series 7 Chair, and the iconic Egg Chair.
Most of Arne Johansen’s designs were not an instant hit including the drop chair but since its comeback, it’s become a very popular choice by hotels and households for their living room, dining area, and lounge areas.
Now that you know the history of the drop chair, let’s start exploring the cheaper versions and replicas of this chair which are available in the market at present.
Just like any other designer chairs (especially if it’s the antique ones that you’re looking for), the original drop chair can be very expensive.
So if you’ve got the love for furniture and decorating your home with some peculiar pieces of furnishings then looking for an alternative or even replicas would be the best thing to do.
And here are the top 5 drop chair replicas that you’ll find in the market.
The original drop chair design by Arne Jacobsen is just like all the other chairs he created.
It’s a masterpiece that has become an icon in our modern era.
It’s been originally manufactured along with the Egg and the Swan chair and only a very few quantities were made since it was only intended for use at the SAS Royal Hotel or what is now known as the Radisson Blue Hotel in Copenhagen.
The seat material is durable ABS plastic which is given a reinforcement made from nylon.
It embraces the back and buttocks very well while still giving freedom for movement and that results in a level of comfort that’s pleasantly surprising, to say the least.
The egg chair is designed to have minimalist tubular legs that provide stable support without grabbing too much attention from the seat’s appearance.
This one is an authentic Drop Chair which is made in Denmark by Republic of Fritz Hansen.
The original drop chair is truly a mid-century masterpiece that’s designed to grace the modern home but it can be an expensive chair for those who are in a tight budget.
However, there are other alternatives that you can choose from which are almost of the same quality but not as pricey and some of them I’m going to give below.
A small and unique-looking chair with that’s ready to leave a peculiar impression no matter where you place it in your home.
That’s what the MLF Wool Fabric Upholstered Drop Chair is all about.
It’s inspired by the original Drop Chair designed by Arne Jacobsen but is not as expensive as those authentic ones.
And the best thing about it for me is the high-quality wool fabric upholstery that it has.
Most users actually love the futuristic “pod-like” shape of the Drop Chair and some hotels and restaurants incorporate it with modern interior design and futuristic architecture.
If it’s being very close to the original Drop Chair in terms of looks then this one is truly a perfect choice!
Another original piece made by Republic of Fritz Hansen is this upholstered version of the Drop Chair.
It’s made of the same high-quality materials including the nylon reinforced ABS plastic and the cushion of cold-cured foam for the seat wrapped with stain-resistant leather as its upholstery.
The legs are designed to carry most weights with the chromed tubular steel legs that it’s made of and the felt glides provide ample protection against any damage to the floor.
It’s the same form as the original Drop Chair but has an upgraded seat construction and its all thanks to the cushion and upholstery.
From its awesome overall shape and the upgraded seat materials, the Upholstered Drop Chair is truly a masterpiece that’s ready to add some sitting space in your home or office.
It is built to last so you can trust that your investment will never go to waste.
Borrowing much of its design cues from Arne Jacobsen’s Drop Chair, this piece from Design Tree looks more like an organism from another planet.
Its grayish-black color resembles an otherworldly outer shell of aliens that are ready to invade the earth.
The sturdy legs that it has are joined together at the base of the chair and appears like it’s an upright insect.
These unique design features make this chair perfect for those who want a modern design concept in their living room or family area and it can also serve as an extra seat in dining areas or even in lounge areas at the office.
If you’re looking for a cheaper version of the drop chair that has an upgraded overall design then this one is going to be your best choice.
It’s made of high-quality materials and is given a modern otherworldly look to fit your futuristic taste. It’s truly an awesome chair from every angle and the best thing about it is that it does not cost as high as the authentic ones.
Lastly, I give you the most durable piece of Drop chair replica that you’ll ever find in the market. From the looks that it has and the material that’s been used, this one is going to be the chair that will last through many years of use.
It is white so you don’t need to worry about it not matching the paint color in your home or office.
And since it’s got durable legs and frame construction as well as sturdy stainless steel material, this chair is truly made to carry and support most weights.
This durable and sturdy version of the Drop Chair is truly a masterpiece that is made to impress.
It is a perfect piece of furniture for those who are looking to have a chair that would serve every guest in the living room, dining room, lounge area, or waiting area in the home or office.
Best of all, it doesn’t cost much so you can purchase a set of 3 or 4 chairs to place in any area of your home or office.
The Drop Chair may have been a design from the past century but it has proven to be a masterpiece that was well ahead of its time.
The proof to this is its colossal hit in our time where its oval shell and overall design became a big hit.
I personally love its ergonomically-shaped seat that resembles a minimalist pod so if it’s a peculiar-looking chair that you’re looking for, this design is surely going to compliment any theme that you have in your home or office.