This Drop chair was originally designed in 2005 by SANAA, led by duo Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, for the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. Set on designing a raindrop-shaped armless chair, completely made in aluminium, SANAA identified the raindrop as the perfect example of balanced change, from the motion of falling to the moderate ripple effect it causes on the surface of a pond. The material reflects the surrounding, imparting a sense of lightness to the structure, strengthened by its three thin metal chair legs. The elegant profile of its form reflects an image of formal clarity. There is a certain juxtaposition at play here between the soft rounded form of the seat and the hard materiality of the construction.

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