DROPi by Minarc

  • Prize
    Winner in others Seats
  • Company/Firm
  • Designer
    Minarc (Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdottir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson)
  • Other Credit
    Photo credit: Art Gray
  • Location
    Santa Monica, California
  • Project Date
    August 2020

Like a solitary drop of ebony rain, the Dropi by Minarc appears to descend in a free fall from the heavens, showered by yards of fabric that gently cradle the softly curved seat of molded metal.

The distinct silhouette of the Dropi forms a quiet, if not playful retreat, where ambient noise is deflected and absorbed by a cascade of durable textile.

The hanging hardware made of powder-coated alloy includes everything needed to safely and securely mount your Dropi to ceilings or beams. Float, sway or gently swing.

The Dropi will set your every mood in perpetual motion.

Minarc, located in Santa Monica, CA, was established by Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdottir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson in 1999. The work of their practice ranges from small-scale renovations to new construction, in residential, commercial and public settings. Each project shares an emphasis on the blurring of distinction between interior and exterior spaces through the exploitation of natural light, creation of outdoor living rooms, and artistically framed views of nature.

Other prizes
Our holistic approach to design through the use of innovative materials and application of sustainable practices has earned the firm numerous awards and accolades including an IIDA Calibre Award, IDA International Design Award, and several International Interior Design Association (IIDA) awards. Most recently, a 2019 AIA | LA Residential Architecture Awards for Plús Hús, NEWH Top ID Honor for Top Hospitality Interior Design Firm, World Architecture and Design Award, American Architecture Awards for Most Prominent Architecture Firm in the United States