Many of us who appreciate furniture design have heard of iconic pieces such as the Egg Chair and Swan Chair designed by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen. Perhaps we may not know that these chairs were originally designed by Jacobsen for the Royal Hotel Copenhagen (now renamed the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen) back in 1958. Jacobsen designed every aspect of the hotel – from the structure down to the furniture, door handles and even the cutlery that was used in the restaurant at the hotel. The hotel is said to be one of his masterpieces.
On the sixth floor in the Royal Hotel today, one of the rooms – Room 606, or the Arne Jacobsen Suite – features the original decor by Jacobsen from the 1960s. The room’s blue-green colors inspired by the colors of the roofs of the city over the window. Pieces of iconic furniture including the Egg and Swan Chairs, as well as other pieces of furniture, seems to bring guests back in time. Other details include built-in makeup mirrors, radio and intercom system. The room is actually available for guests who wish to stay and experience Jacobsen and his designs. Sometimes the hotel conducts tours for local architecture students as well.
The design continues throughout the hotel, including the lobby which features more of Jacobsen’s Egg Chairs, as well as a spiral staircase suspended by steel rods.
Its guest rooms also feature the Swan Chair, along with Jacobsen blue-green color tiles inside the bathrooms.
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