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Return to Room 606 at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen

Two years after our initial visit, we are back at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen – today known as the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. We’ve learned new facts about this room: The vanity in the room was originally designed for Arne Jacobsen’s wife. The lights in the room can move along the track that they…

2015-09 Fritz Hansen Lobby - FI

A Visit to Fritz Hansen: The Legacy and the Future

We recently had the opportunity to visit Fritz Hansen offices just outside Copenhagen to learn more about their philosophy in furniture making, as well as their vision for the future. The Legacy Begins. Fritz Hansen started in 1872, with specialization in decorative, wooden legs for tables and chairs. From there the company began to thrive….

Arne Jacobsen Series 7 Chair

Iconic Arne Jacobsen chairs, up close.

Ever wonder how some of your favorite designs are made? Fritz Hansen and Design Within Reach is now on a US national tour celebrating architect and designer Arne Jacobsen and showcasing two of his iconic chairs: Egg™ and Series 7™. So what are these chairs about? The Series 7 Chair is probably one of the…

Ro by Jaime Hayon: Comfort and Tranquility

Fritz Hansen revealed Ro, a 1 1/2 chair designed by Jaime Hayon that was built as a space where comfort and tranquility come together. It is not a very difficult concept to explain, as the original Fritz Hansen brief to Mr Hayon was “…to create a comfortable seat for one person”. So he did. The…

New Fritz Hansen Showroom in Milan

A new showroom for The Republic of Fritz Hansen™ opened in mid-December 2012 in the Brera district of Milan. Designed by Italian company Spotti, the showroom mixes Nordic design with Milanese elegance, combining historic pieces of the Fritz Hansen brand with works of new designers and companies never before distributed in Italy. The space is…

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The Hunt for the Perfect Dining Chair

Lately I’ve been thinking about getting some dining chairs. It’s for more of a contemporary setting so I’ve been trying to come up with a few choices, so here they are: Series 7 Chair Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen This chair is really an all-purpose chair for me, whether as a dining chair or even an…

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Interview: Cecilie Manz and Her Minuscule Chair for Fritz Hansen

We sat down to talk with Cecilie Manz, the Danish designer behind the Minuscule Chair and matching table released by Fritz Hansen during the Salone del Mobile in Milan. According to Ms Manz, she defines a situation before she designs something. In this case, the situation is an informal or casual meeting. She designed a…