Room 506 At Raddison Blu Royal Hotel by Jaime Hayón
Jaime Hayón has redesigned a room inside the iconic SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The hotel was originally created by Modernist architect Arne Jacobsen, using furniture pieces from Republic of Fritz Hansen.
The hotel SAS Royal Hotel (now Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen) was created by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for Scandinavian Airlines. He created a great number of his most recognisable furniture pieces for its interior. He also designed a room in this hotel, room 606, which is still preserved to this day. Jacobsen has created the Egg and Swan chairs specially for the hotel. However one of his designs, the drop chair, was never put into production until Fritz Hansen has revived the design earlier this year after five decades.
Jaime Hayón has modelled the layout of Room 506 on the original Arne Jacobsen interior in Room 606 including some of his furniture, works of art, bedspreads and lamps.
“In our past six years’ collaboration, I think we have achieved a great evolution for the Fritz Hansen brand but also a great evolution in my own work, moving forward my design with the idea of making the most of minimum means. Coming from the Mediterranean, to be able to make an imprint on Danish design has been an incredibly special experience for me. The idea for this room is to create a luminous space that brings joy and genuine comfort through the Fritz Hansen designs along with some of my own designs and art. Together with Fritz Hansen, I have created bespoke designs just for this room, always in reflection of our shared principles of working with the best materials and aiming for simplicity and maximum comfort,” says Hayon.