The Worlds first designhotel gets more design
When Royal Hotel opened its door for guests in 1960 it was the Danish capital’s first skyscraper and the world’s first design hotel. The building is a gesamtkunstwerk and the architect Arne Jacobsen did not only design the building itself but also everything inside from furniture to door handles. Today the original Room 606 which stand as it did back then has been made into a museum-room – you can visit but no longer book the room.
Recently the Radisson owned hotel reviled five new suites in collaboration with furniture company Fritz Hansen each one honouring designers who has a special relationship with the company and its history. Fritz Hansen still produces Arne Jacobsen’s most iconic pieces – for instance The Egg Chair and The Swan Chair that was originally designed for the hotel. The designers are Cecilie Manz, Poul Kjærholm and Arne Jacobsen, together with iconic designs from KAISER idell and GamFratesi. In addition to these there are two Fritz Hansen suites, one Classic and one Contemporary.
SIGNATURE SUITE 1006 – CECILIE MANZ
In this suite you find Cecilie Manz’ pouf in new colours and the Minuscule chair in new fabrics, the Essay table in solid oak and the Caravaggio lamps. Cecilie Manz´ has also made a nice collage, telling the story of the materials, textures and colours that inspire her.
SUITE 1206 – POUL KJÆRHOLM
PK22, PK31, PK91 and PK33 are joined by KAISER idell and selected Lightyears lamps. The two PK22s in a grey canvas are only to be found in this suite. The PK31 sofa is in special brown leather named Extreme, while the PK91 and PK33 stand in soft grey leather, all selected specifically for the Signature Suite. And the table in brown marble is breath-taking!
SUITE 1106 – ARNE JACOBSEN
In this suite Fritz Hansen’s design team has chosen to emphasize his most iconic furniture but in an updated and modern expression that features new materials and colours.
OLD MEETS NEW
Lastly, the Republic of Fritz Hansen has designed two suites to reflect their classic and contemporary designs. The contemporary suite 506 and the classic suite 1306 showcases the brand’s diversity and evolution.
SUITE 506 – FRITZ HANSEN CONTEMPORARY
This suite is in fact a tribute to Spanish designer Jamie Hayon with whom Frits Hansen has worked together on several occasions. The sofa tables are esspacially made for the suite by Fritz Hansen’s design team from solid wood with marble tops. Jaime Hayon’s furniture includes Ro lounge chair, the Favn sofa and a custom-made Analog table together with his playful throw, which is used as wall decoration.
SUITE 1306 – FRITZ HANSEN CLASSIC
The greatest treat of the suite 1306 is a huge mood board, telling the story of almost 150 years of Fritz Hansen tradition of furniture craft and design. Furniture are the Lune sofa, KAISER idell lamp and the Objects coffee table.