Following in the footsteps of his late muse Arne Jacobsen’s ‘Room 606’, Jaime Hayón designs ‘Room 506’ at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen. 50 years on, designed exclusively for the hotel, a little Jacobsen gem the Drop Chair, is the belle of the ball at this illustrious party. Re-launched by Fritz Hansen in September this year it was given a new outfit as part of Hayón’s vision for ‘Room 506’.
Formerly the SAS Royal Hotel, Arne Jacobsen oversaw all aspects of the original design in 1960, from the architectural façade down to the cutlery. Some of his most renowned furniture pieces such as the Egg chair and Swan chair were developed and went on to become design classics from this fruitful project.
“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.”
This is a celebration of two brilliant designers who although from very different cultural backgrounds have a common design ethos; the appreciation of organic lines, minimalist values, fine craftsmanship and exceptional materials.
Hayón, as did his predecessor, oversaw every detail of Room 506 from the linen to the furniture. His signature Ro Armchair in dove grey, Favn Sofa in navy, Analog Tables, and decorative ceramic Bosa Table, sit handsomely on the terracotta carpet. The Drop Chair, feminine in crushed velvet, glows in the company of her new cohorts. Complementing the interior with soft light, his A-Balls Pendant and Chinoz Lamp, along with custom decorative objects embrace this traveller’s haven.
Jaime Hayón excels at inducing the same sublime serenity that Jacobsen is famous for, but adds his own playful charm. For all of you lucky enough to find yourself in Denmark it’s nice to know that both rooms are just waiting for your company.
Credits: Hayon Studio