Copenhagen – Room 506 might sound like something terrible from an Orwell novel, but unlike the Ministry of Love, it is something far less sinister.
This is the new room at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen, formerly the SAS Royal Hotel, built in 1960 by Scandinavian Airlines System as a gateway into Copenhagen.
Room 506 was designed by Jaime Hayon, internationally renowned artist and designer, who was given the unenviable task of re-imagining the original Arne Jacobsen design.
Jacobsen, the father of contemporary Danish design, is no easy act to follow, but Hayon has brought an interesting Mediterranean element to the Danish aesthetic. Room 506 features a range of existing Hayon designs, including the Favn sofa, Analog table and Ro easy chair, complemented by a number of typically Scandinavian accessories – low-hanging ball lights, lamps, cabinets and mirrors.
The effect is a playful design arranged in muted soft tones of green, blue and grey with the odd drop of colour that speaks to Hayon’s Mediterranean influence, and a room worthy of the heritage of a building that is widely considered to be the world’s first design hotel.
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