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Space Copenhagen renovates iconic Radisson Royal Blu Hotel Copenhagen

by Hannah Grogan on Mar 1, 2018 in Developments , Interiors , Top Story
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The world's first designer hotel, Radisson Royal Blu Hotel gets a fresh new look

Designed by famed Danish architect Arne Jacobsen, the Radisson Royal Blu Hotel in Copenhagen has been undergoing extensive renovations. Responsible for the design renewal, is Danish studio, Space Copenhagen.

A dramatic spiral staircase dons the lobby space of The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, the worlds first designer hotel Photo: Joachim Wichmann

A dramatic spiral staircase dons the lobby space of The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, the worlds first designer hotel
Photo: Joachim Wichmann

As the world’s first design hotel and Copenhagen's first skyscraper at the time of opening in 1960, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is one of the most recognisable and cherished examples of Danish modernist architecture and interior design.

The public spaces inside the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel features striking colours and various spiralling staircases Photo: Joachim Wichmann

The public spaces inside the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel features striking colours and various spiralling staircases
Photo: Joachim Wichmann

Many of Jacobson's most famous pieces of furniture were originally designed for the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. Including the Egg chair, and Swan chair. Space Copenhagen made the decision to work closely with Danish brand Fritz Hansen, to revitalise some of these existing pieces with new upholstery from Kvadrat to bring the pieces into a contemporary setting.

Examples of Arne Jacobsen's original furniture design can be seen throughout the hotel; such as the Egg Chair pictured here Photo: Joachim Wichmann

Examples of Arne Jacobsen’s original furniture design can be seen throughout the hotel; such as the Egg Chair pictured here
Photo: Joachim Wichmann

"Our intention is to preserve its extraordinary character but we don't want to turn it into a museum, we want to bring it to life for a new generation," said Peter Bundgaard Rützou and Signe Bindslev Henriksen, Co-founders of Space Copenhagen.

The full renovation, including 259 guest rooms and suites, lobby, meeting rooms and the new Café Royal restaurant is expected to be completed before summer.

Interiors for the hotel rooms feature &tradition's Amore Mirrors Photo: Joachim Wichmann

Interiors for the hotel rooms feature &tradition’s Amore Mirrors
Photo: Joachim Wichmann

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