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.
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.
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.
"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.