Classic Spaces: Arne Jacobsen's Room 606: Copenhagen

. Monday, November 9, 2009






















Launching a new series of posts that takes a look back and gives a tip of the hat to the most celebrated modernist spaces of the 20th Century. What better way to start than Room 606: the most famous room in Arne Jacobsen's architectural masterpiece SAS Royal Hotel. An interior design time-capsule, Room 606 has remained perfectly preserved with all of its original 1960 Jacobsen-designed decor intact, including furniture, lighting, shelving, wood finishes, and paint colors. It is still available to be booked today.

From the Radisson SAS Royal website:

"Room 606 is the only hotel room with the original Arne Jacobsen décor from July 1960 when the hotel first opened its doors. With the grey, blue-green colours, the wengé wood and a selection of the most representative furniture designed for the hotel, this room takes its visitors to another time and place. Room 606 functions as a regular guestroom and is a must for Arne Jacobsen fans and design lovers. 606 offers Royal Club amenities.

Hotel guests with an interest in design are welcome to visit Room 606, when it is available. Arne Jacobsen designed the famous Egg and Swan chairs for the Royal as well as the lesser known and rare Drop chair. The room features other details like built-in makeup mirrors, radio and intercom system.

Approximate size: 45 sq metres
Maximum number of guests: 2 adults
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Photos:
1st, 2nd - Vincent Leroux
3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th - Peter Guthrie's Flikr.
6th - Fi's Flikr.
The last 3 were random uncredited finds on the net.

More historical information and photos of the SAS can be found on this great online brochure.

The official Radisson Room 606 page is here.

5 comments:

Robyn said...

How much does it cost for a night?

Amber Arch said...

'Design Within Reach' much?

switch-smith said...

According to Daily Icon: "Room 606, starting at 1,295.00 DKK per night", which is about $260-$270 USD.

http://www.dailyicon.net/2008/09/icon-royal-suite-606-designed-by-arne-jacobsen/

Charlie said...

Seriously, Amber? Those chairs (and for that matter, everything else in the room) were designed in 1958 for the hotel, years before they were available to the public. Context is pretty important when evaluating historic environments and designs.

Mystery shopper said...

Very cool design, thanks

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