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Spanish designer Jaime Hayon puts a new spin on a Danish design icon

We wrote about the iconic Room 606 in the SAS Royal Hotel (now called the Radisson Blu Royal hotel) - a special space where Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen's original design has been kept intact for more than 50 years. Now, working with the hotel and Fritz Hansen, Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has designed a twin to that room. His Room 506 features all the hallmarks of Scandinavian design - its organic shapes, exclusive materials, amazing craftsmanship, and clear aesthetic expression, but with Hayon's signature playfulness.

Featuring Hayon's Favn sofa, Ro armchair and accessories such as vases and lamps designed by him, the one element that bridges the spaces, even though they were designed 50 years apart, is Arne Jacobsen's Drop chair. It was created specially for the hotel, but never put into production till this year. 

The new Room 506 at the Royal SAS Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. How many of Hayon's designs can you spot?

 

Everything down to the bedspread was designed by Hayon. The lamp was originally designed for Spanish company Parachilna.

 

The Drop chair was just put into production by Fritz Hansen this year, 50 years after it was first designed specifically for this hotel.

 

The curves of the Ro armchair by Fritz Hansen are sexy, yet sophisticated.

 

Hayon's new series of vases for Paola C were inspired by classic Roman architecture.

Room 606 (left) and Room 506 (right) might have been designed 50 years apart, but the Modernist design principles that underline them are similar, making them classics that'll outlast any design trends.

 

Find Fritz Hansen at W Atelier in Singapore.

Read more about Jaime Hayon here.

 

If you like Danish design, find out more here!

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