The SAS Royal Hotel is considered Arne Jacobsen’s masterpiece. Completed in 1960, it was the tallest skyscraper in Copenhagen at the time and for many it remains the epitome of modernity. The hotel has now commissioned Space Copenhagen to design something new for the hotel rooms. “The façade is the iconic face of the building,” says Signe. “We were fascinated by the light both outside the building and inside the rooms. Seeing the constant shift of reflections from the façade is truly distinctive to the hotel.” As Peter sees it, “We also wanted to somehow incorporate the views of the city from the top floors. There is a horizontal sequence of windows running from one edge to another. We wanted to echo that aspect inside the rooms, as well.”
And the name? In a world of vanity, Signe and Peter from Space Copenhagen wanted a kind gesture and a hint of humour. With a sincere wish that when we look in the mirror – at our space or ourselves – that we like what we see.
Graduates from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, their scope of projects extends from furniture, design objects and art installa- tions to interiors.With a roster of clients like Georg Jensen, By Malene Birger, the Louisiana Museum of Modern art and five-star Hotel D’Angleterre. Not to mention Michelin star Restaurant NOMA, voted the Best Restaurant in the World.
Together they strive to create an elegant, intimate atmosphere, drawing on
a mix of materials and subdued tones. Using organic materials such as wood, stone, leather and brass, which age gracefully over time.
The FLY Lounge Series is all about lounging. It lets you sit, lie down, rest and relax anyway you choose. Instead of imposing a certain posture, the loose cushions are there for you to freely arrange or re-arrange. Select either of the two sofas or the pouf, and you’ll experience cosy with a capital C. Space Cop- enhagen’s brilliant balance of soft and sturdy, as well as their attention to the universal need for comfort makes this a modern series with a classic appeal –
a key criteria at &tradition.
Products for&tradition: FLY lounge series and Copenhagen Pendant.