'Royal' drawer units

Arne Jacobsen

(1902 - Denmark - 1971)
Wengé, formica and steel 15 x 50 x 50 cm (5.9 x 19.6 x 19.6 in.) Denmark - circa 1958

The Royal Hotel located in the center of Copenhagen, is one of Danish architect Arne Jacobsen’s most significant projects. He worked on it for five years, from 1956 to 1961, and designed everything—from the building to its furniture, lamps, textiles, door handles etc. The hotel is thus both a precursor on Danish grounds of the concept 'total design', and, with its 70 meters, the first high-rise building in Copenhagen.

The storage system in the rooms was based on a cubic module used for both bedside tables, drawers and dressing tables. It was made in a combination of the exclusive wood wengé and a vibrant blue formica.

The SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen


Dansk Møbelkunst

"Nordic Furniture & Decorative Arts from 1900 onwards"

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