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Return to Room 606 at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen

Two years after our initial visit, we are back at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen – today known as the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. We’ve learned new facts about this room: The vanity in the room was originally designed for Arne Jacobsen’s wife. The lights in the room can move along the track that they…




Welcome to my soon-to-be home: the living room

Sorry I’ve been rather quiet lately. The reason for that is I bought a home towards the end of 2012. It’s a three-story townhome in the suburbs of San Francisco (I just couldn’t afford a standalone). What’s great about the place is that it’s a new construction, and within walking distance to some great shops…




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Bird Apartment by Nendo

Last year, we featured a non-slip Alcantara Birdhouse (Alcantara is a suede-like artificial leather) created by Nendo. This year, Nendo has designed yet another birdhouse – but a much bigger one – in the Momofuku Ando Center in Nagano, Japan. This birdhouse features 78 nesting spaces for birds on one side, and then on the…




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Kamppi Chapel of Silence, Helsinki

The city of Helsinki was selected as the World Design Capital for 2012 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design. For the period of one year, a series of events with design as the central theme will be held throughout Helsinki as well as surrounding cities. In addition to events, there are also…




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Hermès Previews Shigeru Ban’s Module H in Milan

Today Hermès revealed Module H, a modular paneling system designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. The system consists of three main elements, as follows: Aluminum Structure. This is in the form of a grid that is fixed on the wall with the signature Hermès “H” shapes. Panel Series. There is a selection of panels in…




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Milan 2012 Preview: Heineken Pop-up Club

One of the coolest pop-up installations for this year’s Salone del Mobile is probably Heineken’s pop-up nightclub. This pop-up club is the result of a year-long initiative called Heineken® Open Design Explorations Edition 1: The Club, which offered 19 up-and-coming designers chosen from Milan, New York, Sao Paulo and Tokyo – by world class experts…




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Room 606, the Arne Jacobsen Suite at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen

Many of us who appreciate furniture design have heard of iconic pieces such as the Egg Chair and Swan Chair designed by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen. Perhaps we may not know that these chairs were originally designed by Jacobsen for the Royal Hotel Copenhagen (now renamed the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen) back in 1958….