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Space Copenhagen debuts furniture designed for Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Armchairs, mirrors and lighting designed by Space Copenhagen for the recently renovated Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Copenhagen feature in Danish brand &tradition's latest collection.

Designed by Danish studio Space Copenhagen for &tradition, the 2018 Collection comprises colourful velvet armchairs, brass-framed mirrors white frosted glass lamps.

Each piece sits in the newly renovated interior of Copenhagen's iconic Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, formerly known as the SAS Royal Hotel, which was originally designed in 1960 by Arne Jacobsen.

Upholstered all over, the Loafer armchair features a semi-circular shaped backrest that mimics the hotel lobby's circular elements, such as its spiral staircase and columns.

"The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel lobby is an essential part of the legendary interior," said Space Copenhagen's Signe Bindslev Henriksen, who runs the studio alongside Peter Bundgaard Rützou. "We wanted to design a piece of furniture that could create a sense of intimacy in this very open space."

"At the same time the design had to relate to the signature spiral staircase and the circular columns of the space," added Bundgaard Rützou. "A comfortable design that would somehow also make you feel protected. Sitting alone or in a group, without feeling too exposed."

While the armchairs bring colour to the hotel's lobby, the Amore mirror series was commissioned for its bedrooms.

When designing the mirrors, Space Copenhagen analysed the building and its views, and how light changes depending on location.

"The façade is the iconic face of the building," explained Bundgaard Rützou. "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."

"We also wanted to somehow incorporate the views of the city from the top floors," he added. "There is a horizontal sequence of windows running from one edge to another. We wanted to echo that aspect inside the rooms, as well."

The result is a set of three slim mirrors that fold out to catch the reflection of the views outside of the window. The mirrors, which are each a different width, can be hung horizontally or vertically and are also available in a shorter version.

The frame is made from bronzed brass while the backside of the mirror is covered with a soft textile to avoid scratches on the wall.

In addition to the mirror and chair, Space Copenhagen also added to its Copenhagen lighting series with a floor light, wall light, table light and desk light version.

Originally designed as a modern version of the old maritime gas lamps that were used to illuminate dark cobblestone streets over a century ago, the Copenhagen series is made from mouth blown, satin opal glass and bronzed brass.

The lamps are each equipped with dimmable LEDs that allow the light temperature to be adjusted from an energy-boosting cold white light to a calming warmer light.

Collection 2018 was presented at the IMM trade show in Cologne last month. Other furniture launches at the fair included art deco-inspired seats by Neri&Hu for Chinese brand Stellar Works, and a range of glass tables by Sebastian Herkner for Pulpo.