Arne Jacobsen Egg chair Swan chair Royal Hotel Copenhagen

Arne Jacobsen Egg chair Swan chair Royal Hotel Copenhagen

I have long been a fan of Arne Jacobsen’s Egg and Swan chairs, but have only recently learned that he designed them for the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. He also designed cutlery and door-handles (among other items). I visited the building expecting huge things, and I will not say that I was underwhelmed, but hoped that it would hold more of the glamour of its past. The interior is black marble and wood paneling and the Egg and Swan chairs still sit in semi-circles, but some of the spaces need a bit of a hug. However, I was still in the presence of greatness.

Interior image courtesy of Design Museum (which By Accident Or Design | design blog likes to visit when in London)

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