As curvaceous and elegant as the bird it takes its name from, Arne Jacobsen’s Swan chair has been gracing hotels, homes and offices for 60 years now
In 1960 the SAS Royal Hotel opened in Copenhagen, yet this was far from just another new building. The project was unusual in that Arne Jacobsen had been tasked with designing the entire hotel, including everything in it – leading to the creation of what critics have called “the world’s first ‘designer hotel”.
While several of the pieces in the hotel were one-off designs, others made it into production – and several of these are still made today.
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