An updated, rewritten and expanded edition of the cult classic exploring Jacobsen’s midcentury design through the microcosm of a single hotel room.
Room 606 at the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen is a rare and well-preserved example of Arne Jacobsen’s architectural expertise and iconic modernist conception. The hotel room tells the story of Arne Jacobsen’s vision with the SAS Royal in the middle of the Danish capital. Not only did he draw the buildings, he was also highly involved with designing the interior right down to the smallest of details. In Room 606, New York-based architect and scholar Michael Sheridan uses the iconic hotel room as a lens through which he views the entirety of Jacobsen’s masterpiece. The book is a totally revised and extended edition of Sheridan’s long-out-of-print Phaidon publication from 2003 with a completely new layout, newly found illustrations and newly recorded photographs of room 606–the only room left intact from Jacobsen’s glory days.
Arne Jacobsen (1902-71) was a Danish architect and furniture designer famed for his simple, elegant chairs, particularly his three-legged stacking chair (1952) and his “egg” chair (1959). His pieces can be found in numerous international collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Design Museum in London and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
New York-based architect Michael Sheridan is an internationally recognized scholar of modern Danish architecture and design. His publications on these subjects include Landmarks (2011) and Louisiana: Architecture and Landscape (2017).
21.5 x 31.5 cm
Thames & Hudson