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Fritz Hansen & Hospitality: Celebrating 150 Years of Extraordinary Design

Exhibition / Installation

Partner Programme

20   —    23 Sep 2022

Interiors & Furniture

Fritz Hansen Showroom

78 Cowcross Street

LONDON

EC1M 6EJ

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For the London Design Festival 2022 and as part of our 150th Anniversary celebration, Fritz Hansen will transform the London showroom into an exhibition space and installation themed around past and present hospitality.

Fritz Hansen will replicate Suite 606 - a closed room in the SAS Royal Hotel - preserved with original furnishings and layout since the 1960s. The room will be recreated in the London space and include the iconic chairs in original textiles, curtains, finishes and accessories. Many pieces from the Fritz Hansen collections were originally conceived with a hospitality scheme in mind, not least the Egg™, Swan™ and Drop™ chairs - first created specifically for the SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen. Designed by seminal architect and designer Arne Jacobsen, The hotel was the first to be conceived by a single designer in its entirety, including exterior, interior schemes, furniture and accessories (door handles, cutlery, mirrors). The installation will sit alongside new Autumn pieces, including Arne Jacobsen's FH3605™ desk, Oneline™ light by Kasper Kjeldgaard, new editions of the KAISER idell™ lamp and Happy Hook™ by Jaime Hayon. Also on display is the 150th Anniversary Collection: iconic pieces like the Egg™, the Swan™, Series 7™, Lily™ and PK61™ are released in specially curated editions, using exclusive new materials. The never previously put into production PK60™ table, designed by Poul Kjærholm and the matching PK0A™ chair will be launched too. On Tuesday the 20th of September at 5.30pm a discussion ‘The Future of Hospitality’ will take place with trends agency Stylus, the expert source for trends and insights. The panel session will explore the convergence of hotel and workspaces and how the design of hospitality spaces has evolved in terms of humancentric needs and furniture design. Fritz Hansen’s Head of Design Marie-Louise Höestbo and Hospitality Designers, Dexter Moren will also join the discussion. For further info and to RSVP please contact london@fritzhansen.com