Arne Jacobsen — S.A.S. Hotel Royal, 1957 folder w original photos

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An extremely rare original folder from the architects studio from before the building was finished, with drawings and diagrams

ARNE JACOBSEN ARKITEKT – SAS Royal Hotel – Original folder 1957 with 4 original photographs

Copenhagen: Kampsax / Dagmarhus, printed March 1957 (stated). Landscape format 30 x 21 cm in original white spiral binding with title in black letters and plastic cover. 26 pages plus cover, printed finely on heavy paper stock. Namestamp of Danish architect who was working at Arne Jacobsen Studio at the time (Jens Askov) to first page (see photos) else clean. Backcover with a cut-out else complete

Plus 4 original photographic prints of a model of the SAS Hotel building, hereof one stamped “Strüwer” (Danish photographer of the time) and an original WELCOME to LEVER HOUSE Souvenir booklet, s.d. (12) pages from around early 1950’s. Arne Jacobsen was directly inspired by the Lever House building designed by Gordon Bunshaft and Natalie de Blois of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and opened in 1952. The folder stems from the same plastique envelope as the SAS Hotel folder was stored in originally

With the SAS Royal Hotel, built from 1956 to 1960, Jacobsen was given the opportunity to design what has been called “the world’s first designer hotel”. He designed everything from the building and its furniture and fittings to the ashtrays sold in the souvenir shop and the airport buses


Arne Jacobsen — S.A.S. Hotel Royal, 1957 folder w original photos