Radisson Blu® has announced a global design contest inviting participants to customize the iconic egg chair, originally created by the legendary Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen. The hotel, now the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen, is recognized as the world’s first designer hotel. The Egg(TM) chair was originally designed for the SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen. Now, 55 years later, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen celebrates the icon and pushes the boundaries of design.
Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s leading hotel brands with more than 280 hotels in operation in 62 countries. Radisson Blu‘s vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterized by a unique Yes I Can! service philosophy, and all of its first class hotels offer a range of signature features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Radisson Blu offers a vivid visual celebration of leading-edge style where the delight is in the detail and its hotel properties are located in prime locations in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations across the world.
Radisson Blu guests and design enthusiasts will have the opportunity to design their very own egg chair using an online chair configurator at design.radissonblu.com. The contest runs from now through Oct. 13, 2015. Each week, three finalists will be selected, with two selected by the public and one selected by a member of the expert jury. The winning design will be chosen from the 15 finalists by the expert jury.
An expert jury will select the contest’s grand prize winner, who will receive a customized version of their winning egg chair design and a three-night VIP trip to Copenhagen, Denmark. The winning design may become part of the brand’s new interior design scheme that will launch later this year. In addition, a miniature traveling exhibition of the top 15 finalists will be displayed at selected Radisson Blu hotels around the world throughout 2016.
“While many new, award-winning Radisson Blu hotels have been built since 1960, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen remains a unique example of contemporary design within the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group as well as the hotel industry,” said Rose Anderson, Vice President Branding. “Radisson Blu continues to push forward its strong heritage and affiliation with design by working with the world’s top architects and designers to create spectacular and iconic landmark hotels.”
With more than 280 Radisson Blu hotels and resorts in operation in 62 countries. Acclaimed hotels currently in the Americas include: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago; Radisson Blu Mall of America; Radisson Blu Philadelphia, Warwick and Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown. For more information and contest rules please visit design.radissonblu.com