When the SAS Royal Hotel opened in 1960, the table was part of Arne Jacobsen’s acclaimed total design of the hotel interior. While the hotel architecture was characterized by rectangular precision and sleek minimalism, the interior featured a wealth of materials, patterns, colours and modern furniture. He furnished the restaurant on the main floor behind the ground-level conservatory with the custom-designed Drop chair, AJ Royal pendant lamps in copper and the 3605 table, which formed a perfectly coordinated space along with custom-designed glasses, candleholders and cutlery.
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