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Hotel Hakuba: A Japanese Ski Lodge for Scandi Design Fanatics


Hotel Hakuba: A Japanese Ski Lodge for Scandi Design Fanatics

Julie Carlson January 23, 2017

Located in a village near Nagano, the site of the 1998 Winter Olympics, Hotel Hakuba is a newly opened ski lodge from Onecollection founders Ivan Hansen and Hans Henrik merging Japanese architecture with midcentury Scandinavian design.

A bit of history: In 2000, Hansen and Henrik acquired the rights to produce the designs of Danish midcentury icon Finn Juhl. “Since part of the line is produced in Japanese workshops, we already had a strong affiliation with the country,” they say. Hotel Hakuba is their first hospitality project, and it’s a natural extension of the brand, offering a “full-fledged Finn Juhl experience.” For more information, go to Hotel Hakuba.


Above: Hansen and Henrik transformed the classic Japanese ski lodge in Hakuba into a showcase for Finn Juhl’s designs; each of the six guest rooms is named for an iconic furniture piece.


Above: In the communal dining area, 108 Chairs ($2,032 from the Danish Design Store) surround the Nyhavn Dining Tables ($4,490 from the Danish Design Store). The Finn Juhl Sideboard is $8,950 from DWR.


Above: In the communal sitting room, a Poet Sofa anchors a corner; starting at $8,694 from Design Within Reach.


Above: A newly reissued VL45 Radiohus Pendant Light ($494 from YLighting) designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen for the Radiohuset Building in Copenhagen, hovers over a table and suite of Reading Chairs.


Above: A pair of Pelican Chairs ($6,090 at DWR) and a Baker Sofa ($14,619 at Danish Design Store).


Above: Throughout the hotel, the floors are whitewashed oak (for ideas on re-creating the look, go to Remodeling 101: How to Create Scandi Whitewashed Floors).


Above: A Chieftans Chair in the Chieftan Room.


Above: The bathrooms have high-tech Japanese toilets. For sourcing ideas, see Trend Alert: 8 Techno Toilets.


Above: A pair of France chairs, designed in 1956, in one of the six bedrooms.


Above: A curvaceous 46 Sofa, illuminated by a newly reissued VL38 Radiohus Floor Lamp ($734 from YLighting).

See another favorite interiors project:

Rescued Relic: A Romantic Atelier in Japan

Product Summary  


Poet Sofa

$8,694.00 USD from Design Within Reach

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